Blink Contemporary Art

1709 Franklin St.

Michigan City, IN 46360

(773) 206-0426

Blink is located in an area surrounded by restaurants, shopping malls, a gambling casino and the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, which has become a major regional arts museum.

Blink is a unique combination of working studio and contemporary art gallery. One hour from Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, we are located in the historic district of Michigan City, Indiana.

 

Blink  is a project of painter RICHARD C. LANGE and sculptor SUZANNE COHAN-LANGE.

 

Blink hosts two to four major shows a year, often inviting local and regional artists who work in a wide range of contemporary styles and media.

 

Richard's paintings, drawings and prints and the mixed media sculpture of Suzanne are often on display as well.

 

Richard is a formally trained painter, whose works are abstracted from objects in his memory. Fish hooks, puzzles, and decoy, dress or suit patterns are highly textured and become symbols to contemplate.

 

Suzanne’s sculptures are figurative and often informed by mythology and our uneasy relationship with nature. They are always a metaphor for the human condition.

 

 

 

 

BLINK NEWS

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

 

Start your Labor Day Weekend at Blink!

 

First Friday, September 4, 2015

Opening Reception: 6:00-8:30pm.

 

Featuring:

 

Sculpture by:

Suzanne Cohan-Lange

Paintings & Drawings by:

Richard Lange

 

&

Surprise Guest Artists!

We would love to see you there!

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2013

 

FIRST FRIDAY AT BLINK

 

On Friday, June 7, 2013,

Blink Contemporary Art & Design will be

open from 5:00-8:00pm.

 

As well as exhibiting paintings, drawings and sculpture from local and regional artists, Blink is now also featuring antiques, and hand-made one of a kind garments, objects and furniture!

 

Blink is also delighted to announce that at 6:30 pm writer,

 

Please join us for a very special evening!

 

Mary Dean Cason’s short stories and poems are drawn on her southern roots. She is a featured writer/reader at Chicago’s Story Club, a regular contributor to , and the founder of Wine, Women and Stories, Northwest Indiana’s literary salon.

 

Her short story, “What Solomon Saw” became a finalist in Chicago Public Radio’s Stories on Stage, and went on to win California’s 2005 WestSide Story Contest. “Liar, Liar,” featured in Lake Michigan’s SHORE, won the 2006 University of Memphis’ Pinch Award. While at the University of Chicago’s Writer’s Workshop, Mary Dean took the 2008 Prize for Fiction. Mary Dean recently completed an artist residency at Ragdale in Lake Forest, IL. She is compiling a collection of short stories and completing her first novel.

 

 

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SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013

 

CLOUD9

 

“In the future all our data will be stored in the cloud”.

WIRED Magazine

 

This quote filled us with wonder…

If the clouds are now filled with data, where do the dead people sit?

Have the angels and the cherubs been evicted?

How does the data get up there?

And who owns all that data?

Do we need very tall ladders to unlock the clouds and get our data? Is there a key?

Just what does the “ Information Cloud” look like?

 

Thus began a conversation with nine Midwestern artists and writers and the result is CLOUD9

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Exhibiting artists are:

 

Poet & visual artist Sherry Antonini

Sculptor, Suzanne Cohan-Lange

Sculptor, Pate Conaway

Botanic illustrator, Diane Dorigan

Installation artist & performer, Julie Laffin

Painter, Richard Lange

Digital media artist, Niki Nolin

Poet, Maureen Seaton

Fiber Artist, Becca Smith

 

Dec 7, 2012 - Feb 28th 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012

 

WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“What’s Wrong With This Picture” is the name of our current show by designer Kay Hartmann.

 

Using interactive text and image, the show deals with her  personal journey as a breast cancer survivor.

 

It is also a critique of the breast cancer “Industry”.

 

Our upcoming exhibition, opening Friday, December 7, entitled “Cloud9″ highlights nine artists’ responses to the ”Information Cloud”. Don’t miss it!

 

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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

 

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suddenly Last Summer is a beautiful new show featuring brand new paintings by Richard Lange and spectacular sculptures by Three Oaks sculptor, Phillip Shore.

 

Please join us on June 1st. from 5:00-8:00 for a reception for the artists.

 

Both Rick and Phil will be there to discuss both inspiration and process.

 

This event is part of the monthly First Friday Art Walks, which include open houses at all of the galleries and shops in the historic Uptown Arts section of Michigan City, IN.

 

for further information call:

(219) 879-2994

 

First Friday flier

 

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011

 

EXPOSURE: 10 CHICAGO WOMEN ARTISTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011

 

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss the current show, “and now for something entirely different” which opened on July 1st.

 

In it, Rick and Suzanne changed places: he created a series of sculptures all about the “art world” while Suzanne has a whole new body of 2D gods and goddesses! Stop by and let us know what you think.

 

The show will be up for several months. Just call and let us now you are on your way!

 

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