Scroll back two or three posts to see what else is going on in February. There are many exhibits and openings this month - perfect antidotes to the gray weather streak we've all been "enjoying." The next couple of weekends are packed! And yet, there's more . . .
Eric H. Steele is showing sculptures in the exhibit Simply Chicago Art, 1318 Oakton Ave. in Evanston. The show opens Feb. 6, reception 1-5PM, and is up until Feb.28. Gallery hours are 11-7 on Sat., 1-6 on Sun., or by appointment. Telephone (847) 738-0716.
Work by Eric, shown at South Haven Art Center last summer:
At their home in Oak Park, Holly Holmes and Tom Burtonwood are hosting What It Is: Permission to Work, a group show by seven artists from SAIC. It opens Sat. Feb. 6, 3-8PM. It's probably safe to say the reality of this intriguing show is bound to exceed anything you can imagine about it; it includes performance pieces, installations and interventions, all exploring boundaries (such as they are) between art and the rest of life. Schwitters will be there in spirit. Check this website for address, catalog and more details: http://www.wot-it-is.com.
At ARC Gallery, as well as the CWCA Off Center exhibit mentioned below, there is painting and drawing exhibit Conversations by Rine Boyer. The show runs Feb. 3-28; the reception is Friday, Feb. 5, 6-9PM. 832 W. Superior, 2nd floor.
What a cute dog, Rine Boyer:
Bill Whiteside is showing acrylic paintings in a solo show Hexagon, at the Lincoln Village Art Gallery, 6900 Lincoln Ave. in Lincolnwood, through Feb. 25 (9-5, Mon-Fri).
Detail from Bill's invitation:
The Galaxie (2603 W. Barry) invites artists to enter the 4th Annual Square Foot Art Exhibition. Read all about it: http://galaxiechicago.com/gs/workshops/squarefoot.php.
Remember the big blowout at the MCA - Feb. 4 (see below). Be there or be square.
More stimulating than the Superbowl: The Artists' Breakfast Group Dinner, Sunday Feb. 7th. Check your in-box; it's not too late to RSVP.