Viewers can celebrate their beautiful imperfections with artist Kevin Firme from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in the Miller Beach section of Gary. That’s when the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District will host an Artist’s Reception for Firme, who currently has 38 drawings and 28 sculptures on display at the Center.
Firme, who did his undergraduate work at DePaul University, and did graduate studies in sculpture and painting in upstate New York and at Notre Dame University in South Bend, is currently presenting studies of water plants (Aroid Arum). These plants grow in the great marsh. “I like the leaves and their relationship to the stems,” he explained. “The leaves are not perfect, they are flawed. Like us, with our imperfections, they make beautiful compositions.”
Firme’s works, which are all for sale, will be on view at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts November 30 through January 6.
Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts