Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 BRONZEVILLE ART DISTRICT 3RD FRIDAY TROLLEYTOUR- Drive- IN Popup Movie Theatre

"Art is Business" curator Janelle Dowell


Phantom Gallery curator Janelle Dowell, Columbia College Masters Candidate Film/Video present: 
The Drive- IN Popup Movie Theater 
September 19th, - October 2014 Time: Dusk to Dawn


 “The Drive IN Popup Movie Theater”, using the theme of the drive in Movie Theater, as a temporary installation staging a multimedia presentation.  The exhibition includes sound installation, sculpture, and various forms of two-dimensional imagery. 


 Janelle Vaughn Dowell is a community engagement specialist and interdisciplinary artist from Chicago, Illinois. Understanding that art has an integral position in the community, Dowell has adopted one of America’s most historic resort communities and is producing a body of work that will reinvigorate and redefine this significant American village. Dowell’s research and body of work will echo W. E. B. Du Bois’s activism and understanding of the need for a multifaceted representation of African American life. 

This multilayered body of work will utilize the following media for documentation and exhibition purposes: photographic and video interventions, sound recordings and projection.




Dowell is a second year Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA student. Prior to attending graduate school, she completed the digital publishing program at Stanford University and received a BA from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In 2012, she was awarded funding through the Chicago Filmmakers and the Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation to produce a civil rights docu-curriculum

The aim of the Phantom Gallery Chicago is to examine changes in current curatorial production and to develop innovative displays in relation to these physical storefronts or virtual spaces. The place where art is imagined and made; whether in a physical or virtual space, affects the idea, the process and the final product. Moreover, the art, once created, leaves a mark on the place it occupies.

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THE LAST TROLLEY OF THE SEASON
2014 BRONZEVILLE ART DISTRICT
3RD FRIDAY TROLLEY TOUR
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
6:00 PM TO 10:00 PM!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

"HOME MOLASSES Solo exhibit of Renee Baker


"HOME MOLASSES" 
Solo exhibit of Renee Baker sculpture, paintings, sketches, score folios, graphic score Exploratorium Live  performance of scores on October 4, 2014 by CMOP. 

October 3-5, 2014 
Bronzeville Artist Lofts Phantom's loft gallery 440 E. 47th Street, Chicago IL, Room 205. 
Space limited RSVP to Alpha M. Bruton or Alan Emerson Hicks required." 773-681-6570, or 773-501-7730, please leave your contact info,(phone, email, and number of people in your party attending).

Implement Sculpture #1

Clash of Cultures Score Folio 
Clash of Cultures Score Folio for indeterminate Instrumentation

INTERNATIONAL ART ADVENTURES  CULTURE BRIDGE PROJECT 1Summer 2014 as Ambassadors Artist Salon Tuesday Oct 28th, 2014 at Phantom Gallery Chicago Loft Gallery, 440 E. 47th Street, Room 205, Chicago IL  60653.
Renee Baker, Alan Emerson Hicks, and Alpha Bruton traveling together, Germany Self-directed Residency in 2012 "Wanderlust"
East Berlin Pankow,Germany 2012
Improvisations with Renee Baker: Wanderlust Chicago Berlin
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COLLABRATIVE PROJECTS- ZWOLLE  
bluSamsara..the first chamber opera to be presented by Pendulum Avant Opera by composer Renee Baker, with the internationally acclaimed artists Royce Deans and Tali Farchi painting the live set for this chamber sized JAZZoPERA..
there are 2 SHOWS:
October 16 8:30 p.m.
October 17 8:30 pm
Fulton Street Collective, 2000 W. Fulton, Chicago IL

REPOSTed FROM MCA- web

Renée Baker: Creative Music Summit 
Sunyata: Towards Absolute Emptiness

Sun, May 3, 2015

Sunyata: Towards Absolute Emptiness is presented as part of MCA’s Creative Music Summit in recognition of creative musicians/composers, and in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), This year Creative Music Summit features Baker and Nicole Mitchell in two distinctive concerts which journey through the multiple dimensions of inner and outer spaces.

About the Artist

A composer, conductor, ensemble leader, violinist, and violist, Renée Baker composes and performs across cultural boundaries. A member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, she has founded or led 13 contemporary music projects, including the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, FAQtet, Mantra Blue Free Orchestra, and Red Chai. Her work as a collaborator is equally as diverse: she has performed with Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Strings and Black Earth Ensemble, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, the David Boykin Expanse, and Orbert Davis. The Chicago Sinfonietta premiered her first two symphonic works, Sundown’s Promise, which featured taiko drumming, and her work for orchestra and six jazz soloists. In 2010, her piece Brass Epiphany premiered at MCA Stage as part of ACCM’s 45th anniversary.
For more information on Renée Baker, visit.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Doll Project

"Art is Business" Curators Lavon Pettis and Alan Emerson Hicks Presents


Opening reception Friday, October 10, 2014 5-7pm
Bronzeville Artist Lofts (BAL) Arts Incubator
436 E. 47th Street, Chicago IL  60653
Call for more info. 773-501-7730 or 773-458-9864

The Doll Project started out as way to document the shrines but it has evolved and expanded into dialogue and conversations with the youth and the community about effective ways to resolve conflict. Meaningful ways to express and value life and living.  Being involved and becoming involved in this process It also brought out, emphasized and made me realize the importance of using listening skills, because… when it comes to effective conflict resolution, how effectively we listen is at least as important as how effectively we express ourselves. It’s vital to understand the other person’s perspective, rather than just our own if we are to come to a resolution.

The story behind “The DOLL PROJECT”


As a photographer and business owner there have been many occasions where I have been involved in photo projects where students were documenting their community. In fact it is an integral requirement and expectation that my students capture images from the community in their composition. On more than one instance we would come across a memorial totem shrine.  These shrines were erected as an outpouring of love, as a remembrance of where a [person’s] child’s life has been cut short. We often discussed the various ones that we passed or captured on film or in our images. However, after many of these walks I stopped talking about the shrines with the students and we would just walk pass them. One day as I was out shooting and I walked past a newly erected shrine with no thought of the life that it represented - a young life that was no longer with us. I stopped to re-think the shrine, what it symbolized and truly and represented- a life; more often the life of someone’s child, the life of a loved one. 

This person, this child, who in actuality could have or might have been a future community leader, or possibly the leader of our country being gunned down before any of this could be realized. 



It was at that point I started taking photos of the shrines documenting and capturing the testament and outpourings of love, grief, loss. Expressed as visual display of deep heartfelt emotions publicly expressed and openly displayed for all to witness and see.



As quoted by my father many years ago, “a closed mouth and open hands can restore peace”. What this meant was, when you listen to the person you’re having conflict with you may find out that you are on the same side of the conflict. Having an open hand may mean a handshake is possible, whereas, with a closed fist it’s improbable.


Lois Ingrum                       
Saint Louis, Missouri
Lois Ingrum the CEO/President of L.D. Ingrum Gallery & Studio Inc (Ingrum Studio)., Ingrum Studio prides itself as one of the leaders in providing comprehensive range of photographic/graphic art, installation of fine art and signage. She has worked in media arts and conducted community arts programs since 1983. Her community arts experience includes work with Ranken Technical College, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Public Schools, North St. Louis Arts Council, COCA interchange, ArtWorks and Support-a-Child International. She has a B.S. in Business Management, Executive Director of St Peter Project UpLift, and has been awarded the Grand Center Visionary Award winner 2012. In 2001 she became a Fellow of the Community Arts Training Institute (CAT), an intensive program sponsored the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) (she is presently in the TIGER Fellowship). Lois technical skills and artistic accomplishments as a photographer and her deep connections to the St. Louis community and its African-American culture make her a valuable resource for the community.  In addition to her busy schedule as a professional photographer and teacher, she has worked as an instructor for The Doll Photography Project since 2008.


This project is funded in part by:
Sponsors for the art work:
Arts and Education A &E of St Louis Missouri
North St Louis Art Council
Saint Louis Art Museum
St Louis American Newspaper
 
Sponsors of the event:
Chicago Minority Business Council (CMBC)
Lovis and Mark Vorbeck
Phantom Gallery Chicago Network
 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

"Temporal” Time Based Performance Art

"Art is Business" 
Alan Emerson Hicks, steps out with a high profile as he arrives at the Bronzeville Artist Lofts.  He is the Phantom Gallery Chicago Loft Gallery curator, and resident artist of Emerson Studio, located at 440 E. 47th Street, Room #205, Chicago IL  60653.


performance art is a performance presented to an audience, traditionally interdisciplinary. Performance may be either scripted or unscripted, random or carefully orchestrated; spontaneous or otherwise carefully planned with or without audience participation. The performance can be live or via media; the performer can be present or absent. It can be any situation that involves four basic elements: time, space, the performer's body, or presence in a medium, and a relationship between performer and audience. Performance art can happen anywhere, in any venue or setting and for any length of time. The actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time constitute the work.

On Oct 17 and 25 "Temporal” Time Based Performance Art, curator Alan Emerson Hicks- stretches the borders of experimental art and performance is issuing a call for performance artists- submit perspectives by September 20, 2014, for performance Oct 25th, during Chicago Artists Month. You will also be invited to the Miami Basel. This event will take place at a Popup Storefront gallery 16,000 square foot, sponsored by N'Namdi Contemporary Miami, where foot traffic between visiting art fairs will bring in thousands of visitors. Dates for the event December 2 - 3rd. 

 If you are interested in submitting a  proposal, please send us a packet with appropriate materials to introduce your work and concept. 

phantomgallerychicago@gmail.com  Subject: Performance Art

A proposal should include the following information:
•A letter of intent, including contact information.
•Project description and supporting materials that might help describe the project more fully (visuals, sketches, diagrams, videos, models, scores, algorithms, etc.)
•Documentation of past works on CD/DVD or website. Please include a printed list, which describes the works and how they relate to your proposed project.
•Information on upcoming performances or shows, if applicable.
•A digital copy of all the printed material (on a DVD, CD or flash drive).