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Installation of Jözef Sumichrast’s X BEAR sculpture. Photo by Rich Manalis.

The Depot in Beverly Shores
By Barbara Stodola
Reprinted from The Beacher Newspaper, Michigan City Indiana

In the springtime they come out of the woods and into the Depot, the scores of artists and history buffs who make up half the population of Beverly Shores. This season they are starting with a series of anniversary exhibitions and a pair of whimsical sculptures by Jözef Sumichrast, poised on the lawn at the at the combination gallery museum on Broadway, just north off Highway 12. Carol Ruzic is the coordinator of events, which run from April through November at the Depot Gallery. Art exhibition, co-chaired by Larry Jensen and Gary Gordon will run from April 18 through July 6 and have the opening reception on June 22 11:30 to 3:30. An opening reception will be held on June 22, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm.

It took a lot of muscle to install the bronze figures created by Jözef Sumichrast, a Chicago area sculptor who based these sculptures on letters of the alphabet. His mermaid is “S” shaped, and his bear forms a giant “X”. Sumichrast, an internationally known sculptor, has exhibited in Paris, Cyprus and Japan, and locally at Chicago’s Navy Pier and the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph Michigan.

The Beverly Shores Depot Gallery enthusiastically announces a 2008 art season that expands our presentations from indoor gallery exhibitions to sculpture exhibits outdoors.   Indoor exhibits rotate monthly and outdoor exhibits rotate every three months so please make your visits regularly so that you can appreciate the full range of our offerings.   Opening receptions allow you to “meet the artist.”   Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

S MERMAID bronze 54" x 30" x 13"

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