Thursday, March 23, 2017

Beyond the Loop: Pop-up scene is contagious

Beyond the Loop: Pop-up scene is contagious



http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-10-15/entertainment/ct-ott-1015-pop-up-galleries-neighbor20101015_1_pop-up-galleries-peter-kepha-storefronts

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sojo Art Murals





Beautiful Murals at the Art and Business Center for The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum. 2251 Florin Road, Sacramento CA

Monday, March 6, 2017

Renée Baker Screening Scoring Silent Race Films

"Art is Business"
FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2017  7PM- SCREENING, COCKTAILS, CONVERSATION


Renée Baker will screen along with the sound track from her adventurous Chicago Modern Orchestra Project ensemble as it performs  her score from "race films" of the silent era: the Oscar Micheaux classic Body and Soul (1925) at Phantom Gallery Chicago  on March 10, 2017- film starts at 7pm.

Body and Soul 1920


Within Our Gates, Film maker Oscar Micheaux
REVIEW- CHICAGO TRIBUTE- ONLINE NEWS:

Renée Baker on the challenges of scoring silent race films: This fall the musician will provide live accompaniment to two mid-1920s pictures.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

CULTURE BRIDGE/KULTURBRUECKE 2017


DANK Haus, Scharpenberg Art Gallery, 4th floor
4740 N. Western, Chicago, IL.

"Culture Bridge is an annual exhibition and International Festival open to the interpretation and views of artists, who enjoy the variety of expression in the form of paintings, music, photography, sculpture, jewelry, graphic design, fashion design, outsider art, performance art, film, storytelling and theater. 

Photo Credit Warren Perlstein

Cultures approach each other by way of travel and communication. I use to call it accultulation.  What is meant by acculturation? Cultural modification of an individual, group, or people by adapting to or borrowing traits from another culture; also : a merging of cultures as a result of prolonged contact. The process by which a human being acquires the culture of a particular society from infancy.

Photo Credit Warren Perlstein
It can also refer to "the process by which Western culture is being exported and diffused into other nations.

The International Art Group and artists invited to participate in 2017 Culture Bridge exhibition aim to create a dialog between cultures, using our many different art forms. Mariana Buchwald Founder of Iinternational Art Group.

Piotr Wolodkowciz, Keo Ra Zen, Past Curators of Culture Bridge/Kulturbruecke joined me in the installation of 2017 artworks, an amazing collections of art from artists who have traveled all over the world, now living and creating art in Chicago.

Featured artists Martha Juarez Photo Credit Warren Perlstein  

 Opening reception was documented by artist Warren Perlstein, visit him on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenp/sets/72157680473493096/,to see the amazing photographs of the opening event.


Featured Artist Judith Roth- Photo Credit Warren Perlstein

Photo Credit Warren Perlstein

Artist Renee Baker- Film Series  maker and Composer

  
 Experimental Film and Sound
Tuesday, February, 28 and Wednesday March 1, 6pm - 9pm
 RENEE BAKER
Filmmaker/Composer
“SONIC CONSCIOUSNESS”
 Film 1 OUTEREXTREMIA 13
 Film 2: THE BLUE BIRD

Art Activities, Painting of Portraits
Saturday, March 4. 12:30pm - 3pm
Bookmaking with Linda M. Platt for families and artists
 
Linda M. Platt will be conducting a workshop for family and friends, photographed here with her daugher and son in law .
                          Portrait Painting:4pm  - 9pm:The Artist as Subject and Object:
 Michael Abcede, Martha Juarez, Elizabeth Parker, Piotr Wolodkowciz
Art talks with Laura Engel, The Native American Drum: Warren Perlstein


          
           Art Talk, Play, Film Festival 
Saturday March 11.Art Activities and Play,12:30 - 3pm with Penelope Thrashe        
Film Festival, 6 - 9pm: 
KULTURE KLASH featuring Kao Ra Zen,                                           
Tom Palazzolo, Daniel Brehm, Ron Richardson, Spencer Hutchinson     

Kao Ra Zen Curator of Film Festival KULTURE KLASH featuring Kao Ra Zen
     
 Live Music and Movement
SONIC NEWNESS: 
Renee Baker & Althea Teamer
Tues March 14. 6pm - 9pm
 Wed March 15. 6pm - 9pm
 Renee Baker & Chicago Mask Ensemble: Marianna Buchwald, Althea Teamer, Gina Carpenter, Daniel Weinberg, Kathryn Gauthier

Closing Reception
Saturday. March 18. 6pm - 9pm
Music: Ancestral Resurrections, George Larson,
Fashion show with Elizabeth Parker, 
Art bazaar: Daniel Weinberg

 EXHIBITING ARTISTS 

images can be seen on ArtSlant-
 

Michael Abcede 
Rah Marie Anderson
Renee Baker
Alpha Bruton 
Hans-Ulrich Buchwald
Marianna Buchwald 
Gina Carpenter
Paulo Carvalho
 Janina Ciezadlo
Kambua Chema   
Sara Peak Convery
Tomasz Fudala    
Henning Greve  
Kathryn Gauthier
Teresa Gierwielaniec – Rozanacki
Ladan Ghajar
Judith Heinemann
William Hill    
Spencer Hutchinson 
Martha Juarez      
Delia Jean
Stanislaw Kielar
Wes Lee K (Wesley Kochan)
Agnieszka Kulon
Renata Kowalczyk        
George Larson
Boruch Lev
Ginny Ching Yin Lo
Bishal Manandhar
Aimee Michel
Brittany Nacole  
Didier Nolet   
Elaine O’Sullivan
Tom Palazzolo 
Elizabeth Parker 
Warren Perlstein
Lauren Pilot
Linda M. Platt
Robert Pockmire
Judith C. Riemer
Erin Rossi
Judith Roth
Daniel Shumis
Paola Cofresi Silverstien    
Joanna Szymanska    
Joyan Tang
Althea Teamer
Bala Thiagarajan
Penelope Thrasher 
Elsa Toebelmann
Eileen Tull
Kim Denise Uhe
Daniel Weinberg
Zackary Williams
Piotr Wołodkowicz
Teresa Zawitkowska
Fotios Zemenides
Kao Ra Zen
  
        

CURATOR’S NOTES:
TIME ARTS - Marianna Buchwald             




















"Culture Bridge is an annual exhibition and International Festival open to the interpretation and views of artists, who enjoy the variety of expression in the form of paintings, music, photography, sculpture, jewelry, graphic design, fashion design, outsider art, performance art, film, storytelling and theater. The objective of this exhibition is to build the cultural exchange and dialog between artists from the United States, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. 


Guest Curator - Alpha Bruton     



 Cultures approach each other by way of travel and communication. It can also refer to "the process by which Western culture is being exported and diffused into other nations. The International Art Group and artists invited to participate in 2017 Culture Bridge exhibition aim to create a dialog between cultures, using our many different art forms.

   SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2017 
    
Culture Bridge Committee: Martha Juarez, Joanna Szymanska, Sara Peak Convery, Sarah Marie Anderson, Linda M. Platt, Penelope Thrasher, Daniel Weinberg, Kambua Chema, Warren Perlstein, Piort Wolodkowicz, and Bishal Manandhar.

Photo Credit Warren Perlstein