Thursday, May 21, 2009

Opening 5/22, 5/23 & 5/24

Sup ya'll! It's party time again! Lots for ya to feed your little eyes upon. Friday night, Bridgeport is rockin. Be sure to make it to Archer while your down there for Rollervision. As for Saturday, for all of you that are bicycly inclined, there is the West Side Apartment Galleries tour. It's an all afternoon event culminating in a BBQ and video screening. Sweet! But hey, ya don't have to listen to me, check it all out if ya can.

In the words of Voltaire, "I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He told me I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet." There are always more people out there to meet.


Morpho - 5216 N. Damen. Small Works Big Ideas, Work by Marilyn Propp, Cynthia Weiss, Thomas Lucas, and Doug Stapleton. Reception Fri 5/22, 6-10 PM. 5/22-6/22.

Archer - 3012 South Archer Avenue. ROLLERVISION! Performance, music, and video by Patrick Holbrook, Rebecca Schoenecker, and Caitlin Lipinski. Friday, May 22, 2009 at 8:00pm – 12:00am.

Medicine Cabinet - 3216 S Morgan St, Apt. 4R. “Ben Russell.” Russell's performance involves video, “light-sensitive electronics, Michael Jackson at age 13 and a makeshift cloak of invisibility,” so this should be a typical Bridgeport evening. 7pm–11pm

Second Bedroom Project Space - 3216 Morgan. Warm/Cool Decorator, Paintings and sculpture by Ben Brandt. Reception Fri 5/22, 7-11 PM. 5/22-6/12.

Debonair Social Club - 1575 N Milwaukee Ave. A Night of Sight & Sound, Part of the proceeds from this art-and-music extravaganza go to Inspiration Corporation. Laura Pawson, Sarah Lensink and Artbeat Live display new work as several bands, comedy groups and DJs perform. $5 in advance, $8 at the door. 7pm.

College of Lake County - 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. May 22 - July 3: Beth Shadur & Gabriella Boros: Paintings; Beth Shadur's Tikkun Olam series investigates images to express healing. Gabriella Boros's paintings are visual narratives that are both social and political observations

Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington St. The Big World: Recent Art from China. Gregory Knight, DCA Deputy Commissioner for Visual Arts and co-curator of the exhibit, discusses this timely show that focuses on art in mixed media by approximately 20 artists living and working in China today. Gallery Talk 12:15pm & Hands, Photos by Norman Sagansky. Reception Fri 5/22, 5-7:30 PM. 5/22-6/28.

Thomas Masters Gallery - 245 W. North Ave. may 22 - june 14 :
Brenda Barnum, New Paintings. Reception May 22, 5:30-7:30pm.

Cafe Wha Who - 228 W. Chicago. Public Domain, Painted skate decks and other work by Jason Brammer, Steve Amos, Damara Kaminecki, Revise CMW, Steve Cox, and others. Reception Fri 5/22, 6-10 PM. 5/22-6/30.

Russell Bowman - 311 W. Superior #115. Photo-Op (Option/Opportunity), Work by Candida Hofer, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lucas Samaras, Joel Sternfeld, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, and William Wegman. Reception Fri 5/22, 5:30-8 PM. 5/22-7/11.


Elmhurst Art Museum - 150 Cottage Hill. Ultra-Realistic Sculpture, Life-size, lifelike human sculptures by Marc Sijan. May 23-July 19.

Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 South Cornell Avenue. Explore the west side apartment galleries on bike with the green caravan led by Jacob C. Hammes and Francesca Wilmott. The tour begins at noon at Roots & Culture (1034 N. Milwaukee Ave.) and will culminate with a barbeque and video art screenings at mini dutch (3111 West Diversey Ave., 1st floor) Bring your bike and bike helmet! Meet at Roots & Culture at noon. South Siders meet at HPAC at 11am to join the northbound bikers.

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - 4642 N. Western. May 23: Annual Cash 'N Carry $20 Print and Poster Sale and Hootenanny

Art Dealers Association of Chicago - 730 N. Franklin Street Ste. 004. Saturday Art Gallery Tour, Free - guided tour of 4 galleries in the River North district: Russell Bowman Gallery, Nicole Gallery, Printworks and Marx-Saunders Gallery. 11 AM - 12:30 PM; 750 N. Franklin St. Meet inside the Starbucks at the corner of Chicago & Franklin

Insight Arts' Center For New Possibilities - 1505 W Morse Ave. “Thinking in Time: Cross-generational Reflections on Change” Artists in the exhibition include: Gabriella Boros, Steve Cox, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Irena Czumaj, Helga Dangel, Robert Fields, Renaldo Hudson, Mimi Renee Kirkpatrick, Carol Ng-He, Margaret Schlit, Tracy Ann Simmonds, Jeanette Thompson, and Members of the adult art group at Insight Arts. Opening evening performances by Heather Hartley, Lolly Extract, Jenna Dillon, and the Think/Dance Collective. Saturday, May 23, 2009 4:00pm - 6:00pm

barbara&barbara gallery - 1021 N Western Ave. “Laundry.” barbara&barbara celebrates moving to a new location with a group show about laundry. The opening features three musical performances and “live clothes-washing.” Sat 2pm–10pm

Scott Projects - 1542 N Milwaukee Ave #3. Arend deGruyter-Helfer, Aylor Brown, Bailey Salisbury, Carson Fisk-Vittori, May 23, 2009. Opening: Saturday, May 23, 2009, 6 - 10 pm


Mitchell Museum of the American Indian - 3001 Central St. Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, Topographic models and other virtual reconstructions of "earthworks" by the ancient mound-building civilizations of the Ohio Valley. May 24-Sept. 13

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