2013 BLACK CREATIVITY JURIED ART EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO
Longest running exhibition of African-American art features 100 original works; more than 30 works by local teen artists
CHICAGO, Ill. (January 23, 2013)—The Black Creativity juried art exhibition opens at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) Jan. 23, 2013 with approximately 100 works of art from amateur and profes¬sional African-American artists around the nation. A new feature is a youth component, with more than 30 pieces submitted from local high school artists.
This longest running exhibition of African-American art, which has been displayed annually at MSI since 1970, opens to the public on January 23 and runs through February 24 in the Museum’s West Pavilion. It is included in general admission. The exhibition features paintings, drawings, fine art prints, sculpture, mixed-media, ceramics and photography, selected by a distinguished panel of five jurors led by Andre Guichard, former curator of the South Shore Cultural Center Fine Art Gallery and now a co-owner of Gallery Guichard in Bronzeville.
First, second and third place overall show winners are selected by the panel, as well as are a winner in each medium category and the youth category. The winners will be recognized at a reception at the Museum on Feb. 13, 2013.
1st Place: Morgan Marshall, Chicago, Ill. for Double Trouble, Painting
2nd Place: Miguel Deberry, Country Club Hills, Ill. for Crazy Blue, Digital Photography
3rd Place: Fantasia Graham, Chicago, Ill. for Ballet Before Ballet (Series 2), Mixed Media
1st Place: Raymond Thomas, Chicago, Ill. for The Conversation of Mary Magdalene, Painting
2nd Place: Sura Dupart, Chicago, Ill. for The Grasshopper, Sculpture
3rd Place: Yolanda Franklin, Bolingbrook, Ill. for Pacific Blu, Mixed Media
Best of Media Winners
Digital Photography: Ray Baker, Chicago, Ill. for Sons of Black America
Drawing: Jean Lewis, Glenwood, Ill. for Portrait in Pride
Fine Art Photography: Nolan McCants, Naperville, Ill. for Window to the Soul 1
Mixed Media: Lobyn Hamilton, Indianapolis, In. for Soul Revolver
Painting: Raymond Thomas, Chicago, Ill. for The Conversation of Mary Magdalene
Sculpture: Debra Hand, Flossmoor, Ill. for President Obama; and Sura Dupart, Chicago, Ill. for The Grashopper
Textiles: Everett Williams, Chicago, Ill. for Larry’s Remix
The Black Creativity juried art exhibition started in 1970 as “Black Esthetics” and was the impetus behind the Museum’s annual Black Creativity program, which presents varied exhibits recognizing African-American achievements in science and technology and promoting the variety of careers in the sciences to youth. The Museum, working in conjunction with an advisory committee of black community leaders, has presented exhibits exploring agriculture, medicine, music, aviation, architecture and other topics from the perspective of African Americans.
Free general admission will be offered for Illinois residents on Jan. 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 and 31; Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 during the run of the juried art exhibit.
Black Creativity 2013 is sponsored by The Allstate Insurance Company; ComEd; Dover; ITW; Nicor Gas; Northern Trust; Peoples Gas; State Farm Insurance; Walgreens; and U.S. Cellular with media partners NBC 5 Chicago; the Chicago Defender; WVON (1690 AM); and SPLASH, a Chicago Sun-Times Publication.
About the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else, to hands-on opportunities that make you the scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), the Museum offers a variety of student, teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to MSI’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration! MSI is open 9:30–4 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Extended hours, until 5:30 p.m., are offered during peak periods. The Museum is grateful for the support of its donors and guests, who make its work possible. MSI is also supported in part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414 or (800) GO-TO-MSI outside of the Chicago area.
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