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