"Straight Shooters" Photography Exhibit and ARTIST TALK - Bob Palmieri and Larry Lapidus

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Miller Beach Arts & Creative District (MBACD)

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is a volunteer-based organization in Miller Beach, Gary, Indiana. MBACD created Made In Miller to bring awareness to all the wonderful projects the great people of Gary are doing here. MBACD manages two projects: The Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts and the Miller Beach Farmers Market.

"Straight Shooters" Photography Exhibit and ARTIST TALK - Bob Palmieri and Larry Lapidus


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, March 13, 2016

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March 4 – March 20, 2016  Fridays and Saturdays 6-9pm, Sundays 1-4pm


Friday 3/11  7:00 PM

Saturday 3/12  7:00 PM

Sun. 3/13  2:00 PM

As a result of several inquiries for an artist talk, Larry Lapidus will be conducting walk-throughs of his work at each of the showings this weekend where he will be explaining the processes and motivations for producing each individual shot.

Bob Palmieri will also be available on either or both evening presentations to do likewise as his schedule will allow.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about Black & White photography.


Focus will be on developing a connection between viewers and photographers at the Straight Shooters Photo Exhibit at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in the Miller Beach section of Gary.

Larry Lapidus and Bob Palmieri, professional photographers with more than 70 years of combined experience, will display close to 100 of their images.

Lapidus’ photos were taken on breaks from his career as a renowned New York portrait photographer during his travels to France, Mexico, and Italy in the 1980s. Palmieri, whose images have appeared in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, will highlight more eclectic subject matter, including nature, celebrities, classic-style street photography, stage shots, and environmental portraiture.

In a mission statement, the two friends stated, “In the 21st century we have a staggering array of tools for photographic depiction and manipulation. The overall level of photography has risen greatly over the last decade. Certain earlier disciplines are in danger of being relegated to the realm of ‘quaint.’ This show will attempt to present one of these approaches with clarity and impact.”

“At its core,” they maintained. “Straight Photography is about establishing an instant connection with the viewer based on an instant impression recorded by the photographer.”

Straight Shooters Photo Exhibit will be on display from March 4 – 20 at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Gary, IN. Gallery hours are: Fridays & Saturdays 6-9 p.m.; Sundays 1-4 p.m.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.  Everyone is welcome!

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