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Week Ends, Art Begins || May 13th – May 15th

As usual, there is plenty of art for you to see this weekend.  Here are some of the things that we will be seeing this weekend.

FRIDAY || May 13, 2011

The Cape Project
In The Cape Project, photographer Saundra Karol asks women and girls to search inside themselves and find the superheroes within. Friday’s opening will feature two participation times where guests will be invited to pose for their own portraits and share their own stories.

The Studio, Fountainhead Lofts
1932 S. Halsted, #408
6-10pm
Free

SHYALATOR // new works by CLAIRE ARCTANDER

ACRE Projects is delivering another exhibition in their 2010-2011 series from their inaugural year residents. This week Claire Arctander offers up a moody night of art and music in honor of the date and its waxing moon.

The Plaines Project
1822 S Desplaines Street
7pm – 10pm
Free

Drink, Draw, Destroy
Cocktails and Clay takes a twist this week with Drink, Draw, Destroy. Special guest Conrad Freiburg will be bringing his destruction machines for us to make and smash small works of art. This event also features a drawing lesson led by teaching artist Jeriah Hildwine. Plus a live DJ, drink specials, and gallery open all night.

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
7pm – 11pm
Donations Suggested

//THERE’S SO MUCH MORE//
Riders, an Art Exhibition Showcasing Mexican Ranch Culture
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 South Morgan St.
7pm – 2am
Free

Daisy Chain: An Anarchic Performance Event
ANTENA
1765 S. Laflin St.
6pm – 10pm
Free

The Chicago Street Art Show
Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 South Halsted Street
6pm – 10pm
Free

MANIFEST | BFA Fine Art Exhibition
A+D Gallery
619 S. Wabash
5pm – 8pm
Free

C33 Gallery
33 E Congress Parkway
5pm – 8pm
Free

MANIFEST | MFA Photography Exhibition
Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Ave.
5pm – 8pm
Free

urban apus: take apart and piece together
2nd FLR Gallery
903 W. 19th St.
6pm – 10pm

SATURDAY || May 14, 2011

A Happy Collaborationists Hypothesis: Sleepover
“Though Happy Collaborationists is known as an artistic and curatorial project, being a member of the collective means collaboration never ceases to exist. In our recent show at the MDW Fair we exhibited art objects that had been left behind at the gallery and integrated into our daily lives. We addressed the movement of the art object in and out of the exhibition space as it is constantly fluctuating between gallery and apartment. Through Sleepover we wish to construct a performative installation to further illustrate how Happy Collaborationists affects our every day existence.” Join them for the latest installation of Hypotheses–and bring your pillow and sleeping bag.

Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space
1254 N Noble
Saturday, 8pm – Sunday, 12pm
Free

Pawn Works Presents: Gabriel Specter: Repeat Offender
Brooklyn-based, Gabriel Specter is internationally known for precise street installations that revitalize forgotten environments. In his first Chicago show Specter addresses the culture of repetition in street art that he notoriously denounces. Show runs through June 18th.

Pawn Works
1050 N. Damen Ave.
6pm – 10pm
Free

Wort Workshop Series #4: Spoke Project Residency
The Wort Workshop Series continues on in the Spoke Project Residency. Workshops will demonstrate to the public home-brewing and soda-making techniques. Local urban agriculturalists will also be present at each workshop to facilitate discussions on local food production.

Spoke Artist Residency Project Space
119 N. Peoria Street #3D
12pm – 3pm
$5 Suggested Donation

//THERE’S MORE//
Reh Gordon Performance & Lecture
Sullivan Galleries
33 S State St, 7th floor
3pm
Free

SUNDAY || May 15, 2011

SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS // new works by LYDIA ANNE MCCARTHY
SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS reveals Lydia Anne McCarthy’s obsession with how we perceive and experience reality. The photographs on display are visions, flashes, and hallucinations of moments from the past.

ACRE Projects
1913 W 17th Street
4pm – 8pm
Free

//THERE’S ALWAYS MORE//

 

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