Cleve Carney Art Gallery to Welcome Vivian Maier for Film Screening, Discussion & Panel, 7/27
In support of the current exhibition of work by acclaimed photographer Vivian Maier, the MAC's Cleve Carney Art Gallery, located at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, hosts "An Afternoon with Vivian Maier," a film screening/panel discussion/book signing ticketed event Sunday, July 27 from 1 - 4 p.m.
This event will begin at 1 p.m. with a screening of Jill Nicholls' 50-minute award-winning BBC documentary "The Vivian Maier Mystery" in the MAC's Belushi Performance Hall. A panel discussion and Q&A session follows featuring Jeffrey Goldstein, one of the three original owners of what is known to exist of Vivian's work; vintage film processor Frank Jackowiak, who is also co-curator of the Cleve Carney Art Gallery's current "Vivian Maier: Exposed" exhibition; and master printers Ron Gordon and Sandy Steinbrecher. A special gallery walk-through and book signing by Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of "Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows," completes the afternoon. Tickets are $10. For tickets call the MAC box office at 630.942.4000 or visit AtTheMAC.org.
Born in New York City in 1926, Vivian Maier spent her childhood in France before returning to New York in the late 1930's. Later, Maier moved to Chicago and worked as a nanny for nearly 40 years, a livelihood that supported her and her passion for photography. Maier produced more than 100,000 negatives during her life, but showed them to very few people. Her work remained unknown until its discovery in 2007, only a year after her death. Since then, Maier's photos have ignited passion and enthusiasm in photography buffs and art enthusiasts alike worldwide.
The Cleve Carney Art Gallery at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Ill. is currently showing "Vivian Maier: Exposed," an exhibition of Maier's work, now through Aug. 16. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition can be viewed during regular gallery hours Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The gallery is usually open beginning one hour prior to MAC performances and during intermission. For more information about the exhibition and related special events, visit cod.edu/gallery or call 630.942.3206. # # #
The late Cleve Carney provided a significant legacy gift to establish the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, a one-story, 1,850-square-foot addition on the west side of the McAninch Arts Center. The gallery opened in February 2014 with its inaugural exhibition "Selections from Cleve Carney's Art Collection" and offers year-round visual art exhibitions showcasing a variety of innovative art by regional, national and international artists. In conjunction with the Cleve Carney legacy gift, the College of DuPage Foundation has launched a three-year endowment campaign to ensure Carney's generous gift is fully realized. For more information visit cod.edu/foundation
The McAninch Arts Center (MAC), on the campus of College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Ill., is located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355 and houses three performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall, the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre and the versatile 70-seat black box Studio Theatre), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the College's academic programming and the 1,200 capacity outdoor Lakeside Pavilion. This unique facility has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons annually from the greater Chicago area.
The MAC began major renovations in fall 2012 to update its three performance spaces, construct a new art gallery and outdoor lakeside pavilion and make improvements to the infrastructure, teaching and learning spaces and patron service areas. These renovations were funded as part of the $168 million referendum that voters of District 502 passed in November 2010.The MAC completed the $35 million renovation in December 2013 and officially opened its doors to the public on March 8, 2014. For more information about the MAC, visit AtTheMAC.org. You can also learn more about the MAC on Facebook at facebook.com/AtTheMAC or on twitter at twitter.com/AtTheMAC.
The McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is supported in part by the College of DuPage Foundation. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit cod.edu/foundation.