The 15th annual Versionfest, held throughout Bridgeport and debuting Lumpen Radio.
VERSIONFEST takes place at various locations throughout Bridgeport and events range in price from free to $85. Versionfest runs from 4/23-5/3.
Work by Marcel Alcala.
The Hills Esthetic Center is located at 128 N. Campbell St. Reception is Saturday, 7pm.
Presenting work by Manuel Vason, in collaboration with Guillermo Gomex-Pena, Heather Cassils, Jamie McMurry, Keijaun Thomas, Linda Montano, Marilyn Arsem, Mat Fraser and Zachery Drucker.
DfbrL8r is located at 1463 W. Chicago Ave. Performance and discussion Saturday, 8-11pm.
A happening by Heinze Flores (Alejandro Jimenez Flores and Paul Philipp Heinze)
Comfort Station is located at 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Happening Friday, 8:30-10:30pm.
Work by Maya Mackrandilal.
THE MISSION is located at 1431 W. Chicago Ave. Closing reception Friday, 6-8pm.
Work by Manuel Rodriguez and Kendall Babl.
PeregrineProgram is located at 3311 W. Carroll Ave. #119. Reception Sunday, 1-4pm.
New commissioned works.
The Renaissance Society is located at 5811 S. Ellis Ave. Cobb Hall 418. Reception Sunday, 5-8pm.
Work by Shawn Creeden, Marshall Elliot and Rachel Starbuck.
Heaven Gallery is located at 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Friday, 7-10pm.
Work by Jon Chambers.
Comfort Station is located at 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Saturday, 5-8pm.
Work by Paul Nudd, Andrea Jablonski, Chris Hefner, Bruce Neal, Christopher Smith, Kevin Jennings, Stephanie Burke, Jeriah Hildwine, Sarah Leitten, Catie Olson, BJ Vogt, Matt Marsden, EC Brown, Justine Harlan, Sean DeSantis, Ryan Swain, George Edward Hurden IV, Nathan Case-McDonald and Meg Duguid.
Co-Prosperity Sphere is located at 3219 S. Morgan St. Reception Friday, 8pm-12am.
Work by Josh Atlas, Christopher Aque, Joseph Cassan, David Giordano, Lauren Spencer King, Andrea Longacre-White, Ethan Rose and Kristen VanDeventer.
Regards is located at 2216 W. Chicago Ave. Reception Friday, 5-8pm.
Curated by Mike Rea and Geoffrey Todd Smith.
Peanut Gallery is located 1000 N. California St. Reception Sunday, 5-9pm.
Work by Eleanor Ray, Greta Waller, and Gwendolyn Zabicki.
Comfort Station is located at 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Friday, 5-8pm.
Work by Daniel Luedtke, Sarah Mosk and Nicole White.
Heaven Gallery is located at 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd Fl. Reception Friday, 7-11pm.
Work by Loretta Bourque and Rob Bondgren.
Linda Warren Projects is located at 327 N. Aberdeen, Ste. 151. Reception Friday, 6-9pm.
Work by Oli Rodriguez and Jovencio de la Paz.
Chicago Artists Coalition is located at 217 N. Carpenter St. Reception Friday, 6-9pm.
Organized by Sabina Ott with work by Alison Ruttan, Alex Tam, Assaf Evron, Joe Jeffers and Sabina Ott.
The Franklin is located at 3522 W. Franklin Blvd. Reception Saturday, 6-9pm.
Work by The Excavating History Collective in Residence.
The International Museum of Surgical Science is located at 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr. Reception Friday, 6-9pm.
Work by Jessica Taylor Caponigro and Justin Petertil.
Comfort Station is located at 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Reception Saturday, 5-8pm.
Work by Kasia Ozga.
The Mission is located at 1431 W Chicago Ave. Reception Friday, 6-8pm.
1.Â Comfort Station 2014-2015 Call for Proposals.Â Scroll through their website for proper details and more info about the organization (they also invite music/event submissions).Â The deadline for proposals is: Saturday, AugustÂ 31st, midnight.Â
Comfort Station is a turn-of-the-century structure turned multidisciplinary arts space in the heart of Chicagoâ€™s Logan Square. Originally a shelter for trolley riders in the earlyÂ 1900s, the building was eventually defunct and was used to store the cityâ€™s lawn equipment for decades.Â The space was adopted and restored in 2010 by Logan Square Preservation and opened as its current incarnation as a community-focused art space in 2011. As the only structure of its kind still standing along the entire boulevard system, Comfort Station represents the preservation of a neighborhood rich in history, while playing host to exhibitions and events that promote its present culture.Â
2.Â Curate Award – Qatar Museums Authority / Fondazione PradaÂ Curate, a global competition organized by Qatar Museums Authority and Fondazione Prada to find new curating talent, is accepting entries online atÂ http://www.curateaward.org/Â until 31 December 2013.
As stated by the Curate jury: “The notion of ‘curating’ no longer belongs just to the museum. With the development of digital and social media, it has now become possible for anyone to participate in the selection, editing and communication of ideas. We hope that people, whatever their age or background, will make the most of the opportunity offered by Curate to think about the future potential of exhibition making, where there are no imposed boundaries to media, scale, content and formats, and ideas, whether from the fields of science or the arts, can come from anywhere.”
3. Audience Architects recently put out a call forÂ Dance: A Moving Canvas,Â “a new program that seeks to expand dance audiences in Chicago by enabling select participants to deepen their understanding of the choreographic process.” Deadline is Friday, September 6th.Â Visit their website here for more information aboutÂ stipends and guidelines.
4. Play “Telephone” with strangers via this open call: Nathan Langstonâ€™s Telephone GameÂ atÂ Satellite Collective. It’s in the air apparently â€” Gallery 400’s show “Whisper Down the Lane” has similar themes, so if you want some inspiration check that out. How to play in this iteration:
This game works almost exactly like the kidsâ€™ game â€œtelephone,â€ also known as operator, ear-to-ear, and many other names the world over. One player devises a message, and that message is whispered to the next person, who whispers it to the next and the next. The message evolves as it travels, surprising and confounding the players.
Rather than simply passing our message from person to person via language alone, Satellite Collective is passing it from art form to art form. A message in music might become a poem, which might become a film, and then a dance work, and so on. The process begins with a very specific message weâ€™re â€œwhisperingâ€ from artist to artist, but each participant will have access only to the work directly preceding his own. None of the players will know the full evolution of the message until the end. As in the original game, the progression is a secret.
The threads will also branch out: A single painting may be assigned to two or three other artists. When we publish the final succession of works onÂ Transmission, the viewer will be able to follow one thread to the end, go back to the beginning and choose a different route through the series of art works. (More info here)
5.Â Micro-grants for cartoonists:Â Sequential Artists Workshopsâ€™s third round of grants to working cartoonists.Â SAW continues its commitment to offering small grants of $250 to practicing artists. Two small $250 grants will be awarded on or around September 30, 2013.Â Eligible artists must be developing and dedicated to a current project that fits within the mission of The Sequential Artists Workshop (basically anything that is high-quality comics, a graphic novel, comics journalism, etc.) More on that here.
6. and finally â€” the following is not so much an opportunity for you, per se, but rather an chance Â for you to lend creative fodder to students at 826 Chi. Mail off an original postcard today to the address below. “826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.” Here is the call:
HEY! SNAIL-MAIL LOVERS!Next week 826CHI is holding a workshop in which story-writing is based on the contents of postcards. Michael Light, the instructor/a former intern, NEEDS YOUR HELP….This Saturday, no matter where you live, send us a postcard. Its contents are up to you. Pictures. Salutations. Poems. Even a single word. You never know what might inspire a student.
The class is Tuesday (8/6), which means any postcards in the mail BY SATURDAY should make it in time. Please address them to:Â
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60622
We can’t wait to show you how the students transform your correspondence!