Unapologetically Noir

Artist Talk

Marshall J. Gardner Center For The Arts

Join Anderson as he breaks down his vision behind the exhibit, how participants were selected, and where he views this project in the future.


Miller Beach Arts & Creative District welcomes Tyrell Anderson’s Unapologetically Noir for his exhibit which will run from February 5th – March 14th.

“What does it mean to be black?” is one of the main questions centered around the exhibit “Unapologetically Noir.” Featuring over 30 photographs of black men and women from all walks of life, Anderson showcases diverse physical and mental characteristics of the participants.

Inspired by the documentary “The Black Catholic Experience” by community activist Elaine Castellanos, this exhibition combines answers to an array of personal questions along with the medium of photography to create an environment where the subject’s differences are not only highlighted but celebrated. The vision is to expand the gallery with more subjects to further the conversation on the topic of “What does it mean to be black” and broaden the often-narrow views associated with it.

Although there are numerous divides across the country, this exhibit aims to celebrate the African American culture and continue to instill a sense of pride throughout the community. Unapologetically Noir aims to demonstrate how the medium of photography can be an essential cultural tool in spreading information across our everchanging landscape.

February 5th28th

Event Hours:

Unapologetically Noir Itinerary

Round Table Talk
Friday, Feb. 12th
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Community Photos
Friday, Feb. 19th
6 – 8 pm
Artist Talk
Friday, Mar. 5th
6:30 – 7:30 pm
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“Artist Talk” is part of the larger “Unapologetically Noir” event, and part of our Exhibits series.

Upcoming events

July

12th
Reefer Madness!!! The Musical
19th
Rashelle Roos & Joe Agati Paintings and sculpture
21st
Closing Matinee
26th
Opening Reception Rashelle Roos & Joe Agati
28th
Artists’ Talk Rashelle Roos & Joe Agati

August

30th
Cydney Lewis & Art Garcia Collage and paintings

October

11th
Felix Maldonado Selected paintings

November

15th
Gallery break Our gallery will be closed in late January while we prepare for our 2024 community show.

December

6th
2024 Community Show Artists from Gary, Connected to Gary, that have not been exhibited in our gallery
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Miller Beach Arts & Creative District

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 2405, Gary, IN 46403
219-885-9114
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Gallery Location:

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