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Week Ends, Art Begins || August 26th – 28th

FRIDAY || AUGUST 26th, 2011

Joseph Ravens
Yes, you heard right–he will be running with a fish. Catch him if you can!  Joseph Ravens creates time-based art works that encompass text, movement, installation, technology, costume, and object. He completed his undergraduate degree in theater, studied audio/visuals at the Gerrit RietveldAcademie in Amsterdam, Netherlands; and is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Performance Art. Ravens is a recipient of numerous awards from the Illinois Arts Council. He is the founder and executive director of a performance art gallery called DEFIBRILLATOR.

From the Polish Triangle, down to Division, Damen and Milwaukee
5pm – 7pm
Free

SPLAY
SPLAY is an International group exhibition that explores sexuality as a platform for self-reflexivity. Through painting sculpture, video, performance and site specific installation, each artist questioned her/his own subjectivity in the face of her/his desires. SPLAY is an exhibition that opens up a dialogue about the place of real pleasure within the manifold real and imagined identification of sexual identity. The work in Splay is a proposition to the the viewer as the artists attempt to be seen and satiated at the risk of alienation, rejection, or humiliation. What results is a subversive play (s-play) insinuating the viewer as a participant, voyeur or longed-for other. Artist: Madeleine Baily (Chicago), Steven Frost (Chicago), Yasi Ghanbari (Chicago), Elise Goldstein (Antwerp, BE), Rachel Lowther (Glasglow, UK), Ivan Lozano (Chicago), Brian Maller (NY), Alison Rhoades (Grenoble, France), Tessa Siddle (San Francisco), Fritz Welch (Glasglow, UK), Synvia Whitney (Seattle) Curated by Marissa Perel.

Roxaboxen Exhibitions
2130 W.21 St.
7pm – 10pm
Free

“All Eyes On Art” @ The Boulevard Bash (Logan Square) Friday through Sunday
“ALL EYES ON ART” is having a killer exhibit at this years boulevard bash. A 20×20 foot tent filled with all genres of art and live performances. FEATURED ARTISTS FOR ALL 3 DAYS include Ricardo Serment, Vince Jasso, Alex Puryear, Wendy Santeliz, Brett Jelinek, Nic Rosine, Juan Valdivia, Leekovision, Krista Carlberg, Brandon Barker, Matt Atlstiel
and more. For a complete list of weekend events click HERE.

3000 – 3100 W. Logan Square Boulevard at Milwaukee
Friday: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday: 11am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 10pm
$10 suggested donation

Arts of Life Exhibit: Debbie Vasquez & Robert Verran
minibar Ultra Lounge has partnered with The Arts of Life again- this time, showcasing both Debbie Vasqez & Robert Verran. The Arts of Life, Inc. is committed to providing high quality, innovative services for developmentally disabled adults. The studio focuses on its artists’ needs and strives to exceed expectations. The Arts of Life will continue to be characterized by both dedication to its artists and excellence in the field of developmental disabilities.

minibar Ultra Lounge & Cafe’
3341 N Halsted St.
6pm – 8pm
*suggested $10 donation (100% goes to Arts of Life)

FMEL Workshop “Circuit Bending” by Juanjose Rivas (Dorkbot)
Learn how to extract sounds from electronic toys through the alteration of their circuits. / Aprendan a extraer sonidos de juguetes electrónicos modificando circuitos.

National Museum of Mexican Arts
1852 W. 19th St.
4pm – 6pm
Free

Lillstreet International Juried Exhibition: Below The Surface Reception
Lillstreet’s Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition will focus on functional vessels that pay attention to surface design. This year’s juror, Matthew Metz, has been a making his living as a studio potter for the last 20 years. He shares a home and studio in Alfred Station, NY with potter/educator Linda Sikora. Awards he has received include a NEA Crafts Fellowship, and two McKnight Fellowships. He shows and sells his pottery throughout the U.S. and internationally- including the St. Croix Potter’s tour, the Old Church Pottery Show, and the Philadelphia Craft Show. Exhibition runs August 26-September 18.

Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N Ravenswood
6pm – 8pm
Free

Slip N Slide: Multi Media Summer Event
EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION NIGHT is featuring Heeju Guen Kim, Alex M Lee, Spencer Hutchinson, Youngmee Roh, Eric Oh and Imana Lupas. The Sequential Art workshop is $10 with Colette Wright Adams and you can learn the comics artist’s hand drawn style. Form = Art Purpose = Storyteller explores how we are all storytellers in whatever medium we choose. During this hands on workshop participants will trace and draw freehand using a variety of source materials. From 6:30pm – 8pm they will play with the juxtaposition of Image to Image, Image to Word, and Word to Word using a simple storyboard format in a group collaboration. Paper, copied images and Sharpies supplied…bring your ideas!

Prak-sis Back yard
1917 W. Irving Park Rd.
6:30pm – 8pm
$10 Online, $15 at the door

 

SATURDAY || AUGUST 27th, 2011

Unspoken Words Art Showcase presented by One Heart One Soul
One Heart One Soul presents Unspoken Words, an art showcase honoring Teen Living Programs youth participants of Unspoken Words, a voice for homeless youth. Firecat Projects is proud to host this special exhibition of urban art, photography, and spoken word as youth speak out and raise awareness against youth homelessness. Exhibition opens Saturday, August 27 with an opening reception from 7 – 10 p.m., including refreshments and performances. Exhibition continues through September 2, 2011.

Firecat Projects
2124 N. Damen
7pm – 10pm
Free

HEROIC: PLEASE! A Night of Performances and Dance party
“The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule”, Miguel de Unamuno; Taking a stance, acting up, loosing face, bridging the gap, heroically challenged, maximum of power, slightly original, self-un-aware, hysterically intimate, tragically distant, proudly arrogant, brave and heroic: please! For one night, SAIC artists explore the notions and stereotypes of heroism in popular culture and daily life through live performances. Featuring Vicki Fowler, Trevor Martin, Katya Grokhovsky, Colleen Coleman, Hope Esser, Michaela Murphy, Marissa Benedict, Andrew Barco, Sabrina Reed, Stephanie Plenner, Victoria Eleanor Bradford and more. Organized by Katya Grokhovsky.

Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery
1136 N Milwaukee Ave
8pm – 11:30pm
Free

Awakenings Exhibit sponsored by “Active Minds”
Join the Conversation! Hosted by I.I.T.’s chapter of “Active Minds,” and billed as a way to change the conversation about mental health, and as an awareness/outreach event, Awakenings will include art exhibition and sale. The opening reception will be catered by Sodexho Marriott in beautiful Hermann Hall, on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. This is one event you will not want to miss!

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Hermann Hall
3300 South Federal St.
6pm – 9pm
Free

FMEL Video Proyección : “Frontier Life”
This documentary explores beyond Tijuana’s Sin City heritage, beyond the aura of menace cultivated by the mainstream media, and searches for the heart and identity of a city that is much more than a cantina-strewn throwback to the Old West. / Explora lo que existe detrás del estereotipo de una ciudad considerada como de mala muerte, más allá del manto de amenaza establecido por los medios comerciales y busca el corazón e identidad de una ciudad que es mucho más que una decadente ciudad con cantinas.

National Museum of Mexican Art/FMEL
1852 W. 19th St.
3pm – 6pm

Bucktown Arts Festival
The Bucktown Arts Fest is a non-profit, all volunteer-run, neighborhood celebration of the arts— with no corporate sponsorship. Admission is free. All proceeds from the Fest go to develop and support arts and education programming at Holstein Park and in the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhoods. The festival features art by dozens of local artists, music, theater, kids activities and more.

Senior Citizens Memorial Park,
2300 N Oakley/2300 W Lyndale
Sat., Aug. 27th & Sun, Aug 28th
11am to 7pm, film til 9pm on Saturday
Free

The 8th Annual Art On The Lawn
It’s that time of year again! Art on the Lawn! Please join artists Arthur Wright, Pearlie Taylor, David Geary, Kendall Glover and Candace Hunter for an afternoon of great art, hilarity and some great music! They will be painting on the lawn, grilling, sipping, and listening to special guest musical artists, including Lia Nicine McCoo and others! Stay for a few or stay for the afternoon. It’s a family friendly event. Feel free to bring a lawn chair, something special to drink and/or art-lovin’ friends.

the coach house
4935 S. Drexel Boulevard
12pm – 6pm
Free

This is the Same as That
LVL3 is proud to present its first two person exhibition, This is the Same as That, featuring the work of Dave Murray and Letha Wilson. This is the Same as That explores the relationship between the real and the unreal, the physical and the imagined. Working in photography, sculpture, installation and performance, both artists play with materiality and material limitations in order to create a natural duplicity. Murray investigates the processes of assimilation and accommodation and how they work together to create value through accumulation. Wilson combines photographic images of natural landscapes with architectural elements, calling upon and questioning the ability of an artwork to carry its viewer. Drawing from minimalist influences, Murray and Wilson maintain the authority of concept over and above object in each of their artistic practices, while still creating visually striking work attainable to all audiences.

LVL3
1542 N Milwaukee Ave #3
6pm – 10pm
Free

Slip N Slide: Multi Media Summer Event
LIME FEST NIGHT will feature several local, national and international short films including Color Blind Media (Documentary), Ensueños, March Forth (Music Video), Adventure (Animation), Out of shadows (Documentary), Bags of Bones (Video Musical), Save you last breath (Fiction),They anit ready (Fiction), Vampiro (Fiction), Chavez (Documentary), You are late (Fiction) and Definition of corroded (Experimental). Door opens from 8pm. Screening starts at 9:30pm. Suggested donation: $15 for one at the door, $10 for one online.

Prak-sis Back yard
1917 W. Irving Park Rd.
8pm – 12am
$10 Online, $15 at the door

 

SUNDAY || AUGUST 28th, 2011

Moving Design & Comfort Station present FAIR WARNING
Moving Design, in coordination with Comfort Station, and support from 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón, presents a multidisciplinary gallery exhibition and public engagement exposition on the advancement of bicycle safety. Moving Design’s Fair Warning, is the culmination of a six-week call to action from forty-six of Chicago’s most passionate, fearless, and brilliant designers working to convert design thinking into tangible and real social currency. More to the point – these Moving Designers have responded creatively to the issues surrounding bicycle safety. Fair Warning opens Sunday, August 28, with a gallery show, silent auction and a myriad of neighborhood interventions. Silent auction proceeds will go to Moving Design and Active Transportation Alliance.

Comfort Station
2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.
11am – 3pm
Free

Bucktown Arts Festival
The Bucktown Arts Fest is a non-profit, all volunteer-run, neighborhood celebration of the arts— with no corporate sponsorship. Admission is free. All proceeds from the Fest go to develop and support arts and education programming at Holstein Park and in the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhoods. The festival features art by dozens of local artists, music, theater, kids activities and more.

Senior Citizens Memorial Park,
2300 N Oakley/2300 W Lyndale
Sat., Aug. 27th & Sun, Aug 28th
11am to 7pm, film til 9pm on Saturday
Free

“All Eyes On Art” @ The Boulevard Bash (Logan Square) Friday through Sunday
“ALL EYES ON ART” is having a killer exhibit at this years boulevard bash. A 20×20 foot tent filled with all genres of art and live performances. FEATURED ARTISTS FOR ALL 3 DAYS include Ricardo Serment, Vince Jasso, Alex Puryear, Wendy Santeliz, Brett Jelinek, Nic Rosine, Juan Valdivia, Leekovision, Krista Carlberg, Brandon Barker, Matt Atlstiel
and more. For a complete list of weekend events click HERE.

3000 – 3100 W. Logan Square Boulevard at Milwaukee
Friday: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday: 11am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 10pm
$10 suggested donation

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