Art Headlines: June 13, 2012
Summer's official start may be here soon, but the art community already got started a couple of weeks ago. The fun keeps coming, as we welcome more openings, exhibitions and special events for the season when we love to be out and about.
Our openings calendar is full this month, and this weekend offers chances to see shows at many galleries and spaces, including 3rd Fridays at Bridgeport Art Center where you can see a monumental sculpture of Sarah Palin, as well as the Zhou B Art Center where you'll see portraits inspired by Facebook.
Later this month, the work of Ansel Adams is at Bert Green Fine Art on South Michigan Ave. on June 30, and The Randolph Street Market is finally outdoors again June 23-24. Jessica Stockholder's Color Jam livens up the Loop all summer. Finally, take advantage of some artistic road trips - check out nearby Wisconsin museums in Milwaukee, Madison, Racine and Kohler - there are some surprises along the way, including super awkward family portraits!
Remember, these are just the highlights. Check out our blog and events calendar for more to do all summer. Enjoy the warm temps and all the art, and we'll see you in the galleries!
A r t S p o t l i g h t s
|Ansel Adams: Los Angeles |
at Bert Green Fine Art
CGN Partner Post
Bert Green Fine Art is honored to present rarely seen photographs that reveal the lost landscape + lifestyle of a prewar Los Angeles. These nostalgic images from the archives of The L.A. Public Library Ansel Adams Collection represent Adams as a photojournalist on assignment for Fortune Magazine in 1940.
Ansel Adams (1902-1984) created some of the most influential photographs ever made; but Ansel Adams Los Angeles is a whole other body of work that is rarely discussed, let alone seen. Click here to download the full exhibition press release (pdf).
Exhibition closing reception on Saturday, June 30, 3-7pm
On view thru June 30, 2012 at Bert Green Fine Art
8 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1220, Chicago (60603)
Tel 312-434-7544 | Open Wed-Fri 11-6, Sat 12-5
|Artists of Eastbank Open Studios|
on June 15 at Bridgeport Art Center
CGN Partner Post
Artist Dobrila Pintar will give a demonstration on the art of glass bead making at Artists of Eastbank Open Studios Friday, June 15, 6-10pm at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., Chicago.
Also on display, the Center's new 20 piece multidimensional sculpture garden, including the 9ft. tall satiric metal sculpture head of Sarah Palin!
Friday, June 22nd; 4-7PM BAC opens Chicago's first fast food dog lounge where dogs can enjoy delicious hand-crafted canine cookies & doggy ice creams from FIDO To Go! Chicago's premier "gourmutt" food truck. Choices includes: puppizza, venison fire hydrant, mac cheese frozen yogurt, pumpkin cookie, and salmon sweet potato cookie.
M-Sa 8-6; Su by appt., and 3rd Fridays monthly, 6-10pm.
|Third Friday at Zhou B Art Center
|CGN Partner Post
It's always happening at the
Zhou B Art Center, and this week's 3rd Friday opening is no different. Head to Bridgeport for a summer Friday of art and creativity.
Opening Friday evening is the
8th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition, curated by Sergio Gomez from 33 Contemporary. The exhibition, facemask, explores the "other" behind our social media face.
1029 W. 35th St., (60609)
Opening June 15 from 7-10pm Through August 11.
CGN's Summer Issue
Perimeter Gallery marks its 30th anniversary this year. The gallery and sculptor Neil Goodman are CGN's April-August 2012 cover feature.
Perimeter Gallery presents a new exhibition of prints from Jeanine Coupe Ryding. Visit the gallery through July 7 to see the exhibition for yourself.
Take your chances with summer traffic and cross the border for the day or the weekend. These art destinations are within a morning's drive.
Awkward Family Photos
June 17-October 27
Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries
thru September 9
Racine Art Museum
Beth Van Hoesen: The Observant Eye
May 20 - September 9, 2012
One Must Know the Animals
June 2-August 19
Commissioned by Chicago Loop Alliance, renowned artist Jessica Stockholder has begun saturating building fašades, sidewalks + crosswalks in bold colors in what will be the summer's largest art installation.
"Color Jam" - the third public artwork in the Art Loop series covers the intersection of State + Adams through September + will feature a series of public programs, taking the form of concerts, talks, happenings + virtual interactions throughout the Loop.
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