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Regional Art Exhibition Every 6 Weeks

The Village Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities offering artistic experiences to the community to enhance its appreciation and understanding of various art forms and to give support and recognition to artists. Original artwork from artists around Chicagoland and beyond are on display every six weeks. Art exhibitions are open to the public free of charge and include a “Meet the Artist” reception to kick off new exhibits. There are no charges for the artist to exhibit, they are also able to sell their works commission free.



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Larry A. Brechner
JULY 14 - August 15, 2019

Region fine art photographer, Larry A. Brechner’s new exhibit, Nostalgic Structures and Scenics opens on Sunday, July 14 at The Village Gallery. The artistic photography exhibited captures both the obvious and subtle visions of the subject. With a full palate and range of natural colors, the tools Larry uses enhance or intensifies the natural colors creating the essence of his creative expression. Working as a theatrical lighting designer and musical theater stage director for over forty years, gave him a special understanding and a unique vision for his artistic photography.

The unique works of Larry Brechner are featured in regional calendars, coffee table books and private collections, in addition to exhibits in Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan and Suburban Chicago galleries. The exhibit will be on display through August 15.



August 18 - September 26, 2019
Kim Jensen Stout, 2D Multimedia

September 29 - November 14, 2019
VU Art Students, Juried Exhibit

November 17, 2019 - January 9, 2020
Jeff Baumgartner, Oils

The Village Gallery


3303 Pines Village Circle
Valparaiso, IN, 46383
(219) 465-1591


Artwork by Laurie Schirmer Carpenter, Lindsay Sandbothe, Susan Young, Jessica Haug, Ben Calvert,Peter Steeves, Zachary Johnston

The Village Gallery offers educational opportunities to local schools for student field trips to view the rotating art exhibitions and our permanent art collections that showcase some of the region’s legacy artists including Vin and Hazel Hannell, Harriett Rex Smith, and Jan Sullivan. We’ve participated in The Pop-Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience, hosted dozens of local artists and developed countless friendships. We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming exhibits at The Village Gallery.