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Week Ends, Art Begins || October 28th – October 30th

FRIDAY || October 28th, 2011

South Loop Art Walk
The 2nd Annual South Loop Art Walk will have 8 participating venues including:

Elephant Room, 704 S. Wabash
Urban Remix, 1468 S. Michigan
Framing Mode & Gallery, 1526 S. Wabash
Bigham Galleries, 1528 S. Wabash
Chicago Art Exchange, 1530 S. State
Overflow Coffee Bar, 1550 S. State
Three Peas Art Lounge, 75 E. 16th
Prairie Avenue Gallery, 1900 S. Prairie

Special discounts located at Oysy Sushi- 10% off dinners and $2 off bottles of Saki from 5 to 7pm, Warehouse Liquors 10% off 3 bottles of wine and free wine tasting from 5 to 8, 1/2 off Three Peas Art Lounge glass of wine & free bottle of wine with art purchase and Elephant Room has 15% off all art & free t-shirt with art purchase.

Event: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Transportation via Reggies Bus between 7:00 – 9:00pm
$5 entry fee

Voices from the Center
A multiform project and group exhibition, produced by Janeil Engelstad. Artists include Janeil Engelstad, Grafixpol, Oto Hudec, Magda Stanova, Miklos Suranyi, Matei Vakula, and Technica Schweiz.

Through the multiform project, Voices From the Center, an interactive web platform and group exhibition, Central Europeans reflect on their lives before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sharing these stories through the lens of social documentary and art, producer Janeil Engelstand has brought together emerging artists from across Central Europe to create a portrait of a people emerging from one political and cultural era into another.

119 N Peoria St.
Chicago, Illinois
6:00 – 9:00pm

Painthing on the Möve, new works by Albert Oehlen
In Painthing on the Möve, Oehlen will present a group of ten small drawing collages and two large paintings, all part of his “Conduction” series, which takes its name from the structured improvisations of musician and composer Lawrence “Butch” Morris. Utilizing a graphic black and white palette, the works in this show continue in the spirit of Oehlen’s earlier “computer paintings,” which used pixelated motifs derived from computer drawing tools. The dazzling linear paintings in the “Conduction” series replace those jagged computer lines with graphics borrowed from Oehlen’s small drawing collages, blown up to a larger scale and painted and drawn into with spray paint and charcoal.

Corbett vs. Dempsey
1120 N. Ashland Avenue
3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois, 60622
5:00 – 8:00pm

“CelebrARTE” honoring Latino Creativity in Chicago. ¡Sí Señor!
“CelebrARTE” is a contemporary art exhibition celebrating the Latino spirit, imagination and creative force in Chicago. CelebrARTE highlights various generations of Latino Chicago artists who are leaving their mark in the visual arts. This exhibition takes place in the main gallery of the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago. The Zhou B Art Center is a private, non-government fun…ded art center designed to facilitate the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago and the international art community.

CelebrARTE is curated by Sergio Gomez for the Zhou B. Art Center in collaboration with 33 Contemporary Gallery and Latino Fashion Week.

Zhou B. Art Center
Main Gallery
1029 W. 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
7:00 – 10:00pm

SATURDAY || OCTOBER 29th, 2011

The Future’s Past | ARTIST TALK: Gallery As Studio
Join us on Saturday, October 29th as artists Stephen Flemister, Krista Franklin and Amanda Williams turn Blanc Gallery into a studio and discussion space. Get a glimpse into their distinct practices and processes, and see the transformation of the work as the artists build upon the foundations laid by Tempestt Hazel’s archive research and King Drive light installations. The artists are hoping to foster a lively discussion about what it means to make art collaboratively in real time. How do multiple artistic voices get heard on one wall? When is a work of art finished? What does it mean to display an unfinished work in a gallery setting? What role does public commentary play in the final form of an ongoing work?  When making work that is inspired by a neighborhood/place, who is the audience?

3:00– 5:00pm | Gallery As Studio
Artists will be working on their installations in the gallery.

5:00 – 9:00pm | Artist Talk & Discussion
The curator will ask the audience some of the questions above and guests are encouraged to offer thoughts and insights.

Blanc Gallery
4445 South King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60653

Real Space
In conjunction with the ACRE Residency program, LVL3 is pleased to present Real Space, an exhibition of new works by Alyse Ronayne, Bryan Lear, Dan Bradica and Zak Arctander. These four artists create work using recognizable forms and materials, re-contextualizing, de-contextualizing and transforming the familiar into the unfamiliar. Alyse Ronayne’s paper sculptures hover in liminal space, intermixing senses of luminosity and weightlessness with density and heft. Bryan Lear illuminates the interconnectedness between the ordinary and the rare with the use of simple transformations. Dan Bradica manipulates and intervenes with images of the natural, exploring relationships with perception, space and environment. Zak Arctander uses the image as surrogate to portray his light and dark subjects in a balanced scheme. These four artists will exhibit together in the generative spirit of the residency to support and institute their ongoing ideas.

1542 N Milwaukee Ave #3
Chicago, IL
6:00 – 10:00pm

Mischief Night
Artists take over the entire building to showcase the illusive, the strange and the mysterious side of art. The whole family is invited to enjoy a full day of performance, workshops, exhibitions and more. And best of all, it’s FREE!

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL
1:00 – 10:00pm

Torture Survivors: A Roundtable
Torture survivors–Darrell Cannon, Mark Clements, David Bates and Anthony Holmes–will speak about their experiences and share their insights on the creation of a monument to memorialize the Chicago police torture cases and the ongoing struggle for justice. The Chicago Torture Justice Memorials Project invites artists and justice seekers to submit proposals for a speculative monument to memorialize the Chicago police torture cases. Our goal is to honor the survivors of torture, their family members and the African American communities affected by the torture. The monument will also recall and honor the nearly two-decades long struggle for justice waged by torture survivors and their families, attorneys, community organizers, and people from every neighborhood and walk of life in Chicago. For more information visit

NEIU Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, Student Lounge
700 E. Oakwood Blvd
Chicago, IL 60653

Element Flux Artist Talk
Join us this weekend as we open the gallery floor to the artists behind “Element Flux”, an exhibit as part of Chicago Artists Month that includes the work of 52 Chicago artists! “Element Flux” begins as an investigation by Chicago area artists of the classic elements: earth, wind, fire and water. Come to engage in conversation with those who created some of this extraordinary work.

Jackson Junge Gallery
1389 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL
2:00 – 4:00pm

Unfree Freedom: An Exploration of Identity in Central Europe
One of the defining events of the 20th century was the momentous fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. For many Central and Eastern European artists the political and social changes that followed the break-up of the Soviet- bloc, fundamentally changed the subject and style of their work. This Spotlight Exhibition examines how blacklisted artists responded to the restraints imposed on them under communist regimes and how their worked changed when those systems fell apart. Featured artists include former dissidents who took the view that being blacklisted was a refuge away from the government mandate of making work in the Socialist Realism style . . . a place and state of being that Slovak artist Rudolf Sikora termed, an “unfree freedom”. The exhibition also includes work by young, emerging artists who are responding to a new set of freedoms and constraints, brought about by democracy, capitalism and globalization.

Center for Book and Paper Arts
1104 S Wabash, 2nd Fl
Chicago, IL
3:00 – 5:00pm

Halloween Bone Making Party!
The Pot Shop is hosting a Halloween Party Bone Making Bash on Saturday, October 29, from 3 – 5 pm, right before Halloween! But all you have to commit to is stopping by, making a bone and have a treat!

The one million bones collected from across the country will be installed on the National Mall in Wahington DC in February 2013 and offer a visible petition, to remember victims and survivors, to bring awareness to the issue and to call upon our government to take much needed and long overdue action in areas such as Sudan, the Congo and Burma.

Columbia College Chicago will be having a showing of all the bones made and collected locally at their A+D Gallery in April 2012.

The Pot Shop
1224 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL
3:00 – 5:00pm
$5 to make bones!

It’s going down Oct. 29, featuring Preston Shuttlesworth and the Debut of the Highly Anticipated Dulce de Ojo The illustrated magazine and signing also featuring Joe Currie of Strictly Underground Comics with his Punx of Rage. C’mon down and celebrate with the comic book community of Chicago.

The Elephant Room
704 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL
5:00 – 9:00pm

SUNDAY || OCTOBER 30th, 2011

WE // new work by TODD DIEDERICH
WE (everything here) is spinning on a new axis due to recent seismic activity off the coasts of Japan and Sumatra in the past 2 years. The Earth usually responds below the threshold of detection even though the North Pole has moved about an inch. Our days have been shortened by microseconds and terrestrial order has been disrupted. The new day is here.

We is inspired by recent events of liberation around the world and in retur…n Todd Diederich has liberated his photography by grasping at the ethereal and whimsy while photographing in areas like Englewood, Lawndale, Humboldt and Garfield Parks. The image as a compass. No terrain was left untouched by Diederich’s camera as he runs the gauntlet of society. These images are Diederich’s manifesto on how a revolutionary life can be lived, and more importantly, how it may look.

ACRE Projects
1913 W 17th Street
Chicago, IL
4:00 – 8:00pm

Open Studio: Torkwase Dyson at Dorchester Projects
In her temporary solar powered studio at Dorchester Project, Artist In Residence Torkwase Dyson will share her sound installation, animation and drawing. Dyson has produced works where ideas of identity, ecology, class and aesthetic intersect through paradox and play.

During her residency at The Dorchester Projects, Dyson has developed two projects. For the first, the artist pulled albums from the Dr. Wax archive to produce sound installations that mine the politics of black comedic storytelling. Through artists such as Red Fox, Richard Pryor and Mom’s Mabley, she explores the paradox between love, politics, vulgarity, humor and direct resistance to classism. By framing each historic work with the music of Mozart and Billy Holiday, the artist offers a thoughtful look at black comedy as a conduit for truth, contradiction and resistance in black popular culture.

Dorchester Projects
6918 South Dorchester Ave.
Chicago, Il 60637

Memorial Service Recognizing the Life and Work of William Walker
A memorial service to recognize the artistic life and work of William Walker will be held at 1PM on Sunday, October 30 at the South Side Community Art Center (3831 S Michigan). It is an opportunity for us to affirm our many connections to each other in this moment of loss.

South Side Community Art Center Inc
3831 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
1:00 – 4:00pm


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