NO SAFETY IN SILENCE- Conundrum Conversation

"Art is Business" Alpha Bruton, Chief Curator , Renee Baker,Artist in Resident, space is limited RSVP required:

The Phantom  Gallery Chicago will be hosting a launch event on Sunday, October 1st, 3-6 pm as part of our Sunday Salon Series.

Alan Emerson Hicks, and Renee Baker 2017

NO SAFETY IN SILENCE- Conundrum Conversation

As a response to a call for action the Phantom Gallery Chicago will host a film screening of Birth of A Nation, D.W. Griffin, 1915 as part of the CONUNDRUM FILM SERIES followed by Creative Conversation, "No Safety in Silence", that tackles the must serious of issues today.

Film/Conversation  begins at 3pm - 6pm 
BlogTalkRadio Creative Conversation: 5pm-5:30pm
National Launch  Event begins at 6:00pm CST. 

There will be a livestream training followed by an organizing meeting so we can join in the fight to make our democracy more representative and expand access to the ballot in (Illinois). I would love it if you could make it to my event!
RSVP here:
If you have any questions about the event, please let me know! I hope to see you then! email
773-681-6570 for more information.

 I’m very excited to share that ACLU People Power will be launching a brand new campaign called “Let People Vote” to go on offense and expand access to the ballot and make democracy more representative in our state -- and I’m hoping you’ll take action with me! 

In solidarity,
Alpha Bruton

If you can't make it then join us on our Creative Conversation RadioBlogTalk, our scheduled call-in time and on air time is scheduled at 5:00pm CST, on October 1st, 2017, 310-982-4237. 

This project is supported in part by: 

Repositioning YOUR LIFE with STYLE

"Art is Business" reposted for Sam Graham

The 'Living...With Sam Graham" enjoyed interview with, Anita Muhammad, South Side Community Art Center, Marcelo Eli of blanc Gallery, and Alpha Bruton of the Phantom Gallery Chicago.  It was a great time in the studio while on air.  "Living...With Sam Graham" LIVE LifeStyle Radio Show on WIIT 88.9FM Chicago ( or via iTunes).  We broadcast LIVE, every Friday from 3pm - 5pm at the A. Sidney Katz Studio on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology. At that time, our broadcast was averaging per week a total of 3,800+ listening and audience shares (included local as well as world wide via IIT internet and iTunes and tuneIn).

We are approaching 6,000 internship and audience shares.


The Living...With Sam Graham Show is a music and talk show that features an eclectic mix of music and topics from social justice to fashion to sexuality to education and beyond. Sam Graham and his co-hosts also strive to promote entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists, independent musicians and labels — the works. Their segmented show "The Session" features specific and panel discussions from a male's perspective.

We usually allot at minimum of 10 minute interviews with our Guests.  We can also speak in more detail about the process, event announcements, and address other questions you may have.  Do not hesitate to reach out to me at 1.800.363.1489 Ext. 101

On behalf of Turqueya L. Wilson, Bronzeville Chamber of Commerce President, Designer LifeStyles, and Designer LifeStyles Media, we are looking forward to a long-lasting and prosperous relationship.

Samuel Graham, M.Ed, CPLC

Frailty..thy Name Renee Baker, recontextualist

"Art is Business" Renee Baker

Join us on Friday September 15th, for the Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour, and Open Studio at the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network. We are featuring recontextual sculptures by Renee Baker, and temporal sculptures by Alan Emerson Hicks, and works in process by Alpha Bruton.

Frailty..thy NameRenee Baker, recontextualistEverevolving Sculpture Installation

Phantom Gallery Chicago 
436 E. 47th St. Chicago. Suite 205

SEPTEMBER 15. 2017
The evolution of woman is strong heeled but ever changing..strident but looking sideways for the ever judgemental eye being cast upon the feminine existence..

Join Us On Friday, September 15th for the final trolley tour of the season. Pre-boarding begins at 5pm-6pm for VIP guest, and friends of the Phantom Gallery Chicago Network. Enjoy the Open Studio's at the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, and Gallery Guichard boarding begins at 6pm. 

Alan Emerson Hicks

Alan Emerson Hicks

New Works in Process by Alpha Bruton
Chicago Calling Arts Festival- Create Festival 2016

A+ AvG Festival and Wabi House Media Presents

"Art is Business" Renee Baker
For lovers of film, music and art, the CONUNDRUM FILM series has something for every pallette. This is a  creative screening open house where you can grab your plate and watch pertinent and provocative films that tackle the must serious of issues today.

A+AvG Festival and 

Wabi House Media

Saturday, September 16 , 2017

@Phantom Gallery Chicago
436 E. 47th St Chicago
Suite 205

Addressing the black female artist perspective, film composer/new director, Renee Baker, with curators Alpha Bruton and Alan Emerson Hicks, co-curators of Phantom Gallery, presenting a day-long film love-in.

Continuous screenings
All films with new scores recorded by
Chicago Modern Orchestra Project 
Refreshments available

3:15pm – 8:08 pm
*Birth of a Nation 1915 Dir. DW Griffith
*Intolerance Dir. DW Griffith

Civil Twilight
8:08 pm – 8:39 pm
*Within Our Gates Dir. Oscar Micheaux

Nautical Twilight
8:39 pm – 9:18 pm
*Within Our Gates Dir. Oscar Micheaux
*Symbol of the Unconquered Dir .O. Micheaux

Astro. Twilight
9:18 pm – 10:01 pm
*Kandinsky Staircase. Dir. R.Baker

10:01 pm – 11:59 pm
*Altered Consciousness  Dir. R. Baker
*Abandoned.   Dir. R. Baker
*Assorted short films   Dir. R. Baker

Sponsored in part by: 

Chicago South Side Host - Inkind
Holy Angeles Parish Inkind donations

Gallery Guichard Great Migration Sculpture Garden Installation

 "Art is Business", Mayor Rahm Emanuel visits Gallery Guichard on Friday, August 25, 2017, to congratulate the owners on a job well done with creating the "Sacred Space."

 Joanne Glenn, Frances Guichard, Andre Guichard, and ShaLa listen as the Mayor Rahm Emanuel, talks about a funny episode when he was in Washington serving under President Obama.

Alderman Pat Dowell, President and CEO Anne Pramaggiore ,
Andrea Zopp Deputy Mayor, Chief Neighborhood Development Officer, cut the ribbon.

Artist Abiola is featured with two of his sculptures

Lucy Slivinski's Bottle Tree Installation 

Basil Watson- Sculptor

Reposted July 5th, 2017 article from DNA

'Solar Pyramid' To Be Centerpiece Of Gallery Guichard Sculpture Park

By Sam Cholke | July 5, 2017 5:57am | Updated on July 7, 2017 11:19am

 The new sculpture park next to Gallery Guichard will include a
The new sculpture park next to Gallery Guichard will include a "solar pyramid."

Courtesy of Gallery Guichard
BRONZEVILLE — A “solar pyramid” with a type of South Side hieroglyphics will rise in Bronzeville next month.
Gallery Guichard is working with artists and foundations to create a “Migration Park” sculpture park at 450 E. 47th St., with a new work from Chicago artist Shala as the centerpiece.
Andre Guichard, co-owner of the gallery at 436 E. 47th St. on Monday described the new work by Shala as a “solar pyramid.”
He said the artist is working with ComEd, which commissioned the piece, to create a translucent pyramid with a solar-powered lighting system that shines through a system of hieroglyphics Shala  created with kids in the community.
Guichard said he’s really excited to bring the community in to help build something new on the site that played a big role in the neighborhood’s contribution to the arts and culture.
“The lot where the park is going is where the Palm Tavern was. There’s a lot of history,” Guichard said.
The club was once a hub for African-American musicians in Chicago when the city was dominant in shaping how gospel, blues and other genres would sound.
Gallery Guichard is part of an effort to help restore the arts' high position in the neighborhood, and institutions like the Illinois Institute of Technology are getting involved.
Students from the university are helping create a fence for the park that will be assembled and painted by the students with people from the neighborhood.
Guichard said work on the park is expected to start in early August.
The city will lease the lot to the gallery’s partner, the Purpose Foundation, for five years for $1.
“This partnership with the Purpose Foundation in building a sculpture garden is another way that the city is showing its commitment to bringing public art to every community across Chicago,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a prepared statement Wednesday. “By making lasting contributions and investments in neighborhoods, we are continuing to build on the goals of The Year of Public Art.”
The unveiling is scheduled for Aug. 18 at the new park.

FRESH Young Aspiring Emerging Artist

"Art is Business" Alpha Bruton

Artist- Erik Rashad Clark

Join us at the Phantom Gallery Chicago on Saturday, September 9th, 2017  2pm-6pm

Master Class and  Closing Reception for featured Artist- Erik Rashad Clark
Erica Newell
Naeem Davis
Zion Offord
Zakee Ahmad
JaKwon Black

Lonyai Carter

Lonyai Carter

E-RaShad Clard, and Ladipo.Famodu during the Trolley Tour

E-RaShad Clark's installatoin 
Artist Zakee Ahmad,  sharing illustative works with  RaShad 

Holy Angles Parish member Dennis a host and sponsor the reception

Lonyai Carter

Zakee Ahmad

JaKwon Black

Erica Newell 
Zion Offord