Gary teens had an opportunity this summer to express their creativity in a series of Art workshops, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) in partnership with the Gary for Life initiative, and Gary Youth Services. The funding raised during the campaign...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Broadway In Chicago and the producers of the Tony Award-winning revival of “The Color Purple,” the truly remarkable musical adapted of Alice Walker’s best-selling novel, are delighted to announce that individual tickets for “The Color Purple” are now on sale. Broadway In Chicago presents “The Color...
In celebration of the 15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards, the company will honor celebrities and everyday heroes who make positive contributions to the community. To date, this year’s roster of remarkable honorees includes popular Political Commentator Symone Sanders, renown actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, Black Girls CODE CEO Kimberly Bryant...
The public is invited to attend the unveiling of the Gary Public Library’s mural on Saturday, June 16 at 10am at the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center, 2nd floor, 220 W. 5th Avenue. The mural, painted by East Chicago artist, Felix Maldonado aka Flex, depicts various images of current...
Gary teens will soon have a new opportunity to express their creativity in a series of art workshops, thanks to a recently launched crowdfunding campaign. The campaign, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity is being run...
A collection of larger than life portraits by Felix Maldonado called “Graffiti aHead: Portraits of the Midwest Graffiti/Street Artists” are on display at the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center, 220 W. 5th Avenue, Main Art Gallery, 2nd floor. The exhibit has been extended through April 30. About these larger...
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art announced the regional recipients for the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The winners include 753 students from middle and high schools in northeast Indiana and North-west Ohio. Their original works of art and writing will be featured in a special exhibit at...
By Dezimon Alicea, Gary Crusader In 2002, the first pitch was thrown inside of the Gary Railcats Stadium. And since its inception, it has garnered the attention of fans from all over this region, including Chicago, and parts of Michigan. Fast forward to 2016, right across the street from the...
In 2017, Gary public transportation riders will see bus stops transformed with murals, mosaic structures and newly branded information totem poles. The Legacy Foundation and the Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) spearheaded a project by local artists Corey Hagelberg, Jesse Johnson, Malachi Moore, Rashelle Roos, Nancy Schoon, and Desireé...
Felix “Flex” Maldonado was chosen as the artist to create Lake County’s bison for the State’s Bison-tennial project. Street artist, Felix Maldonado, the South Shore CVA and South Shore Arts unveiled the Lake County bison on July 21 at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. The fiberglass bison is...