Artist Tyrell Anderson will give a talk about his "Unapologetically Noir" exhibit at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts Friday evening.
The photographer said he plans to discuss "project inspiration, implementation issues, project execution, photo techniques, the people who volunteered, and next steps."
Anderson, the Decay Devils president who recently published the photography book "Seven Seasons," will give a talk from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The exhibit at the art gallery at 540 S. Lake St. in Gary's lakefront Miller neighborhood is now displaying a solo show of Anderson's photography that consists of 30 portraits of black people that explore the question of what it means to be black.
"Inspired by the documentary 'The Black Catholic Experience' by community activist Elaine Castellanos, this exhibition combines answers to an array of personal questions along with the medium of photography to create an environment where the subject’s differences are not only highlighted but celebrated," Anderson said in a press release. "The vision is to expand the gallery with more subjects to further the conversation on the topic of 'What does it mean to be black' and broaden the often-narrow views associated with it. Although there are numerous divides across the country, this exhibit aims to celebrate the African-American culture and continue to instill a sense of pride throughout the community. 'Unapologetically Noir' aims to demonstrate how the medium of photography can be an essential cultural tool in spreading information across our ever-changing landscape."
He took more photos of Northwest Indiana residents during the exhibition and plans to continue the project after it concludes. "Unapologetically Noir" runs in Miller through March 14.
The Decay Devils are slated to have a group show at the Marshall J. Gardner Center of the Arts later this year.
The gallery, a converted pharmacy that is run by the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District, is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. There's temporarily a $5 entry fee because of the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the art group's finances.
Masks and physical distancing are required. Copies of Anderson's book "Seven Seasons" will be available for purchase.
For general information, call 773.822.8086 or visit millerbeacharts.org.
Region restaurants that closed in 2020
2020 has been a hard year for restaurants in the Region with the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdowns and restrictions that followed. Here's a look at the restaurants, brewpubs and chain eateries Northwest Indiana lost in one of the toughest years in recent memory:
The reason why Bakers Square abruptly shuttered its restaurants in Lansing and Merrillville over the weekend has come to light.
3 Floyds told investors it is permanently closing its landmark brewpub in Munster, which has been a major draw to Northwest Indiana.
The owner of the Schererville and Merrillville Golden Corrals faces a murder charge in a cold case killing of a Missouri teen who was found in a drainage ditch with two gunshot wounds to the head.
There's no more going back for seconds or thirds at the Old Country Buffet in Highland.
Figure Eight Brewing, a staple of downtown Valparaiso for a decade, plans to close in two weeks.
Yats Creole and Cajun restaurant geaux out of business after after six years in Valparaiso.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in another permanent closure of a Region restaurant.
The authentic southern-style barbecue restaurant, one of the first to deliver food to local hospitals and first responders during the pandemic, is temporarily closing its locations in Dyer, Mokena, Milwaukee and Madison.
Four Winds Casino New Buffalo will replace The Hard Rock Cafe with Kankakee Grille, which will feature live music and modern comfort food.
Aspen Cafe closes after 30 years in St. John, the Pancake Club closes in Schererville, Pita Stop coming to Dyer
The Stacked Pickle restaurant chain that former Indianapolis Colts player Gary Brackett was trying to expand to Northwest Indiana and the south suburbs has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
NWI Business Ins and Outs: Q-BBQ closed, Chunky Tacos, Dunkin, Andrade Nails, NorthShore Health Centers, and Direct Mortgage Loans opening
Smoothie King comes to Crown Point, Kowloon and Canton House close, Caribbean jerk restaurant coming, Burger King getting rebuilt
NWI Business Ins and Outs: Domino's coming to Hobart, American Sale closes after 50 years in Lansing, sushi place comes to Winfield, and Troost closes
Pancakes are about to go global in Schererville.