Showing posts with label He(Art): Art for Our Sake. Show all posts
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Chicago Artery's Debut Exhibition, He(Art): Art for Our Sake is a Call for Art, Action, and Solidarity in Chicago

Chicago Artery proposes a new world of possibility and promise for the city of Chicago through the arts in their debut exhibition, He(Art): Art for Our Sake. The fundraising exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday, October 5 through Saturday, October 26, 2013 with specific gallery and workshop hours available at Opening celebration is Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 5 to 9 pm at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647. All events are free and open to the public. Artwork, wares, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. 

Photography by Ali Rigell. Caption: "Chris Hill puts the final touches on his headline poem/portrait of Chicago at a Chicago Artery workshop at The Center on Halsted."

He(Art): Art for Our Sake is both an exhibition and a creative call to action. Its purpose is to bring artists and citizens of Chicago together to celebrate and investigate the power and opportunity inherent in arts engagement, and to work together to discover how art can be used as a tool to contribute to the cultural development of Chicago's community. The exhibition will feature work created in Chicago Artery's free workshops as well as select works made by artists from all over Chicago. 20% of proceeds from artworks sold will go to Chicago Artery to facilitate future programming and expansion. 

Chicago Artery will host free art workshops at Gorilla Tango Bucktown throughout October. Workshops will be facilitated by leading Chicago arts educators and are appropriate for all ages and levels of experience. For details about workshops, docent hours, and how to participate, visit

Photography by Chris Hill. Caption: "Teaching Artist Chris Hill demonstrates how to apply printing ink to his hand-carved linoleum block with a brayer at a printmaking workshop at The Center on Halsted."

Chicago Artery is a group of artists, educators, and arts supporters committed to empowering and connecting Chicago citizens in progressive ways using art as the primary platform. Collaboration, shared learning, and individual expression are at the core of Chicago Artery's mission. Chicago Artery believes that art and its practice are essential to education and cultural growth and make all their events accessible to all, no matter their circumstance. Chicago Artery's free, public arts programming is now being held weekly at The Center on Halsted and the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. Interested community members or potential supporters can contact Chicago Artery at or visit Chicago Artery on Facebook.

Gorilla Tango Bucktown is a year-round performance venue featuring an 80-seat black-box theater, rehearsal rooms, and co-producing contracts providing artists with marketing, box office, and front of house support as well as  strategic business advice for creating sustainable art.

Gorilla Tango Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GT Bucktown is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #56 Milwaukee, and #73 Armitage bus routes. Metered street parking is available on Milwaukee Avenue. Offering shows for a wide variety of audiences, Gorilla Tango Bucktown performances are listed in full on the website with descriptions and ratings similar to movie theater screenings. GT Bucktown now offers a selection of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for rating information, tickets, and details about how to produce at this venue.
1919 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647

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