Work by Jovencio de la Paz.
PSA Projects is located at 2509 N. Lawndale Ave. Reception Sunday, 6-8pm.
Work by Maria Gaspar and Andy Hall.
The Franklin is located at 3522 W. Franklin Blvd. Reception Saturday, 7-10pm.
Work by Garett Yahn.
Happy Collaborationists is located at 1254 N Noble St. Performance Saturday, 7-10pm.
Work by Alex Moulitsas, Alexa Viscius & Drew Ryan, Anthony Lewellen, Baozhen Li, Lucky Pierre (Bill Talsma, Michael Thomas, Mary Zerkel, Holly Abney, Travis Hale, Kevin Kaempf, Jeffrey Kowalkowski, Heather Lindahl, Tyler B. Myers), Blazo, Chris Branson & Jeremy Van Cleef, DePaul University Graphic Design Student Chapter (Chris Kalis, Samantha Rangel, Julia Simplicio), Drew Tyndell, Emily Haasch, Franchec Crespo & Adrianne Hawthorne, Greg Calvert, Jason Frohlichstein, Kelly Dorsey & Tricia Chamberlain, Kyle Louis Fletcher, CMYKittens (Laura Rafson, Maria Squeri, Erika Galvez and Liz Rosenberg), Slightly Insulting Chicago Posters (Lauren Schroer, RC Jones, Jeni Brendemuehl), Lou Medel, Renata Graw, Tanawat Sakdawisark, Todd King, and Double Blind (Victor Fong, Stephen Lee, Simone Martin-Newberry, Aaron Maurer, Lou Medel, Margo Yoon).
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S. Morgan St. Reception Friday, 6-11pm.
Work by Vanessa Luna, Cassie Hamrick, and Jen Gorman.
Chicago Art Department is located at 1932 S Halsted St. Reception Friday, 6-9pm.
Work by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MFA students.
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S. Morgan St. Reception Friday 6-9pm.
Work by Rebecca Shore.
Corbett vs. Dempsey is located at 1120 N. Ashland Ave. Reception Friday 5-8pm.
Work by Andy Hall and Kaylee Rae Wyant.
Roots and Culture is located at 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Friday 6-9pm.
Work by Jesus Mejia.
The Plaines Project is located at 1822 S Des Plaines St. Reception Friday 7-10pm.
Curated by Michael Workman/Antidote Projects
Antena is located at 1765 S. Laflin St. Reception Friday 6-10pm.
Ok, so for those of you who don’t know yet, CAA (College Art Association) has dubbed Chicago worthy for it’s pedagogical adventures, and has settled in our fair city for the weekend. As a member of CAA, I’ll be cruising from lecture to lecture the next few days, trying to suck up as much strange knowledge as I can while the circus is in town. But I’m not the only one excited about the CAA crew. As a result of the conference, just about everyone else in town is trotting out something or other, much of which is AWESOME! As a result, I bring you The Biggest Top 5 You’ve Ever Seen! Rather than picking individual galleries for the Top 5, I’ve corralled a Top 5 of places (in no particular order) you should go this weekend. Hope ya’ll enjoy.
The self-proclaimed Chicago Arts District is holding it’s monthly 2nd Fridays round of openings. Here’s the places I’d go if I were you:
Chicago Art Department – 1837 S. Halsted. Cultural Excavation, work by Christopher Piatt, Ben Valentine, Wayne Bertola, Virginia Broersma, Allison Rae Butkus, Seth Gershberg, Jennifer Hines, Jennifer Jackson, Sarah Leitten, Amanda Paulson, Aaron Wooten and others. Reception Friday, from 6-10pm.
ROOMS Gallery – 645 W 18th St. ORACLE:CHANNELING, with Marrakesh & Todd Frugia. Performance Friday, from 8-10pm.