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Week Ends, Art Begins || August 5th – 7th

FRIDAY || August 5th, 2011

PROCESS: A group exhibition
From the process of collecting, documenting, photographing, drawing and stitching, each artist communicates concepts within a specific space, ranging from public, personal, intimate, and imaginary. PROCESS features new works by Ben Bergevin-Smith, Kathy Cho, Jasmin Elisa Guerrero, Lynnette Miranda, Kristi O’Meara and Etta Sandry.

A limited quantity of the collaborative zines will be available, along with refreshments! If you cannot make it to the opening, but would still like to see the art, please contact Etta Sandry at or one the participating artists.

The Plaines Project
1822 S Deplaines St
6:00p – 10:00p

Opening reception: Food Prints by Jeremiah Catalano-Reilly
Get your fill of art at Inkling! We’re hosting an opening reception for new work by Jeremiah Catalano-Reilly. Jeremiah’s obsession with vintage imagery and typography is showcased in this collection. Each piece is skillfully silk-screened and created in his Chicago studio.

2917 1/2 N. Broadway St.
7:00p – 11:00p

Ladies Ring Shout: The World Premiere
Using a combination of spoken word, movement, and an original soundtrack, The Ladies Ring Shout journeys through contemporary women of color’s experiences. The multimedia work meditates on four frames integrated into our lived realities – the statistics and sociological condition of women of color, our mundane everyday acts, the codes and rules we are disciplined into, and the myths we conjure to imagine our future possibilities.  “Part police interrogation, part poetry slam, the piece features some of the wittiest writing in the festival as it tears down stereotypes concerning the “highly accomplished, often angry, typically lonely, usually God-fearing, Essence magazine-reading Black Woman.” – Chicago Tribune

1136 N. Milwaukee Ave
8pm – 10pm
$10 Online
$15 at the door

*Ladies Ring Shout also occurs on Saturday, same time/price applies

Assembly Line Collective Exhibition
Assembly Line Collective invades Chicago featuring artists Roland Tamayo, Mimi Yoon, Jeramie Tolentino, Liza Corbett, Tokyoplastic, J.R. Goldberg, Cecil Kim, MichaelO, Fatoe, Kendra Binney and Guy McKinley.

1800 N. Milwaukee Ave.
6:00p – 10:00p

The Tales of a Bucket Town
New works by Harley & Boss (Andrea Kang & Nathan Jurevicius). Harley & Boss is the collaborative design company between illustrator/ designer Andrea Kang and artist Nathan Jurevicius. Together they design toys, create art shows installations and limited edition products.

2780 N Lincoln Ave
7:00p – 10:00p

Renovation Creep: Joe Cassan, Dan Bruttig and Erin Thurlow
Three artists, Daniel Bruttig, Joe Cassan and Erin Thurlow will be sculpting, painting and directly intervening in the space of Antena gallery for their show, Renovation Creep. Simultaneously material and ephemeral, the work here resembles the haunted, transitory nature of urban apartment dwelling.

1765 S. Laflin St.
6:00p – 10:00p


SATURDAY || August 6th, 2011

Underground Music Fanzines from the 80s/90s
Marc Fischer from Public Collectors will be sharing over 200 photocopied underground music fanzines from the late 1980s and early 90s. You’ll be able to read a ton of exceptionally rare ‘zines (many of these were printed in runs of less than a hundred copies) while listening to a couple hundred cassettes and demo tapes of hardcore, metal and noise rock from the same period. A new publication about this period in ‘zine publishing will be available for free at the event.

The Storefront
2606. N. California Ave.
12pm – 5pm

Matt Irie: You are the Vanishing Point
Matt Irie (b. 1977) is an artist living and working in the Chicago area. He received his MFA from Northwestern University in 2002 and has since exhibited both independently and in collaboration with Dominick Talvacchio throughout the United States and abroad, including: the Wright Museum of Art in Beloit, Wisconsin; the Lulea Art Biennial in Lulea, Sweden; MetroTech in Brooklyn, New York; and Unit B Gallery, San Antonio. Irie is a professor of visual art at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois. You Are The Vanishing Point is his first solo exhibition with EBERSMOORE Gallery.

213 N. Morgan #3C
6:00p – 10:00p

the toy formerly known as….
“… Images of play that revolve around destruction may upset the adult crowd. For adults, edgy is a value system. The best of us learn to harness the design to transcend itself. Well-designed play inspires, but the kids seem to do just fine bringing their own broken rules to the game. Perhaps the outlaw and the artist have always been linked because rules have to be broken to discover the new. This show features artists Tom Burtonwood, Joseph Belknap, Sarah Belknap, CC Ann Chen, Todd Chilton, Meg Duguid, Jason Dunda, Brent Garbowski, Jeffrey Grauel, Brad Johns, Susie Kimball, Larry Lee, Allon Lieberman, Mican Morgan and Shannon Schmidt.”

2353 w 21st
6:00p – 9:00p


SUNDAY || August 7th, 2011

Design Workshop and Charrette: Chicago Torture Justice Memorials
The Chicago Torture Justice Memorials invites artists and those who seek justice of all kinds to submit speculative proposals for a monument to memorialize the Chicago Police torture cases. The goal is to honor the survivors of torture, their family members and the African American communities affected by the torture. The collection of memorial proposals, to be exhibited together in the spring of 2012, 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.

This design workshop in the Woodlawn neighborhood will generate ideas for proposals for the Chicago Torture Justice Memorials. The charrette is an intensive planning and design session where project organizers and artist-mentors offer contextual/historical insights and work with participants to facilitate creative work. Bring a dish to share for the potluck and artist Preston Jackson will present examples of his work creating public memorials, including a bust of Fred Hampton, and a memorial to the Springfield Race Riot.

Experimental Station
6100 S. Blackstone
12pm – 5pm

Artist Talk with Tom Burtonwood
Come hear Tom Burtonwood discuss his current solo exhibition at Hinge Gallery. Tom Burtonwood’s exhibition Permutations examines color and shape through a formalistic approach to paper compositions and three-dimensional wall reliefs. “The geometric composition is conceptually equivalent to the source code one might use in a computer program or web site. An identical visual framework is deployed to create many variations through simple modulations of hue and saturation. Through a process of repetition and experimentation the phenomena of color is revealed to the viewer with many different outcomes.”

Burtonwood was born in Manchester, (UK) in 1974. He received a BA Hons. in Fine Art from Loughborough University (UK) in 1997 and an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2001. Burtonwood teaches at Columbia College Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Hinge Gallery
1955 W. Chicago Ave
11:30a – 1:00p

Julie Cox Printmaking Demo
This is part of Le Gallery Thorndale’s “Connect to Art” Events Season: 4 weekends, 8 exclusive events to get up-close and personal with art. Artist Julian Cox will be demonstrating both Intalio (etching) printing techniques and relief printing (woodcut). Come and ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about handmade prints. Julian will answer all your questions. He has held printmaking demonstrations at the Art Institute for exhibits such as Rembrandt and Durer. Violinist Marcelle Ce Rocca-Serra will provide musical accompaniment during the demo.

Le Gallery Thorndale is a limited-time, exclusive art exhibit organized by Edgewater Artists in Motion as part of its ongoing effort to make Chicagoans explore Edgewater as an eclectic artistic community and a vibrant creative force in our city. Le Gallery displays unique specialty artworks from 40 different talents, most of them residing in the neighborhood, including: photography, mixed-media, watercolors, digital art, installations, wearable art, jewelry, prints and much more.

Le Gallery Thorndale
1106 West Thorndale Avenue
11:30a – 1:00p


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    1 Response to " Week Ends, Art Begins || August 5th – 7th "

    1. spudart says:

      Nicolette, thank you SO much for making this listing! I didn’t know about either the printmaking demo or the artist talk, and now I have the great joy of picking between two fascinating events.

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