Nov 30, 2017

Dec 8 Holiday Open House @ Cornelia Arts Bldg.

This Holiday season - get more art in your life! 
Cornelia Arts Building Holiday Open Studios
Friday, December 8, 6 - 10 pm 
The Cornelia Arts Building – Where Art Works
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago, IL
This Holiday season, get more art in your life at the Cornelia Arts Building’s Holiday Open House. For over thirty years this artist incubator space has provided Chicago artists, working in a variety of mediums, with professional studio spaces to pursue their craft.
Guest Artist Lily Niederpruen
Guest Artist Fellisa Onixte
Come experience real working art studios of Cornelia Arts Building’s talented artists and artisans. Meet the creators in person, and explore their art practices up close. See artwork from the building’s numerous resident artists, and enjoy the newest guest artist exhibitions.
Resident Artist Nelson Armour
Resident Artist Marco Flesari
The building opens its doors to the public only four times a year. At this December 8th event, come explore two full floors of working artist studios, and have a chance to purchase artwork and hand-made crafts directly from the people who made them.
Resident Artist Frances Temchin
Resident Artist Doug Frohman
Over fifty local artists and artisans work here, including sculptors, painters, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and much more.
Resident Artist Sharon Swidler

Resident Artist Jason Messinger
With one-of-a-kind hand-made artwork and gifts by the building artists, and juried guest artist exhibitions by Lily Niederpruem and Felissa Onixte, the event offers something for the whole family to enjoy. Free and open to the public.
Resident Artist Kevin Swallow
Resident Artist Kathy Weaver
Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is one of the largest and one of the oldest all-artist studio buildings on Chicago's North side.

Resident Artist Madellne Shea

Guest Artist Joey Wozniak
The building rests at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and North Center. Located close to public transportation and only two blocks south of the Addison Brown Line CTA stop, the building also has free parking available in parking lot out front, and on neighborhood streets nearby.
Resident Artist Otto Kuhlmann
Resident Artist Jennifer Small

Cornelia Arts Building Holiday Open Studios
Friday, December 8, 6 - 10 pm 
The Cornelia Arts Building – Where Art Works
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.




Oct 17, 2017

Connections - Oct 26 - IL Artists and Artisans



CONNECTIONS - Select Works by Illinois Artists and Artisans
October 16 – December 21, 2017
Artist’s Reception: 

October 26, 5 - 7 pm


The State Street Gallery is please to announce its fall exhibition, Connections, highlighting the work of over 30 artists and artisans living and working in Illinois. The juried collection is largely tactile and three dimensional including work in ceramic, wood, blown glass, fused glass, steel, textile, oil paintings, photography, and painted glass.

This is the 5th curated exhibition hosted by the galleries of Robert Morris University that celebrate the vast talents of artists and artisans living and working in Illinois. In addition to the works on display in the exhibition, smaller hand-crafted items by the featured artists will be available for immediate purchase in the ArtMart section of the State Street Gallery.

Featured artists and artisans include: Sharon Bladholm, William Butler, Michelle Coakes, Michael Coakes, Kass Copeland, Sharon Davie-Barrett, Tammy Deck, Roberta Elliott, Deborah Fell, Alan Emerson Hicks, Sarah Kaiser, Ginny Lee, Anne Leuck, Patty Kochaver, Mays Mayhew, Eugenia Meltzer, Jason Messinger, Heather McQueen, Didier Nolet, Dennis O’Malley, Nancy Pirri, Robin Power, Michelle Rial, Mary Russell, John Scarborough, Beth Shadur, Laurie Shaman, Hugh Spector, Jim Spizzo, Mary Watson, Nina Weiss, James Wilbat, and Shelley Wright.

Connections
State Street Gallery 
Robert Morris University
401 South State St., Chicago, IL
Reception Oct 6, 5-7 pm
Show runs: Oct 16 - Dec 21
Hours Mon – Thur, 10am – 6pm
Free and open to the public 

Sep 16, 2017

October Art Events in Chicago

Two great shows in October
  • Cornelia Arts Open House - Event Oct 6
  • Connections / Select Work by Illinois Artists and Artisans - Reception Oct 26 


Cornelia Arts Building October Open Studios
Fri. Oct. 6, 6 — 10 pm

Get more art in your life!

Start the art season right with the Cornelia Arts Building's Open House! Join over 30 of our 50 resident artists in their working studios. Shop for great artwork and gifts from our several brand-new-to-the-buliding resident artists, and the latest from your favorites. See new hallway guest artist exhibitions by Toni Graves and Shirley Hudson, enjoy complimentary beverages and fare in the studios. Events are FREE and open to the public.
Cornelia Arts Building Open Studios 
Friday, Oct 6, 6 — 10 pm
The Cornelia Arts Building – Where Art Works
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
Artist Slideshow @ artslant.com/global/events/show/454129-cornelia-arts-buillding-october-open-house-2017 



Connections – Select Work by Illinois Artists and Artisans
October 16 – December 21, 2017
Artist’s Reception: October 26, 5 - 7 pm
The State Street Gallery is please to announce its fall exhibition, Connections, highlighting the work of over 30 artists and artisans living and working in Illinois. The juried collection is largely tactile and three dimensional including work in ceramic, wood, blown glass, fused glass, steel, textile, oil paintings, photography, and painted glass.
This is the 5th curated exhibition hosted by the galleries of Robert Morris University that celebrate the vast talents of artists and artisans living and working in Illinois. In addition to the works on display in the exhibition, smaller hand-crafted items by the featured artists will be available for immediate purchase in the ArtMart section of the State Street Gallery.
Connections
State Street Gallery 
Robert Morris University
401 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605. 
Reception Oct 6, 5-7 pm
Show runs: Oct 16 - Dec 21
Hours Mon – Thur, 10am – 6pm
Free and open to the public

May 15, 2017

Weekend of Art in Chicago

Don't miss these three stellar events this weekend in Chicago: Thu, Fri and Sat.

Thursday, May 18, 7 - 8pm
Artist talk: Emily Rapport /
Subject to Change

Subject to Change: Urban Landscape and the Architecture of Place
Bill Savage and Emily Rapport talk art, Chicago's urban landscape, and her current solo exhibit at Firecat Projects. Refreshments. Exhibit open through May 20.
Firecat Projects
2124 North Damen Ave, Chicago
Hours Mon-Sat, 10 - 4
"Emily’s paintings offer a reflective view of the city. The external structures of houses are weatherworn and imbued with the character of their current/former owners. Reflections in water or windows are evocative of internal, possibly transformative, processes. Deconstructed and wrapped in Tyvek sheeting, the surrounding earth imprinted with tracks of heavy machinery, dirt and debris, we see an elemental struggle as the former structure is broken apart and built up again in paint. Seen together these ordinary neighborhood scenes coalesce to create an expressive vision of a distinctly American landscape."



Friday, May 19, 6 - 10 pm
Cornelia Arts Building  

May Open House 
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago 
Celebrate spring's change into summer with Cornelia Arts Building's last open house event until the fall. With two full floors, see many of the over 50 resident artists' working studios, and special guest artists. Enjoy complimentary beverages and fare in the studios, with food truck Jack's Fork in the Road in the parking lot. 
Friday May 19, 6-10 pm
The Cornelia Arts Building 
1800 West Cornelia, Chicago 

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.



Saturday May 20, Noon – Midnight
1972 + Above: Group Art Show 
Second Story Galleries / Carey's Bar
2251 West Devon, Chicago
Cary’s Bar is having their 45th Anniversary Party on May 20. This all-day event will be a music and food extravaganza with 45’s spinning to the 70’s theme. Second Story Galleries Show will coincide with Cary’s Bar Blow Out (They will grill a whole goat for the occasion!) Second Story Galleries is located above the Bar.


Apr 30, 2017

Cornelia Arts Building May 19 Open House

Cornelia Arts Building 
May Open House
Friday May 19, 6 - 10 pm



Celebrate spring's change into summer with Cornelia Arts Building's last open house event until the fall!
 
Guest Artist Yvonne Doll


Guest artist Meredith Dytch
Join over 30 of our resident artists in their working studios. With artwork by out many new resident artists, and the latest from your favorite! See new hallway guest artist exhibitions by Yvonne Doll and Meredith Dytch

Resident Artist Madeline Shea
Resident Artist Doug Frohman


Enjoy complimentary beverages and fare in the studios, and  try the gourmet sandwiches from Jack's Fork in the Road food truck in our parking lot! 
Resident Artist Eric Steele
Resident artist jeweler Susanne Siegel

Resident artist Jason Messinger
Guest Artist Joey Wozniak

Events are FREE and open to the public.

Friday, May 19, 6 - 10 pm
The Cornelia Arts Building 
 - Where Art Works
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

Apr 10, 2017

Emily Rapport @ Firecat Projects- opens April 28

Subject to Change: Urban Landscape and the Architecture of Place
Artist Emily Rapport explores the “architecture of place” in her first solo exhibition of paintings at Firecat Projects.
 
Damen Ave Nocturne, 48 x 60", oil on canvas





"Artist Emily Rapport paints scenes of Chicago’s North Side in this exploration of the city’s changing urban landscape. An opening reception will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Firecat Projects, 2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL from 7 - 10 PM. Free and open to the public."


Exterior Illumination, 30 x 24", oil on canvas
"The exhibition, titled “Subject to Change: Urban Landscape and the Architecture of Place,” is both a documentary archive of a neighborhood undergoing physical and demographic shifts, and a painterly narrative that finds moments of sublime beauty in construction site debris and frozen mud tracks. The depiction of mundane scenes of streets and houses, often with vibrant colors and an expressive application of paint, transform the act of looking into a visceral experience."


Raising the Roof, 24 x 36", oil on canvas
Firecat Projects, 2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL is open to the public Monday - Saturday, from 10am - 4pm, and by appointment. Visit their website at: https://www.firecatprojects.org

Emily Rapport attended the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. View more work at: http://www.emilyrapport.com

Subject to Change: Urban Landscape and the Architecture of Place
Emily Rapport at Firecat Projects
2124 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 

Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 7 - 10 PM 
Exhibition Dates: April 28-May 20, 2017
Open Mon - Sat, 10am - 4pm

Feb 17, 2017

Cornelia Arts Building March Open Studios

Cornelia Arts Building 
March Open House
Friday March 10, 6 - 10 pm


 
Ring in the spring with our first Open House event of the 2017 calendar year! 

 
"Nature of Things" - Resident Artist Jordan Scott

"Onomatopoeia" Resident Artist Jason Messinger

Join over 30 of our resident artists in their working studios. With artwork by our many NEW resident artists, and the latest from your favorites! See NEW hallway guest artist exhibitions by Kevin Lawler and Jae Hyun Kim!

Guest Artist Kevin Lawler
"Wild West" Guest Artist Jae Hyun Kim
Enjoy complimentary beverages and fare in the studios, and gourmet Turkish-German food from food truck Donermen in our parking lot! 


"Voting Day in Tibet" - Resident Artist Doug Frohman
"Go Now" Guest Artist Joey Wozniak
Events are FREE and open to the public.

Friday, March 10, 6 - 10 pm
The Cornelia Arts Building 
 - Where Art Works
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.

:Wells St Bridge: - resident artist Kevin Swallow

CorneliaArtsBuilding.com

Artslant Slideshow

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