Chicago Artists Month 2004: October 19 - October 25
VOICES Lecture Series
October 19, 6 7:15pm
October 26, 6 7:15pm
Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago Lecture Hall
1240 W. Harrison Street
Enjoy a presentation on October 19 by Deborah Stratman, a filmmaker recently featured at the Sundance Film Festival. On October 26 conceptual sculptor Stephanie Brooks will speak.
For Information: 312-996-6114
CTA: Blue Line (UIC-Halsted); Bus, 7, 8, 60
The Hieronymus Ensemble: ÒVictory GardenÓ
October 20, 7 9:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre
77 E. Randolph Street
The Hieronymus Ensemble explores interrelationships among art forms; music, sculpture, and poetry. New and traditional art forms from Asia, Africa, and Latin America provide the inspiration for musical compositions and improvisational performance pieces. This performance features art illusionist, Alan Everson Hicks and Daniel Godston.
For Information: 773-267-9155, www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
CTA: Brown, Green, Orange, and Purple Lines
(Randolph/Wabash), Blue and Red Lines (Washington)
Genesis: Gifts and Promised Gifts to the Permanent Collection
Exhibition: October 1 December 31
Panel discussion: October 21, 6:30pm
Intuit: The Center for Outsider Art
756 N. Milwaukee Avenue
This inaugural exhibition highlights gifts and promised gifts from Intuit supporters across the country, including the work of renowned Chicago street artists, Lee Godie and Wesley Willis; self taught artists, William Dawson and Joseph Yoakum; and the inspired staffs of David Philpot. On Thursday, October 21 at 6:30pm, art critic James Yood leads a panel discussion on "Inspired Connections: Linkages Between the Chicago Imagists and Outsider Artists." Panel discussion: $5 donation.
For Infotrmation: 312-243-9088, www.art.org
CTA: Blue Line (Chicago); Bus 56, 66
Talk to Chicago
October 22, 3 10pm
River Front Art Center
500 W. Cermak Road
Sculptors, painters, photographers, installation and video artists, musicians, and fashion designers open their studios to the public. Artists include: Sydia Reyes, Faheem Majeed, Donna Seitzer, Tony Smith, Jim Wilcox, and Wardell Haywood.
For Information:312-498-6298, www.sydiareyes.org
CTA: Red Line (Cermak-Chinatown); Bus 21
Art Walks Chicago
October 22, 2 6pm
Meet at 600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago artists of all ages, emerging as well as established, will meet at 600 S. Michigan Avenue and walk through the city, with their own art, connecting with the public and each other, to the River North gallery district.This moving performance/exhibition features approximately 100 artists. Organized by Anni Holm.
For Information: 847-436-2664, www.artwalkschicago.info
CTA: Red Line (Harrison); Bus 3, 4
Connecting with Chicago Sculpture
October 22, 7 10pm
1544 N. Sedgwick Street
See a showcase of over 20 Chicago-based sculptors in this electric generating substation-turned-sculpture studio. Sculptors include: John Aducci, Michele Goldstrom, Tom Scarff, Jerry Peart, Ted Garner, and Michael Young.
For Information: 312-440-9467
CTA: Brown Line (Sedgwick); Bus 72
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)
Art For the People: WPA Murals in Chicago Public Schools
October 23, 10am 3:30pm
Meet at Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Art historian Heather Becker leads a Chicago Neighborhood Tour of the Chicago Conservation Center and three public schools to view recently restored progressive and WPA-era murals. Motorcoach reservations are required. Mention Chicago Artists' Month to receive a $10 discount. Artists include: Edward Millman, John Edmund Walley, Rudolph Weisenborn, Margaret Hittle, and Gordon Steveson.
Admission: $50 Adults; $45 Seniors 65+; and Students 818.
For Information: 312-742-1190, www.chicagoneighborhoodtours.com
CTA: Brown, Green, Orange, and Purple Lines (Randolph/Wabash), Blue and Red Lines (Washington)
Art and Business/Business and Art
October 23, 10am 5pm
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
280 S. Columbus Drive
A one-day intensive program of panel discussions dedicated to developing strategies for successful exhibition practices and investigating the business issues that affect artists. Topics will include implementing creative business plans and gallery ethics, among others. Speakers TBA. Students are free. Co-presented by the Chicago Artists' Coalition and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
For reservations, call the SAIC Career Development Center at 312-899-5103.
CTA: Brown, Green, Orange, and Purple Lines (Adams/Wabash); Blue and Red Lines (Monroe)
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Actors Gymnasium
927 Noyes Street
October 23, 3 5pm
3435 N. Sheffield Avenue
Circus performances by The Actors Gymnasium Advanced Student Circus Ensemble Troupe combine with an exhibition of circus arts paintings by Nadine (Yadi) Royster.
For Information: 847-328-2795, www.actorsgymnasium.com
Noyes CTA: Purple Line (Noyes)
LINK's CTA: Red Line (Addison)
Group 312 Films in October
October 25, 8 10pm
2210 W. Chicago Avenue
This event showcases the current monthly work of the members of the Group 312 Films collective and will feature a retrospective of videos completed by past members of the group. Artists include: Steven Tod, Brian Wyrick, Richard Syska, Galin Schevchenko, and Ralph Syverson.
For Information: 312-733-5609, www.group312films.com