Join Community Supported Art Valparaiso artists, organizers, and supporters for the opening of the second Season Preview exhibit at the Porter County Museum on December 5 from 1-4p. At 2p, hear from the artists themselves during a panel discussion about the artists’ processes, inspirations, and ideas about the importance of arts in our communities.
Over the last twenty years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same “buy local” spirit in mind, the Community Supported Art (CSA) Valpo project supports local art, artists, and collectors. For more information about the CSA Valpo project, visit www.CSArtValpo.com.
Tina has been a resident of Valparaiso since 1996 when she and her husband moved here from Arizona so they could be closer to his family. From 2001 to 2008, Tina wrote a weekly column for the Gary Post-Tribune, entitled “Fun with Family,” that gave her experience learning to write short pieces and allowed her to begin working with those themes, especially as they pertain to family. In Tina’s words,
“My writing could best be summarized as an exploration of what it means to be whole in a world that continues to try to segment us as individuals as well as a community. I love what poetry can do in the public sphere: illustrate commonalities of desire and hope in peoples who seem to dwell often on the differences. I have been told that my writing allows people to see how universal the personal actually is.”