Oct 29, 2016

Three Days of Art Events in Chicago!

Thu Nov 17, 4-6pm 
Jazz Cafe + Artists' Carnival
in the Loop
Fri Nov 18, 6-10pm 
+ Sat Nov 19, 2-6pm 
Cornelia Arts Building 30 YR Anniversary 
and November Open House
 


Jazz Cafe + Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival
Night of live music and art in the Loop
Thu Nov 17 4-6 pm
State Street Gallery
@ Robert Morris University
401 S State Street, Chicago

Combine live musical performances and a stroll through the art show everyone has been talking about, and meet all eight of the talented Chicago artists who made it. From 4 - 5 pm - Visitors can enjoy a free live performance by Jazz Cafe, while considering refreshments and nibbles from the in-gallery coffee bar. From 5 - 6 pm - Wander the State Street Gallery to see the exuberantly colorful and engaging Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival show, and meet the show's artist makers directly, in a relaxed and fun environment.

Jazz Cafe is organized by the Performing Arts Department and the Alumni Association of Robert Morris University. Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival features eight Chicago artists who interpret the themes of carnival, circus, and festival. The artists work in a wide range of mediums and are joined by their exuberant delight in the visual. Artists include Kass Copeland, Alan Emerson Hicks, IZZO, Anne Leuck, Edward Master, Jason Messinger, Anthony Stagg, and Joey Woniak. All the original artwork in the show is available for sale, and the 'Art Mart' gift shop wall offers low-cost artist-made gift items perfect for your holiday shopping.
 


Jazz Cafe + Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival
Night of live music and art in the loop
Thu Nov 17 4-6 pm
State Street Gallery
@ Robert Morris University

401 S State Street, Chicago
Entrance on Van Buren

Not near Chicago? 
ALL artwork for sale on line! 
Web price includes shipping to continental US!
Crazy8Art.com




Cornelia Arts Building
Nov Open Studios + 30 YR Anniversary
Fri Nov 18, 6 - 10 pm  and
Sat Nov 19, 2 - 6 pm
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago, IL


Celebrating 30 Years: 1986 – 2016
The Cornelia Arts building celebrates 30 years of being a working artist studio building, in one of the city's largest North-side all-art-studio locations, with two full floors of working artists. 


Join over 40 resident artists, see new hallway guest artist exhibitions by Spencer Rogers and Gene Skala, and enjoy complimentary beverage in the studios, and delicious food from food trucks in the parking lot! With artwork by our many NEW resident artists, and the latest from your favorites! Events are FREE and open to the public.

The Cornelia Arts Building – Where Art Works
Friday, November 18, 6 - 10 pm
& Saturday, November 19, 2 – 6 pm
 

1800 West Cornelia, Chicago, IL
Entrance on NW corner of Ravenswood and Cornelia.
Two blocks south of Addison Brown Line CTA Station.
Free parking available in lot and in neighborhood.

CorneliaArtsBuilding.com

Artslant Slideshow

Oct 8, 2016

Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival - Reception Thu Oct 13

Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival
State Street Gallery 
@ Robert Morris University
401 S. State Street, Chicago IL  

Reception: Thu Oct 13,  5:00 - 7:30 pm
Gallery hours: Mon- Thu, 10 am - 6 pm 
Show Runs: Sept 26 - Dec 23, 2016 

Crazy 8 Artists’ Carnival showcases the work of eight Chicago artists working in a wide range of mediums and a wild range of techniques. Interpreting the themes of carnival, circus, and festival, the artists are joined by their exuberant delight in the visual and their unique re-imagining of the world.

Featuring artists Kass Copeland, Alan Emerson Hicks, IZZO, Anne Leuck, Edward Master, Jason Messinger, Anthony Stagg, and Joey Wozniak.


The Game Master - Kass Copeland
Kass Copeland creates large graphic photo collages referencing by-gone eras and surrealistic tableaux. Both droll and serious, her works are constructed with humorous juxtapositions and garish pleasures while weathered with rich patinas and haunting emotional complexity. They re-invent familiar themes from the circus and the carnival into nostalgic fever dreams. A true master of her materials, Copeland’s artwork is a stage craft of delight.
Carnival Maiden - Alan Emerson Hicks
Alan Emerson Hicks uses found plastic objects and heat-manipulated plastic detritus to create tightly corseted structures of complexity. In his hands ephemeral materials are transformed into complex latticed sculptures, elaborate airy costumes, and unique works of art. Hicks conjures the modern world's everyday plastic objects of dull invisibility into a bright parade of startling singularity and vision.

Love Radiates - IZZO
IZZO unleashes fantastic images on printed-pattern fabric that bridge foreground with background, abstraction with representation, and the flat plane with spatial depth. Alternately embellishing and obscuring the existing fabric patterns, this suite of works focuses on the idea of dizzying love. IZZO fashions images into funhouse rides of joyful exuberance.
Hot Flashing Female - Anne Leuck
Anne Leuck uses her emotional and observed life as a jumping off point to create narratives that charm with their fresh immediacy and universal joy. Using crisp bold colors and a signature graphic style, she exposes a world both intimate and newly seen. In this collection she renders sideshow banners out of her own anxieties of physical aging. Leuck turns her own vulnerabilities into sideshow marvels of the human condition. 
Under the Circumstances #9 - Edward Master
Edward Master paints hallucinatory patterned visions astounding in their complexity and richness, referencing natural and man-made motifs, along with decorative and ornamental traditions. With a bewildering level of detail one seemingly hovers above the work, sensing both a microscopic viewpoint and an overwhelming vastness. Swooping in layered complexity, Master’s artworks are a carnival ride for the eye.
Alakazam - Jason Messinger
Magic- Jason Messinger
Jason Messinger creates ceramic tile murals and sculptures of bright colors and wry content. His sculptures twist and turn with organic yearning and figurative sensibility, creating abstract interpretations of famous sideshow acts. His tile murals vibrate between sneaky humor and abstract beauty - commenting on the lexicons of the circus and the carnival. Utilizing the materials of ceramic and richly colored glazes, Messinger’s artwork is its own circus act.
Fragile Forms - Anthony Stagg
Anthony Stagg allows his artwork to speak in the language of the street, utilizing tropes as far ranging as graffiti styles to comic book archetypes. Melding pop culture references with fantastical vignettes, the artist exposes a wry observation of the modern world. His non-judgmental viewpoint is both open and humorous, retro and contemporary. Stagg invites you into his own festival of life.
Go Now - Joey Wozniak
Joey Wozniak pushes, scrapes and layers vibrant color paints to create densely rendered landscapes with an underlying energy bursting below the surface. Bridging a physical approach to the physicality of paint with a masterful understanding of the stimulus of color, the artist crafts joyful scenes in riotous hues. Rich with references to classical architecture and peopled with characters from a wide sampling of cultures, Wozniak constructs his own unique post-modern jubilees. 

Curated by artist and curator Jason Messinger, and Gallery Director and Dean of Arts Shelley Lamantia, the Crazy 8 Artists’ Carnival runs from Sept 26 through Dec 23, 2016, at State Street Gallery, 401 S. State Street, Chicago IL. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday, from 10am - 6pm. Artists Reception on Thursday Oct 13, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Additional Artist Talks, Jazz Evenings, and Holiday Party dates will be announced.

Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival
State Street Gallery 
@ Robert Morris University
401 S. State Street, Chicago IL  

Reception: Thu Oct 13,  5:00 - 7:30 pm
Gallery hours: Mon- Thu, 10 am - 6 pm 
Show Runs: Sept 26 - Dec 23, 2016

Show Website
 
State Street Gallery Website


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