Jan 15, 2022

Where Art Works: Artist talk, closing reception, online ordering, print catalog


Where Art Works: Artist Communities and Creative Placemaking
Artist Talk Saturday Jan 15, 6-7PM 
Closing reception Saturday Jan 22, 12-5pm 
On Line Ordering available
Print Catalog now available
Installation views of "Where Art Works" at Eat Paint Studio through Jan 22, 2022. Sixteen artists whose studios are located at The Cornelia Arts Building on view, including: Nelson Armour, Doug Birkenheuer, Sara Boyle, Katherine Drake-Chial, Doug Frohman, Beth Kahmi, Jason Messinger, James Parenti, Madeline Shea, Tiphanie Spencer, Tiffany Stronsky, Kevin Swallow, Sharon Swidler, Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Kathy Weaver, and Eric Weinstein.

“Where art works,” alludes to the fact that although an artist’s studio practice may be unseen, creative work is an integral part of Chicago’s vibrant neighborhoods and our local economy. Read more about the show here »

 

Gallery Hours

Friday and Saturday, 12 – 5PM
and by appointment.
 
Contact emily@eatpaintstudio.com to schedule a private viewing the final week to see the show - or if you have any questions about the work, the artists, etc.

Limited Capacity and Safety Protocols

As per Chicago's latest recommendations, masks are required of our patrons age 2 and up regardless of vaccination status. All gallery staff are vaccinated.

Parking and Transportation

Metered street parking available. We are close to Western, Foster, Lincoln, and Lawrence bus routes. The Western brown line station is about a 5-10 min walk south from the gallery.

Please note: gallery will close a little early on 1/15 in preparation for Zoom talk, will be open from 12 to 4:30 PM. 

Please join a virtual conversation with the current exhibiting artists - they'll talk about the artists work, sustaining a studio practice, and the role of the artist and art within a larger community/city/world. Your questions are encouraged. If you can't make it, this event will be recorded and available online at a later date.

  • When: Saturday, January 15, 6-7PM
  • Where: Zoom
  • Free!

Register for the Artist Talk


SHOP THE GALLERY

Shop ALL the artwork from "Where Art Works." 

View and purchase in the online shop here. 

Preorder the "Where Art Works" Exhibit Catalog

Includes all images from the exhibition along with artist bios. All printed book orders include download link for high resolution PDF and eBook. Full color, 40 pages, magazine style (8.5×11in). Currently in production, expected ship date is mid-late January.
View sample pages and preorder




Dec 10, 2021

WHERE ART WORKS Reception Dec. 17, 2021

Where Art Works: Artist Communities and Creative Placemaking

Sixteen artists whose studios are located at the Cornelia Arts Building in Roscoe Village will participate in a group exhibition at Eat Paint Studio, December 17, 2021 - January 22, 2022. “Where art works,” alludes to the fact that although an artist’s studio practice is unseen, creative work is an integral part of Chicago’s vibrant neighborhoods and our local economy. An opening reception will take place on Friday, December 17, from - 6-9PM.

The artists on view in “Where Art Works,” include Nelson Armour, Doug Birkenheuer, Sara Boyle, Katherine Drake-Chial, Doug Frohman, Beth Kahmi, Jason Messinger, James Parenti, Madeline Shea, Tiphanie Spencer, Tiffany Stronsky, Kevin Swallow, Sharon Swidler, Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Kathy Weaver, and Eric Weinstein. Working in a range of mediums, and at different points in their careers, this group show highlights the importance of supporting working artists through affordable studio space and professional community.


In addition to maintaining their private art practices at The Cornelia Arts Building, each of these artists participates in the larger Chicago community through teaching, public art projects, lectures, coordinating group exhibitions and art experiences, open studio events, and other professional creative practices. Being an artist requires entrepreneurial skills but, unlike operating a small business, commercial activity is not the end goal in the studio. Rather, the artist’s studio is a third place -- a space to experiment and discover, to envision the future, and to manifest connections.


According to 2020 data, approximately 70,000 artists live and work in Illinois, contributing to the development of a diverse cultural experience for residents and tourists. These individual artists and groups form a network of tributaries that feed our creative economy, provide jobs, sustain local businesses and make the city a desirable place to live and work. 


The Cornelia Arts Building has provided studio space for working artists to develop their work since 1986. Since 2010, The Cornelia Arts Building has become renowned for hosting festive, quarterly open houses, providing neighbors a chance to explore working artist studios and to meet artists in an informal atmosphere. They also offer exhibition space for guest artists during these events, allowing emerging artists to expand their audiences and gain professional experience. Visitors can see studio work in progress, learn about the artist's processes, and connect to their own neighborhood on a deeper level. This creative placemaking has emerged organically through the efforts of a core group of building artists and has made the Cornelia Arts Building a Northside anchor. 


Eat Paint Studio is located at 5036 N Lincoln Ave in the Lincoln Avenue North Arts District (LANA), close to public transportation and metered parking. Chicago artist Emily Rapport opened the gallery in 2018 with an aim toward combining her studio practice with a public exhibit space. The gallery mission is to engage people in the art-making process and, through exhibitions in its storefront gallery, to integrate art into daily lived experience. 


Where Art Works:
 
Artist Communities and Creative Placemaking
Eat Paint Studio
5036 N Lincoln, Chicago
Dec 17 2021 - Jan 22 2022
Opening Reception
Friday Dec 17, 6 - 9 pm 
 

 


Oct 25, 2021

Cornelia Arts Building Nov 5 Open House, 2021

On Friday November 5th, 2021, from 6 to 10 pm, artists of The Cornelia Art Building, located at 1800 West Cornelia Ave. in Chicago, invite the public to their first and only open house of the year. After an 18 month hiatus, the artists are pleased to finally host an open house again. Visit one of the largest all-artist buildings on Chicago’s North side, and experience two-full floors of working art studios. The building has undergone the first stage of extensive remodeling, and has welcomed many new artists into the building. With one-of-a-kind artwork and special artisan-made gifts by the building artists, the event offers something for the whole family to enjoy.

Artist studio of Tiffany Stronsky

For thirty-five years this artist incubator space has provided Chicago artists with professional studio spaces to pursue their passion. Over fifty local artists and artisans work here, including painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and much more. Visitors to the Open House can meet the building’s talented artists and artisans in person, explore their art practices up close, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase artwork and hand-made crafts directly from the people who made them.

Artist studio of James Broughton

Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is located at 1800 West Cornelia, 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. Event is free and open to the public.

Artist studio of Eric Weinstein
 
The event will follow all current Covid-19 mitigating efforts mandated by the city during the date of the event.   
Masks are required (over nose and mouth) by everyone at all times throughout the building.  
Proof of vaccination may be requested. 
No food or drink will be offered in studios.
We want the CAB Open Studios event to be safe for our guests and artists, so your cooperation is appreciated in following these COVID guidelines.
 
Artist Studio of Jason Messinger

Cornelia Arts Building March Open Studios
Friday, Nov. 5th, 2021, 6 pm - 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

Building Website: http://www.corneliaartsbuilding.com/
Event Page: https://www.corneliaartsbuilding.com/events/fall-2021-open-studios 
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/4628457807205492/

Feb 2, 2020

Cornelia Arts Building March 6 Open Studios


Spring into 2020 with the working artists at the Cornelia Arts Building March Open House 
On Friday March 6th, 2020, from 6 to 10 pm, artists of The Cornelia Art Building, located at 1800 West Cornelia Ave. in Chicago, invite the public to their first open house of the year and to visit their working art studio spaces. 
Guest artist Sofia Ansaldo
Guest artist Jessica Fraser
Visit one of the largest all-artist buildings on Chicago’s North side, and experience two-full floors of working art studios. With one-of-a-kind artwork and special artisan-made gifts by both the building artists and their special guest lobby artists Sofia Ansaldo and Jessica Fraser, the event offers something for the whole family to enjoy.

Resident artist Madeline Shea
Resident artist Doug Frohman
Guest artist Sofia Ansaldo
For thirty-four years this artist incubator space has provided Chicago artists with professional studio spaces to pursue their passion. 
Resident artist Tom Gallagher
Resident artist Sharon Swidler
Resident artist Nelson W Armour
Sixty local artists and artisans work here, including painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and much more.  
Resident artist Kathryn Fimreite
Resident artist Jordan Scott
Resident artist Kathy Weaver
Visitors to the Open House can meet the building’s talented artists and artisans in person, explore their art practices up close, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase artwork and hand-made crafts directly from the people who made them.
Rings by resident artist Susanne Siegel

Resident artist Sally Brandl

Resident artist Otto Kuhlmann
Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is located at 1800 West Cornelia, 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. Event is free and open to the public.

Resident artist Jason Messinger
Guest artist Jessica Fraser

Cornelia Arts Building March Open Studios
Friday, March 6, 2020, 6 pm - 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 19, 2019

Cornelia Arts Building Nov 22 Open House


Meet the artists of the Cornelia Arts Building, 
at their last Open House of the year

On Friday November 22, 2019, from 6 to 10 pm, artists of The Cornelia Art Building, located at 1800 West Cornelia Ave. in Chicago, invite the public to see their artwork in their working art studio spaces.
Guest Artist Socorro Mucino
Guest artist Candice Johnson
Visit one of the largest all-artist buildings on Chicago’s North side, and experience the wonder of two-full floors of working artist studios at this, the fourth and final open house for the year. 
Guest artist Manon Kyketos
With one-of-a-kind artwork and special artisan-made holiday gifts by both the building artists and their special guest lobby artists Socorro Mucino, Candice Johnson, and Manon Lyketsos, the event offers something for the whole family to enjoy.
Resident Artist Cape Horn Illustration
For thirty-three years this artist incubator space has provided Chicago artists with professional studio spaces to pursue their passion.
 
Resident Artist Otto Kuhlmann
Guest Artist Kass Copeland
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 Tiffany Stronsky
Guest Artist Joey Wozniak
Visitors to the Open House can meet the building’s talented artists and artisans in person, explore their art practices up close, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase artwork and hand-made crafts directly from the people who made them.
Resident Artist Doug Frohman

Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is located at 1800 West Cornelia, at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and North Center. 
Resident Artist Madeline Shea
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 Sally Brandl
Event is free and open to the public.

Resident Artist Jason Messinger

Cornelia Arts Building November Open Studios

Friday, Nov 22, 2019, 6 pm - 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.



Sep 9, 2019

Cornelia Arts Building October Open House




Start the Chicago Art Season at the Cornelia Arts Building Open House
Friday October 4, 2019, 6 - 10pm

Building Artist Kevin Swallow
On Friday October 4, 2019, from 6 to 10 pm, artists of The Cornelia Art Building, located at 1800 West Cornelia Ave. in Chicago, invite the public to see their artwork in their working art studio spaces.  
Guest Artist Mary Fedorowski
Visit one of the largest all-artist buildings on Chicago’s Northside, and experience the wonder of two-full floors of working artist studios. 
Guest Artist Tara Keating
With one-of-a-kind hand-made artwork and gifts by both the building artists and their special guest lobby artists Mary Fedorowski and Tara Keating, the event offers something for the whole family to enjoy.
Building Artist Jordan Scott
Building Artist Sally Brandl
For thirty-three years this artist incubator space has provided Chicago artists with professional studio spaces to pursue their passion. 
Building Artist Mollie Greeburg
Building Artist Emily Roynesdal
Over fifty local artists and artisans work here, including sculptors, painters, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and much more.

Building Artist Tiffany Stronsky

Building Artist Jason Messinger
Visitors to the Open House can meet the building’s talented artists and artisans in person, explore their art practices up close, and enjoy the opportunity to purchase artwork and hand-made crafts directly from the people who made them.

Building Artist Doug Birkenheuer
Building Artist Alan Hobscheid
Established in 1986 in a former ice-house, the Cornelia Arts Building is located at 1800 West Cornelia, at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and North Center. 
Building Artist Beth Kahmi
Building Artist Sharon Swidler
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. Event is free and open to the public.
Building Artist Doug Frohman
Building Artist John Otto Kulhmann
Cornelia Arts Building October Open Studios
Friday, Oct 4, 2019, 6 pm - 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.
Building Artist Cape Horn Illustration

Building Artist James Parenti
Building Website:
http://www.corneliaartsbuilding.com/
Artwork by Building Artist Phillip Hartigan

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