Local painter and muralist Joe Miller. You may recognize him for changing the outdoor Gallery Cafe panels on Wood St. for the last year, or his most recent undertaking in the Jet’s Pizza parking lot, visible from our corner. The current exhibit is a collection of in studio works exploring methods of exhaustion, not only as a feeling, but an exercise and practice. Joe tries to use every possible existing material before taking on unnecessary new or inherits leftovers from specific projects. Often managing this concern, he enjoys coming up with formulas for exhaustion.
Please mark you calendars This Sunday and come out!!
JOE MILLER is a interdisciplinary artist whose primary focus lives in painting. Miller received his MFA from University of Chicago in 2008, where he worked with Catherine Sullivan and Theaster Gates on a number of multi-media and public projects. His own work consists of primarily of large-scale mural projects in both domestic and public venues throughout Chicagoland and New York City. He is also involved in holding seminars, speaking on public art practices and volunteers his time to engage with urban youth throughout the Mid-west. Recent completions consist of a 10,000 sq ft mural in the Back of the Yards neighborhood at The Plant and leading a month long collaboration workshop in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
100% of sale proceeds will help fund a highway viewable four story mural (art funding art), a backdrop for the outdoor garden at Herban Produce, a non-profit urban farm located on the west side. While late in the month, Sunday June 24th will serve as a opening reception & fundraiser with plenty in store… (also, Joe’s Birthday)!!!
HERBAN PRODUCE (silent ‘H’ – ‘URBAN’) is a non-profit urban farm that provides fresh produce year-round to Garfield Park and neighboring communities. The Farm offers nutritional education, employment opportunities, and hands-on experience in various aspects of a social enterprise.
Thank YOU for your interest in the Art, the Artist, the Purpose and the Place.