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Black Creativity: Artists, Aesthetics and Movements


  • IUN - Savannah Gallery 3400 Broadway Gary, IN United States (map)

BLACK CREATIVITY: Artists, Aesthetics and Movements - opening during Black History Month - is a multidisciplinary exhibition exploring the work of artists who have developed and explored themes that touch upon both the historical and contemporary in pushing their respective practices. This exhibition is a dedicated space in celebration of the creative process from visual voices who present a range of points of views on relevancy, social justice, agency and currency, the built environment, intersectionality, identity, materials, urban life, and gender. While supporting living emergent and established artistic perspectives, BLACK CREATIVITY also intends to showcase creative contributions by no longer living artist Wesley Willis, as a way to share their arts practice with a broader public.

In honor of The Black Student Union (BSU) formation at Indiana University Northwest (IUN) in 1969, BSU President Toni Dickerson will present archival images and documents collected from campus staff and the Calumet Regional Archives in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Artists include: Wesley Willis, Tyrell Anderson, Ray Noland (private collection), James Nelson, Armani Howard, Jamiah Calvin, Hebru Brantley (private collection), Max Sansing, Ricky Willis (private collection), ZEB, David Anthony Geary, Ken Ellis, Akeem Muhammad, Marianeta Hicks Porterfield, Arrington Porter, Norman Teague, Andrea Ledbetter, and, Parris Gill, Jr.

Artists reception: February 13, 2019 from 2 - 5 p.m.

February 11 - March 22, 2019
Public Viewing Hours M-F 12PM to 5PM
Savannah Gallery for Contemporary Art
3400 Broadway Avenue, Gary, IN 46408

Earlier Event: February 10
Sacred Wanderings
Later Event: February 14
Million Dollar Quartet