Zhou B Art Center
Curated by Robin Rios
OPENING: Friday, October 18 from 7 – 10pm
FIRST & SECOND FLOOR GALLERIES
Centerline 2013 celebrates the creative energy of the artists and the galleries of the Zhou B Art Center. For artists, the need to create is in their blood. It is what they think about when they go to sleep and what they work to achieve while awake, an involuntary process that is repeated every day of their lives. The manifestation of that process represents the artist’s culture, history and what will document their interpretive footprint long into the future.
We leave the audience to take the time to interacting with each piece at their own pace and imagine the artist’s journey and their reasoning for the use of certain concepts, materials and composition in a nonverbal story for the viewer to interpret.
33 Contemporary Gallery
Street of Dreams
Paintings by Eddwin Meyer
Opening: Friday, October 18 from 7 to 10 pm
“Street of Dreams” is a quote referencing to Broadway in New York City as a place of hopes and elusive dreams and an interesting metaphor for the momentary and enigmatic quality of Life and our place in it. The ‘Street of Dreams” is a conceptual exhibition alluding to what we may perceive and how we may interpret it. The show contains paintings traditionally painted with words or text that become additional paintings within the paintings.
Meyers intentionally suggests that the illusion of the images he painted lie within the viewer or their active participation there of. The social, political and art historic references move throughout his works. Is this an exhibition of social commentary or an artist’s statement about Life and art world in the 21st century? Examining the paintings will be the key.
Will it be “Revolution” that moves them or merely the suggestion to lead them to another painting? Is the painting “This is a Picture … I am Sure” merely referencing what art is or is it alluding more profoundly to Rene Descartes “I think therefore I am”? It will be up to the viewer and their participation within these ideas to decide how this show will appear to them. A “Street of Dreams” in other words.
4 Art Inc Gallery
2nd Annual Group Exhibition
4Art Inc Gallery is one the most enduring and successful art galleries in Chicago. The Gallery has been fully owned and operated by Chicago native/artist Robin Monique Rios, a BFA graduate from the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, since October 2003 and has obtained a large and loyal base of artists and clientele that is dedicated to the survival and reputation of the Fine Arts scene in Chicago.
Bridgeport Art Walk
Bridgeport Art Walk – October 18 to 20, 2013
FRIDAY: 6 pm to 10 pm
SATURDAY: 10 am to 4 pm
SUNDAY: 10 am to 5 pm
POEMS WHILE YOU WAIT
Friday from 7 to 9 pm
Poems While You Wait is a collective of poets and their vintage typewriters who provide their patrons with an unexpected and decontextualized encounter with poetry. The process is simple: give us your name, give us the topic that you would like us to write a poem about (ranging from specific to abstract with as much information or as little as you’d like), give us a suggested donation, and give us 15-20 minutes while you wander around. Upon your return you will have a custom-made, one-of-a-kind original poem to keep for yourself or to give as a gift.
BACK OF THE YARDS
Solo Clarinet Electronics
Saturday from noon to 3 pm
Oh Art Creative Workshop
Oh Art Creative Workshops occur on going 2 to 5 workshops as community outreach program during regular 3rd Friday Exhibition and Artist Studio Openings at the Zhou B Art Center between 6PM – 9PM. We hope to collaborate and offer more Oh Art Creative Workshops to the public in near future. Workshops will vary from month to month with classes for different age groups. These workshops will be free to participate in with recommended donation.
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OCTOBER 18TH FROM 6-10PM
CURRENT EXHIBIT: 2013 CHICAGO SCULPTURE INTERNATIONAL
SEPTEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 1, 2013
Please join us to celebrate Chicago October Artist Month to see gallery exhibitions and visit the open studios of the Bridgeport Art Center Collective resident artists. Admission is free and doors open at 6:00PM. Parking is available on the north side of the building.
HUMAN THREAD GALLERY
”Collateral Damage” Kathy Weaver Exhibit
Exhibit: 10/16 – 11/4; Artist’s Reception: Friday, 10/18 6-10pm
Weaver’s large scale airbrush and charcoal drawings portray the effects of war on citizens and their environment. The drawings are inspired by people’s endurance in the face of the dogs of war. Several fiber pieces are also on view, among them one depicting suspension of Habeas Corpus at Guantanamo.
Weaver is interested in the emergent relationships between robotics and humans. Her work focuses on an organic view of robotic technology.
SATURDAY FROM 11-5PM
Get your face ready for Project Onward’s FIRST PORTRAIT SLAM at their new studio at the Bridgeport Art Center! The Portrait Slam is a daylong opportunity for members of the general public to sit for a portrait with Project Onward artists. Portrait sittings take about half an hour, and are a great way to obtain cool and affordable original art. They also provide a unique opportunity to get to know an artist and to support the amazing work they do. Prices start at $20 for a single portrait.
Project Onward provides workspace, art materials, professional guidance, and opportunities for exhibition and sales to its artists, who have exceptional talents but face challenges ranging from autism to mental illness.