Chicago Artists Month 2004: October 5 - October 11
A Community Connects
October 8, 6 10pm
Acme Artists' Community
2418 W. Bloomingdale Avenue
Visit this vibrant artist community and see a community art exhibition, open studios, performances, and poetry readings. Also on display: ÒChronicles of Wicker Park,Ó a photographic exhibition in the Roberto Lopez Gallery; and a play by Virginia Boyle. Artists include: Mary Anne Cataldi, Randy Moe, Miriam Solon, and Batya and David Hernandez.
For Information: 773-292-0817
CTA: Blue Line (Western); Bus 49, X49
Opening: October 8, 5 7pm
October 8 November 4
833 N. Orleans Street
In this juried exhibition the entire Marwen community of students, teachers, alumni, artists-teachers and staff showcase their work.
For Information: 312-944-2418, x208, www.marwen.org
CTA: Brown and Purple Lines (Chicago); Bus 37, 66
Arts in Action
October 8 and 22, 2 6pm
O'Hare International and Midway International
Traveling passengers have the opportunity to experience five "Arts in Action" stages throughout O'Hare and Midway Airports, featuring artists in the process of painting and musicians performing live jazz and classical music. Artists include: Christina Body, Angel Neris, Janelle Laccino, and Luis DeLaTorre. Presented by the Chicago Department of Aviation.
For Information: 773-686-3555, www.flychicago.com/events
CTA: Blue Line (O'Hare), Orange Line (Midway)
Fine Arts Building Open Studios
October 8, 5 8pm
October 9, Noon 6pm
Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Avenue
Visit galleries and artists' studios in this art building. More than 40 artists' studios are featured as well as LIPA, Finestra, and Claudia Andersen galleries.
For Information: 312-913-0537, www.fineartsbuildingchicago.com
CTA: Brown, Green, Orange, Purple Lines
(Adams/Wabash); Blue and Red Lines (Jackson)
Transcultural Exchange's International Tile Project
Dedication: October 9, Noon 3pm
Northside College Prep School
5501 N. Kedzie Street
This project is a collaboration of Chicago and international artists who have created over 100 mural tiles in 21 locations throughout the world. Tiles from this mural project will be permanently displayed in the entrance of Northside College Prep School. Artists include: Ginny Sykes, Ruby Barnes, Caroline Anderson, Karen Ami, and Jorge Lucero.
For Information: 773-534-3954,
CTA: Bus 82
October 9, 1 4pm
Garfield Park Gold Dome
100 N. Central Park Avenue
ÒBroadening Art Through Interpretive Knowledge: Infusing Narration and Gusa (to Touch),Ó is a hands-on workshop simulating an African American quilting bee that investigates topics, issues, styles, and creativity that relate to nature and expression. Featured artist: Alpha Bruton.
For Information: 773-826-5224
CTA: Green Line (Conservatory-Central Park Drive)
October 9 31
Preview: October 9, 6 10pm
Demonstrations: October 10, 11am 4pm
Meet-the-artists: October 11, 11am 4pm
Sun and Earth Pottery
4636 N. Ravenswood Avenue
An exhibition of works by three ceramic artists: Jodi Bessinger, John Berton, and Julie Pitzen. Throwing and hand-building demonstrations take place on October 10; open studios and meet-the-artists on October 11.
For Information: 773-383-7213, www.sunandearthpottery.com
CTA: Brown Line (Damen)
Connecting With Art: Open House
October 9, 1 4pm
Jane Addams Center for Arts & Culture
1136 W. Wilson Avenue
View the feature exhibit, ÒChicago Neighborhoods: Photographs by Paul D'Amato,Ó curated by the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago. In addition, enjoy demonstrations of black and white photo printing in the darkroom, and wheel throwing in the Ceramics Studio, a temporary exhibit of child and teen art, and an art workshop for children ages 912 and their parents.
For Information: 773-561-3500, www.hullhouse.org
CTA: Red Line (Wilson)
Edgewater Art Walk
October 9, 10am 4pm
1127 W. Granville Avenue
This tour of Edgewater begins at Gerber/Hart by viewing the library's own exhibit, ÒFashioning An Identity: 50 Years of LGBT Images.Ó It then moves to the Granville Gallery, Edgewater Library, and 35 other stops to view the best in Òhome-grownÓ artwork.
For Information: 773-561-6000, www.gerberhart.org
CTA: Red Line (Granville); Bus 36, 151
Stepping Out: Shoe Exhibition
Opening: October 9, 5 9pm
3616 W. Wrightwood Avenue
View paintings and sculptures about shoes created by a non-profit artist group.
For Information: 773-384-4483
CTA: Blue Line (Logan Square); Bus 76, 82
East Village Arts Walk and Street Fest
October 9 10, Noon 7pm
Meet at 822 N. Wood Street
Celebrate the arts in the historic East Village with a self-guided tour of artists' studios and galleries. Highlights include: a youth art exhibit at Commercial Park, special exhibitions at aesthetic eye gallery, Resaca Gallery, Rotofugi, Street Level youth Media, Stolen Buick Studio, and over 50 open artists' studios. Meet artists Erin Dance, Quang Hong, Layne Jackson, Cecilia Vargas, Christopher Meerdo, Beth Laurin, Ron Seymour, Shane Swank, and more! Maps available at participating venues and online.
For Information: 312-850-9630, www.laynejackson.com/artwalk.html
CTA: Bus 9, 50, 66
3rd Floor Studios Open House
October 9, 5 - 10pm
October 10, Noon 6pm
3rd Floor Studios
1806 W. Cuyler Avenue
Painting, photography, watercolor, and multimedia works of art by 12 Chicago artists are on view in ten different studios in this old industrial building. Artists include: Tracy Lynn Pristas, Joyce Rebora, Stephen Smith, Cynthia Vaicunas Wahlborg, and Sue Sommers.
For Information: 773-871-7854
CTA: Brown Line (Irving Park); Bus 50, 80
Chopmarks: An Edible and Printable Feast!
October 10, 3 7pm
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 4642 N. Western Avenue
The Chopping Block, 4747 N. Lincoln Avenue
This collaboration in Lincoln Square presents art about food and food arts during a fun and free afternoon of print and cooking demonstrations. Please RSVP. Artists include: Artemio Rodriguez, Shelley Young, Dennis O'Malley, Jill Kramer, Kim Laurel, Bobby Sutton, and Deborah Maris Lader.
For Information: 773-293-2070, www.chicagoprintmakers.com
For Information: 773-472-6700, www.thechoppingblock.net
CTA: Brown Line (Western); Bus 11, 49, X49, 81
Prints and Puppets for Peace
Demonstrations: October 3, 10 & 17
Sundays, Noon 6pm
1500 N. Artesian Avenue
Printmaker Valerie Richards and Puppetmaker Margaret J. Nelson host print and puppet making demonstrations during this open studio exhibition. Light refreshments served.
For Information: 773-384-5401
CTA: Bus 49, 72
Artists at Work Forum: Artists Connect
October 10, 6 7pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Artists who are members of artist groups and collaboratives in Chicago discuss their motivations, achievements, surprises, and plans. Featured participants include Sapphire and Crystals and Temporary Services. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
For Information: 312-744-6630, www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
CTA: Brown, Green, Orange, and Purple Lines
(Randolph/Wabash); Blue and Red Lines (Washington)
Connecting at Cornelia
October 10, 1 6pm
Cornelia Arts Building
1800 W. Cornelia Avenue
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historic Cornelia Arts Building and visit the loft studios of more than 50 artists. This vibrant art community includes jewelry, ceramic and fiber artists, painters, photographers, sculptors, as well as a small theater group, an architect and the non profit Friends of the Arts (FOTA). Meet artists Doug Birkenheuer, Tor Dettwiler, Judy Lichtenstein, Jason Messinger, James Parenti, Pam Robinson, Tiffany Stronsky, Judy Zeddies and others.
For Information: 773-935-1854, www.fota.com
CTA: Brown Line (Addison); Bus 11, 50, 152
Ravenswood Corridor Arts & Industry Walk
October 10, Noon 6pm
Opening: October 9, 4 10pm
Start at Peter Jones Gallery
1806 W. Cuyler Avenue
Take a tour of art studios, industrial venues, and businesses in the dynamic Ravenswood neighborhood. Enjoy music and art at the opening celebration on Saturday evening. Featured venues include: Lillstreet Art Center, Fire Arts Center, Byron Street Studios, Jones-Izzo Gallery, the Men's Art Forum, and Café 28. Presented by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art and the Jane Addams Resource Corporation.
For Information: 773-883-4407
CTA: Brown Line (Irving Park); Bus 11, 50, 80
Speaking in Color-Intuitive Artists Connect
October 10 November 1
Opening: October 10, 2 5pm
Ancient Echoes Gallery
1022A W. Armitage Avenue
Esperanza Community Services and Ancient Echoes present recent work by three mid-career artists with developmental disabilities. Media includes oil pastel, colored pencil, marker, and acrylic. Artists include: Johnny Rodriguez, Bobby Tirelli, and Hector Rivera.
For Information: 312-243-8042, www.esperanzacommunityservices.org
CTA: Brown Line (Armitage)
A Celebration of Literary, Visual and Performing Arts
Open house: October 10, 2 5pm
Artists' Salon: October 13, 7 9pm
Portage Park Center for the Arts
5801 W. Dakin Street
Exhibits of student art and professional photography, performances and music recitals make up this open house and celebration of art and community spirit. Bring your art, music or literary piece to the artist's salon on October 13. Artists include: Reggie Ezell, Jennifer La Civita, Leah Egan, Lynn Davis, Cara Magrowski, and Elaine Luther. Suggested donation: $5 on October 13.
For Information: 773-205-0151
CTA: Bus 85, 80, 91