The Museum of Science and Industry 2016 Black Creativity Gala

2016 Black Creativity Gala
Saturday, January 30 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight
Purchase Tickets HERE

  • Cocktail Reception, West Pavilion, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Raffle tickets sold at $100 per ticket or 3 tickets at $250 during reception and dinner.
  • Museum Exhibitions open during Black Creativity Gala:
  • Black Creativity Juried Art exhibition
  • Innovation Studio
  • Dinner stations open at 8:00 p.m., Raffle Drawing held during dinner.
  • Dessert and Dancing. Entertainers for the evening include the Opal Staples Orchestra and DJ Nick Nicholson.
  • Creative Cocktail Lounge open after dinner, Lower Level

G19 Featured Artists
Reisha will be showcasing two of her mixed media/collage works.  Martha has been selected to showcase four of her acrylic/oil paintings for this year's competition.  

Individual ticket purchases can be made online using this link. For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets at the 21 Club benefit level, please contact Sebrina Williams at sebrina.williams(at)msichicago.org or (773) 947-3730.

WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE: Solo Art Exhibition by Eda Wade

Wisdom and Knowledge
Eugene "Eda" Wade 

Solo Art Exhibition

Eugene "Eda" Wade is one of those phenomenal artists who adapts and updates his style to embrace new digital art forms that speak to history as well as Afro-Futurism.  His recent work centered around the African origins of religion, and seeks to educate on topics of heritage, culture, the global economy, social programing, mass communication, and the distribution of wealth. 

A respected professional artist and educator in the community for over 60 years, Wade has created a body work that evolved from mural paintings of historical black figures, to digital collage printed on canvas of our true history. 

In his latest Wisdom & Knowledge series, Wade brings to life bold digital collage to present cultural information on how minds are colonized by those in power in order to have control over the masses of people.


Opening Reception
Friday, June 5, 2015

Eugene "Eda" Wade Artist Talk
Thursday, June 4 at 11:00am
Koehnline Museum of Art
Oakton Community College
1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016

Eda's King Memorial Mural is featured in the current Oakton College exhibition: Art After 1600 Degree Fahrenheit - Enamel Painting in Chicago.  Designed in 1979 by the artist, the mural was painted and installed in Chicago's South Side where community members and visitor once admired the Wall of Respect.  The mural depicted African-American history from the days of slaver to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  After if was dismantled in 2001, and its concrete structure demolished to make room for a housing development, the mural's original enamel pals mysteriously vanished.