Sup ya'll. So, the best thing going on this weekend, in my opinion, ain't even in Chicago. The Great Poor Farm Experiment is going on up in Wisconsin, and they're having an open house all weekend. I wanna go, but alas, I cannot. I guess I'll have to settle for 'round these parts this weekend. I'll defiantly be hitting the MCA for Jill Frank's 12x12. I was also thinkin' 'bout trawling the West Loop, there's some fun stuff at Architrouve (weirdly) and Spoke. Don't drag your feet, summer just started and now it's almost over. See ya'll out there.
12th Street Gallery - 7023 Roosevelt. Artapalooza: visual art by famous musicians.
Morpho - 5216 N. Damen. Emerging Artists Summer Exhibit. Reception 6pm.
Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219-21 S. Morgan. Well Hung: group show.
Rotofugi - 1953 W Chicago Ave. Greetings from Near and Afar. Reception 7-10pm.
International Museum of Surgical Science - 1524 N Lake Shore Dr. Redefining the Medical Artist & Vesna Jovanovic & Inkspill Drawings. Recption 5-8pm.
Gallery UNO - 410 S. Michigan Ave. Rana Siegel: A situation among Parts. Reception 4:30-9:30pm.
ANTENA - 1765 S Laflin St. Gabriel Villa. Reception 6-10pm.
August House Studio - 2113 W. Roscoe. Gretchen Kish Serrano: Dog Paintings. Reception 7-9pm.
Architrouve, The - 1433 W Chicago Ave. William Marhoefer. Reception 6-9pm.
Spoke - 119 N. Peoria. Tirtza Even and Toby Millman: Palestine Revisited. Reception 6-9pm.
Coalition - 2010 W. Pierce. Group show, first show at the new gallery. Reception 5-8pm.
Eyeporium - 1543 N. Milwaukee. Playgrounds: work by Bruce Noel Mortenson. Reception 7-10pm.
United Center Park:
Family Room, The - 1821 W Hubbard St. North American Wildlife. Reception 6pm.
Murphy Hill Gallery - 3333 W. Arthington. Art Across Cultures. Reception 6-10pm.
Busy Beaver Button Company - 3279 W Armitage. Busy Beaver Grand Opening. Reception 1-8pm.
Scott Projects - 1542 N Milwaukee Ave. Sopping Granite. Reception 6-10pm.
Underscene, The - 2215 S union Ave. Use Your Left Hand. Reception 4-11pm.
Art Dealers Asso. Of Chicago - 730 North Franklin St. Saturday Gallery Tour: Marx-Saunders Gallery, Addington Gallery, Judy A. Saslow Gallery and Carl Hammer Gallery. 11am–12:30pm.
MCA - 220 E Chicago Ave. UBS 12 x 12: Jill Frank. Reception 6-10pm.
ThreeWalls - 119 N Peoria. Panel discussion: Jenni Sorkin, Mark Jeffrey, and Sara Rabinowitz, moderated by Peter Taub. 2pm, $5 at door.
East Rogers Park:
Mess Hall - 6932 N Glenwood. Everybody’s Got (More) Money Issues. Reception 3-6pm.
ThreeWalls - 119 N Peoria. Salon discussion with resident artists. 2pm, $5 at the door.