Friday, October 30, 2015

After the REVOLUTION

"Art is Business" show reposted for Lavon N. Pettis

CHICAGO, IL – Rebuild Foundation, in partnership with independent curator Guillaume Désanges, EXPO Chicago, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the Institut français, are pleased to welcome Xavier Wrona as an architect-in-residence of the Méthode Room residency program. On August 15, 2015, Wrona will begin a ten-week project, Georges Bataille, Architecture, Chicago and World Order – An Essay on General Economy. The project, the first in the Méthode Room residency series, will feature an exhibition at Rebuild’s Archive House and the launch of an architecture TV channel.

A practicing architect and associate professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Saint-Etienne, Wrona has long been interested in the connection between architecture and social justice. His exhibition will explore French intellectual Georges Bataille’s definition of architecture as a tool through which an ideologically dominant order manifests itself in space and time. Balancing theory with practice, Wrona’s goal is to “move away from this theoretical edifice…to get back into a less theoretical, closer contact to reality. I wish to be able to talk with people of the South Side…to be able to engage, discuss, debate.”

To that end, Wrona and two assistants will build a temporary television studio in the heart of the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. Neighbors, community leaders, local business owners, aldermen, and City officials will be invited to the studio to share their definitions of the word, “architecture.”

Wrona is the first of three guests selected to participate in the Méthode Room residency program at the Rebuild Foundation, a project conceived and curated by French curator Guillaume Désanges. While in Chicago, residents will live at the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, a 32 unit mixed-income housing complex redeveloped through a partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority, Brinshore Development and the Rebuild Foundation.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Transformation

"Art is Business" Caryl  Henry Alexander
Transformation





The motivation/problem that Creative Currency seeks to address is the deficit in civility and compassion that is currently rampant in our communities. We all experience this every day when we come into contact with our fellow humans. Our default approach is to not see each other as human.

Although most would agree that treating each other with humanity, no matter who rules, creates a safe vibrant community. Creative Currency seeks to directly focus on the positive effect that staying mindful of how we treat each other truly is. This we do in an effort to build a better society.

Creative Currency achieves this by projecting "Words to Live By" into the public square.
Caryl is involved with What's on top! Art-Nature-Community, Engaging community in creative action EcoHermanas. Totems-did first one in 2009, seven projects new one starting on Monday-rolling crest community Hero and Sheros. Get to Know- International Art and Nature program for K-12.

Creative Converation with Girl Artist- Caryl Henry Alexander 10/16 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Visual Arts Podcasts

Creative Converation with Girl Artist- Caryl Henry Alexander 10/16 by Phantom Gallery Chicago Network | Visual Arts Podcasts




The motivation/problem that Creative Currency seeks to address is the deficit in civility and compassion that is currently rampant in our communities. We all experience this every day when we come into contact with our fellow humans. Our default approach is to not see each other as human.

Although most would agree that treating each other with humanity, no matter who rules, creates a safe vibrant community. Creative Currency seeks to directly focus on the positive effect that staying mindful of how we treat each other truly is. This we do in an effort to build a better society.

Creative Currency achieves this by projecting "Words to Live By" into the public square.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/phantomgallerychicago/2015/10/16/creative-converation-with-girl-artist-caryl-henry-alexander

Caryl is involved with What's on top! Art-Nature-Community, Engaging community in creative action EcoHermanas. Totems-did first one in 2009, seven projects new one starting on Monday-rolling crest community Hero and Sheros. Get to Know- International Art and Nature program for K-12.

La Mezcladora Temporada 3 Capítulo 13: Chicago



"Art is Business" reposted for AnySquare

Tracy Kostenbader , Anywhere Space, 2328 N. Milwaukee, 2nd Floor.
"La Mezcladora 22 visited AnySquared's Studio Day a few weeks back and here is the show. (Studio Day is about 21 minutes in and subtitled and there is a lot of me talking...) They also visited others in Chicago so check out the who video!



Wednesday, October 21, 2015


"Art is Business" reposted for Lavon N. Pettis

This week my grandfather Mr. John "Southside Soul" Wright released his autobiography.  His first book signing will take place on November 12, 2015 at the Carleton Hotel in Oak Park, Illinois.   WDCB JOHN WRIGHT BOOK SIGNING

  Please order a hard copy or download the book at this link 
 
John A. Wright, a well known Chicago based musician, and internationally renowned recording artist recognizes that his life has truly been nothing less than a blessed one. Legally blind since 2004, the story of his life as told by the man himself, told of a man with more vision and purpose than most sighted individuals. “It was like a Jazz History class, each time I set his words to paper!” John A. Wright is so much more than just a man Who plays the piano with a passion that will make you sizzle, but after reading this book, you will come to know the man behind the music, and see why he is more than South Side Soul, as he is known by. You will know why he is a truly BLESSED MAN.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Best Non-Profit Art Spaces

"Art is Business" | Phoebe Stubbs ArtSlant



Serpentine Gallery in London- 1970




The Serpentine Gallery was opened by the Arts Council in 1970, with an original mission to show the work of emerging artists. It has expanded hugely since then, and changed a lot. The 2013 addition of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery means there are two free exhibitions on concurrently and the experimental summer pavilion draws large architectural and design crowds. However, these are only part of what the Serpentine has to offer. Its education projects are some of the most well thought through and interesting of all of London’s larger not-for-profit spaces.


REBUILD FOUNDATION- Chicago 2015



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The REBUILD FOUNDATION is proud to serve as a partner organization and venue for the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. In celebration of the State of the Art of Architecture, Rebuild will run several special series of programs, screenings, and workshops. All programs take place at the Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S. Stony Island Ave.). 


Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell in 1923, the Stony Island Arts Bank has recently undergone a radical restoration led by Rebuild Foundation's artistic director Theaster Gates. As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the tour will include viewings of two Biennial commissions: installations by Portuguese artist Carlos Bunga and Mexico City-based architect Frida Escobedo.

Artist Talks at the Arts Bank, Talks are free and open to the public, but space is limited.

6:00 - 7:30pm

Once a month during the Biennial artists, architects, academics, and critics will be invited to give talks at the Stony Island Arts Bank according to monthly programmatic themes: “public space” in October, “everyday design” in November, and “housing” in December. TBD



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Participatory Music Coalition-

"Creative Conversation" featuring  Adam Zanolini

Participatory Music Coalition-@ThreeUrbanRover Photographer
More than entertainment, participatory music is that which is meant to coordinate people, to bring them together into a community, to orient them all to a common purpose. We recognize the conjunction of music, dance, art, spirituality, ritual, and ceremony as the headwaters of the many Great Black Music traditions that have flowed from the South Side of Chicago throughout the United States, and across the globe. Whereas the 20thcentury saw this vital organism gradually dismembered by the machineries of the recording and entertainment industries, our project is to foster its integrity and wholeness through celebration of South Side Chicago community creation.

Participatory Music Coalition-@ThreeUrbanRover Photographer

The Participatory Music Coalition began as the sonic subcommittee of the MB Collective, a theater, performance, visual and community collective of artists integrating diverse performative traditions, especially with respect to the South Side Community Art Center and its founder, the great spirit Margaret Burroughs.

Musicians of the MB collective began participating in the weekly "Sonic Healing Ministries Free Jazz Sessions” organized and headed by composer/instrumentalist and educator David Boykin.  Finding fulfillment and growth through these sessions members began to meet in each other’s homes to experiment, compose, and practice new music.

Participatory Music Coalition-@ThreeUrbanRover Photographer



Recognizing the spiritual importance of Black American Music, the Coalition developed into an independent entity through the guidance of numerous elders and ancestors. Both the Collective and the Coalition maintain improvisation as the very core of their creative endeavor because improvisation is the doorway to the spirit-domain, where our loving ancestral spirits reside.

Our performances open with libations, and then proceed through journeys of sound, text, movement, poetry, song, moving images, and cuisine. Both free and planned improvisatory offerings will leave plenty of space for guests to contribute and share. We encourage participation by all! By thought, word, deed, and sound, we invite you to celebrate with us the divine unity of all the cosmos that music represents! Your sound is welcome! Your spirit is welcome! Your voice and your heartbeat are welcome

Sunday, October 11, 2015

15th Annual Black Excellence Awards-in Chicago

"Art is Business" by Alpha Bruton

Join me as I celebrate my nomination as a Visual Artist, doing business here in Chicago. I'm so honored, and humbled,  to be nominated for this award, there as so many folks, doing so many wonderful things in the community, and so many artists that create out of this world masterful artwork I stand beside.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Inner Galactic Pop Up Research Station- Built Environment

Gabriel  Patti 

Join us on October 10th, Bronzeville Artist Lofts, 436 E. 47th Street, 2nd Floor in the construction of the inner galactic popup research station, 
the built environment, collaborating artists you can take part in the construction of this replica of the Frank Gehry.  A place from which to propel, receive inspiration as we exercise radical social imagination—envisioning the world we wish to inhabit, sharing those visions with the world, and sparking next steps to bring that future into being."Creative Conversations" by Alpha Bruton"




Inner-galactic Pop Up Research Station will be a  portal to documenting our legacy, giving emerging curators and artists, new to the world of creative place making, a “Tool Kit” that has already been 20 years in the making, researched, developed, and implemented by artists who have carved out niches and built new communities from empty storefront to monthly art walks.
"Creative Conversations" will launch its broadcast new podcast on Saturday October 10th, with our Imagination Station, using BlogTalkRadio.
How do you envision the future present?
Caryl Henry Alexander-Creative Currency Words to Live By, Girl Artists
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Swim Park- Prince George County
Christine Ilewski-Huelsmann,Face Not  Forgotten, facebook

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Chicago Calling Arts Festival, 

  • Amanda Gutierrez, Pilsen Alliance Film Front 


  • Mark S  Rise Up October



    Just to list a few will be profiled for Emissaries in our Popup Research Station, that will be a built temporary installation, modeled after Frank Gehry. This project is done in collaboration with Gabriel Patti, and other volunteers. Donations can be dropped of at the Bronzeville Artist Lofts. 4'x8' Cardboard sheets, a large amount of hot glue, cement, 12" x 3' cardboard cylinder, 8'x4"x4" piece of wood, aluminum siding, wood veneer, drywall fasteners, and what ever else you can think of that would make this a total inner galactic popup research station.

    Phantom gallery invites submissions to, perform, absorb, embrace, discuss, experience, and explore in 2D and 3D formats in a select location, in Chicago, during Chicago Artists Month, a podcast of all interviews can be heard (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/phantomgallerychicago)


    Invitations to speak, rant, create conversation was sent to other Phantom Gallery affiliates in our network. A slideshow of participating artists’ pieces will accompany artists and curators commentary as the post show documentation.
    Alpha Chief Curator at Phantom Gallery Chicago Network a project that connects artist to temporary installation spaces. She is a visual and environmental installation artist.  She examines cultural signs and symbols and their use or interpretation, she believes that objects in the public sphere serve to communicate and reinforce certain cultural narratives, hierarchies, and social mythologies.




    In terms of her social practice Alpha looks at how the city influences art, and how artists transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life. These installations produce "Creative Conversations” artist speaking about their art, the Emissaries Arts Action project will continue the conversations, and provide another platform for curators that network with the Phantom Galleries.
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    Press Release:

    "The Phantom Gallery Chicago Network is part of the 20th Annual Chicago Artists Month, which highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. The 20th annual Chicago Artists Month (CAM) celebrates the City as Studio: from October 1 – November 15, 2015. 


    Join this community-contributed showcase of Chicago's artists and creatives and experience art in the parks, dance in the neighborhoods, installations in the alley, and concerts on the front porch. CAM is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and numerous community partners."

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    Monday, October 5, 2015

    Harlem Fine Arts Show Return to Merchandise Mart

    "Art is Business"
    CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!!
    Harlem Fine Arts Show returns to Merchandise Mart
    October 29 - Nov. 1
    2nd Annual event to recognize Chicago art, civic and business community while
    featuring seminars and an artistic Halloween party 
     The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS), Be a part of the largest traveling African Diaspora art show in the United States! HFAS will return to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart October 29 - November 1.  HFAS was launched in 2009 and held its first event in Chicago in 2014.  Since its inception HFAS has had over 60,000 visitors, traveled to more than 10 cities and showcased hundreds of artists and galleries.  Last year’s show netted artist over $500,000 in sales. This event is one that you will not want to miss!!!
    #HFASChicago will be headlined stellar Artists and Galleries including but not limited to: Woodrow Nash, Frank Frasier, Ted Ellis, Lobyn Hamilton, Keith Golden, Kevin Williams, the E&S Gallery, and the Golden Gallery. 
    Visit http://www.hfas.org/artist-registration to register TODAY! Travel packages and discount rates are available for a limited time. 
    Harlem in New York City and Bronzeville in Chicago are two of the most celebrated African-American communities in the world,” says Dion Clarke, founder of the Harlem Fine Art Show.  “We are excited to be returning to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart this fall and we are equally excited by the many events planned over the four days.” 
    According to the book  Black Chicago Renaissance edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey, ...“The cultural outpouring that distinguished Harlem in the 20s swept through Chicago in the 30s bringing with it a prolific period of African American creativity in music, performance art, social science scholarship and visual an d literary artistic expression”. 
    The Harlem Fine Arts Show will host an Opening Night Gala Reception on October 29 benefitting the North Shore (IL) Chapter, The Links Incorporated.  The event will also recognize leaders in the Chicago Arts Community. 
    The 2015 Harlem Fine Art Show is sponsored by United Airlines, Country Financial and Morgan Stanley. Discounted tickets are available at Walgreen’s locations across the Chicagoland region and first time customers to the ride sharing app Lyft can receive a $20 credit by using the code HFAS2015. 
    Visit www.hfas.org for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram using the hashtags #hfaschicago #hfas2015 #hfas. Visit http://www.hfas.org/artist-registration  to register online TODAY and contact Beatrice Mann at (703)270-8951 for registration details.
    About The Harlem Fine Art Show 
    First held in February 2010 in New York City, the Harlem Fine Arts Show has attracted more than 40,000 visitors since its inception. The show debuted in Chicago in 2014.  Attendees include collectors, art enthusiasts, educators, students, and professionals. Over  80 different artists, including many who are nationally and internationally known, including Leroy Campbell, Paul Goodnight, Michael Escoffery, Frank Frazier, Woodrow Nash, Dane Tilghman, Brenda Joysmith, and Glenn Tunstull have been a part of the show. In addition, such widely-known establishments as Louisville's E&S Gallery, Water Kolours Fine Art in Memphis, and New York's Savacou Gallery have also contributed works to the show.
    Visit BLACK ART IN AMERICA at: http://blackartinamerica.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network