Recommended Chicago Art Opening & Events for August 14-15

Painting by Michael William Foster
Painting by Michael William Foster

Hey friends, here is my list of recommended Chicago art openings and events for Friday and Saturday. The listings are copied from the Facebook Event pages. Click on the titles to get all the details. Enjoy and see you around town.


Re-Integrator :: Crosshair Studio’s 20th Anniversary

Galerie F
2381 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

2015 marks the twentieth year since Dan MacAdam founded Crosshair. Rather than a retrospective, “Re-Integrator” presents examples most recent evolutions of MacAdam’s body of work, both as concert poster commissions and fine art editions, and includes several new works which will debut as Galerie F exclusive releases.

MacAdam presents decay and disintegration as a form of rebirth, where man made things are decoupled from their original intent and gain new identities as living, changing things: soulless creations in the process of acquiring souls. Though geographically wide-ranging, Re-Integrator’s subjects draw heavy inspiration from the post-industrial landscape of Chicago and the upper Midwest.

Galerie F is enthused to be a part of this milestone for Crosshair, and for the Chicago printmaking community. We strive to support the longstanding history this city has with the world of printmaking as well as the men and women who built these foundations.

Join us on Friday August 14th from 6p to 10p
Opening reception is free and open to the public.

Psychoterratica Opening at NYCH Gallery

NYCH Gallery
643 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

The art of Jaime Foster Artist & Michael William Foster together in a combined show. Featuring the fine beats of DJ Hegemony.
*psyche {mind} terra {earth}*

Our show is within the Chicago Arts District, which hosts 2nd Fridays Gallery Night. The monthly opening receptions at the galleries and artists’ studios centered around South Halsted and 18th Streets in Chicago. The event begins at 6:00pm and runs til 10:00pm.

Come visit the 30+ creative spaces in the Chicago Arts District at South Halsted and 18th Streets as they showcase an exciting display of art and artists from Chicago and beyond. This unique art community opens its doors, free of charge, and lets you get up close and personal with the art and artists.

4th Annual Creek Gallery Fine Art Exhibition

Willow Crystal Lake
220 Exchange Dr, Suite A, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

50+ local and international artists exhibit 100 pieces of fine art in a large, modern church space. Opening night is a secular event with music, hors d’oeuvres and espresso bar.

Opening night is Friday, August 14, 6-9pm.
Admission is free.
Free Parking & convenient Metra access available ( We are 1 block from the Pingree Metra Station)

We hope you can join us to celebrate our creative community on opening night, 8/14. If you can’t make opening night, you can still see the exhibition through August 30.

Artist list, hours & directions at
Willow Crystal Lake:

Bert Leveille: Revisiting the Millennium


Woodstock’s 2nd Friday Art Walk on the historic square in Woodstock, IL in the building next to the Old Courthouse Art Center
Friday, August 14, 2015 from 6 – 9 PM. Free and open to the public.

In 2004 the uniqueness of the Accelerator Art Space at Elmhurst College, wherein resides one of the original atom splitters of the mid 20th century, inspired bert leveille’s art exhibit “BRIDGING THE MILLENNIUM”. This art installation further explored leveille’s “alternate” world. leveille has included a video documentation of “BRIDGING THE MILLENNIUM” in her newest installation, “REVISITING THE MILLENNIUM”. In this installation she revisits elements of the earlier installation and entwines them, connecting them thru video. The past is the present is the future is the past.


One Last Show Before the East Coast

Art NXT Level Projects / 33 Contemporary Gallery
1029 W 35th St, Chicago, Illinois 60609

Chicago artist Salvador Jimenez was recently awarded the artist-in-resident position at the Office of the Arts at Harvard University at the Harvard Ceramics Studio. He will start his residency in September and will be in Boston until August 2016. This is an amazing opportunity and a big step forward in his career. He is very excited and honored to be a part of this prestigious residency and he looks forward to the challenges, experiences and growth I will encounter in a new city.

So come down to 33 Contemporary Gallery-Art NXT Level, 4th floor and support Salvador’s new adventure at The Last Show. All sales will go toward Sal’s year of making work and teaching others.


OPEN Center for the Arts
2214 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Hidden Process
The demand of living as social creatures is a pleasure that started from the very early stage of childhood as an imitation from people that surrounded us. Joy, fear, sadness, envy, jealousy, trust, etc., are emotions that we understand and confront when we have concerns about the people in our lives.
The most powerful state of emotion that is usually known as self-preservation derives from experiences of pain, danger, loss, or death. Our gratifications towards joy and happiness is more understandable and meaningful when we feel that state of self-preservation. Reaching that feeling of gratefulness and gratification from struggles and challenges vary for each individual.
The question that arises is, “how strong can a piece of artwork communicate that familiar pleasure of gratification to the viewer?”
In this exhibition, each artist is challenged to capture his or her own sentiment regarding this impression into a piece of artwork. And engage the audience to capture that connection, from an artists’ point of view, on a more critical and personal context.

Allen Vanderver, Andrew Christopolous, Christopher Hungerman, Dominic Sansone, Erina Shibata, Ernesto Ortiz, Jennifer Cronin, Kaveri Raina, Mimi Zaphiratos, Rebecca Wolfram, Roy Villalobos, Sean Michael Hogan, Susan Mullen

Exhibit runs trough:


15th & West Gallery
2439 W 15th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

PLANET ROCK Group Exhibition will have its closing reception this Saturday… Sculptures, Paintings, and installation work. Artists: Sura Duparte, Hariy Detry, Justus Roe, Max Sansing, Traz, Roman Villarreal, Bill Weyna


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