Monday, December 27, 2010

How much was street artist Blu paid for whitewashed MOCA mural? [Updated]

How much was street artist Blu paid for whitewashed MOCA mural? [Updated]

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

We've moved!


The Phantom Galleries Chicago can now be found at phantomgallery.net. Please update your bookmarks or other records. We hope you enjoy the new look and the added features that come with it. Thanks for your continued patronage.

~ The Phantom Galleries

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

International Women's Day at Liz Long Gallery Call for Women Artists

Dear Artist,
I am organizing an art show for February and March 2011 to showcase Women's Art.
"March 8 is International Women's Day. March is Women's History month. I am hoping that women will submit art that shows women and their accomplishments.To depict women's lives and issues, would be good."
*****The first step is to send images of your art via email to Dianna@urbanartretreat.com

2. Once this is recieved, I will email you back with the guidelines for entering the art show.
I need your artist statement, and art images that I can use to publicize the art show.

3. January 31 - February 4 is the week your art should be delivered to the gallery.

I look forward to hearing back from you!

Sincerely,
Dianna C. Long/Curator
Liz Long gallery at Urban Art Retreat

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURAL MUSEUM


Charla Franklin


Fresno CA Gregory Melancon, Executive Director
The History of Soul Food from Foot to Fork! By Charla Franklin

African American Historical and Cultural Museum

Every month from November 2010 to September 2011, we will offer a Soul Food SAMPLE with a story teller, competition, presentation or demonstration. The month of December SAZERAC, cocktail, January BLACK EYE PEAS, February PEANUT, March COCOA & SUGAR, April MONKEY BREAD, May POTATO PIE, June CHOW-CHOW, July POTATO SALAD, August FRIED CHICKEN, September SOUL FOOD FEAST!

“True story… African women walked to the well to get water, on returning they would put their feet in the water as it was warming to clean and soak their tired feet, and use that same water to cook food for the white folks…. And when they got complements and was asked what they did, they answered “I put my foot in it”! This was taken as a euphemism.

This project is supported in part by the Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development and the Young Men and Boys of Color for hosting the reception

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Murphy Hill Gallery Moving May 2011


I would like to add to this post that Murphy Hill Gallery Will not move until May 31. This gives us more time to get things in order. If you know if anyone who has space available LONG TERM Please go to Murphy Hill Gallery Facebook Group. Thank you for your patronise.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vacant Storefront Program RFQ Mobile Exhibits

On Behalf of the Arts Council for Long Beach
Arts Council for Long Beach and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency

RFQ- Mobile Exhibits

Vacant Storefront Program

The Arts Council for Long Beach and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to select artists for temporary public artwork for vacant storefronts in redevelopment areas within the City of Long Beach.

Scope of Work

The Arts Council is seeking to create a pre-qualified pool of artists/artist teams for the development of artistic enhancement and/or site-specific artwork for vacant storefronts in the City of Long Beach. Artists/artist teams will be commissioned to temporarily transform vacant storefronts through the addition of sculptural elements, the embellishment of existing structural and/or architectural elements and/or the development and incorporation of temporary site-specific works. Temporary public artwork will remain installed for a period of four months to one year depending on site location and priorities.

Budget

The budget for each Mobile Exhibit is $5000. The budget includes all costs associated with, but not limited to: artist's design fees; project materials; travel; insurance; fabrication; installation, de-installation and artwork documentation.


Artist Eligibility

This is an open call to all interested professional artists/artist teams.

All costs associated with travel should be considered in the overall project budget; travel stipends will not be granted. Artists applying as a team must have worked together on prior projects. Selected artists must be available to meet in Long Beach.


Deadline
December 17, 2010

The full RFP is available for download here or by visiting www.artslb.org.
For more information contact:

Erin Harkey, Associate Director, Public Art & Design Arts Council for Long Beach
erin.harkey@artslb.org, (562) 570-3811

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

IRON BIRD LOFTS FRESNO CALIFORNIA

Last winter when I was in Fresno the Iron Bird Lofts were still under construction, when I was driving through the downtown arts district this morning I spotted the Iron Bird Cafe, parked came in for a cup of coffee, and to gauge the pulse of this new emerging arts community. It is in the mural arts district, across from the African American History & Cultural Museum of Fresno.
African American History and Cultural Museum of  Fresno

Iron Bird Lofts in Fresno California




Iron-Bird-Lofts, Fresno Mural District, Mural District

Site Visit to Phantom Galleries Long Beach

Phantom Galleries.com in Long Beach

Long Beach Bike Station.com











On Sunday I spent the afternoon in Long Beach checking out the Phantom Gallery, these spaces are great for they are along the Promenade, and 3rd Street, all are visible from the sidewalks, all within walking distance, at night the galleries are lit. The project is in partnership with the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, and the Phantom Galleries LA.com.



Other gallery projects that were interesting, Six Pack Project, The Back Seat, Back Stage Gallery, The Phantom Galleries Los Angeles is also searching for a Director, visit the PhantomgalleryLA.com or call 213-626-2854, mailto:infor@phantomgalleriesLA.com for the description. I will also post on the Face book Phantom Gallery Chicago Network Group.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Elastic Arts Video by Tempestt Hazell


Elastic Arts Foundation from Tempestt Hazel on Vimeo.

SIXTY INCHES FROM CENTER INTERVIEW WITH SAM LEWIS AT ELASTIC

Shirley Hudson is the featured visual artist on video, "Abstractions in Sound", is the name of her series. Temple writes...........

Hey everyone!

On behalf of everyone at Sixty Inches From Center, thank you for allowing us to be part of Elastic's AMP-Chi event on October 30th. It was great to be able to capture the work that you’re doing as well as expose our team to some places in Chicago that they have never been before. This brings us closer to our mission of engaging and bridging the gaps between various communities of Chicago and also supporting some of our favorite art organizations and artists.

We hope to continue to develop this new relationship into one where SIFC can help you further your mission and promote the unique art your organization brings to Chicago.

Please take a look at the interview with Paul and Sam that I put together on SixtyInchesFromCenter.org: http://www.sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/archive/?p=1637. I hope you like it! Susan, I will be working on my interview with you and posting photos from the event in the coming week.

Thanks again, from the bottom of our heARTS!

Sincerely,

___

Tempestt Hazel
http://vimeo.com/16313773

Monday, November 8, 2010

URBAN ART RETREAT ANNOUNCES WINTER SEASON

Everyone can make art. Does that make us all artists? No, but we don’t all want to be artists. For people who pursue being an artist, who dedicate their life to it….We are just determined. And art making is something we really want to do and use as a way of expressing ourselves.


Whether one wants to make art, or relax and soothe their mind, they can find the opportunity to do both in the Differently Minded Art Studio. URBAN ART RETREAT offers small art classes, workshops, and retreats for the individual and small groups who would like to retreat for an afternoon.

Arts and Health Care at Oak Forest Hospital, Artist Alpha Bruton

Retreats can include- refreshments, music, relaxation exercises, meditation, body stretches, art making, and mind emptying.

Retreats for women who are beginners at relaxation, mindful breathing, stretching for health, and easy quiet art sessions, are now being booked for during and after the holiday season. Individuals and small groups may contact the URBAN ART RETREAT by email to reserve a day and time for their Retreat.

Please suggest your first 3 best days & times. We will respond as soon as possible.
  •  Individual Retreats are for one person and may be 1 1/2 to 2 hours long. The cost is $50.00
  • Couple Retreats are for 2 people and may be from 1 1/2 hours to 2hrs. long. The cost is $75.00
  • Group Retreats are for 3 to 6 people and may be from 2 to 2 1/2 hours long. The cost is $75 for 3, $85.00 for 4, $95.00 for 5 or 6 people. Payment is expected in advance when the appointment is made.
 Materials included.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Message from Ralph Murphy, Closing of Murphy Hill Gallery January 2011

WE JUST GOT WORD THAT THE ENTIRE BUILDING MAY BE CLOSING JANUARY 2011 HERE AT HOMAN SQUARE. THE DEAL TO CREATE RESIDENTIAL HOUSING IN THE BUILDING AROUND US SEEMS TO HAVE FELL THROUGH. THE DOLLARS GENERATED FROM THAT DEAL WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THE OWNERS TO CONTINUE FOR A WHILE. THE CLOSING OF THIS BUILDING WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO THE COMMUNITY. LETS SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO REVERSE THIS PROCESS. THE MANAGEMENT STATES THAT THE UTILITIES AND OPERATING EXPENSES FAR OUTWEIGH THE REVENUE OF THE BUILDING.


I AM THINKING THIS MAY BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A MOVE FOR THE CREATION OF A HUGE MOVEMENT TO SAVE THE BUILDING AND TAKE IT OFF THE HANDS OF THE OWNERS SINCE IT IS SUCH A LOST FOR THEM TO THE POINT THAT THEY WANT TO CLOSE IT UP AND DISPLACE SO MANY PEOPLE AND THEIR DREAMS. WE NEED THAT BUILDING NOT JUST FOR THE GALLERY BUT FOR ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO WORK THERE AND STRIVE TO CREATE A BETTER LIFE FOR THEMSELVES. THE SUCCESS OF THE GALLERY I THINK WILL BE THE KEY CATALYST FOR THE MOVEMENT. ON MONDAY WE RECEIVED THE BLACK EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR VISUAL ARTS.PLEASE PRAY AND BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO DO. RALPH MURPHY 773-457-4185

November 1st, Murphy Hill Gallery Receives Acheivement Award

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Press Coverage from the Examiner.com for AMP-CHI Oct 30, 2010




This week’s Halloween Jazz Playlist offered one way to get into the spirit(s) of the season. Another is to simply spend your dark-hallowed weekend at the night spots, where several bookings offer a mild nod to the holiday, even as they present music that would sound just as good on the 4th of July.


At Elastic Sound & Vision Gallery (2830 N. Milwaukee), the evening will throw some paint at the walls, some food coloring onto the projection system, and some well-chosen words from student poets – before and during a set from the Artet, a trio led by saxist and flutist Hanah Jon Taylor. It’s one in a welcome series of appearances that have begun to re-integrate Taylor into the Chicago jazz scene over the last two years.



Taylor, who lives and works primarily in Madison, WI, was born in Chicago, and he developed his music here in the 70s, working often with members of the AACM. He doesn’t restrict himself to stereotypically avant-garde sounds, however. While he can certainly send his saxes into the stratosphere of squawks and squeals, he also indulges a kinder and gentler sensibility – primarily on flute and wind synthesizer – marked by soulful balladry, a hard-earned cool, and even some intimations of new-age healing music.

The music begins at 8, but the doors open at 6 to accommodate some unexpected tricks and treats. Poets from Young Chicago Artists will present some of their work before the music starts; before that, audience members are invited to finish work on a “group painting” started last week at Elastic. (The gallery will provide canvas, brushes, and paint.) Which means that the night before Halloween, you can costume yourself as an artist.

Throughout the evening, artist Alpha Bruton will use projected images and water-color transparencies to produce pieces in her “Vibrational Sound Narrative” series, which she creates in response to music and poetry. Cover is $10, $5 for students – and that includes appetizers from Friendship Chinese Restaurant (one floor below the gallery space).

The entire evening is part of Chicago Artists Month, the loosely connected October-long series of events around the city, of which the recently concluded Loop Art Crawl competition has probably received the most publicity. (Other events include the anything-goes “Mischief Weekend” at the Hyde Park Art Center

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Murphy Hill Gallery Nominated for Black Excellence Award 2010

African American Arts Alliance of Chicago
Proudly Serving Chicago's African American Arts Community since 1997
2010
Black Excellence Awards

The Tenth Annual Black Excellence Awards Ceremony Gala will take place on Monday, November 1, 2010 at the DuSable Museum of African American History, located 740 E. 56th Place in the Illinois Black Legislator Auditorium. The evening will begin with a delectable dinner buffet and reception at 6:00 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. This year the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to jazz musician Kelan Phil Cohran. Tickets are $35.00.

Purchase your tickets to the Black Excellence Awards here!





Visual Arts

Curators
Ralph Murphy and Bill Hill
Murphy Hill Gallery



Multi Media
Dayo Laoye






African American Arts Alliance of Chicago
4520 North Beacon, Chicago, IL 60640
773.769.4098





Monday, October 25, 2010

A Message from Susan Fox, Curator for Elastic Sound and Vision Gallery

I hope Chicago Artists Month has gone well for you. We've been busy at Elastic, and our last event takes place this Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. It would be wonderful to get your help to spread the word via your email lists and Facebook.


AMP-CHI Artists, Musicians, and Poets of Chicago CAM2010 at Elastic Sound and Vision Gallery, 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave


AMP- CHI Featured Artist Hanah Jon Taylor Artet


Last Saturday's event was a grand success artistically. We now have a wonderful group painting that was done just that evening, and will use our second canvas next Saturday. The poets were captivating. Their message was heart- and gut-wrenching, and the audience was completely caught up with their words. The music was even better than I had hoped. The musicians all know each other well, and have played together in various combinations and that was reflected in their music. Both the poets and the band have a recording of their performances that was taped by Elastic.

Alpha produced wonderful ephemeral paintings using transparencies, food coloring and water projected on the wall by an overhead projector.

And did I mention the food? Friendship donated a large platter of crab rangoon and another huge platter of sushi. That in addition to what Alpha and I brought.

We had also invited the neighborhood artisans who create lucha libre masks and sell them at events such as this. They were pleased to be included, as they sold some masks as well as jewelry.


We expect a similar wonderful event this week-end. Your help to get the word out will help us.

Thanks,
Susan
312-867-1846

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

LOGAN SQUARE CHAMBER OF ARTS FUNDRAISER EVENT

Logan Square Chamber of Arts invites you to join us in celebrating Logan Square's newest arts organization.

Benefit Event, Thursday, October 21, 6:30pm - 10:30 pm

Crown Tap Room
2821 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60647

Performances By
Antongiorgi, Singer/Songwriter
Paul Giallorenzo, Compser/Improv Musician



Visual Artist on Display
Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, Curator Gabriel Patti "Curb Appeal"
Alpha Bruton, Sharon Lomasney

Monday, October 18, 2010

GUTTER BUNNY PROJECT

Gutter Bunny Project is an interactive cycling exhibit accompanied by bicycle inspired original artwork and fashion show. Come take a ride and stay for the art. All artwork is available for purchase. Admission is free.

Media Note:
Website: http://breathedenver.com/gutterbunny

Time Out Chicago: http://chicago.timeout.com/events/events/363504/gutter-bunny-project

Chicago Reader: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/gutter-bunny-project/Event?oid=2561641&show=comments



"MY FIRST BIKE RIDE DOWN MILWAUKEE AVE, 2010"



Thursday, October 14, 2010

CCA-Academy, "WORKSHOP ON PERFORMING ART"

Due to a Professional Development Day, this workshop has been canceled.

There will be no workshop nor Phantom Gallery project at 219 E. 31st Street on Friday Ocotber 15th. Artist/teaching artist Nancy Zook, works very hard to keep her students engaged in extra-curricular projects that interface with the real world outside of her class. The Phantom Gallery supports emerging artist. These students will perform at Elastic Sound and Vision Gallery, in Logan Square on October 23rd, and or October 30,  during

AACM Tribute to Fletcher Henderson, 2007 @ bruton
AMP-CHI Artists, Musicians, and Poets of Chicago. Admission $10 for adults, $5 for students.

ELASTIC SOUND AND VISION GALLERY
2830 N. MILWAUKEE AVE, 2ND FLOOR
773-722-3616
8pm  doors open at 6pm

WWW.ELASTICARTS.ORG

Dushun Mosley (Percussion) with Yosef Ben Israel (Bass), Kirk Brown (Piano), Ed Wilkerson (Woodwinds) and Taalib-Din Ziyad (Vocals)

These events are presented in conjunction with Chicago Artists Month 2010- The City As Studio.

FEATURED ARTIST JAYVE JOHN MONTGOMERY- OCTOBER 15, 2010 6pm


Jayve John Montgomery, Light and Sound Installation, at the CTA-Green Line Stop, Wabash and Roosevelt, City Parking Lot, from, 6pm - 9pm, Join the Pop Up movement in the South Loop.

 With the ever increasing ability to be anywhere and everywhere else, now remains an elusive destination.

Reconciling the past with the future, JayVe Montgomery’s work is time traveling to the pre(-)sent, the gift of now.His work reveals his adherence to improvisation and chance as a way to explore evolutionary learning and unintended subjective meaning through random being.

bio
Of Jamaican and Louisiana Creole descent, Montgomery was born at Ft. Hood, Texas on the last day of 1979 and raised a dependent of the department of defense in Berlin, Germany, before and after the wall; Rayne, Louisiana, before the frogs left; Columbia, SC, home of the confederate flag; and Ft. Campbell, KY, home of the 101st Airborne Division. Montgomery received a double BA in Japanese Studies and Anthropology from Centre College of KY and has also studied sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is Senior Program Specialist for the Chicago Park District’s Inferno Mobile Recording Studio, a hip hop revitalization program. He is also a curator and artist-in-residence at Brown Rice, an art space for listening in Chicago, IL.



 
Phantom Gallery
219 E. 31st, Bronzeville Near ITT.
 
Jayve will be facilitating a "Performance Art Workshop" for students from the CCA Academy, on Friday Afternoon, 1pm - 4pm.
 
Nancy Zook, artist in her own right, and teaching artist at the CCA Academy, she has exhibit for the Phantom Gallery since 2008, and at Murphy Hill Gallery on October 2nd, with the Hip Hop Institute, she encourages her students to think outside of the box.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

N8:CHICAGO a Pop Up Gallery in the South Loop October 7th - November 2nd

1530 S. State Street
Chicago IL
N8: CHICAGo invites you to meet the artists and curators and view a temporary art installation in a raw space in the South Loop as part of the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network and Chicago Artists Month.

Guest Curator: Gretchen Smith and Paul Lorenz
Curatorial Assistant: Louis Lovera
Participating Installation Artists: Char Downs, Helene Davis, Mitch Kimball, John Romang, from Paducah Kentucky.

Materials Used: Ice, Ink, Coal, Bible Pages, Bark, River Mud, Dyed Fabric, Raw Clay, and Resin.

"Humans have an innate need to create. Anyone can learn the techniques and tricks in art, but that doesn’t necessarily make them an artist. An artist has to go much deeper and reach down within themselves to access something that is greater than oneself and then attempt to share it with others."
in•nate
1. existing in one from birth; inborn; native
2. inherent in the essential character of something
3. Originating in or arising from the intellect or the constitution of the mind, rather than learned through experience.
Gallery hours Friday and Saturday October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30th or by appointment: 270-243-0444.
Closing November 2, 2010.


Raw space at 1530 S. State Street

Installation Artist/Curator for N8:CHICAGO


Mitch Kimball, Towers Clay Installation, Char Downs

John Romang, Ink Resin, and Light

Helen Davis, Fabric Banner's

Paul Lorenz, Floor Installation Ink, Paper, Ice

NICK BASTIS FEATURED ARTIST FOR CAM2010- UNVEILING


Unveiling Ceremony took place on Saturday October 09, 2010 at the empty lot on 3100 W. Washington. The building is the work of American Architect Frank Gentry and a magnificent example of the most ground breaking architecture to have come out of the 20th century.  For more information visit www.nickbastis.com . Thanks to Nick he has added East Garfield Park to the major international cultural circuits.

Program schedule included a String Ensemble: Teddy Rankin-Parker, David Keller, and guest. The Chicago Children's Choir- Off the Street Club, Robert Kilpatrick and his brother Tony Kilpatrick Classic Cars, and Students from Beidler Elementary that were the young artist working with Nick during his residency at Beidler. The children came to school during their vacation time to work on the project, and also came on Saturdays.

Acknowledgements got to: Beilder Elementary, Dr Ewing, Dr. T, Robert Perkins, and Robert Kilpatrick. Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs CAM2010, Space provided by David Fleishman, Alderman Burnett, Ward 27, Tom and Ray at St. Stephen Church, and the Chicago Police Department.







Thursday, October 7, 2010

FORMS OF SPECACLE AND SOLUTIONS TO VACANCY

Dear Friends,

Please join me, Beidler Elementary School, and many others for the unveiling of a new Frank Gehry building (replica).
It will be taking place on October 9, 4:00 pm. 3100 West Washington Blvd, Chicago. - Kedzie Green Line stop.



Bronzeville Lofts PopUp Gallery Installation "LIBERTY"

Liberty Acrylic on canvas 94 X 74” 



Helen Myers Jones

By juxtaposing the statue of liberty with the peace symbol I want to open the question of the varied factors behind the myths of peace and freedom.

Myths and symbols prevail everywhere in our environment and their strength influence us greatly. More than we realize. The Statue of Liberty symbolizes enlightenment, justice, freedom, beauty, mystery, strength and pride. However, in the midst of these grand ideas, our country is overflowing with urban violence, bad politics, and fears of war and terrorism.

Libertas; the Roman goddess of freedom has been honored and worshipped for more than two thousand years, and, who does not recognize this symbol of liberty? She is as well known abroad as she is here at home. Is she more than a beautiful paradox?

Liberty’s promise of freedom is a vision that many are still seeking. This is why I have my liberty share the stage with her twin sister who raises her clinched fist to symbolize not only freedom but the will to struggle for it.

Helen Jones Mayer

October 2010




Monday, October 4, 2010

N8:CHICAGo October 7, 4-8pm Installation Art

The N8:CHICAGo Team is currently installing at 1530 South State Street, Chicago. If you would like to stop by for a sneak preview or to help out, we will be there from 10-6 Tuesday and Wednesday October 5 and 6th. On October 7th from 4-8pm we have our big opening and we are counting on you to help get the word out so please send a quick note to your friends to invite them to the reception. An artist will also be on site Friday and Saturday from 4-9pm to give tours to the public.

Can't wait to meet you. Call me with any questions directly at 270-243-0444.

Sincerely,

Gretchen M. Smith and Paul Lorenz
Guest Curators N8:CHICAGo

Friday, September 24, 2010

BICYCLES AND THE ARTS

CONTACT: Dan Godston
(312) 380-9223

DATE: Friday, October 1, 2010 (8 p.m.)
LOCATION: Happy Dog Gallery
1542 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60622

You are invited to attend “Bicycles and the Arts,” a multidisciplinary event that happens during the Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival and Chicago Artists Month. Bicycles and the Arts creatively explores connections between these two vital elements of culture and society --
Wheels on the Ground and in the Sky, a group exhibition with paintings, sculptures, and videos -- Andrew DelaRosa, Janina Ciezadlo, John Bambino, Alpha Bruton, Regin Ingloria, Matt Weber, and Catie Olson’s Pigeon-toed About Homage (inspired by Jean Tinguely’s Homage to New York);

John Greenfield reads from his new book Bars Across America: Drinking and Biking from Coast to Coast;

Chicago Underground Library presents a Pop Up Library;

a musical ensemble performs -- Derek Repsch (electronics), Andrew Royal (violin), Robin Boudreaux (tenor saxophone), Dan Godston (trumpet), Alex Wing (guitar), and Jimmy Bennington (drums) -- including a telematic performance with an ensemble in Detroit and an homage to Frank Zappa’s 1963 appearance on The Steve Allen Show (when Zappa taught Allen how to play a bicycle and the Steve Allen Orchestra performed with the musical bicycles);

conversations with bicycle groups in other communities across the U.S. via skype, including Spearfish Bike Cooperative (Spearfish, SD) and the New Orleans Community Bike Project;

images and sounds of projects by U.S. and international artists and organizations will be shown, including those by Ultra Grøn (Copenhagen), Emeka Ogboh (Lagos, Nigeria), and Cay Brøndum (Copenhagen).
“Bicycles and the Arts” involves partnerships with the Active Transportation Alliance, Copenhagen Cyclery, Working Bikes Cooperative, and the League of Illinois Bicyclists. We would also like to thank the Copenhagen Center for Traffic for their help. $7 suggested donation, all ages and open to the public.

Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival
Chicago Calling is a multi-arts collaboration festival. During the Fifth Annual Chicago Calling Arts 
Chicago Calling is organized by the Borderbend Arts Collective, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote the arts, to create opportunities for artists to explore new directions in and between art forms, and to engage the community. Annual Borderbend projects include Chicago Calling and the Mingus Awareness Project. Other organizations partner with Borderbend to enrich and extend the reach of its project, such as the Experimental Piano Series, which is co-produced by the Chicago Composers Forum and Borderbend, in partnership with the PianoForte Foundation.

Chicago Artists Month
Throughout October, you are invited to meet hundreds of Chicago visual artists at exhibitions, workshops, open studios, tours, neighborhood art walks and more in venues across the city. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with more than 200 program partners, Chicago Artists Month aims to showcase the extraordinary talent and vibrancy of Chicago’s art community.

This year's theme, "The City as Studio,” explores the impact of the urban environment on Chicago artists and their work, and the contributions that artists make to the vitality of our city. The place where art is imagined and made, whether in a physical or virtual space, affects the idea, the process and the final product. And the art, once created, leaves a mark on the place it occupies. Chicago Artists Month 2010 looks at how the city influences art and artists, and how artists transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life.
http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/music/node/28762

Saturday, September 18, 2010

CONFIRMED PHANTOM POP-UP SPACES IN THE SOUTH LOOP & WEST LOOP

Please note, the following information, dates and times Lauren can meet you at these Pop-up gallery spaces to see interior. Let me know by return email if you are available, for the 23rd or the 27th.


Hi Alpha we are confirmed with the following locations.

1. 1400 South Michigan - Drive by installation - Artist can visit with me inside space if necessary Sept 23rd - 9:30am - Gabe Patti, Helen Myers Jones, Scott Carter

INSTALLATION EITHER SEPT 27TH 8AM OR SEPT 29TH 8AM

2. 1530 South State Street - Artist can visit inside on Sept 23rd 10am - Installation Sept 27th 8:30am or Sept 29th 8:30am - Will arrive on October 1st, and to begin N8:CHICAGo

3. 219 E. 31st - Artist can visit inside on Sept 23rd at 10:30am - Installation Sept 27th or Sept 29th this space is available for a group exhibiton for October - November

4. 2620 Washington - Artist can visit inside on Sept 23rd at Noon - Installation Sept 27th or 29th- Erik DeBat

5. 50 East 26th Street - Artist can visit iinside on Sept 23rd at 11am - Installation Sept 27th or 29th Nancy Zook, Andy DelaRosa

Roosevelt/Wabash Empty Lott, collaboration to be discussed 

1550 Blue Island is not available, 1529 S. State Street is rented, 1900 S. Michigan is now rented. Curators for this space will not be exhibiting.

SOJO - Press Room

SOJO - Press Room

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Luc-Tuymans--Opening-Soon-at-the-MCA.html?soid=1000826948292&aid=HKwWOvkquv0

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Luc-Tuymans--Opening-Soon-at-the-MCA.html?soid=1000826948292&aid=HKwWOvkquv0

Monday, September 13, 2010

PHANTOM GALLERY CHICAGO NETWORK joins the



Pop-Up movement in Chicago’s South & West Loop

Art Walks, Art Talks, Art Installations, Art on the Move

October 7th—November 4th, 2010

There is a well established history of artists taking over empty shops for temporary exhibitions or community projects , and in the current economic downturn such activity is being actively supported both by local councils and artist networks. The aim of the Phantom Galleries is to examine changes in current curatorial production and to develop innovative displays in relation to these physical storefronts or virtual spaces.

ART TOURS, ART RECEPTIONS, ART WALKS, ART TALKS

South Loop: October 7th, Featured Galleries Art Openings Art Receptions, Tours Begin at 4pm.

“City As a Studio” B13 Gallery, Sonic Ascetic, Installation Roosevelt/Wabash

1530 S. State Street “N8:Chicago” Curator, Gretchen Smith, and Paul Lorenz
1400 S. Michigan  “Curb Appeal” Curator, Gabe Patti, Helen Myers Jones, Scott Carter (Installation)
50 E. 26th “Curatorial Practice" Curator, Quinton Forman , Everett C. Williams
219 E. 31st “City As a Studio” Curator Nancy Zook
Phantom Space TBA “Teenado” Chicago Teen Museum, Curator ,Carol Ng-He’

West Loop:
2620 W. Washington “Glory of the Real Estate” Curator, Erik DeBat
3100 W. Washington “Empty Lot Project”, Installation Artist, Nick Bastis Featured Artist Oct 9th, 4pm reception

Logan Square: October 9th, 2010
2823 N. Milwaukee “ART TALK”, A Forum and Lecture Series, CCAF5, 11:30AM– 1:00PM
2830 N. Milwaukee “AMP-CHI” at Elastic Sound and Vision Gallery, October 23 & October 30 (Cover) 6pm

This project is made possible by support from: Borderbend Arts Collective, Elastic Arts, FG Commercial, Lauren Lowery Real Estate, Logan Square Chamber of Arts, Emerald Inn and Guest House, Phantom Network artist, Intimate Opera, Chicago Teen Museum, Chicago Urban Art Society
Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, is part of Chicago Artists Month 2010, the fifteenth annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information http://www.chicagoartistsmonth.org/.


Friday, August 13, 2010

CALL FOR ARTISTS "ART LOOP OPEN"


Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, participating in artists here is another opportunity. Deadline for application August 30, 2010, early application's fee $45.00.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Chicago Black Artists : Chicago As Art Studio

Liz Long Gallery

1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60623
sophiebella@sbcglobal.net
Urban Art Retreat

Liz Long Gallery is a steppingstone gallery for artists newly exhibiting and emerging artists. Artists with extensive resumes and lots of exhibiting experience show with the emerging artists. This makes for a well rounded show of works in different media, different styles, and different skill levels. Artists are from this area and from other states

The show will take place Oct. & Nov. 2010.

Once you send your images to email address, and are accepted, you have to get your art to gallery before Sept. 27, 2010.

(Please no referrals to website)
Thanks,

Dianna C. Long

Friday, August 6, 2010

Curb Appeal


Call for Artists: "City as a Studio- Curb Appeal" Opening: October 7th
Curator: Gabriel Patti

Tired of boring tourist cityscapes of Chicago? This show focuses on urban scenes not found in those guide books where back alleys, dive bars, underpasses, graffiti, etc. are the source material for paintings, drawings and photographs. Selected artists are invited to collaborate on large primed sheet-rock works to be finished in a live painting/performance event. Location TBA. Please send images to gjpatti@gmail.com.