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.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

BSNADT-@ BRONZEVILLE ARTIST LOFTS

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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

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 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.

Referrence:
  • https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/people/makeba-kedem-dubose
  • diasporalrhythms.org/makeba-kedem-dubose/
  • https://www.facebook.com/makeba-kedem-dubose/
  • http://blackartinamerica.com/profiles/blogs/passing-of-curator-and-gallerist-nicole-smith
  • http://www.radiotelevisioncaraibes.com/nouvelles/nouvellesdiaspora/chicago_-_hommage_du_consul_g_n_ral_nicole_smith_une_grande_dame.html


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Soul and Sufi Spiritual Soul Music from Pakistan

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www.sukooncreative.com/events

USE THE CODE: SOULMUSIC


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

Tickets: www.sukooncreative.com/events

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.
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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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Creative Conversation with Artist Itshanapa Dail Chambers 03/29 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Visual Arts Podcasts

Creative Conversation with Artist Itshanapa Dail Chambers 03/29 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Visual Arts Podcasts:




Sankofa: 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.



Dail Chambers is a mother, artist and activist who exhibits and lectures nationally. She practices her studio art process in St. Louis Place, in north St. Louis, Missouri. Her artwork is based in material meaning and women's topics through an inquiry of history, self and family.

 Dail "Itshanapa" Chambers Mobile 
The concept of place and time are integral components of her work. Dail founded the Yeyo Arts collective, a group of five artists who opened Gya, a non profit community arts space that creates arts and culture experiences within the St. Louis region.



She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Visionary Award for Emerging Artist in 2011 and a Resolution from the City of St. Louis, Missouri in 2010. She is a 2010 Community Arts Training Institute graduate and 2011 Urban Bush Woman SLI fellow.


Investigation: What does it mean to exhibit in temporary installation spaces outside of the museum? What are you strategies for Community Arts Engagement? How do you envision the future present?


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