Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A member's news; an ARC opening

Jackie Moses has paintings and sculptures in Focus 4, an exhibit by four solo artists, at the Chicago Gallery of the Illinois State Museum (James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, #2-100), June 1 through September 24. Jackie's exhibit is curated by Jane Stevens.  Judith Raphael, Mel Watkin and Kevin Veara are also showing their 2-D work in the gallery.  Jackie's exhibit is entitled Recent Paintings and Reliquaries.  Reception Friday, June 11, 5-7:30 PM.  (Enter from LaSalle after 6PM.)  Building hours are M-F, 9-5.
J Moses, Globalization Affects: Africa #2:

Charlotte Segal's mini-retrospective Past and Present opens at ARC Gallery Wed., May 26.  Rebirth,  an  exhibit of watercolors and sculpture by Anne Farley Gaines and husband Geoffrey Novelli, runs at the same time.  Both shows close June 19.  Reception Friday, May 28, 6-9PM.  832 W. Superior, #204.  Info:

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Be there or be . . .

 Kathy Weaver has three drawings in Art Futura, an exhibit juried by Art Institute curator James Rondeau at Portals, Ltd. Gallery.  Gallery Night Award Party is Thursday May 20, 5:30 - 9:30PM.  The works in the show are from her recent drawing project at the Robotics Lab at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.  742 N. Wells.  (Apologies to Kathy, whose first e-mail never reached this in-box!)
K. Weaver, Biomechatronics Development Lab 2:

Drawing Attention, an exhibit of work by the Tom Robinson Studio Drawing Group, opens on Friday, June 4.  The reception is 5-9 PM, and the show will be up through June 26th.  Jim MacRoberts and Fletcher Hayes will be exhibiting in the show with 10 other artist/drawing fiends from this ongoing Sunday life drawing workshop.
Tom Robinson Gallery,  2416 W. North Ave.
Pastel drawing by F. Hayes: 

Congratulations to Sandra Holubow, Sandy Reibscheid and Maureen Warren, who were winners in the recent Chicago Society of Artists calendar competition held on May 16th.  The Prints and Drawings Calendar is administered by Catherine Cajandig and it is sold nationally and internationally.

Beatriz Ledesma has started a blog about her art practice and invites everyone's comments:

Remember the Evanston+Vicinity Biennial opening this Sunday, 1-4 PM.  Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan, Evanston.  Be there or be square.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's not March, it's May

When you're out and about in Old Town, look for Eric H. Steele's sculpture, Victor.  Beginning May 19, it will be installed at Wells and Burton for a year, as part of the Lakefront Sculpture Exhibition.
 Victor, E.H. Steele:

Deus Ex Machina, a two-person exhibit, opens at the Charnel House this Friday, May 14, 6-9 PM.  The Chicago-based artists are Megan Sterling and Stan KonowitzVicky Szilagyi writes that the exhibit "blends the ecclesiastic esoterica of divinity with the rigid, crusader-imposed decorum of religion.  Megan Sterling's work deconstructs a classical approach to religious iconography, while Stan Konowitz's paintings question human nature from a dogmatic sense of morality."  3421 W. Fullerton, through June 6.  Hours 12-5, Sat. and Sun., and by appointment. (773) 871-9046.
David and Goliath, S. Konowitz:

Friction, M. Sterling:

Robert Kameczura announces a concert by the Pilgrim Chamber Players and soprano Patrice Michaels on Sunday May 23.  Among other pieces, they will perform Three Kameczura Songs, that is, three of Robert's poems set to music by the late composer, Dan Tucker.  Robert will give a short talk about working with Dan Tucker and will introduce the music.  3 PM, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park.  $20.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Members' news

Correct info about Kristy Raines Loving's retrospective show In the Cards:  exhibit dates are May 15 - June 17, at Gallery G, 348 Tudor Court in Glencoe.  Reception is Saturday May 15, 4-8 PM.
Kristy's painting Card #8, Strength or Justice:

Congratulations to Marian Carow, who will be exhibiting four drawings in the Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, May 23 - June 27.  The opening reception is on May 23, 1-4 PM.  Evanston Art Center, 2603 Sheridan Rd., Evanston.
M. Carow, Two shadows:

Peter N. Gray, Ruth Migdal and Shelley Gilchrist have work in the Sculpture Invasion 2010 exhibit, which starts at the Koehnline Museum of Art (and on the surrounding outdoor grounds) at Oakton Community College on May 13 and runs through August 26.  Reception May 13, 5-8 PM.  1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Members' News

George C. Clark will be showing his miniature rustic twig furniture at the Fine Craft Fair on Sunday, May 2, in the Independence Park Field House in Chicago (one block east of Puliski, just south of Irving Park Rd.).  Hours of the one-day event :  12:30-4:30.

Ken Gold has work in the second birdhouse exhibit hosted by August House Studio, 2113 W. Roscoe.  The Return of "Birds I Have Known" opens Friday, May 7th (reception 6-9PM) and runs through May 29th. 

Chicago Sculpture International has a booth at Art Chicago  (#12-264), exhibiting Countercurrents, a show curated and designed by Mimi Peterson.  

Countercurrents includes floor, wall and pedestal sculptures as well as a virtual gallery.  The exhibit is at the Merchandise Mart until 4:00 PM Monday May 3.  Eric Steel, Peter Gray, Jim MacRoberts, Mimi Peterson and Shelley Gilchrist have work in the show.   Additionally, several CSI members have outdoor sculptures on the building sidewalks and grounds west of the Mart on Orleans Street through April 21.

Joan Minsky has an oil pastel show opening soon at Spex, at 2316 N. Clark.  Exhibit opens May 12 (reception 5-7PM) and runs through June 23.  This is part of a series called Art+Vision (info: ) the Spex stores are hosting.

This is the last weekend to catch Didier Nolet's exhibit Turmoil and Peace of Mind at The Art Center in Highland Park. The show is up through May 4.  Info:
D. Nolet, Silence, 61" x 96":