Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hey there all ya'll out in TV land. Sorry I haven't said much to ya in a while, I've been busy. So, supposedly it's "Chicago Artist Month." Now in a city that prides itself on the sheer number of "festivals" it can cram into a year (no matter how mind-numbingly trite), this kind of feels like National Chili Month, or National Ergonomics Month (which, I'll have you know, October is as well). But whatever, don't look a cheesy gift festival in the mouth, right? There is a lot of art going on. Quite a line up for the weekend. Check out Packer Schopf on Sunday if you want to see some staples of the Chi Art community trotting out there wares (I mean this is the best way possible). Unfortunately (well, ok, fortunately, I'm really excited), I am making my annual pilgrimage to the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot this weekend, so I won't be around for the fun. Drink a plastic cup of cheap wine for me, and remember kids, DON'T SPILL BOOZE ON THE ART!

Friday 10/9

Avram Eisen - 5202 N. Damen. Muses Etcetera, work by Bert Menco and Danny Mansmith. 10/9-10/28. Reception 5-9pm.

Morpho - 5216 N. Damen. Ian Sherwin and Peggy McNamara. 10/9-10/30. Reception 6-9pm.

Garage Spaces - 1337 N Maplewood Ave. Garage Spaces opens with Stolen, work by Roberto Cardenas, Bert Stabler, Mike Bancroft, Maria Perkovic, Evan Plummer, Bridget Bancroft, Alex Inglizian, Gabriel Carrasquillo, Experimental Sound Studio Artists, and more. Reception 5-10pm.

Storefront Studios - 1138 N. California Ave. Virtue Real. Reception 6-9pm.

Center on Halsted - 3656 N. Halsted. Virtual Rainbow. 10/9-11/15. Reception 6:30-9:30 pm.

Charnel House Chicago - 3421 W. Fullerton Ave. Seeing in Tongues, work by Duffy O'Connor, Sari Maxfield, Victoria Szilagyi, Anna Liljas, and April Jouse. 10/9-10/28. Reception 6-9pm.

Hungry Man - 2135 N. Rockwell. Liquid Gold, work by Ogi Merzier Designs. Reception 7-11pm.

Chicago Cultural Center – 78 E. Washington. Project Onward Open House. 10/9-10/10. Reception 3-6pm.

Fine Arts Building - 410 S. Michigan. Intrigue and Novelty, work by Christine Caluya, Amber Gunn Gauthier, Nadya Kwandibens, Linda Lomahaftewa, Erica Lord, America Meredith, Rose B. Simpson, and Debra Yepa-Pappan. 10/9-12/20. Reception 5-9pm.

Finestra Art Space - 410 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 516. Diverging Mergers, work by Karen Tichy and Brenda G. Thomas. 10/3-10/30. Reception 5-9pm.

Illinois Institute of Art Gallery 180 - 180 N. Wabash. Red, group show. 9/14-11/11. Reception 5:30-7:30pm.

Richard Gray - 875 N. Michigan Ave. Installations, work by Jan Tichy. 10/9-11/25. Reception 6-9pm.

Polish Museum of America - 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. Give a Wrinkle, Give a Story. Reception 7-10pm.

Chicago Mosaic School - 1800 W. Cuyler. Reveal, work by Sue Coombs, Margy Cottingham, Laura Rendlen, and Wendy Gray Raven. 10/9-11/25. Reception 6-9pm.

Thomas Masters - 245 W. North. Acre, work by Tim Anderson. 10/9-11/15. Reception 6-9pm.

Chicago Arts District - 1945 S. Halsted. 2nd Fridays Gallery Night. Receptions 6-10pm.

Logsdon 1909 Gallery – 1909 South Halsted St. Jack Girard and Lawrence Tarpey: Recient Works. 10/9-11/7. Reception 6-10pm.

Black Walnut - 220 N. Aberdeen. Autumnal Assimilation, work by Cheryl Holz, Maureen Gasek, Erin Waser, and Tim Schreier. 10/1-10/30. Reception 6-9pm.

LivingRoom - 1530 W. Superior. Ever Epic, work by Tanya Hastings Gill. 10/9-11/14. Reception 5-8pm.

University of Illinois at Chicago African-American Cultural Center - Addams Hall, 830 S. Halsted #207. Conceptual Tensions, work by Pearlie Taylor. 10/1-10/31. Reception 6-8pm.

Saint Paul's Cultural Center - 2215 W. North. Binary, group show. 10/9-11/7. Reception 6pm-12am.

Silver Room, The - 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave. Featured artist and DJ. Reception 7-10pm.

Saturday 10/10
East Bank Building - 1200 W. 35th. Collective Conversations in Clay: Merging Media, group exhibition. 10/10-10/17. Reception 6-10pm.

Eel Space - 2846 W. North #1A. Embodiment, work by Nikki Renee Anderson, Madeleine Bailey, Alex Chitty, Lauren Gregory, Isabelle Schiltz, and Chris Tourre. 10/10-11/1. Reception 6-9pm.

Loop CTA Train – Adams/Wabash Loop Station. Art on Track, group exibition on a CTA train. One day event: 11am-8pm. FOR PURE FUCKING WEIRDNESS SAKE

A Place For Us - 5629 W. 63rd St. Darkness of Light, work by Jim Sorfleet. 10/10-12/30. Reception 6pm.

Antenna - 1765 S. Laflin Street 1R. James Jankowiak & Mike Nourse. Closing Reception 12-5pm.

Art Dealers Association of Chicago - 750 N Franklin St. Saturday Gallery Tour: Roy Boyd Gallery, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Ann Nathan Gallery and Printworks Gallery. Tour 11am-12:30pm.

Newberry Library - 60 W. Walton. With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition. 10-10-12/19.

Arts of Life - 2010 W Carroll Ave. Kinzie Corridor Art Walk. One day only: 12-8pm.

Chrome Gallery – 14621/2 N. Milwaukee Ave. Wicker Women, work by Jennifer Bisbing. 10/9-10/30. Reception 6-9pm.

Happy Dog - 1542 N. Milwaukee, 2nd fl. Hands On, work by Arielle Bielak, Damien James, Sarah Perez, Holly Sabin, Michael Una, and more. One night event, 6-11pm.

Sunday 10/11
Elmhurst College Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace - 200 W. Park. Annual Alumni Exhibition. 10/10-11/7. Reception 5-7pm.

Home Gallery – 1407 E. 54th Pl. Travelling, work by Patrick Ftizgerald. Closing Reception 12-3pm.

Kunz, Vis, Gonzalez - 2324 W Montana, in the garage. Abnormalformal 1, work by Racer Le Van, Martina Nehrling, Pamela Fraser, Rick Therrio, Ivan Brunetti, Peter Dunham, David X. Levine, Amy Fefldman and others. 10/11-10/31. Reception 6-9pm.

Old Town Art Center - 1763 N. North Park Ave. Image, Imagination, and Imagery, work by Norman Baugher. 10/11-11/5. Reception 2-5pm.

Packer Schopf - 942 W. Lake. Industry of the Ordinary, work by Dawoud Bey, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Tony Tasset, Natasha Egan, and Paul Klein. Reception 5-8pm.

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