Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dail Chambers - Studio Artist & Community Art - A Word

"Art is Business" reposted for Dail Chambers

The Convergence + Exhibitions

After organizing with Yeyo Arts Collective, Solidarity Economy, Cowry Collective, Sistahs Talkin' Back and Progressive Emporium for our second bi-annual conference, Black Lotus Mobile, and the fine art work has been full of expansive experiences. During the conference we set up a healing station and a manifestation workshop. Participants were able to create a vision board, organize their dreams and evaluate their surroundings.

Prenatal artwork has been exhibited in two community spaces. In New Orleans, La. three pieces were exhibited for the Nation Breastfeeding Month event "Birth Something Beautiful." There is currently one large scale piece being shown at Community Birth and Wellness in Ferguson, Mo. as a part of their permanent collection.

I have just completed Doula Training and I am now a certified child birth educator, breastfeeding peer counselor and more. A doula is someone who assists a birthing mother before, during and after the childbirth experience. A doula is a community resource for mothers and families. The knowledge gained from this experience will further the mission of Yeyo Arts Collective and Black Lotus Mobile Healing Arts.

Another highlight of the summer is the showing of new fine artworks.  Phantom Art Gallery in Chicago, Ill. hosted my work as the featured artist for their September schedule. The installation, wall hanging work and animation: "Sankofa: A Collective Mythology" had plenty of great feedback and I look forward to upcoming exhibitions.

As the fall settles in, it is time to prepare for the solstice and the holidays. If you are seeking items for yourself or another please visit my online store at .

If you enjoy community engagement and the ideas and inspiration of others, you will love this video:

Dutchtown South in Saint Louis, Mo. has created a great project with community members and I am thankful to be an animator for this work.

Have a warm and wonderful fall to all!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Exhibition!

"Art is Business" Spread the Word and Come Out, RSVP at by October 19th, 2016

Come Listen To The Artist Talk 
"Finding Your Fingerprint and Creating Your Brand!"
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Exhibition!

Frances Guichard

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Art That Touches the Soul
436 E. 47th Street Unit 1
Chicago, IL. 60653

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Transatlantic Rumours: Chicago to Liverpool 2016 show coming up in Liverpool

"Art is Business" reposted for AnySquared

2016 Collaborative exhibition between AnySquared Projects in Chicago and the Rose Howey Cooperative Art Gallery 

exploring cooperation as an alternative to capitalism.

Opening October 7th, 5pm

Rose Howey Cooperative Gallery10-1 Sunnyside | Liverpool | UK
On Display through December 2016
Collaborative exhibition between AnySquared Projects in Chicago and the Rose Howey Cooperative Art Gallery exploring cooperation as an alternative to capitalism. 

#COOPERATIONalternative #TransatlanticRumours #chicagotoliverpool
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AnySquared photo album of project:
––Rose Howey Cooperative Gallery is Documented in Liverpool on the Open Eye Gallery Blog:

Transcripts from the call will be broadcast on Blogtalkradio December 5, 2016
 “Art Washing” the artist community's short-term occupancy is being used for a classic profit-driven regeneration maneuver: Vs “Let’s keep urban wastelands as bleak as they already are!”

Panel Discussion 3-5 PM, October 7th, 
AnySquared, 2328 North      Milwaukee, Chicago IL
Moderator- Alpha Bruton- Phantom Gallery Chicago Network
Tracy Kostenbauger-  AnySquare Art Collective, 
Rose Howey, Cooperative Gallery in Liverpool Guest Collaborator
Liza Simone, PopUp Research Station Co-Founder
Caryl Henry, Co-collaborator Creative Currency 

Caryl Henry and Gabriel Patti install yard signs as public art installation

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Portrait of the Artist as Community Developer: Theaster Gates and Chicago's South Side - Urban Land Magazine

Portrait of the Artist as Community Developer: Theaster Gates and Chicago's South Side - Urban Land Magazine: Chicago-based Theaster Gates may be the only artist in the United States merging the roles of artist and real estate developer. A celebrated and commercially successful multimedia artist who has exhibited work in museums and galleries around the world, Gates has transformed blocks of his South Side neighborhood through key investments in housing and unique community assets that provide residents with outlets for expression while preserving local culture before it disappears.

"Art is Business"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


"Art is Business"

Phantom Gallery Chicago Presents  '

Dail Chamber- Art Talk and Discussion-  5-6pm
A Collective Mythology takes place in the heart of the Midwest, U.S.A.: Saint Louis, Missouri. Artist, Itshanapa Dail Chambers begins the story with the search for her grandmother which parallels her genealogical art process.  Through this experience she is introduced to collective ancestors, famous people and collaborators who have impacted society and the Saint Louis region.

 Renee Baker- Presents “A PAGE OF MADNESS!!! at Guichard Gallery on September 16 @ 7 p.m.

Black Experimentalism Examining the State of Our Environment New works of Makeba Kedem-Dubose

ALLEY ACTIVATION Participating curators: William Hill of Dorchester Botanical Garden, Ife Olatunji Collected Voices, Kari Blackman, Alan Emerson Hicks Studio, and Alpha Bruton, Phantom Gallery Chicago Network. 
How Do You Make Your Garden Grown?" in a DIY for the afternoon, transformation into green space. Landscape Architect William G. Hill will lead the neighborhood participants through the initial installation of transforming empty lot to green space.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Featured Artist Makeba Kedem-Dubose

"Art is Business" Makeba Kedem-Dubose
 The opening reception  Friday,  16, September, 2016 open studios and Bronzeville Summer Night Art District Trolley Tour.  Artist Reception 5-6pm, Trolley Tour 6-9pm, Alley Activation 5-10pm. 436 E. 47th Street, Chicago IL  60653.

Makeba Kedem-Dubose studied interior design at Harrington College of Design. She has been an established Chicago-based, multidisciplinary visual artist, curator and arts educator for over 20 years. 

One of the first five artists honored by Diasporal Rhythms in 2003, Her work has been featured in various publications and many private collections worldwide, notably African Art: The Diaspora and Beyond, by Daniel T. Parker, which features her art on the back cover. Poet Tara Betts also owns Makeba’s art and features it on the cover of her book Arc and Hue. Her art is included in the collection of Oprah Winfrey–inspired art works honoring the talk show host, A Time a Season, compiled by Janelle Dowell. Gallery owner Nicole Smith, fashion designer Barbara Bates, and DuSable Museum of African American History Director Dr. Carol Adams also collect Kedem-Dubose’s art.

CAM 2015 Featured Artists Photo Shoot with Featured Artist and Curator of Migrations In Black and White CAM 2015 Featured Exhibition Program - 
Bold colors are my technicians to push the limits of the imagination. Strong lines are my fiery strokes to visually represent the thread that spiritually connects us to one another while simultaneously exploring the human connection with nature. These components unite as a catalyst to heal effects of racism and separatism by displaying the varying hues of the human race often within a single image. 

My mission is to pull viewers into a bigger picture, beyond themselves, in order to realize our origin. I view my art as a tool with an ultimate purpose of peace, painting with my heart and soul, knowing I am merely a vehicle for Love expressions, from the creator of us all. Media , but are not limited to, acrylic paint, latex paint, paper, copper, canvas, ink, oil sticks, graphite, bark, branches, textiles, thread, ceramic tiles, wood, red beans and other found objects.

Art Talks explored issues of interest and concern to artists and the art community, including political, environmental, moral, social, global or personal ones. Black Experimentalism, Let Us Examine the State of Our Environment is a featured program as part of the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, Bronzeville Artist Lofts Art and Community Intersection.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Soul and Sufi Spiritual Soul Music from Pakistan

"Art is Business" Reposted for Global Resource  ID


Join us for an evening of Soul and Sufi spiritual music from Pakistan with Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwals.


Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammed are world renowned Qawwals from Pakistan that are the descendants of Amir Khusro, the originator of this centuries old spiritual and musical tradition.

Opening the night will be Chicago's own Zeshan and the Transistors, with their own eclectic take on Soul music with a South Asian flavor.

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm Sharp

VIP Tickets include a reception with an artist meet and greet, refreshments and seating in the front rows.
There is free parking in the parking lot behind the building as well as plenty of metered street parking.

The venue is a two block walk from the Logan Square Blue Line stop.

Snacks will be available to purchase.