Friday, June 16, 2017

ART IS BUSINESS- SSA#56

"Art is Business"- J0IN US TONIGHT RAIN OR SHINE, WE WILL BE OPEN
Special Service Area 56 is one of the sponsors of today’s event.  Special Service Area 56, also known as SSA 56, services the business corridor on 47th Street from State Street to Vincennes Ave and is managed by Quad Communities Development Corp (QCDC).


SSA’s are economic development tools designed to support and promote local business growth in neighborhoods.  SSAs provide services and programs beyond what may be available from the City of Chicago.

There are over 50 active SSAs currently operating in Chicago.  SSA’s provide services such as sponsoring special events, managing area wide marketing campaigns, public way maintenance and decorations as well as rebate programs for local businesses.

For more information regarding SSA56, please visit the www.QCDC.org. 


Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Purple Fusion Experience Jimi Hendrix and Prince

"Art is Business"Lauren Pilot, Guest Curator
"Prince"by Lauren Pilot
 Lauren Pilot is a Hyde Park Chicago native. Her artwork is driven by her passion and love of color, shape and beauty in people and nature. As a child, Lauren always had a passion for art and began drawing in elementary school. Lauren has studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. In addition, Lauren received professional training at the Bronzeville School of Art under the instruction of Gerald Sanders. Lauren is inspired by her mother who also studied and taught art, and her father who was a jazz musician, from which she has also inherited his talent. Lauren is a commissioned fine artist and has sold artwork to many wonderful people. She works in various mediums including: graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, acrylic, oil and watercolor.
Lauren has exhibited at Dank Haus German American Culture Center "Culture Bridge", Genesis Art Gallery, Bloomingdale Art Gallery, and the Phantom Gallery Chicago during "Faces Not Forgotten-Chicago), Murphy Hill Gallery, the Framing Mode (South Loop), The Great Frame Up (Hyde Park) Chicago and the Vought Art Gallery in Tinley Park, IL.


Robert Carr- Jimmy Hendrix

Robert Carr  "Prince"
Artist Robert Carr fell in love with art at an early age. Exploring a variety of techniques and innovative mediums, Carr mastered the art of portraiture and abstract representation. In Carr's words, "When I paint my brush is like projector, that projects my Inner-most thoughts. As I reflect upon nature, people and personal journeys in life, awaken new perspectives on the spiritual in art and painting." http://blackartinamerica.com/profile/Robertcarr
Phantom Gallery Chicago, 205, 2nd floor of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, located at 436 E. 47th Street. This opening will be held during the Bronzeville Art District 2017 Trolley Tour.

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES AND TIMES!!!!!! July 8th closing reception/ Art Talk

Dearly Beloved… We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. And 25 years ago, life seemingly revolved around an elfin horndog with a rococo fashion sense, an alpine voice, and a purple motorcycle twice his size. Purple Rain is remembered for its music ...
The Experience Hendrix Tour has been paying homage to the musical genius of Jimmy Hendrix for over a decade, bringing together a diverse, all-star aggregation of extraordinary guitarists including multiple Grammy-winning Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde.
Soi·rée an evening party or gathering, for conversation and music, mixologist Alan Emerson Hicks, Purple Haze Martini's.

Trolley Tour is Free and open to the public, held on the third friday of the month, July 21, August 18, September 15,  www.bronzevilleartdistrict.com

The closing reception and the VIP pre-boarding was sponsored in part by Chicago South Side Host- Passport to Airbnb, Bronzeville Art District 2017 Trolley Tour , SSA#56, and DJ Marcell spinning the sounds of Prince and Jimmy Hendrix.

Alpha Bruton, Chief Curator
Alan Emerson Hicks
Lauren Pilot, Guest Curator

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Purple Fusion Experience

"Art is Business"Lauren Pilot, Guest Curator
The Purple Fusion Experience
Jimi Hendrix and Prince

Visual expression and representation of artwork featuring:

Robert Carr "Jimmy Hendrix"

Lauren Pilot, 
Robert Carr, 
Dagosh, 
Sebron Grant, 
Jori Jeffrey, 
Kelly Mitchell, 
Ernest Nathan, 
Deanna Rollins, 
Dionne Victoria,
 Thomas Williams



Phantom Gallery Chicago, 205, 2nd floor of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, located at 436 E. 47th Street. 
Bronzeville Art District 2017 Trolley Tour.
PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES AND TIMES!!!!!!
The opening VIP pre-boarding is being held on Friday, June 16th, 5:00-6:00pm, sponsored in part by Chicago South Side Host- Passport to Airbnb.
Bronzeville Art District 2017 Trolley Tour begins at 6pm – 10 pm,
DJ Marcell spinning the sounds of Prince and Jimmy Hendrix
Soi·rée an evening party or gathering, for conversation and music from 10pm - 1am.  
VIP: Suggested Donation,
Trolley Tour is Free and open to the public.

Alpha Bruton, Chief Curator
Alan Emerson Hicks, Resident Artist/Curator
Lauren Pilot, Guest Curator

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES AND TIMES!!!!!!
Alpha Bruton, Chief Curator
Alan Emerson Hicks, Resident Artist/Curator
Lauren Pilot, Guest Curator

VISIT THE STUDIOS OF : INVEST INTO ART - TALK TO US ABOUT BEING A COLLECTOR


Monday, June 5, 2017

The Symbol Of the Unconquered (1920)

Our screening for tonight has been rescheduled TBD
I will be interviewing Renee-Baker this afternoon at 5:30pm- 6pm you can join in on the conversation, by calling the blogtalkradio studio the number is 
(657)-383-0438
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/phantomgallerychicago/2017/06/08/screening-silent-race-films-scored-by-renee-baker




 In this silent film, a black heiress fights off the Ku Klux Klan to save her land. (1 of the 2 films Oscar Micheaux filmed as a 'response' to The Birth of A Nation)


RSVP seating is limited-  phantomgallerychicago@gmail.com

"Art is Business" Film Screening will be reschuled join us on September 15, 2017 7pm-9pm. REMEMBER LAST YEAR'S FESTIVAL!!!!YAASS!
SAVE THE DATES!!!!!  SEPTEMBER 15&16, 2017

A+AvG CHICAGO
CMOP New Music Festival
Art, Film, Music, Movement

Bronzeville Artist Lofts
Phantom Gallery #205
436 E 47th St Chicago

SEPTEMBER 15 AND 16, 2017!!
Sign up begins June 1
Email reneebaker@comcast.net

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cocktails Conversation with Benedict Taylor

"Art is Business" Phantom Gallery Chicago will present an upfront and personal experience this Sunday June 4th, 2017 at 3pm - 7pm.


Join us for a Sunday afternoon salon, with guest artist Benedict Taylor who is here in Chicago from the UK, collaborating with Renee Baker for a series of very exciting avant-garde, experimental, adventure of the atonal chamber experience.
Followed by cocktails, conversation and dinner.
Rsvp phantomgallerychicago@gmail.com



Benedict Taylor (born 1982) is a British avant-garde composer and violist, who works within contemporary music and improvisation. He studied viola at the Royal Northern College of Music (2000–2004) with Roger Bigley – Lindsay Quartet, Thomas Riebl, Steve Berry (improvisation), Chris Rowland (chamber music). From 2008–2010, he then read ethnomusicology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He was born in Kendal near the English Lake District and is the son of the Kendal based author Caroline Moir. He is married to Indian actress Radhika Apte since 2012. 
 Renee is the producer of CREATE FEST VII: FLECKED OUT-- where Benedict Taylor performed to experimental annimated films. We are looking forward, to Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour, where Renee will produce a two day CREATFEST, beginning with an open reception and performances (TBA) on Friday September 15th, and concluding on Saturday September 16, 2017.



Join us on Thursday June 8, at 7pm for the
The fourth installment of silent film screenings scores produced by CMOP, and hosted by the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network. 




The Symbol of the Unconquered (aka The Wilderness Trail) is a 1920 silent "race film" drama produced, written and directed by Oscar Micheaux. This film is Micheaux's fourth feature-length film and along with Within Our Gates is amongst his earliest surviving works.


Monday, May 22, 2017

SAVE THAT DATE- BRONZEVILLE ART DISTRICT

"Art is Business"
On June 16th, BAD will launch its 11th annual Bronzeville Trolley Tour. The goal is to invite Chicagoans from across the City to view the artistic offerings of Bronzeville’s 6 fine art galleries.  This is a family friendly event, all is welcome!




 The Purple Fusion Experience Exhibition -

@Robert Carr
@Robert Carr


@Lauren Pilot

Lauren Pilot, guest curator,  featuring the work of
Robert Carr,
Dagosh,
Sebron Grant
Jori Jeffrey,
Kelly Mitchell,
Ernest Nathan,
 Deanna Rollins,
 Dionne Victoria,
  Thomas Williams, 

 Phantom Gallery Chicago, 205, 2nd floor of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, located at 436 E. 47th Street. This opening will be held during the Bronzeville Art District 2017 Trolley Tour.

The opening VIP reception is being held on Friday, June 16th, 5:00pm, the Trolley Tour begins at 6pm – 10pm, we will have an after Soi·rée an evening party or gathering, for conversation and music from 10pm - 1am. DJ Marcell
 VIP: suggested donation, Trolley Tour is Free and open to the public.

PLEASE SAVE THESE DATES AND TIMES!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Within Our Gates (slide show)




 "Art is Business"
Join us for a post discussion on May 12, 2017
Phantom Gallery Chicago Network
436 E. 47th Strteet, Room 205
773-681-6570 RSVP Space is limited

The film is one of the earliest examples, and certainly the most ambitious extant example, of black appropriation of the emerging technology to contest representations of African Americans in mass culture.



Renee will lead a discussion on the importance of screening silent movies and their juxpostion in today racial climate. 

The film was completed by late 1919 but delayed from release until January 1920 by two months of debate within Chicago’s film censor board. The major black-owned newspaper of the time, The Chicago Defender, reported on the dispute over the film’s showing, with reference to the city’s race riots the previous summer (in which twenty-three African Americans and fifteen whites died): “Those who reasoned with the spectacle of last July in Chicago ever before them, declared the showing pre-eminently dangerous; while those who reasoned with the knowledge of existing conditions, the injustices of the times, the lynchings and handicaps of ignorance, determined that the time is ripe to bring the lesson to the front.”  Essay by Scott Simmon

Monday, May 1, 2017

“Within Our Gates” (Oscar Micheaux) w/new score by Renée Baker

"Art is Business" all films scored by Renee Baker

Fri May 12, 7:00pm - 9:30pm


ADMISSION 50 CENTS- IN 1920


 RSVP space limited phantomgallerychicago@gmail.com
Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, 436 E. 47th Street, Room 205
773-681-6570

USA, 1920 • Directed by Oscar MicheauxCast Evelyn Preer (Sylvia Landry), Flo Clements (Alma Prichard), James D. Ruffin (Conrad Drebert), Jack Chenault (Larry Prichard), William Smith (Philip Gentry), Charles D. Lucas (Dr. V. Vivian), Bernice Ladd (Mrs. Geraldine Stratton), Mrs. Evelyn (Mrs. Elena Warwick), William Stark (Jasper Landry), Manic Edwards (His wife), Ralph Johnson (Philip Gridlestone), E.G. Tatum (Efrem), Grant Edwards (Emil Landry), Grant Gorman (Armand Gridlestone) Writer, Director, Producer Oscar Micheaux 






Live Post show discussions over cocktails. 

 About CMOP

The Chicago Modern Orchestra Project ©® is an offshoot of the highly successful Mantra Blue FreeOrchestra ©®,both groups directed by Renèe Baker.


While MBFO plays only original compositions by Ms. Baker, involving her own highly developed“conduction-like” style of directing, the CMOP is dedicated to commissioning, performing and recording contemporary creative and classical music of many new composers.


The mission of the orchestra is to excite and encourage new audiences with their own brand of “out-of-the-box” programming. We gratefully acknowledge the individuals, corporations, and foundations whose generous support makes our concerts and recordings possible.



Contact Renèe Baker at: reneebaker@chicagomodernorchestraproject.org for information regarding concert bookings.


Articles researched for the blog post:

American Film Society
Why I  will Watch Within Our Gates?

San Francisco Silent Film Festival
http://silentfilm.org/archive-by-year/2016-festival/within-our-gates-festival-2016

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Free Screening Film Series Scored by Renee Baker

"Art is Business" with Renee Baker
April 13th, 2017 , 7pm 'Broken Bloosom'
Phantom Gallery Chicago, 436 E. 47 th Street, 205

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Broken Blossoms  1919USA can be purchased online $24.99

Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl, often referred to simply as Broken Blossoms, is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by D.W. Griffith. It was distributed by United Artists and premiered on May 13, 1919. It stars Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess and Donald Crisp, and tells the story of young girl, Lucy Burrows, who is abused by her alcoholic prizefighting father. 

New Score 2016 Renee' Baker/Chicago Modern Orchestra Project@ Wabi House Media 2016 Production Engineer: Ryan M. Baker.



May 12th, 7pm Within Our Gates


June 8th, Symbols of the Unconqured

773-681-6870 RSVP space limited phantomgallerychicago@gmail.com




Thursday, March 23, 2017

Beyond the Loop: Pop-up scene is contagious

Beyond the Loop: Pop-up scene is contagious



http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-10-15/entertainment/ct-ott-1015-pop-up-galleries-neighbor20101015_1_pop-up-galleries-peter-kepha-storefronts

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sojo Art Murals





Beautiful Murals at the Art and Business Center for The Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum. 2251 Florin Road, Sacramento CA

Monday, March 6, 2017

Renée Baker Screening Scoring Silent Race Films

"Art is Business"
FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH, 2017  7PM- SCREENING, COCKTAILS, CONVERSATION


Renée Baker will screen along with the sound track from her adventurous Chicago Modern Orchestra Project ensemble as it performs  her score from "race films" of the silent era: the Oscar Micheaux classic Body and Soul (1925) at Phantom Gallery Chicago  on March 10, 2017- film starts at 7pm.

Body and Soul 1920


Within Our Gates, Film maker Oscar Micheaux
REVIEW- CHICAGO TRIBUTE- ONLINE NEWS:

Renée Baker on the challenges of scoring silent race films: This fall the musician will provide live accompaniment to two mid-1920s pictures.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

CULTURE BRIDGE/KULTURBRUECKE 2017


DANK Haus, Scharpenberg Art Gallery, 4th floor
4740 N. Western, Chicago, IL.

"Culture Bridge is an annual exhibition and International Festival open to the interpretation and views of artists, who enjoy the variety of expression in the form of paintings, music, photography, sculpture, jewelry, graphic design, fashion design, outsider art, performance art, film, storytelling and theater. 

Photo Credit Warren Perlstein

Cultures approach each other by way of travel and communication. I use to call it accultulation.  What is meant by acculturation? Cultural modification of an individual, group, or people by adapting to or borrowing traits from another culture; also : a merging of cultures as a result of prolonged contact. The process by which a human being acquires the culture of a particular society from infancy.

Photo Credit Warren Perlstein
It can also refer to "the process by which Western culture is being exported and diffused into other nations.

The International Art Group and artists invited to participate in 2017 Culture Bridge exhibition aim to create a dialog between cultures, using our many different art forms. Mariana Buchwald Founder of Iinternational Art Group.

Piotr Wolodkowciz, Keo Ra Zen, Past Curators of Culture Bridge/Kulturbruecke joined me in the installation of 2017 artworks, an amazing collections of art from artists who have traveled all over the world, now living and creating art in Chicago.

Featured artists Martha Juarez Photo Credit Warren Perlstein  

 Opening reception was documented by artist Warren Perlstein, visit him on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenp/sets/72157680473493096/,to see the amazing photographs of the opening event.


Featured Artist Judith Roth- Photo Credit Warren Perlstein

Photo Credit Warren Perlstein

Artist Renee Baker- Film Series  maker and Composer

  
 Experimental Film and Sound
Tuesday, February, 28 and Wednesday March 1, 6pm - 9pm
 RENEE BAKER
Filmmaker/Composer
“SONIC CONSCIOUSNESS”
 Film 1 OUTEREXTREMIA 13
 Film 2: THE BLUE BIRD

Art Activities, Painting of Portraits
Saturday, March 4. 12:30pm - 3pm
Bookmaking with Linda M. Platt for families and artists
 
Linda M. Platt will be conducting a workshop for family and friends, photographed here with her daugher and son in law .
                          Portrait Painting:4pm  - 9pm:The Artist as Subject and Object:
 Michael Abcede, Martha Juarez, Elizabeth Parker, Piotr Wolodkowciz
Art talks with Laura Engel, The Native American Drum: Warren Perlstein


          
           Art Talk, Play, Film Festival 
Saturday March 11.Art Activities and Play,12:30 - 3pm with Penelope Thrashe        
Film Festival, 6 - 9pm: 
KULTURE KLASH featuring Kao Ra Zen,                                           
Tom Palazzolo, Daniel Brehm, Ron Richardson, Spencer Hutchinson     

Kao Ra Zen Curator of Film Festival KULTURE KLASH featuring Kao Ra Zen
     
 Live Music and Movement
SONIC NEWNESS: 
Renee Baker & Althea Teamer
Tues March 14. 6pm - 9pm
 Wed March 15. 6pm - 9pm
 Renee Baker & Chicago Mask Ensemble: Marianna Buchwald, Althea Teamer, Gina Carpenter, Daniel Weinberg, Kathryn Gauthier

Closing Reception
Saturday. March 18. 6pm - 9pm
Music: Ancestral Resurrections, George Larson,
Fashion show with Elizabeth Parker, 
Art bazaar: Daniel Weinberg

 EXHIBITING ARTISTS 

images can be seen on ArtSlant-
 

Michael Abcede 
Rah Marie Anderson
Renee Baker
Alpha Bruton 
Hans-Ulrich Buchwald
Marianna Buchwald 
Gina Carpenter
Paulo Carvalho
 Janina Ciezadlo
Kambua Chema   
Sara Peak Convery
Tomasz Fudala    
Henning Greve  
Kathryn Gauthier
Teresa Gierwielaniec – Rozanacki
Ladan Ghajar
Judith Heinemann
William Hill    
Spencer Hutchinson 
Martha Juarez      
Delia Jean
Stanislaw Kielar
Wes Lee K (Wesley Kochan)
Agnieszka Kulon
Renata Kowalczyk        
George Larson
Boruch Lev
Ginny Ching Yin Lo
Bishal Manandhar
Aimee Michel
Brittany Nacole  
Didier Nolet   
Elaine O’Sullivan
Tom Palazzolo 
Elizabeth Parker 
Warren Perlstein
Lauren Pilot
Linda M. Platt
Robert Pockmire
Judith C. Riemer
Erin Rossi
Judith Roth
Daniel Shumis
Paola Cofresi Silverstien    
Joanna Szymanska    
Joyan Tang
Althea Teamer
Bala Thiagarajan
Penelope Thrasher 
Elsa Toebelmann
Eileen Tull
Kim Denise Uhe
Daniel Weinberg
Zackary Williams
Piotr Wołodkowicz
Teresa Zawitkowska
Fotios Zemenides
Kao Ra Zen
  
        

CURATOR’S NOTES:
TIME ARTS - Marianna Buchwald             




















"Culture Bridge is an annual exhibition and International Festival open to the interpretation and views of artists, who enjoy the variety of expression in the form of paintings, music, photography, sculpture, jewelry, graphic design, fashion design, outsider art, performance art, film, storytelling and theater. The objective of this exhibition is to build the cultural exchange and dialog between artists from the United States, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. 


Guest Curator - Alpha Bruton     



 Cultures approach each other by way of travel and communication. It can also refer to "the process by which Western culture is being exported and diffused into other nations. The International Art Group and artists invited to participate in 2017 Culture Bridge exhibition aim to create a dialog between cultures, using our many different art forms.

   SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2017 
    
Culture Bridge Committee: Martha Juarez, Joanna Szymanska, Sara Peak Convery, Sarah Marie Anderson, Linda M. Platt, Penelope Thrasher, Daniel Weinberg, Kambua Chema, Warren Perlstein, Piort Wolodkowicz, and Bishal Manandhar.

Photo Credit Warren Perlstein