Posted in Facilities, Overview on Monday, May 7th, 2012
SAIC staff have been working around the clock in preparation for today’s historic dedication of the first ever SAIC campus center–The LeRoy Neiman Center. We took an early morning stroll through the space to give you just a sampling (see below) of what you will see when you come to today’s dedication event. It’s incredible!
The LeRoy Neiman Center Dedication
TODAY! May 7, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave.
Students, faculty, and staff, come be part of this historic event as we dedicate SAIC’s first ever campus center! The community celebration for the new LeRoy Neiman Center will be today from 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. in the Sharp Building.
Check out the space and participate in some fabulous events such as:
- Grand opening reception for Act 1: Absence Makes it Real in the new Student Union Galleries space
- Video wall featuring the work of Lee Blalock entitled Remote
- Music provided by Free Radio SAIC
- Tastings from the menu of SAIC’s new food vendor Food for Thought
- Neiman Center tweet wall where you can share your experience, use the hastag #neimancenter to share your thoughts
- Authentic photo booth where you can take your photo with your own Neiman “stache”
- And much more!
Free food, t-shirts, photos, and lots of fun!
Posted in Construction progress, Facilities on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
We’re 5 days ways from the LeRoy Neiman Center Dedication! Final touches are being made to complete the center for its historic unveiling to the community this coming Monday, May 7. If you’ve been in the Sharp building recently you will have noticed that the beautiful LeRoy and Janet Neiman mural, Summertime on the Indiana Dunes, (1965), has been installed and is ready for its unveiling to the SAIC community next week. The exterior building scaffolding has been taken down, sidewalks cleaned, and the new entrance facade exposed, all allowing for light to pour into the new space. Can’t wait until we are able to experience the space first hand at the dedication event on Monday.
Posted in Construction progress, Facilities on Monday, April 9th, 2012
Posted by Rae Ulrich, Executive Director of Web and eCommunications.
I was in the Sharp Building recently and could not help but notice how transformed the entrance lobby was. It felt more welcoming and airy. The most immediate change I noticed was the broader sense of space. As I was waiting for the elevator, I scanned the space and noticed the beautiful channel glass installed above the south wall construction entrance doors. With this glass installed, daylight was flooding into the space. I also noticed the prepped wall space above the elevators. This is where LeRoy and Janet Byrne Neiman’s 56-foot-long, eight-foot-tall mural, entitled Summertime on the Indiana Dunes, (1965), will be installed. Just imagine how beautiful the space will feel once the mural is in place the new doors are installed. All the daylight coming in from the large exterior windows will then be able to sweep into the lobby space. The lobby will feel like a true front door to SAIC and our community.