Home, sweet home

by Laurel Karnecki

It's just over a month since we moved back to South Bend, IN. Although I grew up in CT and will always have some East Coast attitude in my blood, the mid-west has really become my home. I couldn't be happier to be back with family and friends, and friends that have become family! Such a warm welcome from everyone; back into a community I'm proud to be a part of.

I recently spent some time at the South Bend Art Museum taking in the current exhibit, "South Bend Selfie" a collection of work by South Bend artists. It's a really fantastic collection showcasing the diverse talent around us. I found it difficult not to zig zag around the gallery as my eye would be drawn to collections across the room. Each piece was drastically different than the last, but equally interesting, and inspiring.  

I'm very excited to have just dropped off a collection my own work to be shown in the South Bend Art Museum Dot Shop. It's a wonderful feeling to be part of this community of artists, and just so elated to be back home!