Bernard Williams Featured Artist for CAM2010

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 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, reflected in their music. The poets and the band have a recording of their performances 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 sushi platter. That is in addition to what Alpha and I brought.

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

We expect a similar wonderful event this weekend. Your help in getting the word out will help us.


Sapphire and Crystal- Artist Salon- Sunday October 24, 2010

South Side Community Art Center
3831 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60653


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.

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.

N8:CHICAGO a Pop Up Gallery in the South Loop

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."
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

John Romang, Ink Resin, and Light

Helen Davis, Fabric Banner's

Paul Lorenz, Floor Installation Ink, Paper, Ice


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 groundbreaking architecture to have come out of the 20th century.  For more information visit . 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.

Acknowledgments 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.

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 they greatly influence us. More than we realize. The Statue of Liberty symbolizes enlightenment, justice, freedom, beauty, mystery, strength, and pride. However, amid 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 clenched fist to symbolize freedom and the will to struggle for it.

Helen Jones Mayer

October 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 help, 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.


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


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

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

October 7—November 4, 2010

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


South Loop: October 7, Featured Galleries Art Openings Art Receptions, Tours Begin at 4pm. 4 pmCity 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 9, 2010
2823 N. Milwaukee “ART TALK,” A Forum and Lecture Series, CCAF5, 11:311:30 am001:00 pm30 N. Milwaukee “AMP-CHI” at Elastic Sound and Vision Gallery, October 23 & October 30 (Cover) 6pm
6 pm 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 Gallery Chicago Network artists, 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,

Howard Brookins JR, Alderman of the 21st Ward
Contact his office at 773-881-9300
or VISIT HIS WARD OFFICE LOCATED AT 9612 S Halsted, Chicago IL 60628

Title:, Artist: Bruton  Dontation: $1,500.00

50 Aldermen/50 Artist Group Show Postponed Potluck to Feb 5, 2010

Hello Artists and Aldermen,

Just wanted to give everyone an update on the 50 Aldermen/50 Artist Group Show. First and foremost: We have postponed the potluck/meet-and-greet due to the addition of our newest partner, the Chicago Reader, who will advertise the event to promote the potluck and March 19 show. The potluck will not be on January 15 (this Friday) but on February 5 from 7-9 PM at Debonair Social Club, 1575 N. Milwaukee. We hope the change doesn't conflict with your schedules. We do have confirmation from some aldermen who will be attending.

We are also pleased to announce that the League of Women Voters ( will be the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization receiving 25% of sales generated from the show. League reps will be on hand at both the Feb. 5 and March 19 events. The LWV's mission is to encourage "informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."

We are still looking for artists and have extended the entry deadline until February 5 as well. If you know anybody else who would like to participate, please forward along the info.

For those artists who have expressed interest but who have not yet submitted registration fees, please let us know if you will be paying by PayPal, check or cash. If you are paying by PayPal, just head to ( and click on the Donate button. We will use part of the registration proceeds to secure the gallery space.

Thanks to everyone who has shown interest. We are really excited about this event.

If you have any questions, let us know.

Jeremy Scheuch and Lauri Apple