Location: NDCAC & Civil Rights Heritage Center


The Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture and the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center will hold a reception for INTRO, an exhibition of University of Notre Dame student artworks, on February 18. INTRO features artworks created with the topic of community engagement or community awareness.


Works are intended to be a reaction to locations around South Bend and Northern Indiana, such as the Commerce Center, the Civil Rights Heritage Center, and the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture. A total of seven classes produced works for the exhibition which will be shown jointly on West Washington Street at the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture and at the Civil Rights Heritage Center. Participating Notre Dame classes are Visual Communication Design, Sarah Martin and Brian Edlefson; Sculpture with Leticia Bajuyo; Drawing with Lucas Korte and graduate student instructors Laura Lemna and Austin Brady; and from Printmaking with Heather Parrish.


A public reception will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at both locations on West Washington Street. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibition will remain open to the public through March 8, 2017.


This exhibition is hosted by the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture and the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center. Grants supporting the project from University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters Teaching Beyond the Classroom Grant. For further information on the exhibition please contact Heather Tucker at




With four University of Notre Dame departments working together, in 2013, after renovating the former Children’s Dispensary, the NDCAC opened its doors to the public. Highlights include the Segura Arts Studio, a collaborative printmaking studio occupying the former gymnasium; and former patient rooms transformed into the Crossroads Gallery for Contemporary Art. From the programming offered for all ages with Educational Programming and the Office of Community Relations to lectures and exhibitions from artists visiting the Crossroads Gallery and the Segura Arts Studio, there is something for everyone at the NDCAC.


For more information about the exhibition, the NDCAC, or any other programs please go to or call 574/631.5224.



Born from the efforts of Indiana University South Bend students and professors, the Civil Rights Heritage Center transformed a once segregated city swimming pool into an active learning center. It explores the civil rights struggles of the past so people can take action in the present and build a better future. For more, visit