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Week Ends, Art Begins || September 30th – October 2nd

From horror flicks to Fluxus poems to Art Walks from one end of the city to the other – this weekend there is something happening for everyone. Below is a short list of art related events Sixty put together – we’d like to share them with you.

FRIDAY || SEPTEMBER 30th, 2011

The Space of the Encounter MATTHEW CONNORS | RACHEL HERMAN | MEREDITH MILLER | MARIA PERKOVIC
The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago is very pleased to present works by Alumni from both our graduate and undergraduate programs for our 2011 Alumni Exhibition. Curated by Cassandra Troyan and Zachary Cahill

DOVA Temporary
5228 S. Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
6:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

50/50 Pilsen Art Show
The Blurring of Art and Craft attempts to explore the blurring of lines between artists and crafters. By highlighting the skill and expression of creativity found in both the art and craft worlds, we hope to encourage further support of local artists and D.I.Y. businesses and to facilitate a rethinking of the relationship between art and consumerism within our American corporate run culture. The show will feature 15-20 prominent local crafters in a variety of genres. Please see the artist page to learn more about the array of goods that will be on display.

Chicago Arts District Exhibition Gallery
1915 South Halsted
Chicago, Illinois
6:00 – 10:00pm
FREE

This event also takes place Saturday, Oct. 1st from 12:00 – 7:00pm and Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 12:00 – 6:00pm.

Voices of Resistance 10: REVISION
Marwen and The Chicago South Asian Progressive Action Collective presents Voices of Resistance 10: REVISION, a multi-media exhibition and performance evening, reflecting on the past ten years of political issues the local South Asian community has faced since 9/11.

Marwen
833 N. Orleans
Chicago, IL 60610
5:00 -7:00pm
Tickets: 18 and under free; $10 tickets in advance; $15 tickets at the door.

Opening reception for “Write Now: Artists & Letterforms”
“For as long as there have been alphabets artists have explored letterform, employing fundamental element of written communication in many ways other than the setting of the text. This exhibition presents recent works using letters and text in painting, printmaking, sculpture and video. Included in this exhibition is a Fluxus project with international submissions of mail art and concrete poetry.”

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St.
Chicago, IL
5:30 – 7:30pm
FREE

Land and Escape New Work by Amanda Gutierrez
The stories presented in “Land and escape”, are immigrant’s memories exposing their personal journey and adaptation process in foreign countries. Labor is the main motivation of displacement and settlement in each story. The subjects converge in places such as Askeaton, in Ireland, Oaxaca in Mexico, and Chicago in the US. Concepts of memory, space and homesickness are intimately related in this video series. The exploration of these topics is guided by formal conventions related to documentary.

This project aims to develop a visual narrative based on a collection of audio narratives (voice over) and their connection to related landscapes, as the main source of visual remembrance. In this exploration the project confronts the narrative over its construction, creating different interpretations through formal problems and questions about the subjects motives.

Cobalt Studio
1950 W. 21st St, Storefront
Chicago, IL 60608
6:00 – 10:00pm
Free

SATURDAY || OCTOBER 1st, 2011

WPA 2.0, a brand new deal
This series of programs presented by Portoluz looks at the conditions that gave rise to The New Deal reforms and explores the parallels that are relevant today. On October 1st, Thomas Lucas, Director of Printmaking at Lillstreet Art Center and Paster Printer at Hummingbird Press leads the panel discussion: The African American Contribution to Printmaking Innovation and Design during the WPA Period.

South Side Community Art Center
3831 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
2pm
Free

Open Studio Event at Wolcott Studios
The five artists who work diligently at Wolcott Studios are opening their doors to the public! We invite you to come and enjoy the work of Wolcott Studios artists: Adam Grossi (painting/drawing), Grant Schexnider (painting), James Sommerfeldt (bespoke fashion footwear), Lee Tracy (painting) and Rebecca Uhle (photography & mixed media collage). The evening’s guest artists include: Thad Kellstadt, who will be presenting painting and sculpture, and Chris Tourre of Arcade Brewery, who will be showcasing specialty artist sodas.

There will also be generally enjoyable things like popcorn and beverages, as well as a wide variety of guests with divergent social narratives. All artists will be present to welcome you into their spaces and chat with you about what they’re up to.

Wolcott Studios
409 North Wolcott Avenue
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 10:00pm
FREE

Lillstreet Open House at 10th Anniversary Ravenswood Artwalk!
Stroll the Ravenswood corridor during Ravenswood Artwalk to meet more than 250 artists, listen to live bands, and dine on the foods and libations of local restaurants from 11am-7pm on Saturday, October 1st, and 11am-6pm on October 2nd.

With activities for all ages, everyone in your family will enjoy this Autumn celebration during Ravenswood Artwalk, an official Chicago Artists Month event.

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL
12:00 – 5:00pm
FREE

“Painted Video Session” A Workshop with ED JR.
Create a work of art to be projected in the Glass Curtain Gallery in conjunction with the CoLaboratory exhibition. ED JR., is a Chicago based art collective involving Edra Soto, Deborah Boardman, Jeroen Nelemans and Ryan Richey.

Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Avenue, 1st Fl
Chicago, Illinois
3:00 – 5:00pm
FREE

RSVP by visiting the Glass Curtain Gallery or email Mark Porter @ mporter@colum.edu

Time/Space
R&D Celebrates its one year anniversary with a special group exhibition Contemporary theory proves that time is an elastic concept based on human perception. Humans perceive the passage of time at alternate rates during periods of high stimulation and near death experience. Time is also warped by based on one’s proximity from the earth. Time and space: exhibition wherein a select group of artists explore their personal relationship with time in the context of the gallery space.

R&D Gallery
2000 N Halsted
Chicago, IL
7:00 – 10:00pm
FREE

BRING ME CLOSE: Aidan Fitzpatrick & Kasia Houlihan
Bring Me Close presents the work of emerging Chicago based artists, Aidan Fitzpatrick and Kasia Houlihan. Working primarily in photography and video, both artists employ conceptual strategies at the same time as they take a personal and emotional approach to their media. Through delicate compositions that focus on patterns, textures and the play of natural light, Fitzpatrick’s photographs depict everyday and ephemeral moments that carry quiet emotional overtones. The artist presents a photo book and a series of prints.

Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
3:30pm
FREE

Peanut Gallery FUNdraiser Show
Peanut Gallery is moving to 1000 N. California and to celebrate / help with expenses we are hosting an epic fundraiser show at Cafe Mustache this Saturday, Oct. 1st. Live music, art auction and raffle with prizes from Odd Obsession Video, Genesis Art Supply, The Bike Lane, Orbit Room and others. There will also be a RVCA men’s and women’s sample sale with a large portion of the proceeds going directly to the gallery (cash only please). Come hang out with some great people, stock up on some Fall / Winter gear on the super steep and cheap and show some support for the gallery and all the amazing artists that will be calling Peanut home! We heart you all and can’t wait to see you this weekend!

Cafe Mustache
2313 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois
8:00 – 10:00pm

Out of LINE Group Exhibition
Where line is commonly used to create something recognizable, we will look deeper in to how line has a powerful presence in and of itself, outside of the traditional realm of drawing. We will explore line perhaps through the eyes of graphic disorder or submission, complex and intricate geometrical or organic patterns, blind contour or automatic drawing, and surrealist automatism. There are no rules or rulers (unless you insist)…

Prak-sis Gallery
1917 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL
7:00 – 11:00pm
FREE

North Coast Video Presents: Roxaboxen 24 Hour Horror Film Fest: Horror 101
Join us again for 24 hours of gut-spilling, jugular-slashing, eyeball-mutilating, blood-splattering horror films and free coffee. Entrance to this event will only cost you your soul. Nothing more. Films include: Suspiria, The House of the Devil, Evil Dead, House (Hausu), The People Under The, Stairs, Motel Hell, The Burning, Drag Me To Hell, Rosemary’s Baby, Dolls, Let The Right One In, Ju-On, The Untold Story (Hong Kong) and Fright Night.

*A time schedule will be up soon. Get scared.

Roxaboxen Exhibitions
2130 W. 21st Street
Chicago, IL
Saturday10:00 pm – Sunday at 10:30pm
FREE

Art Depth’s 2nd Annual ART PARTY & 1st open DRAW-A-THON
Meet under Chicago skies for an unforgettable experience, and come prepared to CREATE. Inspiration will be provided in the form of figure models in costume, live entertainment, music by Featured Sound Artist Maja Bijedic (aka DJ ROMASOUL) http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20004181 and more. Plus, an interactive photo studio for impromptu phot…o sessions as well as quick-sketch opportunities.

Bring your own easel & art supplies or you can borrow ours while supplies last. Dick Blick Art Materials is generously providing brand new sketch pads for participating artists, so show up early and get your free sketchpad to keep (as if the event itself wasn’t enough). Space is also limited so best to arrive early to claim your spot. Models will be situated on separate platforms which will allow artists the opportunity for short and long sketches. Enjoy the music and scenes as you immerse yourself in the process of creating.

Mautene Court
1264 N. Milwaukee Court
Chicago, IL
12:00 – 5:00pm
FREE

SUNDAY || OCTOBER 2nd, 2011

50/50 Pilsen Art Show
The Blurring of Art and Craft attempts to explore the blurring of lines between artists and crafters. By highlighting the skill and expression of creativity found in both the art and craft worlds, we hope to encourage further support of local artists and D.I.Y. businesses and to facilitate a rethinking of the relationship between art and consumerism within our American corporate run culture. The show will feature 15-20 prominent local crafters in a variety of genres. Please see the artist page to learn more about the array of goods that will be on display.

Chicago Arts District Exhibition Gallery
1915 South Halsted
Chicago, Illinois
12:00 – 6:00pm
FREE

This event also takes place Friday, Sept. 30 from 6:00 – 10:00pm and Saturday, Oct. 1st from 12:00 – 7:00pm.

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