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Our August 2019 Shows:

“All the Little Things”

The Works of Melissa Washburn

Melissa Washburn’s solo exhibit titled, “All the Little Things” will hang from August 3 through August 28. The Opening Reception will take place on Sunday, August 11 from 2-4. Melissa is an artist/illustrator/graphic designer living in Valparaiso. She grew up in upstate New York, in the foothills of the Adriondacks, but has lived in the Midwest since 1996. Her fascination with things that run, fly, and grow has led to editorial commissions for publications such as Edible Indy, Charlotte Home & Garden, and Smithsonian Magazine. She continues to exhibit her work throughout Northwest Indiana as well as illustrating and designing for stationery, textiles, advertising, and package design.

Her background includes a BFA in painting and printmaking from Binghamton University, a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Indiana University, coursework at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and experience as Art Director at advertising firm Group 7even. She was a 2012-2013 receipient of an Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, serves on the board of the newly formed Valparaiso Creative Council, and is currently working towards her Indiana Master Naturalist certification.

Guests can see a full view of Melissa’s work at “All the Little Things” will hang at the Chesterton Art Center through August 28.

And also this month:

Stories in Glass…the Art of Our Stained Glass Students


The Chesterton Art Center will be hosting a variety of stained glass pieces in an exhibit titled, “Stories in Glass”. The participants include current and former members of the Tuesday Night Stained Glass class, taught by Mark Montgomery and Judy Gregurich. Exhibitors include Machelle Bissonette, Amanda Burton, Susie Cook, Evie Edborg, Pete Hokanson, Jane Kilander, Denise McMahon, Holly Moore, Amy Parker, Beth Settle, Dawn Sorenson, and Mardie Tuttle. The pieces on display will showcase the lead came, copper foil, and mosaic techniques used with stained glass. Sand etching, overlay, fused, and slumped work will also be included.

The “Stories in Glass” exhibit will hang at the Art Center from August 3 until August 28, with an Opening Reception taking place on Sunday, August 11 from 2-4 pm. Tuesday Night Stained Glass classes will be offered starting in September at the Chesterton Art Center. For more information visit our website at


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Disclaimer: Please note, if a class has already started, registration for that class will NO longer be accepted. Questions, please call the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711