New Exhibits at South Shore Arts

Some new exhibits have opened at South Shore Arts! Check out these wonderful artists.

Beyond the Obvious

Kathleen Hocker has gone from scientist to artist. A teacher of chemistry and physics for over 21 years at Bloom Trail High School as well as Purdue University Calumet, Hocker recently began to explore her artistic inclinations.

Drawn to the natural world as she rediscovered her passion for photography, the series “Beyond the Obvious” explores botanicals using a telephoto lens. Concentrating on the intricate details found in nature.

Over 20 works will be on display as the exhibit runs through April 27th.


As a young Eve Jensen's grandmother would take her for long walks, often they would trek down an old country roads or roam around in the woods. She loved everything about these adventures. They were her first introduction to nature and when she first began to notice trees. These walks were when nature began to influence her imagination and she started to perceive the trees as having different personalities and stories.

Over time, the images of trees have become a symbol for her connection to nature. This exhibit was titled "Sentinels" because she saw the trees as silently standing watch yet forced to adapt to our changing ecology.

Sentinels is on exhibit at the South Shore Arts Crown Point Gallery at 123 N. Main Street, Crown Point from 10am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.

5830: Memories of Home

Substation No.9, the downtown Hammond branch of South Shore Arts presents 5830: Memories of Home, paintings by Robert Johnson through May 31, 2014. Substation No. 9 is located at 435 Fayette Street in Hammond, IN. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 31 from 12-3 pm, during the Downtown Hammond Art Tour event. Regular hours for viewing this exhibit are Wednesday through Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm. This exhibit is FREE and open to the public.

Robert Johnson's roots run deep in Chicago, and memories of his childhood home are the subject of his new series of paintings. Each acrylic painting on panel offers the viewer a nostalgic glimpse back to a time when newspapers covered the freshly mopped floors in anticipation of Sunday morning, and bedrooms were made in attics as the family grew.

Johnson received his Bachelor of Art Education from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1955 and his Master of Science in Art Education from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1967. He was a professor with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and for Chicago public schools. He was Director of the Bureau of Art for the Chicago Public Schools from 1987 until his retirement in 1992.

For more information about exhibits at South Shore Arts, visit us on the web at or call 219-836-1839, ext. 108.