Sunday, March 31, 2013

Uptown Arts Center News

10,000 Ripples/Changing Worlds  Uptown Artist Residency with Trisha O. Martin

Through a diverse set of four workshops using recycled and found materials, Uptown community members, artists, and art enthusiasts will contribute parts and pieces to a culminating sculptural bookTransparent Depictions. This book, along with artist in residence, Trisha Oralie Martin, will be exhibited in early May 2013.
Shaped Writing April 6th 9am-noon  Workshop #3
If words were shapes, what images could we make with existing text written by Uptown community members? With writing from the Illustrated Poems workshop, participants will create imagery using basic shapes cutout from the handmade paper made in the previous workshop. We will discuss how text plays into the design for each page in the sculptural book, Transparent Depictions. 
Temporary Books April 13th 9am-noon  Workshop #4
What is a book? What defines a book? Where are books found? This workshop will explore ways we read books, approach books and engage with books. Using found objects, participants place temporary books in unconventional spaces inside and outside of the Preston Bradley Center. These installations will shake-up our ideas of the book and explore ways in which Transparent Depictions can be read in the exhibition space

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SKETCH!club  Saturday April 20th
To sketch…

a simply executed drawing or painting,
especially a preliminary one, giving the
essential features without the details.

A mixture of professional artists and art enthusiasts sketch one another, other situational models and still-life set ups.
We usually include  timed poses and exercises.
Colette’s Studio, 4th floor  941 W Lawrence  773-450-7246 if door locked.
A relaxed, no pressure environment where we sip wine (or beverage of your BYOB choice), talk and listen to music.
light snacks available
$6  April 20th Saturday 5-7pm

Uptown Arts Center Figure Drawing Group

Friday April 5th  6:30-9:30pm  Molly's Cafe, floor 3 1/2 west
$10  for professional model, light snacks & beverage, music and community!
Join our group on
Gretchen 724-977-2107

Uptown Artist Residency Exhibition

May 3-5th 2013  4th floor gallery Uptown Arts Center
941 W. Lawrence, Chicago, in the Preston Bradley Center

Ruyell Ho and Amanda Ross-Ho "War Baby/Love Child" at DePaul

Ruyell Ho and his daughter Amanda Ross-Ho will be in a show at The DePaul Art Museum: "War Baby/Love Child". Opening on April 25th, 2013. A 300 pg book of the same title is published by
University of Washington, available now.

Amanda Ross-Ho at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


Mitchell Innes Nash 
April 12 - May 18

Please join us at our Chelsea location for the opening reception on Friday, April 12, from 6 to 8 pm.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash
534 West 26th Street
New York, New York 10001
Tel 212-744-7400
Fax 212-744-7401

Tuesday - Saturday
10am to 6pm

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Eric Holubow at Chicago Art Source Gallery

Eric Holubow, photographer

Eric Holubow will be exhibiting at the Chicago Art Source Gallery, 1871 N. Clybourn Av., with the Chicago Six, a group representing a wide range of media. An Opening evening of discussions and refreshments will be held Thursday, April 4, 5-8 PM. Exhibition dates are April 5 - June 22, 773-248-3100.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cajandig, Kaleel, Mesple, Oehmke at Illinois State Museum

Wings: Art by Catherine Cajandig, Rita Dianne Kaleel, James Mesple and Julia Oehmke

Meet the Artists Friday April 19th from 2:00 pm til 4:00pm

The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery presents a special exhibition in conjunction with artists from the Chicago Society of Artists.
Special Exhibition in James R. Thompson Center, Atrium
April 15-19, 2013, Hours: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public
"Wings: Art by Catherine Cajondig, Rita Dianne Kaleel, James Mesple and Julia Oehmke"

Four Illinois artists from the Chicago Society of Artists exhibit art inspired by birds since artists and birds both flock together for support.
For more information contact Jane Stevens at or 312-814-5318.

ARC Juried Encaustic USA Show

ARC GALLERY, 2156 N Damen Avenue · Chicago, Illinois 60647 · 773-252-2232

Open Call for Artists in the U.S. Exhibit in Chicago at ARC Gallery June 26 - July 20

ARC Gallery seeks a broad range of styles and techniques for its summer exhibit featuring current uses of encaustic in painting, drawing and sculpture.
Send your A game to Chicago this summer!

Jurors: Paul Klein and Shelley Gilchrist
Submission deadline April 25.

Click here for prospectus and application form

Monday, March 18, 2013

Judith Roth exhibiting The Baseball Show

Batter Up, work in progress, Judith Roth, artist, 36"x48"

Judith Roth is inviting you to her event:
The Baseball Show, curated by Sandie Bacon
Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 to 9:30 pm., 4404 N. Southport, Chicago, Il

Friday, March 15, 2013

Catherine Cajandig Workshop on Linocut


The Chicago Society of Artists will have a two-hour interactive workshop by CSA members, Catherine Cajandig and Rene' Hugo Arceo. Sunday, April 7, 2013. 2 PM to 4 PM at the
Old town Triangle Art Center, 1763 N. North Park (Corner of Menomonee nd N. North Park) Chicago, IL 60614. Catherine and Rene' will demonstrate the process , including techniques
for cutting the block and printing the image. No registration of fee is required for CSA members.Non-CSA members may be invited at a cost of $15.00 payble at the workshop.
Participants are asked to bring lilnoleum blocks and printing paper. Special emphasis will be on inking and printing. Participants are encourage to bring already prepared blocks and receive assistance regarding printing techniques.
"Windy City-Chicago", Catherine Cajandig, artist, linocut

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Nancy Charak Open Studio Fri March 22 6 to 10pm

First of the 2013 Year!

The Cornelia Arts Building, Where Art Works, Open Studios, Friday, March 22, from 6 to 10pm.

Featuring the art of Nancy Charak and the other fine artists of the Cornelia Arts Building!
1800 W. Cornelia
1 block south of Addison at Ravenswood

We've got live music and gourmet food trucks and stunning fine art. You don't want to miss this.

Come on by.

Guitar Lessons with Randi

GUITAR LESSONS WITH RANDI, take lessons with a patient and supportive teacher. Tap into your creativity, grow more confident, feel accomplished, be challenged, have fun.
Randi is a musician, songwriter, performer with over eight years of experience teaching guitar and songwriting. Randi has recorded three albums and toured extensively.
Lessons are available in two locations:
Wicker Park for kids only, near Division stop on Blue Line
Ravenswood, at Transistor on Lincoln near Grace for both adults and kids

phone: 917-434-2367