Miller Beach Arts and Culture District Announces the Inaugural Celebration of the Marshall J. Gardner Center and a Collaboration with Graduate Students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) on Exhibition “TBD: To Be Designed” September 25th, 2012: The Miller Beach Arts and Creative District is delighted to announce its 7th Pop-Up Art Exhibit entitled TBD: To Be Designed, on Saturday, October 13th.
On view for one night only at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts at 563 S. Lake Street, Miller Beach, the exhibit will be free and open to the public from 6pm to 10pm. This and many other events taking place on Lake Street will coincide with the official dedication of the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, kicking off at 5pm with a champagne reception.
Miller Beach, an hour south of Chicago, is a neighborhood with a rich history of artist residents who have cultivated a creative haven within a beautiful natural setting that includes sand beaches and the Indiana Dunes National Parks. From Nelson Algren and Simone de Beauvoir to Jack A. Jaffe, Miller Beach has historically embraced and nurtured the artistic lives of its citizens.
The ongoing effort by Miller Beach residents to promote culture and creativity for community transformation has been strengthened by the opening of The Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts and the founding of a creative district in Miller Beach.
For the first time, the Pop-Up Art event will be organized and curated by graduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
TBD: To Be Designed will feature artists from Chicago and the surrounding region, and explore the ever-evolving nature of the artistic process through a wide range of media. Selected art works consider and reflect upon the dialogue between an artist and their practice. The exhibit will also feature the socially collaborative mapping project Notes for a People’s Atlas.
Other events on October 13th will include a book signing at Lake Street Gallery, a live band at Grill 444, and 30 artists in additional venues on the street.
This event would not be possible without the support of the Lake Community Fund at Legacy Foundation, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Miller Community Fund.
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