After ten years, Three Walls has become an important player in Chicago’s art scene presenting a variety of exhibitions, residencies, artists talks, lectures, public programs, round table discussions and other creative ideas. Their programing supports local, national and international artists and collaborations while increasing cultural awareness in the Windy City.
This Saturday, June 15th, Chicago’s Three Walls Gallery will throw a 10th birthday bash called The Power of Ten at Salvage One. The bash will include a 10 x 10 Silent Auction, food truck dining, projectionists, music lounges and more. It is going to be a great event you do not want to miss.
As they prepare for the big event, I asked Shannon Stratton (Founder and Executive Director) three questions about their past, present and future.
Sergio: What have been Three Walls biggest and most challenging walls to overcome in the last ten years?
Shannon: Building an effective board (which we have now); raising enough money for appropriate staff salaries (also achieved)
Sergio: As you celebrate 10 years in Chicago, what makes you excited about where Three Walls is at today?
Shannon: Honestly pretty excited and somewhat flattered to have made it 10 years, from nothing to something. its a very tangible achievement which life sometimes lacks (or maybe it reinforces that tangible experiences of success take time and are gradual??). but what makes me excited: that it has support, a history, but still has a malleable form. that there is still potential, its not all calcified.
Sergio: What is next for Three Walls and how do you plan to continue cultivating art practice and discourse in Chicago in new ways?
Shannon: We are relocating, location TBA (although something is under negotiation). Our new space will allow for a more expansive and experimental approach to programming in adjunct to the way we program now via the solo program. there will be shared books/texts with each exhibition, expanded humanities programming, and a dedicated curatorial effort towards incorporating touring and assembled archives and new media into the regular program.
THE POWER OF TEN
June 15th, 2013
Birthday Bash! at Salvage One
1840 W Hubbard
Tickets: $50 GA; $150 VIP
Funds raised at this year’s events go towards thier BIG MOVE!!
GET YOUR POWER OF TEN TICKETS HERE
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chicago, il 60607
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