Thu, 12/02/2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The South Shore Arts Art in Focus lecture series will continue virtually on Thursday, December 2, at 7pm CT with a discussion with art educator, ceramicist, and mixed-media artist, Emily Casella. Emily will share examples of her recent ceramic work while engaging the audience to consider how media impacts our opinions and our fears about the outside world. Director of Education Natalie Heath will host and guide the lecture throughout, as she and Emily will explore the effect that the COVID-19 quarantine had on Emily’s artwork. Audience participants will be encouraged to think about how their own creative process was impacted by social isolation.

“Anxious Ringer”— photo by Emily Casella, 2020

Each virtual presentation this season will be available via Zoom webinar and YouTube Live on Thursday evenings at 7pm, with a rebroadcast on the South Shore Arts website on the following Monday. The 2021-22 season will showcase a variety of different types of arts and culture, local and worldwide. An important aspect of the program is the thoughtful dialogue between program facilitator, guest speakers, and the attendees. 

Art in Focus is for adult learners of all ages who are interested in the Arts and its impact on our world, past, present, and future. Art in Focus is part of an on-going series of free arts presentations that provide insight into the work of artists and the multitude of artistic forms that they express. These interactive presentations allow for South Shore Arts presenters to bring the experience directly to the audience in the comfort of their own homes, gaining access to artistic experiences that might otherwise be out of reach.  

Art in Focus is open to the public and, thanks to generous support from Community Healthcare System, it is always free. For more information about the program, including dates, times, and links for participation, visit, or contact Director of Education Natalie Heath at or call 1-219-836-1839 ext. 101.