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Rockabillies exhibit captures the 50s

IUN will host an exhibit featuring photographs that depic the 50’s era lifestyle that is still being lived by a group of people known as “The Rockabillies”.

The photographs come from the collection of Chicago photographer Jennifer Greenburg and will be on display at The Gallery for Contemporary Art in Savannah Center through July 23. There will be a reception held on July 9 at 6 PM at the gallery.

Since 2001, Greenburg has been documenting the lives of Rockabillies who not only incorporate the 50’s style cars and clothing into their lives, but also the principles, morals and practices of the era as well. Greenburg, who herself has long been a fan of rockabilly and doo-wap music, befriended the group of mostly-young throwbacks and has traveled as far as Las Vegas to capture the images that portray, what to them is, a better way of life.

Greenburg received her B.A. in Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago and her masters from the University of Chicago. She is currently teaching photography at the College of Lake County in Grayslake and Columbia College and Harold Washington College in Chicago.

Admission to the exhibit is free. For more information call 219-980-6891.

  
Published:

07-01-2004

Media Contact:

Kim Kintz
OMC
219-980-6686
kkintz@iun.edu

Jaime Rogers
OMC - Intern
219-981-4242
jamroger@iun.edu

Ann Fritz
Gallery
219-980-6891
afritz@iun.edu
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