Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kathy Weaver will be exhibiting in the 750 Show

An art extravaganza; a group exhibition of gallery and invited artists,
covering ZIA's main gallery with artworks priced at $750.00 and below.

Come celebrate with us as the gallery enters its 4th year.
There will be treasures to be found to fit every budget and a range of interests.

The show continues through August 31, 2013.

Zia is very easy to reach on the Metra UPNorth. Walk 2 blocks west from the Winnetka station.

Zia Gallery  http://ziagallery.net/weaver.html
Kathy Weaver  http://www.kweaverarts.com

Friday, July 26, 2013

William Whiteside exhibiting with Chicago Society of Artists

This is a large Show with Sculpture, Paintings, Prints, and Photography.

Artist Breakfast Group Members also in this show:
Cajandig, Dianni-Kaleel, Gauthier, Ghez, Holubow, Maltz, Mejia, Minsky, Moses, Oehmke, Reibscheid, Stone, and Weaver.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Rita Dianni-Kaleel is exhibiting with The Chicago Society of Artists

Three pieces of work by Rita Dianni-Kaleel are included in a group exhibition of the Chicago Society of Artists at:
Gallery  7 (Next to the Rialto Theater)
116 N. Chicago Street
 Joliet, IL
Opening reception July  27 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ken Gold Closing Reception

Eyeporium Gallery is hosting a closing reception Ken Gold's "Magical Curiosities" this coming Saturday, July 27th from 2-4 PM.  The show features over 20 unique sculptures from my twisted mind.  

Eyeporium Gallery is at 1431 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622.  The show runs June 28-July 29th and the Gallery is open M-F 12-7PM and Sat 12-5PM.

Ken Gold's creations.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

August 11 Dinner at The Red Apple

Jackie Moses has made arrangements for  another Breakfast Dinner at the 
Red Apple Restaurant, 3121 N. Milwaukee  Ave., Sunday, August 11.
Hopefully questions about the upcoming Caffeine Show will be answered, 
and  applications will be available for those who haven't completed theirs. They are  due August 15.

Sharon Swidler in the 750 Show at Zia Gallery - Opening July 27th 2013

Images of selected artworks by gallery artists.

750 Show

An art extravaganza; a group exhibition of gallery and invited artists, 
covering ZIA's main gallery with artworks priced at $750.00 and below. 
Come celebrate with us as the gallery enters its 4th year. 
There will be treasures to be found to fit every budget and a range of interests. 
The opening festivities begin early on Saturday, July 27th 
from 4 - 7pm and continue through August 31, 2013.

Gallery Artists

Melissa Jay Craig, Michael Cutlip, Carl Wilen,Richard Laurent

Mary Burke, Jonathan Ricci, Roland Kulla,
John Vlahakis

Beverly Zawitkoski, Alex Devereux, Fumiko Toda

Ted Preuss, Matthew Schofield, Rick Dula, Charles Gniech

Kathy Weaver, John Musgrove, Anne Hughes

Invited Artists
Nelson Armour
Barry Cain
Kathleen Carbonara
Ronald D. Fetman
Shannon Gallagher
Cheryl Holz
Mairead O’Neill Laher
Peter Nussbaum
Peter Panayiotou
Diane Rakocy
Beth Shadur
Sharon Swidler
Alexandra Vlahakis
ZIA Gallery is located 2 short blocks from the Winnetka Metra Station.

548 Chestnut St.
Winnetka, Il 60093

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ruyell's daughter Amanda Ross-Ho's MCA plaza project under construction Opening on July 23 with an artist talk at 5pm

Amanda Ross-Ho and MCA curator
Julie Rodigues Wildholm 
talk about Amanda's MCA PLAZA PROJECT.
July 23, at 5pm. At the MCA, Chicago.
Admission is free.

Ruyell Ho - Installation at Bloomingdale Park District Art Museum, Bloomingdale, IL.

6' x 9' installation - ®2013 Ruyell Ho

Ruyell Ho's site specific installation
premieres at the Bloomingdale Park District Art
Museum in Bloomingdale, IL.

The sculpture is part of 3D12 sculptor group's 
"Sculpture, where's at"  exhibition
Opening on July 28, 2013 - 2 to 4 pm. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Anita Miller Gallery - ENJOY Fashion & Art July 12th

Fashion Is My Passion!

Join us for a great time!
Don't miss out on food, drinks, and fun conversation!
Anita Miller Gallery (anitaivymiller@yahoo.com)
Anita Miller Studio/Gallery | 3029 Central Ave. | Wilmette | IL | 60091
Mark Your Calendar for:
Friday, July 12th
Anita Miller Gallery
The  Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 827
Chicago, IL between Van Buren & Congress
Time: 5-8 pm  Magic 7:30 pm
Register now to enter a drawing & win a print!
Open House includes many galleries & studios in the Fine Arts Building!
ENJOY the intersection of fashion and art!


George Berlin: Happiness Vendor - Art Show Thurs July 11th!!

Art Show July 11th!!
At an AWESOME kid play space!
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Come play and enjoy some art!

Come enjoy some art, bring the kids to play, check out my shirts and books, and say hi!

See my art here: www.georgeberlin.com

David Weinberg and Natlie Krick // Friday, July 12th

David Weinberg Photography is please to present two simultaneous exhibitions by artists David Weinberg and Natalie Krick.

Please join us this Friday, July 12th from 5:00 to 8:00pm at 300 West Superior St, Suite 203 (intersection of Franklin and Superior Streets) River North Chicago for the opening reception of both exhibitions.       
We hope to see you!

Main Gallery
David Weinberg // The Lure of Sirens

The Coat Check Gallery
Natlie Krick // Natural Deceptions

For more information about both exhibitions, please visit our website.  
(Press Release)
300 W. Superior Street, Suite 203, Chicago, IL 60654

Carol Brookes Art Open Studio Saturday, July 20th 3 PM to 7 PM

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You are cordially invited to attend

Carol Brookes Art

Open Studio

Saturday, July 20th

3 PM to 7 PM

1552 W. Carroll Avenue #210 - Chicago, IL 60607

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SURFACE PULSE - "Pierce" - Sculptiing epoxy, bolt shanks, nuts, found hardware, wood, canvas, acrylic and spray paint - 22" x 22" x 8"

5 - Pulse Vector 5a
SURFACE PULSE - "Urchin" - Sculptiing epoxy, cut masonry nails, tacks, washers, wood, canvas, acrylic and spray paint - 22" x 22" x 8"
I am completing new works for my upcoming art exhibition "Carol Brookes - PULSE - Mixed Media Wall Sculpture" that will be on display at the Akus Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University from August 29th to October 10th. Please join me to preview these new artworks and many of the other works that will be included in this exhibition. Visit my new studio at 1552 W. Carroll Avenue #210 on July 20th from 3 - 7 PM and enjoy the art, food, wine and music.
The studio is located right off Ashland on Carroll Avenue . It is only two blocks from the Lake Street and Ashland Train Station and a half block from the Ashland Avenue bus stop. There is also plenty of free street parking. See Map.
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PULSE VECTOR - "Spokes" - Sculptiing epoxy, dowels, copper angles, hardware, wood, canvas, acrylic and spray paint - 22" x 22" x 8"
The Open Studio will feature two new groups of work, "Surface Pulse,"an installation made up of fifteen 22" squares, and "Pulse Vector," made up of four 22" squares, in addition to many other works that will be part of the Akus Gallery exhibition. All of these works are part of the "Pulse Series", an ongoing body of work that examines the hemisphere as a structure, the ordinary forms we see each day in their many incarnations, such as an egg, a pod, an eye, the earth, planets, and domes. The many concepts that these forms evoke are explored in the series, including thoughts and insights into life, birth, and the mystical and mysterious.
2 - Pul;se Vector 2
PULSE VECTOR - "Coil" - Sculptiing epoxy, flexible conduit, tube straps, hardware, wood, canvas, acrylic and spray paint - 22" x 22" x 8"
"Surface Pulse" ( shown above) is all about texture and unique materials. All the works in this group are shades of white and off white, with hemispheres placed in boxes of different depths. I consider this work my "free for all", my opportunity to experiment with all the ideas that have been floating around in my mind for the past two year.
"Pulse Vector" alters the hemisphere by cutting sections out of them. This creates new spacial movements. These works use hardware and sculpting techniques to create industrial looking works that appear to be machine-made.

I am very excited about these new works and would love to share them with you. I hope to see you on July 20th.
Carol Brookes

You can view more artwork by

Carol Brookes at carolbrookes.com.

For more information about Carol's artwork

or to RSVP to this invitation,

call at 312-624-8833 - studio or 312-560-3064 - mobile

or email carolsbrookes@yahoo.com

Studio: 1552 W. Carroll Avenue, Suite 210,

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Sandra Holubow receives an Independent Artists Program Grant

ARTISTS' BREAKFAST GROUP member Sandra Holubow has received a 2013 Independent Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

The grant has been given for work on her two person exhibit with Judith Roth at the Koehnline Museum, and for other up-coming exhibits. Her area of specialization is again collage, this time using a "new" material.

Congratulations Sandra!


Chicago Printmakers Collaborative At Square Roots Festival this weekend - Plus SOUNDCHECK: the portfolio suite on view at the CPC

  Stop by the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative rockin' booth, sip some craft beer,
check out the great music lineup, and take home some amazing print swag, including one of our very cool new tees, featuring this design, only $20:

 Festival hours: July 12th - 14th, 2013
Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Wilson 

Friday, July 12th, 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 13th, 12:00 - 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 14th, 12:00 - 8:00 PM

meanwhile, back at the ranch: a must see.....
SOUNDCHECK: the portfolio suite

The Portfolio Suite Artists:
Christopher Blume (Rivals), Chris Flynn (Hyperbole Ensemble),
Michael Jackson (Heart, Head and Tails), Wyatt Grant (Pool Holograph),
Deborah Maris Lader (Sons of the Never Wrong),
Jon Langford, Alan Lerner (37 Questions),
Justin Santora & Jason S Thompson (The Sky We Scrape),
Maria Sanchez & Brandon Ross (The Glorious Vapors)
SOUNDCHECK aims to celebrate the work of Musician-Printmakers who actively and enthusiastically express themselves in multiple art forms. To pick careers in both music and art is not exactly the most lucrative choice, and yet, these artists strive for the highest standards in both of their chosen mediums. These art forms are related. The act of recording is an act of layering, as the rhythms are often tracked first, with layers and layers of instruments and vocals resting upon one another in a complex matrix of sound. So too are prints made, with layers of visual information entered upon stone or plate or screen in order to produce a rich and penetrating image. 

The exhibition showcases a portfolio suite of prints made by 9 artists in an edition of 20. An accompanying CD of  9 songs (related to the artwork, recorded by each artist) is included in the packaging of the portfolio, which resembles a vinyl album cover, since the print size is 12 x 12 inches. 10 Portfolios are available
to the public for purchase, as well as individual proofs by each artist. 

The exhibit shows the portfolio prints as well as additional print work by each of the participating artists. The portfolio features all methods of traditional printmaking: lithography, etching, screen printing, and relief. The music of the artists ranges from folk to jazz, rock and punk and everything in between.

Some of the Soundcheck Artists, L - R: Christopher Blume, Jon Langford, Megan Sterling,
 Deborah Maris Lader, Michael Jackson, Alan Lerner, Brandon Ross.

Alan Lerner, "37 Questions"

Deborah Maris Lader, "Wholes"

The Gallery is open fridays and saturdays,

The CPC is located in Lincoln Square, at 4642 N. Western Avenue,
just across the street from the Brown Line el stop,
on the west side of the street, between Wilson and Leland.
Get inky and MAKE PRINTS everyone!!!!
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative




Canada & USA

Quebec and Chicago artists Collaborate:  
Sandie Bacon & Judith Roth of Chicago and Quebec artist L'OR.

The exhibit titled "RAPPROCHEMENT"  is in keeping with the French meaning, 
the coming together of people(s). 

Opening Receptionon:  Friday July 12, 7-9 PM
at  August House, 2113 West  Roscoe Street, Chicago.
Contact:  Marya  Veeck  73-327-5644.

....Sandie and I did studies of Chris for a show called "Sum of the Parts: Woman's Perspective of the Male Figure". Quebec artist L'OR has created drawings of Chris from a slightly more intimate perspective: they are now a couple! 
All the drawings are now on view at August House from July 8, Weds thru Sat.  12 - 5 PM.

There will be a special 'French Only Spoken Night' Saturday, July 13, 7-9 PM.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

ABG Members particapte in the Independence Park Neighborhood Garage and Yard Sale!

Values and Art Galore!

Saturday July 13, 2013 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (rain or shine)

This year we're featuring the Flower Child Trunk Show
and affordable art and craft items!
Hope to see you there!
Fletcher Hayes and Kim Laurel
(3800 Block on N. Lawndale Ave.)

7th Annual GIPNA Community Garage Sale!
Saturday July 13, 2013
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (rain or shine)

This super fun garage sale is part of a neighborhood-wide
Community Garage Sale sponsored by GIPNA
(the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association).

If you're a picker and a value hunter there will be plenty to find.
Food and refreshments will abound throughout the area walk.

"We'll be headliners, man, and for low dollar too."
Dennis Hopper

"Great  values, they do indeed abound."
Jack Nicholson


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Amanda Ross-Ho - MCA Chicago Plaza Project is coming!

Amanda Ross-Ho's
MCA Plaza Project

The "how to" technical manual concept image for the installation

The Character and Shape of Illuminated Things

Large scale sculpture in MCA PLAZA

Unveiled on July 23, 2013

...More to come!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Great art to be seen out on Highway 41!

The Artists at 3150 (Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park)

invite you to attend an open house on 
July 26th from 4:00 to 9:00 pm.

Nine artists in six studios in an open air courtyard setting will be showing their work in painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing and photography.

Even if you are not in the market for fine art, this will be a fun night to meet the artists, see what they are working on and perhaps talk about a commission or workshop or class.

Participating artists
Painters: Joan Holleb, Julia Katz, Chandrika Marla, Nina Weiss
Photographers: Robert Tolchin, Carol Ysla
Sculptors: Suzanne Horwitz, Pam Lee, Daniel Weinstock

For more information, please take a look at our web page: