First Friday at LCA: Performance by Für Sermon and opening reception of Pipelines and Borderlines

By: Lubeznik Center for the Arts Last Updated: February 24, 2015

LCA-March-First-Fridays-Fur-Sermon-01Für Sermon will perform at Lubeznik Center for the Arts during First Friday. They are described as an eccentric mix of coffee shop acoustic classics with an electric push. Performance will begin at 5:30. Between sets walk down stairs for an opening reception for Pipelines & Borderlines in the NIPSCO Education Studios. This exhibition follows in the tradition of Mexican political printmaking by focusing on the Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada and the BP Refinery in Whiting, IN. Enjoy delicious light bites provided by Shoreline Brewery, enhancing the First Friday experience at LCA. We are thrilled with this new partnership with our valued neighbor. Beverages will be available for a nominal fee as before.

Für Sermon is the musical collaboration of Shelbi Albert and Jake Lashenik. The two have combined their passion for exploring the world of electronic music and acoustic into one genre, giving them a modern indie influence in their songs. Shelbi Albert states, "We started singing together for fun when I started with The Diggity about three years ago and things just fell into place. We started Für Sermon and cranked out an album within a year. We wanted to perform more together acoustically and we are both music nerds, so we decided to incorporate a lot of those old songs that always get stuck in your head but you never knew all the words to into our set. Now we do a mix of original music and really fun and surprising covers that make people's ears perk up a bit. I think over all we are a good mix to appeal to broad audiences. We play a range from old rock and roll songs to more obscure pop covers. We're motivated by seeing people happy."

LCA-March-First-Fridays-Fur-Sermon-02Pipelines & Borderlines brings together two printmaking portfolios curated by Chicago artist, Beverly Keys that consist of 37 prints produced by 31 artists from North America. Each portfolio focuses on the devastating impacts oil companies have had on the environment. Keys states, "Each of the accomplished artists participating creates their unique vision that can connect with people and create awareness and hopefully a sense of empowerment for those of us who are not multi-national corporations." Keys curation was influenced by the history of political printmaking in Mexico and Latin America. Unframed prints are available for purchase and are priced to be accessible to a board range of buyers.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST). The Hyndman Gallery is closed every Thursday morning until 2 PM for a weekly civic event. For more information please visit or call 219-874-4900.

LCA receives generous support from South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.