Chicago Artists Month 2004: October 12 - October 18
In the Mind of the Curator
Tour of Chicago Art Open: 6pm
Panel discussion: 6:45pm
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum 1801 S. Indiana Avenue
The Chicago Artists' Coalition presents a panel discussion of Chicago curators. Panelists include: Gregory Knight of Chicago Cultural Center, John Brunetti of the Evanston Art Center, Allison Peters of Hyde Park Art Center, and Lorelei Stewart of UIC's Gallery 400. Curators share their perspectives on what it means to curate a show from conception to artist selection, installation, promotion, and funding.
For Information: 312-670-2060, www.caconline.org
CTA: Bus 1, 3, 4, 18
Workshops: Paper Making and Simple Folded Structures
Paper Making: October 13, 7pm
Paper Folding: October 16, 2pm
Ukranian Institute of Modern Art
2320 W. Chicago Avenue
Two workshops are available. On October 13, Careid Surprenant teaches participants how to make paper using scraps provided by UIMA. On October 16, participants should bring their own paper to learn basic structure folding taught by Karen Hanmer.
For Information: 773-227-5522, www.uima-art.org
CTA: Bus 49, X49, 66
Illinois Artisans Art Spree: Art Connects with Nature
October 14, Noon 7pm
Holiday Inn Chicago/Mart Plaza
350 N. Orleans Street
The Illinois Artisans Program/Illinois Artisans Shop holds its art sale and demonstrations of works inspired by nature in conjunction with the 31st Natural Areas Conference. Featured participants include ten Illinois artisans.
For Information: 312-814-1794
CTA: Brown Line (Merchandise Mart)
Artspaloosa at Fuller Park
October 15 24
Opening: October 15, 6 8pm
331 W. 45th Street
See an expressive connection of visual and performance art from artists throughout the community. Explore quilts, paintings, dance, theater, and music from artists of all ages. Artists include: Millicent Gordon, Ellen Wade, Ronn Pitts, Ellen Wood, Briana Gaiten, and The Soul Stitchers. Admission: $1.
For Information: 312-747-6144
CTA: Red Line (47th); Bus 43, 47
Andersonville Arts Weekend
October 15, 6 9pm
October 16, 11am 9pm
October 17, 11am 5pm
Start at Berwyn and N. Clark Streets
Take a self-guided art walk and see work by dozens of artists showcased throughout the neighborhood. Visual art is displayed in galleries, cafes, shops, churches, restaurants, theaters, and additional community venues. Participating venues include: Andies Restaurant, Angel's Restaurant, Café Boost, First Free Church, Las Manos Gallery, and the Swedish American Museum. Artists include: Angela Canada Hopkins, Dan Crowley, Tim Hurley, Ralph Jumbeck, Barb Laing, and Michelle Peterson Albandoz.
For Information: 773-728-2995, www.andersonville.org
CTA: Red Line (Berwyn); Bus 92, 22
Connecting and Cultivating Communities Through Art
October 16, 3 8pm
DeLaTorre Arts Studio
1200 W. 35th Street
View the surreal watercolor and oil paintings of Luis DeLaTorre, and listen as he discusses how connections between communities and artists on local, national, and international levels impact creativity.
For Information: 773-927-7030, www.delatorrearts.com
CTA: Bus 35
Stable Studios Open Studio
October 16, 1 4pm
1523 N. Kingsbury Street
This community of artists at Stable Studios opens their doors to the public. Artists include: Susan Michod, Katie Kahn, John Sparagano, Aria Knee, Joanne Harling, and Pala Townsend.
For Information: 773-935-2134
CTA: Brown Line (Sedgwick); Bus 72
Evanston Artists Open Studios
October 16 17, 1 5pm
600 N. Hartrey, Evanston
Meet mutually supportive women artists in this open studio building. Artists include: Pat Armato, Beatrice Fisher, Shelley Gilchrist, Ellen Glassmeyer, Nancy Elaine Harvey, Sharon Swidler, and Diane Thodos.
For Information: 773-764-4423
CTA: Bus 97
October 17, Open House, 10am 5pm; Reception, 5 7pm
Switching Station Artists Loft
15 S. Homan Avenue (at Madison near Garfield Park)
Visit one of Chicago's newest live/work spaces for artists during their first public open house, with performances throughout the day and individual exhibits in participating artists' spaces. Resident artists represent a wide array of disciplines: painting, theater, photography, video, paper arts, dance and music. Over 15 participating artists including: Thomas Baker, Sarah Beckstrom, Alpha Bruton, Ellamonique, Matthew Fen, Paula Martinez, John H. Sibley and Thomas Walther.
For Information: 312-927-9929
CTA: Green Line (Kedzie); Bus 20
CarrollAlbany Open Studios
October 17, 1 6pm
CarrollAlbany Arts Building
319 N. Albany Avenue
This building houses the studios of approximately 15 painters, sculptors, designers in metal and wood, kite makers, glass workers, and more. Meet the artists, tour studios, and gain insights into various types of art-making. Artists include: Michael Thompson, Sharon Bladholm, Celia Greiner, Jack Burgess, Judith Seeger, and Jerry Marciniak.
For Information: 773-638-3500
CTA: Green Line (Kedzie)
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