Happenings and News

We just opened our own art gallery!  

The Rising Phoenix Gallery LLC, we feature local and regional fine artists, artisan-made gifts, live glass working demonstrations, and art instruction.  We (John and Nora Ryszka) are both Michigan City natives. We have spent the last 13 years in Phoenix, AZ and have returned to Michigan City, IN. to join the art movement and redevelopment efforts with The Rising Phoenix Gallery LLC and are striving to enchace the cultureal environment of Michigan City and to be leaders of excellence in the areas of art and education.


The opening exhibit, Local Perspectives, highlights the work of sixteen local artists and artisans.  Each piece offers the viewer an unique look at our beautiful community through the eyes and mediums of the talented artists.  Local Perspectives Opened May 6 and runs through June 26.


The Featured Artist for the opening is photographer, Paul Lawson.  In his photography Paul has perfectly captured the unique and intimate details and natural beauty of our hometown and the region. Paul's love of nature and his extreme attention to detail is evident in each of his photographs, making you feel like you are truly part of th experiece. Come and see his beautiful, Local Perspective.


The Rising Phoenix Gallery features a glass studio in which John will offer frequent live demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops.  The Rising Phoenix Gallery also has gereral eduction space that will be used to host guest teachers from the local comunity to provide art eductional opportunitiesd such as art classes and workshops.  


The Rising Phoenix Gallery

 2803 S. Franklin St.

Michigan City, IN.


open Tuesday - Sunday from 10 - 6  

The Gallery will have extended hours for special events, classes and workshops.  


For more information vistit: www.RisingPhxGallery.com




If you would like to more opportunities to see what is going on with John's work look check out

1. Instagram Glass Phoenix Now

2. FaceBook  Glass Phoenix Now

3. The Youtube channel Glass Phoenix Now

4. Twitter Glass Phoenix Now

5. All the Cool Kids are Doing It! #Hastagging!  Its all the rage these days! If you search the Hashtags #GlassPhoenixNow #Rising Phoenix Gallery, and #CreatePlayRepeat it will help you find posts, tweets, and pictures faster than everyone else using social media that isn't quite as cool as you!


Upcoming Events

Every Saturday you can find me at the Chesterton European Market from 8 am. to 2 pm.
August 19 & 20  I will be at The Lubeznick Art and Artisan Festivile in Michigan City, IN. from 10 am. - 5 pm.
Classes and Workshop
I now offer classes in my new studio.  I have a list of classes on the callendar for the summer.  Here is a link to the Glass Classes currently have listed.  If you don't see a time frame that works for you, please feel free to contact me about scheduling some time that works for both of us.  I am schedule is pretty flexable and happy to teach those who would likte to learn.
Gallory Exhibits
The bulk of my work is currently on display in The Rising Phoenix Gallory.
Located at 2803 Franklin St. in Michigan City, IN. 46360.  


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