Creative HUB Gallery and Artists Entrepreneurship Program
The Hammond Development Corporation’s Creative HUB Gallery announces its latest exhibit “Red, White & Black: Observations on the Social, Cultural, and Political Life of Black America” beginning on Friday February 18th with an opening party from 5-8pm at the HUB, 5233 Hohman Avenue in Hammond. The event is free and open to the public.
The Creative HUB Gallery began in 2018 as part of the HDC’s mission to promote the visual and performing arts in downtown Hammond. Red, White & Black is the gallery’s sixth show. While the pandemic put a halt to live shows at the gallery, we are pleased to be back with our first in-person exhibit since 2020.
We could not be more pleased to celebrate black history month with this new show comprised of several talented black artist from the NWI region, including the works of Tyrell Anderson from his successful “Unapologetically Noir” show that has been on display in Gary.
The Creative HUB Gallery is blessed with having Felix Maldonado, Jr (“FLEX”), the region’s acclaimed artist and owner of Flex Creative as our curator. Felix’s artistic vision and knowledge of area artists has allowed the gallery to become a creative space for the exhibition of our community’s talent.
Red, White & Black will be on display from February 18 – April 30 at 5233 Hohman Avenue, open daily from 8am – 4pm.
Thank you to Felix Maldonado “FLEX”, Gallery Curator
Felix Maldonado is a proud native of East Chicago, Indiana. Felix is a self-taught artist with over 25 years of 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. Since then Felix has become a celebrated muralist in the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas.
Felix has been instrumental in the creation of the Creative HUB Gallery and continues to curate all of our shows. The Creative HUB Gallery is a program of the Hammond Development Corporation and began as a way to promote economic development in downtown Hammond through the promotion of the visual and creative arts.
The HDC thanks Felix and all of the artists who have made the Creative HUB Gallery a success.