from The Art Gallery at City Hall
EMBRACING BLACK CULTURE:
Artwork from the students of Fall Creek Junior High
Facebook Live Event: February 12th at 6:30pm
2nd Floor MINI EXHIBIT
at The Art Gallery at City Hall
MUSIC AND COVER ART:
The Art of Hugh Syme
Hugh Syme is a painter, illustrator, and graphic artist. Drawing and painting began at an early age, but his formal education came from the New School of Art in Toronto and York University in York, England.
Apart from producing his own ever-evolving personal body of work over the years, Hugh is probably best known as the man responsible for Rush’s album cover art. He has designed and created artwork for hundreds of musicians including Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Celine Dion, Meatloaf, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Styx, Warrant, Jimmy Page, Asia, KISS, Chick Korea, Indiana’s own Carrie Newcomer and Krista Detor, and of course Rush, along with so many more.
Hugh is as versatile as his art, having designed and created the graphics for Steve Binder’s Elvis ’68 Comeback Special book and all ancillary elements. He has designed Meteor17 and Fathom Events ventures with Diana Ross, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix: The Acoustic Experience, along with multiple film, television, and book enterprises. Hugh designed covers for all of Neil Peart’s books — currently completing what will be Neil’s only posthumous publication Sports Cars of The 60’s. He has recently finished illustrating and designing Graham Nash’s new book Our House.
In addition, Syme has worked on advertising campaigns for Accenture, Denon, Xerox, AT&T, The David Geffen Company, The Washington Post, Virgin, Bausch & Lomb, Universal Studios, Miramax, Forbes, Panasonic, Paramount, MGM Grand, Microsoft, Sony, Alpine Audio, Disney, Time Warner, Eli Lily, Pfizer, Samuel Adams Beer, and numerous international advertising agencies. He has also contributed his vision and artistic style to a wide range of video game and DVD/Blu-ray packaging designs.
Hugh now lives in Indiana – in the same town as his three daughters – Hadley, Maggie, and Abbey.
Special Reception with Hugh Syme
Friday, March 19, 2021