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Week Ends, Art Begins || October 14th – October 16th

FRIDAY || October 14th, 2011

ALive Installation Project
a WALL runs down the middle of DEFIBRILLATOR. Paired and paralleled side-by-side with a wall between them, two artists present a three-hour performance installation in order to explore the boundaries between dance and performance art. This is a DANCE UNION and DEFIBRILLATOR production.

DEFIBRILLATOR Performance Art Gallery
1136 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
7:00pm
Suggested donation

Newcomer Not Novice: An Exhibition of Student Work
Part of the 1821 Loft Open House, in partnership with Chicago Artists Month with a special visit from The Tamale Spaceship.

Spudnik Press Cooperative
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622
6pm – 10pm
FREE

Yesterday’s Losers Are Tomorrow CEO’s
Hebru Brantley, the artist, born and raised in Chicago references and merges Afro-futurism while leaning heavily on iconic pop culture. Brantley tells the stories of his peers and of the spaces which they occupy. Yesterdays Losers exhibit forces cultural dialogue, take the viewer on an exploration into the lives of people that have been shunned upon and looked at differently. Yesterdays Losers are the ones, the nerds, and the outcast. However, they are the ones that end up transforming culture. The paintings of Yesterdays Loser depict triumphantly defiant beings with raw emotion, drawing from youthful expression.

Lacuna Artist Lofts & Studios
2150 S. Canalport
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

The 2nd Annual 50/50 Pilsen: Art Show
50/50 Pilsen: The Blurring of Art and Craft attempts to explore the obscured lines drawn between artists and crafters. By highlighting the skill and expression of creativity found in both the art and craft worlds, our month long event hopes to encourage further support of local artists and D.I.Y. businesses.

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

ALBERTO AGUILAR & MICHELLE ANNE HARRIS
Alberto Aguilar’s current practice merges his various roles in art and life in an attempt to capture fleeing moments, personal discoveries, and his interaction with others in tangible form. Through the expansion of his studio to include all aspects of his life his work becomes an act of fellowship which in visual form is both monumental and nostalgic.

While combining still moving videos and sounds inside sculptures, Michelle Harris’ work is a collection of object, image, sound, and text that concentrates on ideas of perception. The experience of viewing/hearing the work is like falling out of a dream. Or like in the midst of your daily commute when you can’t recall the last ten minutes of your journey and the lines between physical and imagined spaces begin to blur. In such moments, sound serves as catalyst for the mind to trail in/out of the present. Space blurs as private memories become collective ones. Distraction becomes a new form of focus as refection becomes a new form of distraction.

Roots & Culture
1034 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

“Portraits of Afghanistan”
We are excited to announce our upcoming photography exhibition, “Portraits of Afghanistan”.  Ivan Lo is the photographer behind this amazing documentary work.  Learn how you can help support this exhibition through our first fundraising campaign with Fractured Atlas!

Elephant Room, Inc.
704 S Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Il 60605
6:30 – 9:00pm
FREE

SAIC: Fall 2011 Undergraduate Exhibition
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents its Fall 2011 Undergraduate Exhibition, featuring innovative work from more than 70 talented SAIC students completing undergraduate degrees this fall. SAIC promotes crossing disciplines and challenging assumptions, and this culminating exhibition reflects that approach with a diverse range of talents across various media. Please join us in celebrating these emerging artists and designers and to see why SAIC was named “the most influential art school in the United States.”

Sullivan Galleries
33 S. State St., 7th floor
Chicago, IL 60603
6:00 – 8:00 pm
FREE

dream, in, the, act
Featuring new work by : Tom Costa, EJ Hill, Betsy Odom, Industry of the Ordinary, Mary Mattingly, Rusty Shackleford, Joey Weiss and Darren Will.  Essay by Douglas Gabriel.

dream, in, the, act presents an exhibition of new work by artists that explore a multitude of concepts, identities and media through the literary technique heteronym. A heteronym, various characters developed and presented by the same author, allows for one to consider and pursue a diverse arrangement of ideas (dream) and experiences (act). The Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa during the late 18th and early 19th centuries wrote under heteronyms that had various political, ethical, emotional and stylistic points of view. This stanza by Alvero de Campos in Time’s Passage, Pessoa’s most public heteronym, is given as a guide to view the continuity of the show.

Kunz, Vis, Projects.
2324 W Montana Street
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

LIVE PAINTING WITH LIVE MUSIC
INSPIRED ART SUITE presented by CHICAGO MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT featuring Tali Farchi and Royce Deans. October 14, live painting with improvised music and on October 15, live painting original compositions/Renee’ Baker.

Brown Rice
4432 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, Illinois
9:00pm

Suggested donation $10

Second Friday Sale and Art Event
Everything in the store will be 20-50% off from 6pm to midnight. (That includes shoes, furniture, accessories, housewares and vintage clothing.) We’ll have free refreshments and Puffs of Doom will be rocking some delicious fall cream Puffs. ALSO… we will be showcasing the photography of Phil Dembinski.

Comet Vintage
1320 w 18th street
Chicago, IL
6:00pm
FREE

SATURDAY || OCTOBER 15th, 2011

OhNo!Doom Presents: Le Petit Monstres
OhNo!Doom’s very own mini monsterpiece theater! Three larger than life artists join forces to create petite works for petit monstres! Feast your eyes on the new monstrously small works by Abe Lincoln Jr., Scott Tolleson, & Patricio Oliver.

OhNo!Doom
1800 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
6:00 – 10:00pm
FREE

18th St. Pilsen Open Studios
The 9th annual 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios will take place October 15-16, 2011, as one of the premier events of the citywide Chicago Artists Month. Extending from Western Ave. to Halsted (16th St. to 24th St.), the event will largely feature the work of artists residing in the Pilsen area, as well as other local, national, and international artists invited to exhibit at select galleries. Last year, over 4,000 people descended onto Pilsen to enjoy a celebration of art, culture and community. This year, over 75 artists will be showcasing their work in more than 35 studios, alternative spaces, and cafes.

In Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood
Extending from Western Ave. to Halsted (16th St. to 24th St.)

Colibri Studio Gallery, (2032 W. 18th Street) will be the central location for maps, tours and information of the event, as well as the boarding and departing point for buses taking visitors to the different sites.

FREE

Raymond A. Thomas Open Studio
In conjunction with Chicago Artists Month and the Fulton Street Collective, Chicago artist Raymond Thomas will have an open studio event inviting everyone in to see his latest work. Food, Drink and the best prices for original Raymond A. Thomas art ever!

Raymond A. Thomas Studio

2000 W. Fulton (corner of Fulton And Damen Aves)
Chicago, IL
9pm – 1am
Free

EXTRACT: A 2-Day Multidiscipline Art Event Opening Reception
As part of Chicago Artists Month, S3 Gallery, in conjunction with the Hive, presents: Extract; a multidiscipline, 2-day art event exploring diverse aspects of the human experience.

S3 Gallery
1907 N.Mendell, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60642
6:00 – 10:00pm
FREE

ALive Installation Project
a WALL runs down the middle of DEFIBRILLATOR. Paired and paralleled side-by-side with a wall between them, two artists present a three-hour performance installation in order to explore the boundaries between dance and performance art. This is a DANCE UNION and DEFIBRILLATOR production.

DEFIBRILLATOR Performance Art Gallery
1136 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
7:00pm

Suggested donation

Screen Printing Basics with Tara Zanzig
Join us Saturday, October 15 and Saturday, October 22 from 1 to 5 PM for a special workshop: Screen Printing Basics taught by artist Tara Zanzig. This class is great for people with no experience whatsoever. Learn the basic process of screen printing, including: concept/editioning, stencil making, registration, pulling a squeegee, ink transparency, and color layering. This process is easy to do at home.  This class is ideal for teens and adults, but we welcome younger artists if accompanied by an adult!

Rumble Arts Center
3413 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
1pm – 5pm

$10 donation, sliding-scale.  As always, no one is ever turned away for not being able to donate. We welcome all!

Opening Reception for Scott Stack and Cheryl Pope
For his long-awaited third solo show at moniquemeloche, Scott Stack presents three large-scale, optically challenging paintings made in painstakingly selected shades of grey. The new works are paintings of paintings of paintings that at one point referenced source material like film stills and historic photographic images, but the further they move away from the original reference, the more they become things in themselves that the viewer must decode.

Cheryl Pope will install another round of banners inspired by high school students from Chicago Public School Lindblom Math and Science Academy. As an artist-in-residence at Lindblom in 2010, Pope asked students to anonymously submit one truth and one lie about themselves, without designating which was which, as part of a collaborative art project.  Of the 125 submitted statements, Pope selected 20 to reproduce in the style of athletic championship banners and installed them in the Lindblom gymnasium for their initial presentation.

moniquemeloche
2154 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622
4:00 – 7:00pm
FREE

Beverly Wine & Cheese
A community wine and cheese tasting event to benefit Sutherland Elementary School and the Beverly Arts Center. Live music and “Taste of Beverly” food vendors. Buy two tickets and save $5.00.

Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60655
6:00pm

Click here to purchase tickets

LIVE PAINTING WITH LIVE MUSIC
INSPIRED ART SUITE presented by CHICAGO MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT featuring Tali Farchi and Royce Deans. October 14, live painting with improvised music and on October 15, live painting original compositions/Renee’ Baker.

Brown Rice
4432 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, Illinois
10:30pm

Suggested donation $10

Worlds Collide! Closing Reception
This is your last opportunity to see the solo exhibition of paintings by Andrew Holmquist.  Before you go, read Sixty’s article with him HERE.

Carrie Secrist Gallery
835 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL
3pm – 5pm
Free

SUNDAY || OCTOBER 16th, 2011

The COLORBORATION PROJECT
Be part of the experience! Drum! Dance! Draw! “This project is designed as an intensive experience and experiment in creative expression.” The painters, Royce Deans (Michigan) and Tali Farchi (Netherlands/Israel). The artwork created by Tali and Royce, under the influence of the music, will be for sale.

NU Hillel
629 Foster
Evanston, IL
7:30 – 9:30pm
FREE

EXTRACT: A 2-Day Multidiscipline Art Daytime Event
As part of Chicago Artists Month, S3 Gallery, in conjunction with the Hive, presents: Extract; a multidiscipline, 2-day art event exploring diverse aspects of the human experience.

S3 Gallery
1907 N.Mendell, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60642
12:00pm – 5:00pm
FREE

18th St. Pilsen Open Studios
The 9th annual 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios will take place October 15-16, 2011, as one of the premier events of the citywide Chicago Artists Month. Extending from Western Ave. to Halsted (16th St. to 24th St.), the event will largely feature the work of artists residing in the Pilsen area, as well as other local, national, and international artists invited to exhibit at select galleries. Last year, over 4,000 people descended onto Pilsen to enjoy a celebration of art, culture and community. This year, over 75 artists will be showcasing their work in more than 35 studios, alternative spaces, and cafes.

In Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood
Extending from Western Ave. to Halsted (16th St. to 24th St.)

Colibri Studio Gallery, (2032 W. 18th Street) will be the central location for maps, tours and information of the event, as well as the boarding and departing point for buses taking visitors to the different sites.

FREE

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