Cultural Jet Lag opens May 18–19

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery offers unique setting for unique exhibit

by Melanie Jongsma

HAMMOND, Ind. (May 13, 2019) – “Yes, it’s such a big deal that the the opening takes up an entire weekend,” says artist Jim Siergey about his upcoming opening weekend for Cultural Jet Lag. Two public opening receptions are planned for the May 18-19 weekend:

  • Saturday from 1:00–8:00pm
  • Sunday from 2:00–6:00pm

The exhibit continues through June 30.

The show will include 25 framed pieces of original art as well as plenty of unframed art, books, comics, and posters all for sale.

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery is housed in a structure that was built in 1887 as a hardware store. The original counters and display cases are in place, along with tools and other hardware, displayed alongside paintings, sculptures, and other art throughout the various rooms. The Cultural Jet Lag exhibit will be held in the main room in the back.

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery is housed in a structure that was built in 1887 as a hardware store, and it maintains that character. (Photo: Casey King)

Along with Siergey’s art, Cultural Jet Lag, features work from John Anthony Giemzik III. Both artists were involved in the underground art scene for over two decades.

Siergey’s art has been described as an illogical combination of high and low culture with no regard for time and space, while Giemzik’s self-taught, urban-organic style creates complex, whimsical, and thought-provoking work.

Paul Henry’s Art Gallery is located at 416 Sibley Street in downtown Hammond, Indiana. Free parking is available in the lot directly behind the gallery between Sibley and Fayette Streets. Street parking is also available.

For more information about the gallery, call David Mueller at 219-678-5015.

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