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Week Ends, Art Begins || August 12th – 14th


Across the board, art IS happening this weekend.


FRIDAY || AUGUST 12th, 2011

“Is this thing on?: The art of comedy”
Guest Curator: Miguel Cortez from Antena
Contemporary art is too serious sometimes. This show will focus on the lightheartedness and humor in art. Most of us are part of the system and work 40+ hours a week and by the weekend we just want to unwind and be entertained. Then this show is just for you. These artists use irony, goofiness, satire, and sarcasm in their work.

Participating artists include Andy Detskas, Ben Pederson, Catie Olson, Chris Silva, Darrell Luce, David Leggett, Lauren Feece, Meg Duguid, Nick Black, Nicole Marroquin, Paul Shortt, Rick Huggett and Sarah Perez.

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

sounds like mustache
In this performance three wranglers will unleash a giant mustache that walks on bubble wrap to create a field recording of traffic over bubble wrap, among other things.

Polish Triangle in Chicago (on Milwaukee, Ashland, and Division)
5:00 – 7:00pm
FREE

BUILT: Festival
BUILT Festival, is a city being created out of shipping containers this summer in Chicago’s Wicker Park Neighborhood. BUILT is designed as a dynamic space for creative thinking and action, bringing together artists and participants in a cultural activation open to the public.

Over a hundred independent artists, projects, exhibitions, and performances, which expand on the festival’s themes of urban culture, will open inside and out of our 12 shipping container venues.

Food and Beverage: Beat kitchen and PBR

Wicker Park
1767 N. Milwaukee Avenue
5:00 – 10:00pm
$10 Entrance Fee

*This event also takes place on Saturday, 11am to 10:30pm.

Chicago Arts District: Second Fridays
One of Chicago’s most vibrant and well-established creative communities, the Chicago Arts District hosts 2nd Fridays Gallery Nights. Don’t miss the action at South Halsted and 18th Streets, as 30 independent galleries, and artist-run creative spaces, open new shows the 2nd Friday of each month.

1945 S. Halsted
Telephone: 312-738-8000-108
2nd Friday info booth at: 1821 S. Halsted
6:00 – 10:00pm

Tape: A Celebration
“Tape: A Celebration” is group show featuring artists from multiple disciplines who have been invited to explore, tweak, dissect and revel in the medium of analog audio and video tape. Participating artist Chris Silva, Chuck Pryzbyl, Teppei Katori, Lisa Chiodini, Frederic Moffet, Todd Frugia, Clifford Novey, Jason Frohlichstein, Timothy Olson, Edyta Stepien, Agnieszka Kulon, Mark Salach, Dandee Petr, Benjamin Thorp, Martin Rille, Nat Soti

A mixtape DJ session will provide the soundtrack to the opening event.

Chicago Art Department
1932 S. Halsted #100
6:00 – 10:00 pm
FREE

Cameron Esposito’s SIDE MULLET NATION
Just your average asymmetrically haired punk rock circus ringmaster, roller derby commentator, and atheist with a theology degree, Cameron Esposito lives at the heart of Chicago’s alt arts scene. SIDE MULLET NATION covers snapshot-like moments of improbability, huge failure, and tiny success via live performance and video. Cameron’s quick wit and hilarious, well-honed storyjoking have garnered a cult Chicago fan base and made her hour-long solo project the Playground’s most popular offering at the 2011 TBS Just for Laughs Chicago Festival, leading to the theater’s extended run of the show.
Caitlin Bergh opens tonight.

Playground Theater
3209 North Halsted
10:00 – 11:00pm
BYOB, $10

Jolt: Paintings by Janice Trecker @ Eastern Expansion
Eastern Expansion is pleased to present paintings by Janice Trecker. Stop by the storefront gallery space in Bridgeport on Friday and then come drink at their bar. Complementary beverages and snacks served.

Eastern Expansion
244 W 31st St
Chicago, Illinois
7:00 – 9:00pm
FREE

 

SATURDAY || AUGUST 13th, 2011

ETERNITY – The Rave and Club Flyer Collection of Bridgette Buckley
For this one night event, Chicago-based artist and designer Bridgette Buckley will share her collection of rave and club flyers spanning from 1992-2001. Bridgette Buckley and Public Collectors have produced a free offset printed club invitation for the event which features a short text by Buckley on her collection. Additionally, Bridgette will be playing music from this period. If you can’t attend, the collection will be available for viewing by appointment for a week following August 13th. Contact Brandon Alvendia (alvendia1@gmail.com) of The Storefront to schedule a visit. Scans from Bridgette Buckley’s collection will be uploaded to the Public Collectors Flickr page.

The Storefront
2606 N. California Ave.
5pm – 9pm
Free

Art in Your Eye
Batavia’s annual art festival, Art in Your Eye, features indoor and outdoor art exhibitions, live music, all day poetry events, interactive art demonstrations, and plenty of small town charm.

Downtown Batavia, IL
10:00am – 5:00p
FREE

Garden Arts and Crafts Fair
Local artists of Chicago unite to celebrate art and community in your Logan Square/Humboldt Park Community Garden. Fun activities for the kiddies including ! face painting! ! Eco arts and crafts! Collaborative painting auction! Live music, food, prints, drawings, handmade crafts,

KIDS GET IN FREE AND GET FREE FOOD BOTH DAYS!!! ALL GATE DONATIONS AND BOOTH FEES WILL GO TO GLOBAL CARGO TO HELP THEIR PROGRAMS ASSISTING THE LESS FORTUNATE OF CHICAGO.

Global Coffee and Cargo
2917 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL
9:00am – 8:00pm
$3 Suggested Donation

 

SUNDAY || AUGUST 14th, 2011

Art Smart Series featuring Juarez Hawkins PLUS Brunch at Norman’s Bistro
Join Diasporal Rhythms and artist JUAREZ HAWKINS for a day of fine dining and great art. Enjoy a sumptuous brunch at Norman’s Bistro before the workshop (special brunch seatings from 9am til 2pm. Be dazzled as Juarez demonstrates techniques for building figures out of clay. Artwork by Ms Hawkins will be on display PLUS a silent auction. Do you have a beautiful, striking, or interesting face? You could be her next model!
Visit www.diasporalrhythms.net for more info and to purchase tickets.

Norman’s Bistro
1001 East 43rd Street
2pm – 4pm
$25 for Workshop
$50 for Brunch and Workshop

Slow + Low: A Lowrider Show + Community Festival
Please join The Lowriding Community of Chicago along with CUAS in honoring the following persons for their contributions, achievement, and master craftsmanship in the culture.

Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL
11:00am – 8:00pm
Car Cruise: 8:00pm – 9:00pm* (Best believe Peter Kepha will be sitting shotgun!!)

Proceeds benefiting the Chicago Urban Art Society.
$10 Adults
$2 Children 12 and under

Rob McQuillan: “Nurture Your Inner Photographer” Workshop
Professional photographer Rob McQuillan (http://robdesign.webs.com/), 1st Place winner of the Edgewater Arts Festival Juried Competition, shares easy tips to develop your photography skills and point of view, regardless of experience and type of camera used.  Photography is one of the most approachable forms of art for all and Rob will take you on a journey to discover your inner photographer.

This workshop is part of Le Gallery Thorndale’s “Connect to Art” Events Season, organized by Edgewater Artists in Motion and running through the end of August: 5 weekends, 8 exclusive events to get up-close & personal with art.

Le Gallery Thorndale
1106 West Thorndale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-558-8264
11:30am – 1:00pm

Art in Your Eye
Batavia’s annual art festival, Art in Your Eye, features indoor and outdoor art exhibitions, live music, all day poetry events, interactive art demonstrations, and plenty of small town charm.

Downtown Batavia, IL
10:00am – 5:00p
Free admission

Garden Arts and Crafts Fair
Local artists of Chicago unite to celebrate art and community in your Logan Square/Humboldt Park Community Garden. Fun activities for the kiddies including ! face painting! ! Eco arts and crafts! Collaborative painting auction! Live music, food, prints, drawings, handmade crafts,

KIDS GET IN FREE AND GET FREE FOOD BOTH DAYS!!! ALL GATE DONATIONS AND BOOTH FEES WILL GO TO GLOBAL CARGO TO HELP THEIR PROGRAMS ASSISTING THE LESS FORTUNATE OF CHICAGO.

Global Coffee and Cargo
2917 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL
9:00am – 8:00pm
$3 Suggested Donation

 

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