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Week Ends, Art Begins || August 19th – 21st

FRIDAY || AUGUST 19th, 2011

PROGRESSION Exhibition Opening
An exhibition featuring a selection of works from artists currently working in the Zhou B Art Center.

The title “Progression” suggests an act or an instance of moving forward from one thing or unit in a sequence to the next. For the last seven years, the Zhou B Art Center has become a hub to a diverse community of artists whose talent and inspiration have made of the Zhou B Art Center their creative home. Curated by Sergio Gomez.

Zhou B Art Center
1029 W. 35th Street
7:00pm –10:00pm

PREVIEW and Time Signatures Opening Reception
CAC is thrilled to launch BOLT residency and kickoff this dynamic program with their inaugural exhibition, PREVIEW featuring 2011-2012 Bolt Resident Artists: Melika Bass, Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Marty Burns, Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Gwynne Johnson, Jenny Kendler, Homa Shojaie, Amber Hawk Swanson, Eric Wall, and Stacia Yeapanis.

PREVIEW brings together the BOLT residents for their first show at CAC. This exhibition presents earlier iterations of the artists’ work, offering viewers a glimpse of solo shows to come beginning January 2012. PREVIEW is curated by CAC Exhibition Assistant Karen Greenwalt, PhD Candidate in the Art History Department at University of Illinois at Chicago. PREVIEW and Time Signatures will run August 19 – September 16 and are free and open to the public.

Chicago Artists’ Coalition
217 N Carpenter St
6:00 – 9:00pm

States of Excitment – a night of performances
Please join us for a night of performances curated by Caitlin Baucom. Performances begin at 9:30 and include works by: Jillian Soto, Preston Wollner, Hillary Schofield and Anthony Romero.

Prak-sis Gallery
1721 W. Irving park road
8:00pm – 11:00pm

This event is BYOB.

free / not free
This is a solo show of all new work at the Center on Halsted. I am very proud to present this body of work. The series consists mostly of birds painted with oil on panel incorporating elements of screen print or collage. All of the pieces will be of a relatively larger format (mostly 2’x4′). Refreshments will be served. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Center on Halsted.

The Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted
7:00 – 9:00pm

Located on the 4th Floor of the Zhou B Art Center, 5 floors of FANTASTICLY CREATIVE ARTIST STUDIO SPACE AND GALLERIES. A MUST SEE EVENT!! Pass it on!

1029 W. 35TH STREET
7:00 – 10:00pm


SATURDAY || AUGUST 20th, 2011

Kegger for the Kause! Fundraiser/Kegger
Come join us for a night of outdoor drinking, music, and games to raise money for that busy little art space in the heart of Logan Square, Comfort Station. If you’ve visited us before, you know that we have new art exhibits every month, and play host to a variety of local musicians with our fabulously curated Thursday night Comfort Music series. We also screen campy, scary, romantic and/or contemplative movies-in-the-lawn every Tuesday evening with the Logan Square International Film Series.

In order to keep our artists and their art dry, warm, and well-lit, we are raising funds for storm windows to extend our active year into the cooler months and track lighting to keep spotlights on the artwork. A suggested $10 donation gets you a cup for a night of beer, sponsored by our talented beer-making friends at Revolution Brewing. All proceeds from your donation benefit Comfort Station.

There will also be face-painting, croquet, ping-pong, and quirky film and slide show screenings. Homage Street food truck will be debuting their globally-inspired snacks onsite for those of us who’ve worked up an appetite doing too many keg stands!

The Keel/Coulson Sideyard
3016 W. Logan Blvd.
6:00 – 12:00pm
$10 suggested donation

PERFORMANCE: Cicada Summer Season
blushing poppy productions 2011-12 Butoh Series at DEFIBRILLATOR and Chicago Modern Orchestra Project present CICADA SUMMER SEASON by Mana HASHIMOTO (Japan/NY). Solo and ensemble performances with live original music by Renee Baker’s Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. Featuring Mana Hashimoto (Japan/NY), Tom Belic (AZ), Kyla Katz, Noriko Oka (Toronto), Ari Rudenko, Monica Pratz (MEX).  Post-show talk with the artists.

Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery
1136 N. Milwaukee Avenue
vendredi, à 19:30 – 20 août, 19:30
Friday & Saturday, Aug. 19th -20th
$10 suggested donation

If and Only If, Necessary and Sufficient Works by Ruyell Ho
The Bike Room is pleased to present If and Only If – Necessary and Sufficient Works by Chinese-born, Chicago-based artist Ruyell Ho. The show offers glimpses of three projects – each a distillation of Ho’s lifelong pursuit of the language of shape. Ho’s assiduous fabrication of abstract shapes: essential, complex, hybridized compounded and monolithic – tempt interpretation…

Backyard Gallery
1109 W. North Shore Ave
4:00 – 7:00pm

RUSHED Anniversary: “I AM BEAUTIFUL” Arts Exhibition
Rushed, Women Rushed for Womanhood, is celebrating its one-year anniversary by acknowledging women from Chicago through works of visual art.  Rushed is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a sisterhood among young adults and support stronger women.  The night will include displays of visual art and sharing of poetry over light refreshments and music at the HyPa Space ( of Hyde Park. Wine, appetizers, refreshments, art and poetry for a good cause.

HyPa (Hyde Park Alliance for Arts & Culture)
5226 South Harper Court
7:00 – 11:30pm
Suggested Donations

SUNDAY || AUGUST 21st, 2011

Zummertapez: Lilli Carré
Roots & Culture concludes the 2011 Zummertapez series with a mixtape by Chicago artist Lilli Carré. In her comics and animation work, Carré uses forms that are both experimental and charmingly approachable as she blends existential crises with bold graphic style and daring narrative methods. While aesthetically reminiscent of American studio cartoons of the 20’s and 30’s, her films focus on darker themes of loss, death and misplaced memory, but maintain a light touch and quick wit throughout. For her Zummertapez screening, Carré will be including selections of her own work in combination with clips from classic studio animation, 90’s computer adventure games, feature films, TV commercials starring her family, and experimental animation.

Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center
1034 N. Milwaukee Ave.
$5 suggested donation

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest: Outdoor Festival and ARTery
The arts fest includes a street art fair, indoor art displays, and live entertainment on three outdoor stages featuring 48 acts. Experience art, theater, music, as well as food and drink, on the brick-laid streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Chicago’s historic Rogers Park neighborhood.

The Rogers Park ARTery Exhibition (the ARTery) is a curated artwalk showcasing a variety of Chicago artists across many mediums, exhibited in storefront windows and open spaces within the Glenwood Avenue Arts Festival footprint, with a main gallery information center featuring a full-color map suitable for self-guided walking tours. Curated by local artist, Lewis Lain, at 1409 Morse Avenue, (the location for the ARTery indoor gallery). Artery artists include Aaron Wooten, Alenna Sandy, Caroline Keem, Janice Aponte, Jen Cooper, Leon Sarantos, Lewis Lain, Shaun Vain.

6900-7000 N. Glenwood Ave. and the 1400 block of Morse Ave
12:00pm – 9:00pm

*This event also takes place on Friday and Saturday


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