Friday, June 16, 2017

ART IS BUSINESS- SSA#56

"Art is Business"- J0IN US TONIGHT RAIN OR SHINE, WE WILL BE OPEN
Special Service Area 56 is one of the sponsors of today’s event.  Special Service Area 56, also known as SSA 56, services the business corridor on 47th Street from State Street to Vincennes Ave and is managed by Quad Communities Development Corp (QCDC).


SSA’s are economic development tools designed to support and promote local business growth in neighborhoods.  SSAs provide services and programs beyond what may be available from the City of Chicago.

There are over 50 active SSAs currently operating in Chicago.  SSA’s provide services such as sponsoring special events, managing area wide marketing campaigns, public way maintenance and decorations as well as rebate programs for local businesses.

For more information regarding SSA56, please visit the www.QCDC.org. 


Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Purple Fusion Experience Jimi Hendrix and Prince

"Art is Business"Lauren Pilot, Guest Curator
"Prince"by Lauren Pilot
 Lauren Pilot is a Hyde Park Chicago native. Her artwork is driven by her passion and love of color, shape and beauty in people and nature. As a child, Lauren always had a passion for art and began drawing in elementary school. Lauren has studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. In addition, Lauren received professional training at the Bronzeville School of Art under the instruction of Gerald Sanders. Lauren is inspired by her mother who also studied and taught art, and her father who was a jazz musician, from which she has also inherited his talent. Lauren is a commissioned fine artist and has sold artwork to many wonderful people. She works in various mediums including: graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, acrylic, oil and watercolor.
Lauren has exhibited at Dank Haus German American Culture Center "Culture Bridge", Genesis Art Gallery, Bloomingdale Art Gallery, and the Phantom Gallery Chicago during "Faces Not Forgotten-Chicago), Murphy Hill Gallery, the Framing Mode (South Loop), The Great Frame Up (Hyde Park) Chicago and the Vought Art Gallery in Tinley Park, IL.


Robert Carr- Jimmy Hendrix

Robert Carr  "Prince"
Artist Robert Carr fell in love with art at an early age. Exploring a variety of techniques and innovative mediums, Carr mastered the art of portraiture and abstract representation. In Carr's words, "When I paint my brush is like projector, that projects my Inner-most thoughts. As I reflect upon nature, people and personal journeys in life, awaken new perspectives on the spiritual in art and painting." http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/Robertcarr
Phantom Gallery Chicago, 205, 2nd floor of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, located at 436 E. 47th Street. This opening will be held during the Bronzeville Art District 2017 Trolley Tour.

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES AND TIMES!!!!!! July 8th closing reception/ Art Talk

Dearly Beloved… We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. And 25 years ago, life seemingly revolved around an elfin horndog with a rococo fashion sense, an alpine voice, and a purple motorcycle twice his size. Purple Rain is remembered for its music ...
The Experience Hendrix Tour has been paying homage to the musical genius of Jimmy Hendrix for over a decade, bringing together a diverse, all-star aggregation of extraordinary guitarists including multiple Grammy-winning Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde.
Soi·rée an evening party or gathering, for conversation and music, mixologist Alan Emerson Hicks, Purple Haze Martini's.

Trolley Tour is Free and open to the public, held on the third friday of the month, July 21, August 18, September 15,  www.bronzevilleartdistrict.com

The closing reception and the VIP pre-boarding was sponsored in part by Chicago South Side Host- Passport to Airbnb, Bronzeville Art District 2017 Trolley Tour , SSA#56, and DJ Marcell spinning the sounds of Prince and Jimmy Hendrix.

Alpha Bruton, Chief Curator
Alan Emerson Hicks
Lauren Pilot, Guest Curator

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Purple Fusion Experience

"Art is Business"Lauren Pilot, Guest Curator
The Purple Fusion Experience
Jimi Hendrix and Prince

Visual expression and representation of artwork featuring:

Robert Carr "Jimmy Hendrix"

Lauren Pilot, 
Robert Carr, 
Dagosh, 
Sebron Grant, 
Jori Jeffrey, 
Kelly Mitchell, 
Ernest Nathan, 
Deanna Rollins, 
Dionne Victoria,
 Thomas Williams



Phantom Gallery Chicago, 205, 2nd floor of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, located at 436 E. 47th Street. 
Bronzeville Art District 2017 Trolley Tour.
PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES AND TIMES!!!!!!
The opening VIP pre-boarding is being held on Friday, June 16th, 5:00-6:00pm, sponsored in part by Chicago South Side Host- Passport to Airbnb.
Bronzeville Art District 2017 Trolley Tour begins at 6pm – 10 pm,
DJ Marcell spinning the sounds of Prince and Jimmy Hendrix
Soi·rée an evening party or gathering, for conversation and music from 10pm - 1am.  
VIP: Suggested Donation,
Trolley Tour is Free and open to the public.

Alpha Bruton, Chief Curator
Alan Emerson Hicks, Resident Artist/Curator
Lauren Pilot, Guest Curator

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES AND TIMES!!!!!!
Alpha Bruton, Chief Curator
Alan Emerson Hicks, Resident Artist/Curator
Lauren Pilot, Guest Curator

VISIT THE STUDIOS OF : INVEST INTO ART - TALK TO US ABOUT BEING A COLLECTOR


Monday, June 5, 2017

The Symbol Of the Unconquered (1920)

Our screening for tonight has been rescheduled TBD
I will be interviewing Renee-Baker this afternoon at 5:30pm- 6pm you can join in on the conversation, by calling the blogtalkradio studio the number is 
(657)-383-0438
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/phantomgallerychicago/2017/06/08/screening-silent-race-films-scored-by-renee-baker




 In this silent film, a black heiress fights off the Ku Klux Klan to save her land. (1 of the 2 films Oscar Micheaux filmed as a 'response' to The Birth of A Nation)


RSVP seating is limited-  phantomgallerychicago@gmail.com

"Art is Business" Film Screening will be reschuled join us on September 15, 2017 7pm-9pm. REMEMBER LAST YEAR'S FESTIVAL!!!!YAASS!
SAVE THE DATES!!!!!  SEPTEMBER 15&16, 2017

A+AvG CHICAGO
CMOP New Music Festival
Art, Film, Music, Movement

Bronzeville Artist Lofts
Phantom Gallery #205
436 E 47th St Chicago

SEPTEMBER 15 AND 16, 2017!!
Sign up begins June 1
Email reneebaker@comcast.net

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cocktails Conversation with Benedict Taylor

"Art is Business" Phantom Gallery Chicago will present an upfront and personal experience this Sunday June 4th, 2017 at 3pm - 7pm.


Join us for a Sunday afternoon salon, with guest artist Benedict Taylor who is here in Chicago from the UK, collaborating with Renee Baker for a series of very exciting avant-garde, experimental, adventure of the atonal chamber experience.
Followed by cocktails, conversation and dinner.
Rsvp phantomgallerychicago@gmail.com



Benedict Taylor (born 1982) is a British avant-garde composer and violist, who works within contemporary music and improvisation. He studied viola at the Royal Northern College of Music (2000–2004) with Roger Bigley – Lindsay Quartet, Thomas Riebl, Steve Berry (improvisation), Chris Rowland (chamber music). From 2008–2010, he then read ethnomusicology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He was born in Kendal near the English Lake District and is the son of the Kendal based author Caroline Moir. He is married to Indian actress Radhika Apte since 2012. 
 Renee is the producer of CREATE FEST VII: FLECKED OUT-- where Benedict Taylor performed to experimental annimated films. We are looking forward, to Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour, where Renee will produce a two day CREATFEST, beginning with an open reception and performances (TBA) on Friday September 15th, and concluding on Saturday September 16, 2017.



Join us on Thursday June 8, at 7pm for the
The fourth installment of silent film screenings scores produced by CMOP, and hosted by the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network. 




The Symbol of the Unconquered (aka The Wilderness Trail) is a 1920 silent "race film" drama produced, written and directed by Oscar Micheaux. This film is Micheaux's fourth feature-length film and along with Within Our Gates is amongst his earliest surviving works.


Monday, May 22, 2017

SAVE THAT DATE- BRONZEVILLE ART DISTRICT

"Art is Business"
On June 16th, BAD will launch its 11th annual Bronzeville Trolley Tour. The goal is to invite Chicagoans from across the City to view the artistic offerings of Bronzeville’s 6 fine art galleries.  This is a family friendly event, all is welcome!




 The Purple Fusion Experience Exhibition -

@Robert Carr
@Robert Carr


@Lauren Pilot

Lauren Pilot, guest curator,  featuring the work of
Robert Carr,
Dagosh,
Sebron Grant
Jori Jeffrey,
Kelly Mitchell,
Ernest Nathan,
 Deanna Rollins,
 Dionne Victoria,
  Thomas Williams, 

 Phantom Gallery Chicago, 205, 2nd floor of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, located at 436 E. 47th Street. This opening will be held during the Bronzeville Art District 2017 Trolley Tour.

The opening VIP reception is being held on Friday, June 16th, 5:00pm, the Trolley Tour begins at 6pm – 10pm, we will have an after Soi·rée an evening party or gathering, for conversation and music from 10pm - 1am. DJ Marcell
 VIP: suggested donation, Trolley Tour is Free and open to the public.

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES AND TIMES!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Within Our Gates (slide show)




 "Art is Business"
Join us for a post discussion on May 12, 2017
Phantom Gallery Chicago Network
436 E. 47th Strteet, Room 205
773-681-6570 RSVP Space is limited

The film is one of the earliest examples, and certainly the most ambitious extant example, of black appropriation of the emerging technology to contest representations of African Americans in mass culture.



Renee will lead a discussion on the importance of screening silent movies and their juxpostion in today racial climate. 

The film was completed by late 1919 but delayed from release until January 1920 by two months of debate within Chicago’s film censor board. The major black-owned newspaper of the time, The Chicago Defender, reported on the dispute over the film’s showing, with reference to the city’s race riots the previous summer (in which twenty-three African Americans and fifteen whites died): “Those who reasoned with the spectacle of last July in Chicago ever before them, declared the showing pre-eminently dangerous; while those who reasoned with the knowledge of existing conditions, the injustices of the times, the lynchings and handicaps of ignorance, determined that the time is ripe to bring the lesson to the front.”  Essay by Scott Simmon