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Week Ends, Art Begins || November 11th – November 13th

FRIDAY || November 11th, 2011

ART FAIR 2011: EXHIBITION AND ART SALE
Art work by teaching artists, students, alumni, and staff will be on display and for sale. Proceeds benefit the artists and Marwen programs for under-served youth.

Catering is by e.leaven Food Company. Beer is provided by Half Acre.

Marwen
833 North Orleans Street
Chicago, IL
6:30 – 10:30pm
$40 Admission to event / Includes food and drink
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Lift A Glass Wine Tasting & Auction
LIFT provides education, leadership training and service opportunities to highpotential, underprivileged children in a residential setting in Tamil Nadu, India. Let them know they’re important by LIFTing a Glass and toasting their success as you help them realize their dreams.

Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 9:00pm
$50 in advance, $65 at the door

Creative Liberation Rahmaan Statik Solo Show

Creative Liberation is the 2011 collection of paintings by Rahmaan Statik on display from November 11 to December 11 2011 at the R.G.B Lounge.The Creative Liberation exhibition is a depiction of what happens when artist produce art for personal practice, with no intention of gaining personal commerce. (Yet every painting on display is to gain personal profits.) This body of work challenges com…mon ideas of social constructs, and stereo types. The motive behind this work is to inspire people to produce art that can save the world, challenge governments, and to liberate artistic oppressed people. The function of this solo exhibition is to promote the public taking control of there visual reality and to deregulate all zoning laws against any form of public art in public space. To have Creative Liberation is to end all censorship on all forms of art and return creative control back to the artist.

RGB Lounge
1420 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL
7:00 – 11:30pm
FREE

“Second Fridays” at Lacuna Artist Loft Studios
Lacuna is excited to open its doors to the general public every Second Friday for this all-building, open-studios event, featuring painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers/retailers/distributors, multi-media designers, and more!

Also, come check out our 23,000sf gallery space on the first floor, currently showing “Yesterday’s Losers” by Chicago Artists Month featured artist, Hebru Brantley!

Lacuna Artist Loft Studios
2150 South Canalport
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 10:00pm
FREE

FAB Studios’ Second Fridays Open Studios
Join the FAB studios members on ten floors of this historic building for visual art, music, bookstores, jewelry, gallery openings, food and refreshments.

Fine Arts Building
410 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
5:00 – 10:00pm
FREE

FALL OPEN HOUSE @ North Shore Studio
We are people with and without disabilities creating an artistic culture to realize our full potential. Meet the artists and their work. Food and snacks provided.

North Shore Studios
12963 Johns Drive
Glen View, IL 60025
231-884-4639
10:00am – 2:00pm
FREE
*This event also takes place on Saturday November 12th

Emmy Star Brown at Argo Tea
I have been selected as the first artist to display at Argo Tea’s newest location in the Tribune Tower. This show features a brand new series of glass window paintings and hand-painted flowerpots. Please join me on Opening Night to receive complimentary Pumpkin Chai and delicious baked goods. The evening will also be filled with the beautiful sounds of Magnolia Strings’ violin duet, Christine Albarran and Heather Williamson.

Argo Tea, Tribune Tower
435 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
6:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

HOLOCENE OVERKILL
What has become of our bodies? What have we become? Defibrillator performance art gallery presents HOLOCENE OVERKILL Phase 2 by Antibody Corporation.

Performed by:
Jose Hernandez
Carole McCurdy
Adam Rose

*Friday night will also feature an LP release and live performance by SpacerWoman // This event also takes place on Saturday November 12th.

Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery
1136 North Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL
9:00pm
$10 Suggested Donation

Lumpen 20th Anniversary Party + Release of The Chairman
The Chairman is a very limited release. It’s an Imperial Red Ale created to remember the men and women who worked on Lumpen magazine and became Chairmen of the Boring Theoretical Party (BTP). The Boring Theoretical Party began in the 1990’s. It was Lumpen magazine’s response to the bori…ng, and uh, theoretically inclined armchair lefties. We started a “Worker’s Newspaper” edited by Chairman Thar, our beloved leader. Our symbols were the Armadillo and the Hoe. We had a theme song, a salute (raised fist while yawning), and we promoted that everyone should be the Chairman of their own Party.

Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar
960 W 31st Street
Chicago, IL 60608
7:00 – 10:00pm
FREE

TEEBS  & Lady Luck After Party
For our last show of this years programming…Pawn Works Presents: Teebs ‘Lady Luck’ L.A. based artist Teebs is more than just another painter in Southern California’s flourishing contemporary art scene, he’s also an accomplished music producer for L.A. based label Brainfeeder. With his largest and most extensive body of work in over 2 years, Lady Luck is the result of the artists thoughts spilled over the last few years, built… around the excitement and experiences of the release of his first record whilst traveling all over the world.

The juxtaposition of gentleness in the images and the technicolor aesthetic lends itself to the subtle execution that Teebs uses to immediately define a mood within his work. Much like his music, the tone in his artwork is one of intoxicating amusement. It’s whimsical, gentle and joyful on the surface but upon examination unveils some of the more intricate and abrasive elements. Lady Luck will feature many large-scale works on wood, hand-painted installation elements and a handful of original artwork created on blank record sleeves. Through this body of work Teebs has found himself, once again, speaking and working within a language he truly understands.

Join us for the opening reception followed by an after party featuring the music of Brainfeeder’s Teebs and friends at Beauty Bar Chicago.

Teebs Opening Reception:
Pawn Works
1050 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
7:00 – 10:00pm
FREE

Lady Luck After Party:
Beauty Bar
1444 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
Doors Open at 9pm / 21+
$5 Admission
Limited Advance Tickets Available Here

Scott Jarrett: In the Lining
Heaven Gallery welcomes a solo show of new work by Scott Jarrett. In the Lining is an exhibition of reworked and reconsidered materials, objects, and histories selected by Jarrett according to a set of rules and regulations imposed upon long meditative walks throughout various neighborhoods. The imposed sets of rules and personal restraints that form the selection process are also applied to the making, w…hich slows down intuition and desire, just enough to treat each piece of material as an individual history with transformed ambitions and qualities that constantly present themselves as the enveloped capacity to be seized, altered, or privileged.

In the past, Jarrett has photographed his assemblages of objects and places in a similar method, but left the world outside on its own terms. Now, these things have been brought inside his studio where the making might serve best thought of as a partnership entering into a new application.

Heaven Gallery
1550 N Milwaukee Ave. 2nd floor
Chicago, IL
7:00 – 11:00pm
FREE

Art Event and Sale at Comet Vintage
Join us at Comet this Friday for our monthly sale and art event. All merchandise will be 20-50% off and our friends the Puffs of Doom will be here with their latest delights. Featured this month will be the work of local Pilsen artist, Martha A. Wade. Its 11-11-11 AND OUR 6TH MONTH ANNIVERSARY so this party will be extra special! Come celebrate with us!!

Comet Vintage
1320 W 18th.
Chicago, Illinois
6:00pm – 12:00am
FREE

SATURDAY || NOVEMBER 12th, 2011

[BUY  LOCAL IN PILSEN] CRAFT FAIR
+ $1 Door Donation goes to support Universidad Popular’s community-based programming and projects including the youth scholarship program. 30 + vendors, food and drinks and music!

Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL
11:00am – 6:00pm
$1 door donation

“Aqua Interlude & Reflection” Glass Mosaic Project
CELEBRATE the AMAZING “Aqua Interlude & Reflection” Glass Mosaic Project at the Columbus Dr. Pedestrian Underpass- just north of Roosevelt! This 1,600 sq. ft. mosaic was made possible by over 50 youth apprentices, a top-notch group of artists (lead by Maria Gaspar & Mirtes Zwierzynski), and After School Matters. The panels were completed on tables in the ASM tent this summer (as seen here), and installed this fall. This is an astounding project- come see it and the people who made it possible!

Glass Mosaic Project
Columbus Dr. Pedestrian Underpass – just North of Roosevelt
2:00pm
FREE

they go on whistling
Please join us at Crawlspace for a night of performances. Crawlspace is a cooperative of five body-based performance artists.

Artists include:
Georgia Wall
Nick Bastis
Jillian Soto
Joshua Rios

Crawlspace
1474 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois
7:30 – 9:30pm
Donations encouraged!

Faheem Majeed at Iceberg Projects
Iceberg Projects is proud to announce the opening of Modernity: Embedding the Art and Advocacy of Margaret Burroughs, an upcoming exhibition by Chicago-based artist, Faheem Majeed. As the former executive director of the South Side Community Art Center, Majeed will be showcasing sculptures inspired by the late Dr. Margaret Burroughs. His works focus on the idea of Burroughs’ role as an artist, advocate, and institution builder.

Iceberg Projects
7714 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626
6:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

Mike Pocius: Mike’s Kind of Town, One Town That Won’t Let You Down
On view at Cobalt is an overview of Mike Pocius’ past darkroom printed and recent digital color work ranging from 1974 -2011. The artist states, “My work is pretty much street photography built on the foundations of the great ones, such as Robert Frank and Andre Kertex. I try to bring this tradition into the twenty fir…st century.

Mike Pocius is a constantly wandering urban explorer taking notes on the state of our metropolis by way of his Nikon film camera and of late, shooting color digital images; People, places, things, the mundane, the minute, the glorious, the profane, the real in reality.

At times, the camera focused on grim realities our eyes would rather glance around. Mike calls his visual studies a kind of “Urban Archaeology” where by all this graphic evidence when stitched together paints a capacious picture of one artist subjective view of our urban environment.

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

COWBOY // New Work by Yasi Ghanbari
YASI GHANBARI (b. 1984) is an artist living and working in Chicago. She received a BA from Oberlin College in 2007 and an MFA in Film & Video in 2010 from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Eleanor Roosevelt/horticulture, defense mechanisms, “installation”, masterworks, feminism, set design, bio pics, interpassivity, guilt, reference, “mark making”, and Sigmund Freud.

ACRE Projects
1913 W 17th Street
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

CLAIRE ASHLEY: SOLO DISCO
For the Happy Collaborationists NOSTALGIA series Ashley looks to her Scottish heritage and youthful energy for dance. These memories become fodder for her continued search for the space where abstract painting, soft-sculpture and performative props meet. For this installation she has created an inflatable “discobag” – a combination garment and bagpipe. Viewers are welcome to don the ‘discobag’ during the opening and dance.

Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space
1254 N. Noble
Chicago, Illinois
6:00 – 10:00pm
FREE

Comedy: Stand-Up & Improve
This show is about quiet chuckles, brief music and free beer. It will be cold and laughing will make you warm, so, come over.

Here are the acts:
The Hitmen (improv group)
Cameron Gillette (stand-up)
Kenny DeForrest (stand-up)
Ricky Gonzales (stand-up)
One Group Mind’s Hello Donatello (improv)

Plus Music:
Jason Tarnowski
Miranda Stokes

Roxaboxen Exhibition Space
2130 W. 21st Street
Chicago, IL
9:00pm – 12:00am
FREE

Beverly Art Competition & Exhibition
The annual competition features 2-D works, paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture.

Beverly Arts Center East & Bridge Galleries
2407 W. 111th St
Chicago, IL 60655
7:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

SUNDAY || NOVEMBER 13th, 2011

SYMPOSIUM: THE HOME IN/AS COMMUNITY
The development of residential districts and the efforts to reform them have profoundly affected Chicago. From Jane Addams’ efforts to the Plan for Transformation, Chicago has been particularly important in the development of social housing policy, as well as the understanding of how home and community are intertwined. Panel participants will address these issues and the contemporary life that has been shaped by them, ultimately considering how the city has changed and how home as changed with it.

Moderated by photographer and Sociologist David Schalliol joined by Iker Gil, Director of MAS Studio and Editor in Chief of the design journal MAS Contex, D. Bradford Hunt, author and Associate Professor of Social Science and History at Roosevelt University, Natalie Moore, author and reporter for WBEZ, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia College Chicago and Emmanuel Pratt, Executive Director for the Sweet Water Foundation, Artist-in-Residence at the Hyde Park Art Center and PhD Candidate in Urban Planning at Columbia University, New York.

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
1:00pm – 5:00pm
FREE

The Renaissance Society’s Fall Poetry Reading Series

This fall The Renaissance Society will be featuring three poetry reading events presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s “In a Saturnian World.” Karl Kirchwey reading Paul Verlaine’s “Poems Under Saturn” were released this past spring to glowing reviews, Kirchwey’s is the first complete English translation of Paul Verlaine’s “Poèmes saturniens”. Kirchwey is Associate Professor of the Arts and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Bryn Mawr College. He is also the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome.

Renaissance Society
1025 East 58th St (Swift Hall, Room 106)
Chicago, IL
4:00pm
FREE

Rebecca George :: Bunny Paintings
Rebecca George is currently teaching at, and recently received her MFA from, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and also has an MS degree from the Spertus Institute. Recent Exhibitions of her work include the Noyes Art Center in Evanston; Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago; Rox…aboxen, Chicago; First Street Gallery, New York; and Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of several awards and scholarships.

Portage ARTSpace
4837 W. Berenice Ave. (Enter through the rear gate)
Chicago, IL 60641
4:00 – 7:00pm
FREE

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