BLARG! Ok, needed to get that out. For all of you that missed out on the bike tour, you...well...missed out. I'll be givin' it a review soon. For this week, my first shout out is to Three Walls. Their fundraiser, "You Otta Be In Fangs" is a bit pricy, but looks like a whole lotta fun! As for Saturday, check out Believe Inn and what they've done with Ferris and minidutch, seeing as it's one of their last shows. And don't forget, Hyde Park is still rocking all sorts of programming in conjunction with Artist Run Chicago. Horay! Art! Go out and look at it. It is warm, no excuse.
Around The Coyote - 1234 N Milwaukee Ave. “Sugar” is a multidisciplinary exhibition of art practices devoted to the arenas of computer imaging, digital video, digital sound, interactive media, computer animation, three-dimensional modeling, computer-controlled kinetic sculpture, interactive installations, and computer-aided and algorithmic composition. Participating artists are current students or alumni of the Art and Technology Department of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.The exhibition was curated by Catherine Forster and Patrick Cunningham (MFA Art & Technology) and made possible by support from Claudia Hart (Art & Technology Faculty). Friday, May 29: Opening Party, 7:30pm- 11pm.
Gold Coast -
Gallery 261 @ The Great Frame Up - 21 W Elm St. “Cut Backs – Small is the new medium,” our first annual 6x6 exhibition at our Elm St. location. This exhibition is open to all forms of 2-D media measuring no more than 6x6 inches including painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic arts, photography, collage etc. Friday, May 29, 2009 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Three Walls at the Museum of Surgical Science - 1524 N Lake Shore Drive. You Oughta be in Fangs, written & directed by Death by Design. A one-of-a-kind event, You Oughta Be in Fangs is an immersive evening where the prohibition era meets the undead, all housed in Chicago’s spectacular International Museum of Surgical Science, at 1524 N Lake Shore Drive. $50 General Admission Tickets in Advance ($70 at the door) 8:30-11:30 PM: General Admission with dessert, and open bar.
Logan Square -
GALAXIE, THE - 2603 W. Barry Ave. The Galaxie invites artists to be creative, be active and be seen in the Square Foot Show. Canvases can be purchased at the Galaxie and transformed into anything you envision. The subject matter, medium and materials used are open to individual interpretation. Opening Reception: Friday, May 29 7-10pm.
Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington St. The Cartoons of John T. McCutcheon: Chronicles of a Changing World. Gallery Talk and Opening Reception, 5:30 - 8pm. Chicago Rooms.
Near North -
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) - 220 East Chicago Ave. Windy City Rhythms Goes Global: Barbatuques, Jason Samuels Smith, and BAM! 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM.
Upset Collective, The - 4357 N Lincoln Ave. The Upset collective's street-art show and handmade sticker sale highlights more than 70 underground and emerging artists from New York, Chicago and Paris. All stickers are $5, exchanges welcome. 6pm–11pm.
River North -
ARC - 832 W. Superior #204. Bearing Witness: Art As Social Action, Group show curated by Barbara Fish & Procedures for Mending, Work by Jennifer Wilkey exploring what it means to be ill. Reception Fri 5/29, 6-9 PM.
Believe Inn - 2043 N Winchester Ave. Illustrations, sculptures and performance art by San Francisco–based Porous Walker bring to life parts of John Hughes's Ferris Bueller's Day Off “that were never seen.” Chicago artists Gabe Levinson and Timothy Pigott collaborate. Sat 6pm–10pm
Hyde Park -
Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 S Cornell Ave. Please join Alogon and Incubate this Saturday for beer and barbeque! at the Hyde Park Art Center in support of the new credit league! there will be a panel discussion after food and beverages. food starts at 1, discussion starts at 2:30. Saturday, May 30th, 1:00-4:00PM
Logan Square -
minidutch - 3111 W. Diversey. Caroline Picard, Twilight of the Vanities. Opening May 30th from 7-10pm.
Near North -
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) - 220 East Chicago Ave. Fuller Gallery Talk: Success and Failure with Michael Rakowitz and Elizabeth Tunstall. 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
River North -
ARC - 832 W. Superior #204. Bearing Witness: Art As Social Action, Group show curated by Barbara Fish & Procedures for Mending, Work by Jennifer Wilkey exploring what it means to be ill. Reception Fri 5/29, 6-9 PM. Barbara Fish discusses the exhibition, Sat 5/30, 2-4 PM. 5/27-6/20.
Marwen - 833 N Orleans St. This annual gala funds Marwen's free visual arts classes, career development and college preparation for underserved Chicago youth. Designed by Gensler, the event includes a live auction and “art experiences” with Marwen students and teaching artists. 6pm.
River West -
Intuit - 756 N Milwaukee Ave. Curator's Talk: Culprits, Innocents and Outsiders—Heartland Visions. Kevin Cole discusses the self-taught 20th-century Ohio artists. 11am.
South Loop -
Museum of Contemporary Photography - 600 S. Michigan Ave. ICE @ MoCP: Concert IV featuring Bridget Kibbey, harp. May 30, 7:30pm. Space is limited; reservations strongly recommended (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.494.2655).
West Loop -
Art Dealers Association of Chicago - 730 N. Franklin Street Ste. 004. West Loop Gallery Tour - This week a representative from McCormick Gallery will lead the tour to: Packer Schopf Gallery, Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, Linda Warren Gallery and Mars Gallery. 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, 946 W. Randolph St. Meet inside the Starbucks at the corner of Randolph and Morgan Sts.
Evanston Art Center - 2603 Sheridan Rd. Evanston. From A Position
Opening Reception. From A Position explores the relationship between figures and the grounds which contextualize them. The exhibition has been curated by Maxwell G. Graham for the Contemporary Arts Council. Sunday, May 31, 2009, 1 - 4 pm.
Gold Coast -
Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art - 1012 N. Dearborn. Serene La Femme, Photos by Ted Preuss, ceramics and sculpture by Audry Cramblit and Nancy Pirri, and paintings by Mary Qian celebrating the female form. Reception Fri 5/29, 6-10 PM; open house Sat 5/30, 1-6 PM.
Hyde Park -
Hyde Park Art Center - 5020 S Cornell Ave. Suitable Gallery's cookout and videos. Derek Fansler works the Weber during an afternoon of film screenings of Chicago artists, food and drinks, a Bean Bag tossing championship provided by NFA Space and a Ping Pong tournament on a table designed by artist Jo Hormuth presented by Old Gold. May 31 from 12-5 pm.
Renaissance Society - Cobb Hall, 4th floor, 5811 South Ellis Avenue. John Cage’s 4’33” – a lecture/performance by Kyle Gann, music historian, critic and composer. Sunday, May 31, 2:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington. Chronicles of a Changing World, Cartoons by John T. McCutcheon, who was an editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Record and Chicago Tribune between 1889 and 1946. Reception Fri 5/29, 6-8 PM, with a talk by curator Tim Samuelson at 5:30 PM. 5/29-8/2.
Wit Hotel, The - 201 N. State. Legends, Lithographs by Jerry Garcia; drawings, paintings, and giclee prints by Grace Slick; giclee prints and serigraphs by Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix; and lithographs, copper etchings, and aqua tints of John Lennon's drawings, signed by Yoko Ono. $2 suggested donation. Fri 5/29, 5-9 PM.
Old Town -
Old Town Art Center - 1763 N. North Park Ave. Student/Faculty Exhibition. Our talented instructors, Robert Brasher, Grace Cole, Tom Francesconi, Didiet Nolet, Phil Renaud, and Kay Smith will exhibit their own work with the drawings and paintings of their students. May 31, 2-5 pm at the Triangle Center.