Thursday, December 27, 2007

James Jankowiak @ 32nd&Urban Gallery

James Jankowiak: Southside Spiritual

Opening Reception January 26, 2008 from 7-11pm

32nd&Urban Gallery
3201 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60608

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

CannonBall this saturday!!


Annual Fundraiser and Holiday Party
Saturday December 15, 2007 8PM-12AM

Join us, for steins of Grog and get loaded to the gunwales! Shiver me Timbers! It’s a pirate Holiday Party!

Entertainment includes music by DJ Mr. E, a Hidden Treasure Photo Booth with Pirate Santa, Duncan MacKenzie. Ross Moreno will be up to no good, and there will be fortunetellers encouraging you to drink up, have fun, and support your favorite artist residency. Best costume gets a prize!

Admission is to the event is FREE. Collectable Chris Millar and Frank Haines artist-editioned beer steins can be purchased for an all-you-can-drink $25. Otherwise beer is $5 and mulled wine will be $3.

Silent auction will close at 10:30PM (cash or check due that night) and includes art by:
Miguel Cortez, Elise Rasmussen, Chelsea Tonelli Knight, Bernard Williams, Ann Toebbe, Lisa Boumstein-Smalley, Marc Hauser, Scott Anderson, Amy Mayfield, Elizabeth Lopez, Vincent Como, Heather Mekkelson, Barbara Koenen and more.

Three Walls
119 N. Peoria, 2A, 2D
Chicago, IL

Monday, December 10, 2007

Twine @ Polvo

Friday December 14, 2007 from 7pm -9pm

Join Twine for an evening of “Basant”: A celebration of the metaphor of spring in the cold of December in Chicago. We invite you for an evening of art, film, storytelling, and dialogue dedicated to building awareness about choices in art, craft, and design in relationship to nature and humanity.

-Viewing of “Basant” a sculptural piece inspired by the visual language of Sufi Basant that integrates fiber, natural dye and video to explore the process of resistance to destructive monocultural values through personal narrative and metaphor.

-Screening of “Basant” a short documentary about the Sufi Basant in India created by Delhi Based Filmmaker, Yousuf Saeed:. www.ektaramusic.ek

-“Why I went to Lubbock Texas” a presentation by Twine director, and Chicago based artist: Amy Mall, about her research in Sustainable Dye and Fiber. Amy has been researching the ecological and social concerns linked to cotton in India, where the rate of cancer and suicide in Punjab is growing. She recently traveled to Lubbock Texas, the center of the US cotton Industry, to visit with the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative and try to gain a broader perspective of this global issue.

-“What do handbags have to do with the Iraq war?”: Presentation by co-collaborator of Noon Solar, Marianne Fairbanks, about the start of her solar powered handbag company with Jane Palmer and the ecological and social motivations behind their careful material choices:
-the evening will conclude with a conversation among all who attend. Please Join Us!

Twine, NFP is dedicated to the intersection of Art, Ecology and Social Justice Internationally.

1458 W. 18th St., 1R(entrance on Laflin St.)
Chicago, IL 60608

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


"Con La Patria a Cuestas"
Paintings, drawings and Prints

The artist presents images from his past, they reflect common places in Mexico which sometimes evoque memories or dreams, with which we have made a connection and are carrying wherever we go.

Opening Friday, December 7, 2007
6:30pm - 9:30pm

1638 Blue Island Av.
773 610 0429