Photographer Tyrell Anderson will display his work in the upcoming "Unapologetically Noir" exhibit at at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts.
The exhibit opens Feb. 5 and will run through March 14 at the art gallery at 540 S. Lake St. in Gary's lakefront Miller neighborhood.
"Unapologetically Noir" features more than 30 photographs of black people from all backgrounds, showcasing their diverse physical and mental characteristics.
"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. "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."
Anderson is the founder of the Decay Devils urban explorer and preservationist collective, the president of the Gary Public Library Board, and the author of the "Seven Seasons" photography book that came out last year. He won the National Trust for Historic Preservation's American Express Aspire Award in 2019.
The photos in his latest exhibit take an intimate look at the black experience in America, exploring the question “What does it mean to be black?”
"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," Anderson said. "'Unapologetically Noir' aims to demonstrate how the medium of photography can be an essential cultural tool in spreading information across our ever-changing landscape."
An opening reception with hors d’oeuvres and spirits for "Unapologetically Noir" will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5.
The gallery, 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 a $5 entry fee because of the pandemic.
Masks and physical distancing are required.
For general information, call 773.822.8086 or visit millerbeacharts.org.
Region restaurants that closed in 2020
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.