Fall Smash - 2019
Annual Benefit Fundraiser Event
This September, we proudly celebrated Edgar Miller Legacy’s 5th year of programming and our mission to preserve Edgar Miller’s creative spirit and share his inspiring art and design. We were happy to celebrate with members of our wonderful community, preservationists, artists, and educators, who all have supported our work over the past few years.
We also celebrated in gratitude Terra Foundation for American Art for all that they have done for the arts community in Chicago and beyond, and for their support of Edgar miller Legacy. We presented them with our inaugural Champion Award. We also wish to offer a special thanks to all of our event sponsors: Gary Metzner + Scott Johnson, Lisa Yun Lee, Paul Janicki Architects, Sotheby’s Chicago, Barbara Fuldner, Daniel Nisbet, Julie Mamolen Bleicher, Dan Dallas, Jamey Lundblad + Bill Melamed, Neoteric Design, and Susan + Arthur Pearson. Thanks also goes out to Candid Cocktails, Dark Matter Coffee, J&L Catering, A New Leaf, Giordano Dance Chicago, Glessner House, Dino Stoneking, M&G Graphics, Karl Clifton-Soderstrom, Sharon Bladholm, and The LeRoy Bach Trio for their in-kind and event support. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
Members’ Mixer @ Eastlake Studio
Wednesday, July 24th
We were thrilled to host our first Members’ Mixer event on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 at the Eastlake Studio space, which also boasts a wonderful 180-degree terrace view, standing right across the street from the spectacular Carbide & Carbon Building and the beautiful London Guarantee Building along the river. Located in the space of the old Edgar Miller-designed and decorated Tavern Club, Eastlake Studio is now an architecture firm who has done great work to enliven the space. For this event, we hosted a brief lecture on the Tavern Club's history and Miller's work created within its walls.
Community Arts Celebration
- One-Day Edgar Miller Art Exhibition -
Saturday, June 1st - 12:00 - 6:00 PM
We were proud to hold at our new home on Sedgwick Street this year's Community Art Celebration, hosted with our partners and neighbors at Art on Sedgwick. This year we featured a special One Day Edgar Miller Exhibition, with community members bringing together some of their unique Edgar Miller pieces for a temporary one-day show. Edgar Miller Legacy staff and volunteers were on hand to present and talk about the diverse types of art on display that Miller mastered throughout his lifetime. This event was on Saturday, June 1st anytime between 12:00 and 6:00 PM at the Marshall Field Garden Community Center, at 1406 North Sedgwick Street in Chicago. Thanks to all who came to learn about the art, and to those who shared their private collections!
Mid-century Murals Mixer at the Standard Club
Thank you for joining us for this year’s Mid-century Murals Mixer at the Standard Club for another fabulous event! It was great to get the chance to spend the evening with everyone as fellow appreciators of Edgar's work, spirit, and his love of having a good time. We’re thrilled to have partnered with the Standard Club to allow us into their exclusive members-only lounge, and to allow us to tour some of the special decorative and fine art pieces in the club’s collection. A very special thank you to Tim Samuelson for joining us and sharing the amazing story of Edgar Miller's awe-inspiring Great Chicago Fire murals.