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LCA June First Friday: LOK Young Artists’ Expo

On June 2, 2017, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. CDT, Lubeznik Center for the Arts will host the fourth annual LOK Young Artists’ Expo in partnership with the Lindsey O’Brien Kesling (LOK) Wishing Tree Foundation.

0b632597 d975 4528 b4a3 db6403801463The evening is a showcase of talented youth in the region, which includes LCA’s youth programming. An exhibition of artwork – created by regional students including LCA’s Youth Arts Council and the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington – will be on display in the NIPSCO Education Studios through July 14. At 6 p.m., enjoy dance performances by Marsh Elementary School students and violin performances by Pine Elementary students, both part of LCA after-school programming in partnership with Safe Harbor. South Shore Dance Alliance, another long-term LOK partner, will perform a soulful interpretive dance choreographed to reflect the mission of the LOK Wishing Tree Foundation followed by a stellar high energy finale.

Special guest, Chicago rapper Ridgio, will make an appearance; he takes experience from his troubled past and his faith to deliver a positive message through his music.

The Expo is made possible by the partnership between Lubeznik Center for the Arts and LOK Wishing Tree Foundation. LOK’s mission is to support young people in achieving their highest potential, unleashing their talents and acting upon their dreams through a wide variety of creative and performing arts opportunities. Learn more about LOK Wishing Tree Foundation by visiting or following them on facebook.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts values its continued partnerships with LOK Wishing Tree Foundation. Their funding allows LCA to bring high quality arts curriculum and engagement to area youth. More about this partnership can be found on LCA’s Partners page at

Be sure to explore the last day of our current show, Seeking Location: Mapping & Borders in Art, a 12-artist exhibition that investigates issues of location and dislocation. Special thanks to our First Friday Media Sponsors WIMS AM 1420 “The Talk of the South Shore” and WHFB AM 1060 “Southwest Michigan’s Great Radio.”

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