Steeltown USA – Tom Hocker

This exhibit includes both portraits of steelworkers and landscape views that reveal the immensity and energy of the production facilities.

In the 70’s and 80’s Hocker worked on staff and on contract with the steel mills of the Calumet Region. Sparks shower and molten steel runs like water through troughs. Men and women are armored in protective gear to withstand the dangers ever present in the shaping of metal. These days the process is much more controlled remotely, but in the previous generation personnel worked up close to the heat, the smoke, and the grit. Threat of harm has always been present.

CHESS ART GALLERY is owned by Purdue Northwest. Free entry & parking.

LIVE Painting @ Walnut Ink Projects

Join us at Walnut Ink Projects to meet Liz Mares, LIVE!!, in our open studio space. A wonderful and dedicated artist, Liz will be producing works for the next exhibition, Mares & Jimenez.

If you live in the area, I hope you can stop in!

Walnut Ink Projects

607 Franklin St, Michigan City, Indiana 46360

April 24 – April 26

10:00am to 5:00pm


P.O.P : Perceptions of Population

My first time curating an exhibition! I feel very fortunate and lucky to have been able to bring international artists to Chicago’s 33 Contemporary Gallery.


The internet has made it possible for global interaction to exist on a massive scale. Through this, we are able to witness cultural occurrences and differentiations that may not have been possible to witness otherwise.

P.O.P (Perceptions of Population) is an avenue of joining a group of artists together and offering a visual consciousness of how our geographical locations directly impact our impressions of the human population. These works on paper, offer a range of thematics from satirical, political, philosophical, spiritual or emotional and represent the locals of the United States, Germany, Austria, Indonesia and Greece.