Art From Excess II

2D and 3D paintings and sculptures from found objects by Chris Toepfer

Marshall J. Gardner Center For The Arts

Chris Toepfer is bringing back the popular Art From Excess exhibit, but as a solo show featuring over 70 pieces of art created from found objects. Chris creates beautiful 2D and 3D pieces out of every day items including metal shavings, screws, and other recycled items. This exhibition opens May 1st with an Opening Reception from 6-8pm and includes an Artist Talk from 6:30-7pm. There will be another Artist Talk on Sunday May 16th from 2:30-3pm, and a Plein Air Competition will be held May 29th. Gallery hours are Fridays and Saturdays 6-8pm and Sundays 2-4pm through May 30th.

A $5 entry fee is requested because of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the finances of the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District.

COVID-19 safety To ensure everyone’s safety, staff and visitors ages two and older are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing, and the number of visitors may be limited to allow for social distancing. The art center is a 5,000 sq ft facility, and the MBACD has implemented more frequent cleaning measures and adopted additional safety protocols for visitors and staff.

The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is a non profit organization. Thank you to our grantors and individual donors for helping us provide art and cultural exhibits and events year round.

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“Art From Excess II” is part of our Exhibits series.

Upcoming events


Quilts! By Chris Sass, featuring Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Farmers Market 2022
What’s Your Name, Who’s Your Daddy? A Play By Jeanette Yoffe
Movie Night! Empire Records
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Purchase our coffee from Friday, April 29 — Sunday May 15 to support the arts & community revitalization.
There will be no Family Yoga on Saturday, May 7th. Family Yoga will be back June 4th.
Pilates will be back March 15th.
Family Yoga is now the first Saturday of each month.
New Monday evening Candlelight Yoga starts February 7th.
We're closed NYE and Jan 1, but open Jan 2. There will be no yoga or pilates before NYE.
Family Yoga Moved to Wednesdays

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 2405, Gary, IN 46403

Gallery Location:

Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
540 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403
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