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