Thursday, September 30, 2010

Caffeine IV Opening Nite at Murph Hill Gallery

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sapphire & Crystals Postcard Show-2010

Friday, September 24, 2010


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.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


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


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

Monday, September 13, 2010


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.


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