Portrait of the Artist as Community Developer: Theaster Gates and Chicago's South Side - Urban Land Magazine

Portrait of the Artist as Community Developer: Theaster Gates and Chicago's South Side - Urban Land Magazine: Chicago-based Theaster Gates may be the only artist in the United States merging the roles of artist and real estate developer. A celebrated and commercially successful multimedia artist who has exhibited work in museums and galleries around the world, Gates has transformed blocks of his South Side neighborhood through key investments in housing and unique community assets that provide residents with outlets for expression while preserving local culture before it disappears.

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Phantom Gallery Chicago Presents @ BRONZEVILLE ARTIST LOFTS

"Art is Business"

Phantom Gallery Chicago Presents
Dail Chamber- Art Talk and Discussion- 5–6 pm
September 16th

A Collective Mythology takes place in the heart of the Midwest, U.S.A.: Saint Louis, Missouri. Artist Itshanapa Dail Chambers begins the story with her grandmother, which parallels her genealogical art process. Through this experience, she is introduced to collective ancestors, famous people, and collaborators who have impacted society and the Saint Louis region.

Renee Baker- Presents 

"A PAGE OF MADNESS!!! on September 16 @ 7 pm.

Renee Baker, Popup Experimental Film during BAD Trolley

Renee Baker is the founding music director and conductor of the internationally acclaimed Chicago Modern Orchestra Project (CMOP), a polystylistic organization that grew from the plums of classical music and jazz. A member of the world-renowned collective Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Currently, she is working as a film score composer, having composed and released a new score for Oscar Micheaux's “race film” masterpiece BODY AND SOUL (1925) with the music performed by her Chicago Modern Orchestra Project ensemble.

 Bronzeville Art District Open Studios

Featured Artist Makeba Kedem-Dubose

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The opening reception is Friday,  16 September 2016, open studios and Bronzeville Summer Night Art District Trolley Tour.  Artist Reception 5-6pm, Trolley Tour 6-9pm, Alley Activation 5-10pm. 436 E. 47th Street, Chicago IL  60653.

Makeba Kedem-Dubose studied interior design at Harrington College of Design. She has been an established Chicago-based, multidisciplinary visual artist, curator, and arts educator for over 20 years.

One of the first five artists honored by Diaspora Rhythms in 2003, Her work has been featured in various publications and many private collections worldwide, notably African Art: The Diaspora and Beyond by Daniel T. Parker, which features her art on the back cover. Poet Tara Betts also owns Makeba’s art and features it on the cover of her book Arc and Hue. In addition, her art is included in the collection of Oprah Winfrey–inspired artworks honoring the talk show host, A Time a Season, compiled by Janelle Dowell. Gallery owner Nicole Smith, fashion designer Barbara Bates, and DuSable Museum of African American History Director Dr. Carol Adams also collect Kedem-Dubose’s art.

I aim to pull viewers into a bigger picture beyond themselves to realize our origin. I view my art as a tool with the ultimate purpose of peace, painting with my heart and soul, knowing I am merely a vehicle for Love expressions from the creator of us all. Media, but are not limited to, acrylic paint, latex paint, paper, copper, canvas, ink, oil sticks, graphite, bark, branches, textiles, thread, ceramic tiles, wood, red beans, and other found objects.  Makeba

CAM 2015 Featured Artists Photo Shoot with Featured Artist and Curator of Migrations In Black and White CAM 2015 Featured Exhibition Program - 

Bold colors are my technicians to push the limits of the imagination. Strong lines are my fiery strokes to visually represent the thread that spiritually connects us to one another while simultaneously exploring the human connection with nature. These components unite as a catalyst to heal the effects of racism and separatism by displaying the varying hues of the human race often within a single image. 

Art Talks explored issues of interest and concern to artists and the art community, including political, environmental, moral, social, global, or personal ones. Black Experimentalism, Let Us Examine the State of Our Environment is a featured program as part of the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network, Bronzeville Artist Lofts Art, and Community Intersection.


Soul and Sufi Spiritual Soul Music from Pakistan

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Join us for an evening of Soul and Sufi spiritual music from Pakistan with Fareed Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwals.

Tickets: www.sukooncreative.com/events

Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammed are world renowned Qawwals from Pakistan that are the descendants of Amir Khusro, the originator of this centuries old spiritual and musical tradition.

Opening the night will be Chicago's own Zeshan and the Transistors, with their own eclectic take on Soul music with a South Asian flavor.

Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm Sharp

VIP Tickets include a reception with an artist meet and greet, refreshments and seating in the front rows.
There is free parking in the parking lot behind the building as well as plenty of metered street parking.

The venue is a two block walk from the Logan Square Blue Line stop.

Snacks will be available to purchase.