Head to Bridgeport this weekend October 18 to 20

Zhou B Art Center


Curated by Robin Rios

OPENING: Friday, October 18 from 7 – 10pm

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

Shattered Mirror
2nd Annual Group Exhibition

Exhibition Continues

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


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.


Solo Clarinet Electronics
Saturday from noon to 3 pm

Educational Programing

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.

Click this link to learn more:

Workshop/Course: Oh Open Studio
Teacher: Self Discovery with various art medium
Location: 3rd Floor
Students: Open
Date: October 18th, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Descriptions: This Open Studio is to offer various art mediums for Young and Adult to explore one’s creativityWorkshop/Course: “The Top 5 Pitfalls of Creative Entrepreneurs + How to Avoid Them”
Teacher: Patrice Perkins
Location: 3rd Floor
Students: Open
Date and Time: October 19th, 2013 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Descriptions: This workshop covers the top five legal mistakes of creative entrepreneurs when making important decisions concerning setting up and running a freelance business, protecting copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property, and marketing their business on social media.Workshop/Course: Encaustic Painting
Teacher: Jenny Learner
Location: 3rd Floor
Students: Open
Date and Time: October 19th, 2013 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Workshop/Course: The Art of Words
Teacher: Angela M. Mosley, M.Ed
Location: 3rd Floor
Students: Middle School – High School
Date and Time: October 19th, 2013 at 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Descriptions: We will discuss how to develop your own perspective and voice through art; this workshop will provide opportunities for children to
explore art with multiple media, placing an emphasis on spoken word.Workshop/Course: Oh Studio, Mixed media
Teacher: Rachel Lechocki
Location: 3rd Floor
Students: Children and Teens
Date and Time: October 20th, 2013 at 1:30pm – 2:30pmWorkshop/Course: “Beeswax and Dyes”
Teacher: Jenny Learner
Location: 3rd Floor
Students: Adults
Date and Time: October 20th, 2013 at 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Workshop/Course: “Children and teen’s Encaustic mono-printing”
Teacher: Jenny Learner
Location: 3rd Floor
Students: Children and Teens
Date and Time: October 20th, 2013 at 2:30pm – 3:30pm





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.



”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.

For further information on the exhibit:



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.

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