Monday, February 9, 2015

ABG Member Colette Wright Adams exhibits at Uptown Arts Center - Mysteries & Loves: transcending emptiness

Colette Wright Adams and Mariusz Zaleski 
MYSTERIES & LOVES: transcending emptiness
Paintings and Works on Paper
February 14th - Opening Reception 5-8pm 
Gallery hours: Saturdays 3-5pm Sundays 1-4pm thru February 29th

Uptown Arts Center Upcoming Exhibtions:

February 27th, Friday  
Lagoon Editions presents 
"Destruction Instructions"
 Paul J  Ryan book release and reading  7:30pm  

March 8th, Sunday
Opening Reception 2-5pm
Solo Show thru March 28th
Still Pictures: Closeups
Margaret Buchen


April 10th 
Opening Reception 5-8pm 
thru April 29th
New & Selected Paintings
Daniel Cleary 
(Stay tuned for studio hours open to the public)

July 1-31, 2015   
Lowell Thompson's tour-de-force  "Down in Uptown
an engaging record of his 10 years in a Chicago neighborhood he calls "Chicago's most colorful community".  (Specific dates to be announced)

Uptown Arts Center in Preston Bradley Center, 4th floor  
941 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL

The Uptown Arts Center, housed in a series of iconoclastic spaces within the historic Preston Bradley Center, \has created shared art studio and workshop spaces, exhibition galleries, and boutique performance arenas.  
We welcome the synergy of experiences and place to inform our unique vision of a supportive and nurturing artistic community.


Friday, February 6, 2015

Art Exhibit at The SG By Breakfast Groupers

Catherine Cajandig, Ruyell Ho, Sandra Holubow, and William F. Whiteside, longtime members of the ABG, currently have works on exhibit at our meeting place,  S & G Restaurant, 3100 N. Lincoln Ave. Come join us.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ABG Members exhibit in Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project at the UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART

Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project


2320 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Opening reception:
Friday, February 6, 2015
6:00 - 9:00pm

February 6 - March 22, 2015

The upcoming exhibition, Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project, curated by Chicago-area artist and curator Beth Shadur, is an exhibition of collaborative works created by twenty pairs of visual artists and poets. The exhibition includes renowned visual artists and poets from throughout the United States (and a poet from Canada).

The Poetic Dialogue Project is an ongoing project that came about after a wonderful meeting of hearts and minds in 2004 at the Ragdale Foundation between poet Lois Roma-Deeley and Shadur, as both explored the parallel creative process of artist and poet. Since their meeting and dialogue at that time, Shadur and Roma-Deeley have undertaken a number of collaborative projects. Out of her own collaboration, Shadur created the idea of The Poetic Dialogue Project. Since 2004, four traveling exhibitions have been curated by Shadur, with various pairings of artists and poets. In 2009, the last exhibition, Collaborative Vision: The Poetic Dialogue, was premiered at the Chicago Cultural Center. The excitement of this ongoing project has been in the creation of new works outside established paradigms of artistic discipline, and in artist and poet taking their work in new creative directions.

Pairings: Visual artists / Poets

Jane Fulton Alt / Martha Collins
Granite Amit / Jan Beatty
cat chow / Rosemary Willey and Maggie Dietz
Laura Ann Cloud / Francisco Aragón
Sergio Gomez / Maurice Manning
Donna June Katz / Maurya Simon
Heidi Kumao / Kate Gale
Kim Laurel / Micheline Maylor
Lynda Lowe / Joseph Heithaus
Susan Mackin-Dolan / Honorée Fanone Jeffers
Renee McGinnis / Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Zach Mory / Kevin Prufer
Bonnie Peterson / Maggie Anderson
Mark Pomilio / Rigoberto Gonzalez
Beth Shadur / Lois Roma-Deeley
Eleanor Spiess-Ferris / Daniel Tobin
Vivian Visser / Peggy Shumaker
John Pitman Weber / Michael Heller
Cynthia Weiss / Margaret Rozga
Connie Wolfe / Annie Finch

Featured image:
Darner Dragonfly (Anax junius), Kim Laurel and Micheline Maylor collaboration.

Take a sneak peek of the collaboration at:

Opening reception: Friday, February 6, 2015 (6-9pm, with remarks on collaboration at 7pm)

Panel Discussion:
Saturday, February 7, 2015 (2-4pm),
panel on the collaborative process will be presented by several pairs of artists and poets

Joseph Heithaus and Margaret Rozga, Poetry reading: March 14, 2015 (2pm)


2320 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

773 227-5522

Regular hours: Wed – Sun
12:00 – 4:00pm