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Art Exhibit Extended / Mural Unveiling

Monday, June 4, 2018

          

         Graffiti aHead: Portraits of the Midwest Graffiti/Street Artists by Felix Maldonado, has been extended through June 30 at the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center, 220 W. 5th Avenue, Main Art Gallery, 2nd floor.

         Maldonado has completed a mural for the Gary Public Library that reflects the character, culture and history of Gary, Indiana. The mural, located on the 2nd floor, will be unveiled on Saturday, June 16 at 10am. The public is invited to attend.                    

           About his exhibit, Graffiti aHead: Portraits of the Midwest Graffiti/Street Artist, Maldonado, also known as FLEX, has chosen these people to paint because of his admiration and respect for not only the culture but also its importance of documentation. 

           About these larger than life portraits, Maldonado writes, “The detail in the faces of the subjects is made with care but also with a spontaneous and physical manner synonymous to the medium they all use; the spray can.”

            A native of East Chicago, Indiana, Felix is a self-taught artist with more than 25 years experience in painting, drawing and gra­ffiti art. In 1995, he received his BFA in Advertising with a minor in Graphic Design from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He has worked at several ad agencies in Chicago directing and producing commercials for companies like Culligan Water, Peoples Energy, Roto-Rooter, Head Tennis and ATA Airlines.

            Maldonado is currently known for his murals of the Jackson 5, in both Gary’s Miller section and on Broadway. 

   

Art Exhibit Extended / Mural Unveiling

Monday, June 4, 2018

          

         Graffiti aHead: Portraits of the Midwest Graffiti/Street Artists by Felix Maldonado, has been extended through June 30 at the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center, 220 W. 5th Avenue, Main Art Gallery, 2nd floor.

         Maldonado has completed a mural for the Gary Public Library that reflects the character, culture and history of Gary, Indiana. The mural, located on the 2nd floor, will be unveiled on Saturday, June 16 at 10am. The public is invited to attend.                    

           About his exhibit, Graffiti aHead: Portraits of the Midwest Graffiti/Street Artist, Maldonado, also known as FLEX, has chosen these people to paint because of his admiration and respect for not only the culture but also its importance of documentation. 

           About these larger than life portraits, Maldonado writes, “The detail in the faces of the subjects is made with care but also with a spontaneous and physical manner synonymous to the medium they all use; the spray can.”

            A native of East Chicago, Indiana, Felix is a self-taught artist with more than 25 years experience in painting, drawing and gra­ffiti art. In 1995, he received his BFA in Advertising with a minor in Graphic Design from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He has worked at several ad agencies in Chicago directing and producing commercials for companies like Culligan Water, Peoples Energy, Roto-Rooter, Head Tennis and ATA Airlines.

            Maldonado is currently known for his murals of the Jackson 5, in both Gary’s Miller section and on Broadway.