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Week Ends, Art Begins || October 21st – October 23rd

FRIDAY || October 21st, 2011

Hand in Glove Conference
Hand-in-Glove is a new semiannual conference that addresses the pragmatic realities and imaginative possibilities of self-organized, noncommercial and artist-run spaces, publications, residencies, and a variety of other projects that challenge traditional formats for the production and reception of art at the grass-roots level.

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Regional Art Ecosystems Panel
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch, Open time for discussions/workshops
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Unconventional Residency Programs Panel
8:00 – 10:00 PM: Propeller Fund Award Ceremony and MDW Fair Vernissage

Geolofts and threewalls
3636 S. Iron St.
Chicago, IL 60609

Register HERE

MDW Fair Fall Showcase
Formed in spring 2011 as a collaborative project between the Public Media Institute, Roots & Culture and threewalls. The MDW Fair was conceived as a showcase for independent art initiatives, spaces, galleries and artist groups from the Chicago metropolitan area. The initial fair, which took place April 23 & 24th of 2011, drew large crowds and press from ArtSlant, The Chicago Tribune, New City, Bad at Sports and more as Chicagoans gathered for a special focus on the visual arts in their county.

This fall, The MDW Fair presents an exposition of solo and duo exhibitions curated by small not-for-profits, artist-run spaces, emerging galleries, collectives and independent curators. For the Fall Showcase, MDW invited proposals from spaces across the United States and we selected participants based on these proposals.

Vernissage: Friday October 21, 8-11pm

Saturday Noon to 6pm
Sunday Noon to 6pm

The Geolofts
3636 S Iron St.
Chicago, Illinois
$5 Admission

20th Anniversary Lumpen Magazine #117 Released
For this special issue Plural Design created an overview of 20 years and 116 issues of the publication. It features an 80 page magazine with a 24 page BONUS publication inside. The magazine is printed entirely in full color and features spreads, articles and images from previous issues. Here are some sneak peeks at the two covers.

The magazine will be released on Friday, October 21, at several art shows and venues in Bridgeport including: the MDW Fair vernissage at the Geolofts; the opening of Judy Natal’s exhibition at the Co-Prosperity Sphere and the opening for Thad Kellstadt at Eastern Expansion.

If you didn’t get a chance to pick up a copy at those locations they will also be available at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar. DJ Joe Bryl will be spinning for us all night long. Stay tuned for our 20th Anniversary Ale that Half Acre Brewing Company made for the occasion.

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar
960 W 31st Street
Chicago, IL
… Until 2am
FREE

3rd Friday / JAWAchic Opening
JAWAchic, Jewelry And Wearable Art Chicago will be at the Zhou B Art Center Friday, October 21 from 5pm to 10pm. Saturday, October 22 from 12pm to 6pm. Sunday, October 23 from 12pm to 5pm. The show will feature a group of 15 artists that go beyond the traditional perceptions of clothing and jewelry.

Zhou B Art Center
1029 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL
FREE

Artists Of EastBank Open Studios // “Creative Cornerstones” Opening Reception
“Creative Cornerstones” opening reception in the 4E Gallery, 4th Floor. Original work by the Artists of Eastbank: Pam Hamilton, Lora Delestowicz-Wierzbowski, Hal Link, Erwin Overes, Marci Rubin, Lisa Limas, Amanda Williams, Joe Turner, Eunice Carson, Dobrilla Pintar, Susan Deming, Lelde Kalmite, Turtel Onli, Julian Williams, Deborah Ervin and Fred Camper.

Bridgeport Art Center
1200 West 35th St at Racine
Chicago, IL
5:00 –10:00pm
FREE

Def Jam 25: A Conversation with Bill Adler and Cey Adams
“Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label”, celebrating the company’s 25th Anniversary.

This is the first event for the book following it’s gala debut in New York. It’s a one-day show in Chicago on the night of Friday, October 21, 2011. The book’s author and founding publicist of Def Jam, Bill Adler, and the founding art director for Def Jam and graphic artist for the book, Cey Adams, will lead a video/slide lecture and Q&A about the book and will also teach a two-hour art workshop that day at a location TBA.

The book will be available from publisher, Rizzoli New York, on October 11th. Books will be available on October 21st for purchase, and Bill and Cey will be signing them.

Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 10:00pm

Thad Kellstadt: This House Ain’t a Home
Behind the wall, up in the ceiling and under the floor is an absurd landscape. Silent and out of view, this hidden support network waits, slowly transforming banal materiality into new substances.

The multimedia installation, This House Ain’t a Home, imagines possible interior lives of objects and materials.

Eastern Expansion
244 W 31st Street
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

Future Perfect: Photographs, Video, sound, sculpture, By Judy Natal
Judy Natal is an Associate Professor of Photography at Columbia College Chicago, and is the author of EarthWords published in 2004 and Neon Boneyard Las Vegas A-Z, published in 2006.

Her photographs are in the permanent public collections of the California Museum of Photography, Center for Creative Photography, the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among others. Her work has been exhibited at Projects International and Photograph Gallery in New York City, the Nelson Atkins Museum, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C., and the Sao Paulo Biennal.

The Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219-21 South Morgan Street
Chicago Illinois, 60608
6:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

Jason Robert Bell: I Believe in Harvey Dent or Three Months in Valparaiso
In Bell’s fourth installment of the Tetragrammatron Archive, the artist poses riddles in the form of three sculptural assemblages; Caveman Robot, The City of Monumenta, and The Sword. Monumenta is home base for Caveman Robot, a fictional character created by Bell melding the primitive with the futuristic. Caveman Robot has been the subject of previous projects, comics, animation, object-making, and performances for Bell, but also represents a mascot for a stillborn multi-media million dollar Hollywood deal accompanied by an endless collection of related artifacts. It is a humble symbol for an artist confronting failure in an attempt to fully self-actualize, as experienced during a three month stint in Valparaiso, Chile.

Thomas Robertello Gallery
27 N Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607
6:00 – 8:00pm
FREE

ADAM EKBERG: Transmissions From The Outpost
Transmissions From The Outpost further explores Ekberg’s modus operandi; combining materials from the human world inhabiting natural and domestic spaces with highly nuanced uses of light. Among his influences, Ekberg cites his personal experiences as a hospice care-giver, analog radio transmissions heard from desolate locations, and watching a barn burn to the ground as a child. The resulting images transmit his activities and explorations, a life lived on the margins and in the shadows, reported back through analog means. Ekberg’s simultaneous absence and presence further communicates a separateness and uncanny luminosity, challenging belief systems and questioning the unseen.

Thomas Robertello Gallery
27 N Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607
6:00 – 8:00pm
FREE

SATURDAY || OCTOBER 22nd, 2011

Hand in Glove Conference
Hand-in-Glove is a new semiannual conference that addresses the pragmatic realities and imaginative possibilities of self-organized, noncommercial and artist-run spaces, publications, residencies, and a variety of other projects that challenge traditional formats for the production and reception of art at the grass-roots level.

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Archiving Artist-run History Panel
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch, Open time for discussions/workshops
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Fundraising and Organizational Strategies Panel

Geolofts and threewalls
3636 S. Iron St.
Chicago, IL 60609

Register HERE

DONT FRET: MAN…THE TIMES…MAN
Maxwell Colette Gallery will unveil its vicious new installation space on October 22nd presenting the first-ever solo show from Chicago- native Dont Fret. With distinctive visual style and dry humor Dont Fret juxtaposes old and new, then and now, to create light-hearted space and time in which nothing really fits and everything seems absurd.

MAN…THE TIMES…MAN will showcase the hand painted, life-sized paste-up characters Dont Fret is best known for, and that have graced walls from Chicago to San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Munich, Prague and Salzberg. In addition the show will feature seldom seen smaller scale works. Portraits, witticisms, musings and sentiments are all presented within the context of a hand-crafted, multi-cultural melange of detritus. Alongside these unique works, Dont Fret will be releasing a series of hand-finished, limited-edition prints.

Maxwell Colette Gallery
908 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
6:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

Warehouse Junkies Vol.4 – Record Sale
Come on by for our 4th edition of Warehouse Junkies Record sale! And we all know vinyl just sounds better!! Many independent sellers and a few participating stores. Let’s get digging!!

Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 S. Halsted
Chicago, Illinois
12:00 – 5:00pm
$5.00 entry fee

Release Party for PHONEBOOK 3
PHONEBOOK 3, in its third edition, lists over 750 artist projects, residencies, and resources in the United States and featuring essays by the people that run them. The release party for PHONEBOOK will be hosted by Salon Saloon from Minneapolis, MN, the Upper Middle West’s #1 Live-Action Arts Magazine.

Phonebook is available through our website for $25 or only $15 for orders of 10 or more.

Pre-order Phonebook HERE

threewalls
119 N. Peoria #2C
Chicago, IL 60607

MDW Fair Fall Showcase
Formed in spring 2011 as a collaborative project between the Public Media Institute, Roots & Culture and threewalls. The MDW Fair was conceived as a showcase for independent art initiatives, spaces, galleries and artist groups from the Chicago metropolitan area. The initial fair, which took place April 23 & 24th of 2011, drew large crowds and press from ArtSlant, The Chicago Tribune, New City, Bad at Sports and more as Chicagoans gathered for a special focus on the visual arts in their county.

This fall, The MDW Fair presents an exposition of solo and duo exhibitions curated by small not-for-profits, artist-run spaces, emerging galleries, collectives and independent curators. For the Fall Showcase, MDW invited proposals from spaces across the United States and we selected participants based on these proposals.

Vernissage: Friday October 21, 8-11pm

Saturday Noon to 6pm
Sunday Noon to 6pm

The Geolofts
3636 S Iron St.
Chicago, Illinois
$5 Admission

“Creating Community Through the Arts” Panel Discussion” // Eastbank Building 100th Anniversary Party
The Discussion will center on how the arts can and have been used to build communities and in this age of downtrend economics how the arts can strengthen communities.

Participants include: Carlos Tortolero, President NMMA; Patric McCoy, Executive Director of Diaspora Rhythms; Giselle Mercier, Executive Director of Pros Arts Studio; Jose Barrera, Principal Columbia Explorer Academy.

Eastbank Building 100th Anniversary Party
Featuring: Scarlet Monk, DJs Veganinblack & Dominion Sound and lighting production by Teknosis Audio.

Panel Discussion: 4:00 – 6:00pm, 5th floor
Anniversary Party: 7:00 –10:00pm, 5th floor

Bridgeport Art Center
1200 West 35th St at Racine
Chicago, IL
FREE

Screen Printing Basics with Tara Zanzig
Join us 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!

This 8 hour workshop will be broken into two intensive 4 hour sessions.  At the end of 8 hours, the participants will be able to produce a small edition of a 2-3 color print.  We encourage participatnts to attend both sessions; however, drop-ins for a class of 4 hours will be able to produce a small edition of a 1-2 color print.

Rumble Arts Center
3413 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
1:00 – 5:00pm

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

More Supernatural Chicago
Haunting, interactive and entertaining. Neil Tobin introduces BAC patrons to some of Chicago’s most well documented paranormal events, brought to life through spooky stories combined with interactive demonstrations of mindreading, magic and other phenomena that involve the audience in memorable ways. It’s sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic and always memorable.

Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111th St
Chicago, IL 60655
8:00pm

Purchase tickets HERE

SUNDAY || OCTOBER 23rd, 2011

The Perpetual Motion of a Still Life
Using materials drawn from the demolished gardener’s cottage located on the property of Ryerson Woods and the mutable image of the still life, artists Sara Black, Joseph Belknap and Sarah Belknap have generated an evolving performance installation on the Brushwood site at Ryerson Woods. This project considers the exacting and extravagant… beauty of landscape and still life imagery as held in a precarious juxtaposition with the fleeting, indeterminate and transformative deep ecology of Ryerson Woods. Artists will be working onsite September 18, September 25 and October 9.

In conjunction with the evolving installation outside, artists Jeanne Dunning, Jessica Labatte, Mark Rospenda, Claire Ashley, and Kristina Paabus exhibit works of photography, drawing and painting inside Brushwood. The works in this group exhibition, as curated by Black and Belknap, further consider the historical role of still life and landscape painting as an attempt to describe truth through imagery while delicately revealing a much richer world of fragmentation, transformation and decay.

Please join us for refreshments while talking with artists at the artist reception on October 23 between 1-3pm.

Friends of Ryerson Woods
21850 N. Riverwoods Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
1:00 – 4:00pm
FREE

“Ancestral Footsteps”
In West Africa the Marketplace is where ART and SPIRIT  dance as one through visual and performance art. Come and join us as we follow our Ancestral Footsteps in this diverse exhibition which combines culture, history, spirituality and vision.

Faie African Art Gallery/ Cottage Gallery
4315 South Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60653
4:00 – 8:00pm
FREE

Hand in Glove Conference
Hand-in-Glove is a new semiannual conference that addresses the pragmatic realities and imaginative possibilities of self-organized, noncommercial and artist-run spaces, publications, residencies, and a variety of other projects that challenge traditional formats for the production and reception of art at the grass-roots level.

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Closing Brunch with Remarks by Ted Purves and open discussion on the future of the Alliance of Independent Arts Organizers at threewalls

threewalls
119 N. Peoria #2C
Chicago, IL 60607

Register HERE

MDW Fair Fall Showcase
Formed in spring 2011 as a collaborative project between the Public Media Institute, Roots & Culture and threewalls. The MDW Fair was conceived as a showcase for independent art initiatives, spaces, galleries and artist groups from the Chicago metropolitan area. The initial fair, which took place April 23 & 24th of 2011, drew large crowds and press from ArtSlant, The Chicago Tribune, New City, Bad at Sports and more as Chicagoans gathered for a special focus on the visual arts in their county.

This fall, The MDW Fair presents an exposition of solo and duo exhibitions curated by small not-for-profits, artist-run spaces, emerging galleries, collectives and independent curators. For the Fall Showcase, MDW invited proposals from spaces across the United States and we selected participants based on these proposals.

Vernissage: Friday October 21, 8-11pm

Saturday Noon to 6pm
Sunday Noon to 6pm

The Geolofts
3636 S Iron St.
Chicago, Illinois
$5 Admission

Artful Brunch // Artists Of EastBank Open Studios
“Creative Cornerstones” opening reception in the 4E Gallery, 4th Floor. Original work by the Artists of Eastbank: Pam Hamilton, Lora Delestowicz-Wierzbowski, Hal Link, Erwin Overes, Marci Rubin, Lisa Limas, Amanda Williams, Joe Turner, Eunice Carson, Dobrilla Pintar, Susan Deming, Lelde Kalmite, Turtel Onli, Julian Williams, Deborah Ervin and Fred Camper.

Artful Brunch: Noon, 3rd floor
Open Studios: 1:00 –6:00pm

Bridgeport Art Center
1200 West 35th St at Racine
Chicago, IL

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