Wednesday, September 17, 2014

INTERSECTIONALITY CRITIQUE EXCHANGE- SPIRITUALITY

"Art is Business" Curator Alpha Bruton




The ICE is a safe, engaging environment for artists of different disciplines/backgrounds to show their work to each other and make new connections. Everyone presents work for 15 mins each (including discussion time). Anyone can show work no matter their experience level, and artists can attend without showing work if they are just interested. Past discussants include Theaster Gates, Hamza Walker, Cheryl Pope, and Maria Gaspar among others (a nice write-up from CAA is at http://blogs.colum.edu/caa/rashayla-marie-brown-on-her-intersectionality-critique-initiative/ ).

 Non-SAIC guests that would like to attend, make sure to RSVP at maffai@saic.edu so you can be put  on an approved security list.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Crossing Borders- "Intersections at BAL"

"Art is Business" Curators, Alan Emerson Hicks, Alpha Bruton, Renee Baker, Marianna Buchwald Lavon Pettis, Janelle Dowell, N.Masani Landfair



”Faces Not Forgotten" Quilt Project

"Art is Business" Curator Alpha Bruton

Join artist Christine Ilewski founder of Faces Not Forgotten, at the Bronzeville Artist Lofts Arts Incubator, 436 E. 47th Street, on Friday September 19, 2014, from 6 – 9:30pm during the Bronzeville Trolley Tour.
 
Artist Christine llewski Founder

Her Quilt Project,”Faces Not Forgotten” are   portraits of young gun violence victims (20 and under) to raise awareness of the toll of gun violence in this country and to keep the memory of these young victims visually "alive" will be on exhibit.


Christine Ilewski, pays for Faces by conducting methods workshops as a visiting artist with the Liquitex Artist Outreach Program. This Friday she will give a 2 hour material/methods workshop for artists and fine art students.

The instructor's curriculum event open to adult  artists, and will be conducted 6-8pm in the BAL-Arts Incubator, space is limited to RSVP required.  There is no charge to you. This is a program sponsored by Liquitex for the past 50 years. There will be samples for those that signup, she does not sell any products. It is strictly educational.


My general outline covers:
1. Surface prep: gesso (clear, tinting sculpting) staining
2. Paint viscosities: fluid (inks), soft body, heavy body, markers and spray...their individual strengths and intermix ability
3. Medium (uses) airbrush, glazing, slow-dry, pouring, fabric, gels, texture gels, string gel,
4. and finally varnishing

Christine Ilewski
Alton, IL
Critical Mass Creative Stimulus Award recipient 2013
 FacesNotForgotten founder: facebook: facesprojectstl

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.

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

DON'T MISS AMAZING ART, NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS!
GREAT IDEA FOR SOCIAL CLUBS AND CHURCH OUTINGS!

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! DONATIONS WELCOME!
TROLLEY BEGINS AT THE BRONZEVILLE ARTIST LOFTS
436 E 47TH STREET or
BOARD THE TROLLEY AT ANY LOCATION ON THE ROUTE


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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.