Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Phantom Gallery in Homburg Germany

Homburg Germany


















Empty gallery spaces were popping up everywhere where a gallery once stood, "Phantom Gallery" here in Homberger with a wonderful 2ND level. The gallery was not far from a busy shopping and dining area.
I spotted a few closed gallery spaces, but didn't find the art community. No street fairs or festivals in this area while I was there.

Interesting view leaving the Museum in Ramstein after visiting the Civil Rights Exhibition of black and white photographs.





















Angela Davis and her visit to Berlin.

Friday, August 14, 2009

"Chicago Revisionist" - Call for Artists

“Chicago Revisionists“
Phantom Gallery Show October 10, 2009
Call for artists

Phantom gallery invites submissions to a group show for artwork that is derived from memory, dreams, and historical and mythological sources. In addition to 2D and 3D formats in a select Chicago location, a podcast about the gallery show will be sent to other Phantom Gallery affiliates in Los Angeles and Sacramento CA. A slideshow of participating artists’ pieces will accompany artist and curator commentary as the postshow catalogue. Submit up to 5 images (jpegs) to Gabriel Patti, gabe_patti@yahoo.com with a brief statement on how your work addresses this theme.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Chicago Calling Arts Festival 4

CCAF4, Saturday October 3th, Elastic , 2830 N. Milwaukee, Chicago

Alpha Bruton's Art Gallery Opening, "Vibrational Sound Narratives"

Reception 7pm: David Boykin (Chicago), Una McClone (Scotland), Jayve Montgomery (Chicago)

Concert: 1st set, 8pm, 2nd set 11pm

Gino Robair (percussion),
Andrew Royal (violin), and
Aaron Zarzutzki (electronics)
Burton Greene

BYOB suggested donations $12

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Logan Square ARTicipation Tour-Chiacgo Artists Month 2.0



"Vibrational Sound Narratives” , artist Alpha Bruton
Exhibiting a series of 12"x 18" acrylic on paper, a four year exploration of various jazz musicians, improvisational Jazz, creative music, electric music, and alternative sound, where I created abstract sketches in a response to their sound stream, and what I was feeling, or seeing during these performances.

Vibrational sound narratives are a very comprehensive system of patterns, or vibrations that teach our bodies at all levels how to have a new experience. They activate a practice similar to Vibra Keys association with sound, shape, and image in the context of emotional response, and unlock visual-spatial intelligence in the artists among us, who think in pictures and images.

Some of the musicians perform at venues in Chicago: Elastic Sound & Visionary Gallery, Chicago Calling Arts Festival, Brown Rice, Umbrella Music Festival at the Chicago Cultural Center, Velvet Lounge, Ancestral Lofts, Heaven Gallery, Empty Bottle, AACM tribute to Fletcher Henderson at Millennium Park, Earnest Dawkins Sunday Afternoon Jam sessions, Nicole Mitchell's tribute to Alice Coltrane, Ways & Means Trio, and Dan & Jon Godston’s Mingus Awareness Project at the Hide Out, just to list a few.

The project is supported in part by the Logan Square Chamber of Arts and the Elastic Arts Foundation, Chicago

Exhibition October 1- October 31, at the Elastic Sound & Visionary Gallery, 2830 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
Reception: October 3rd, New Wave Cafe, 2557 N. Milwaukee 6pm
Concert: October 3rd, Chicago Calling Arts Festival 4, 2830 N Milwaukee, 9pm, 2nd set 11pm