Public Events -- Illinois Artisans & ISM Chicago Gallery
Events, ISM Chicago Gallery & Illinois Artisans
Illinois Artisans Program: Landscape Transition
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Friday, March 01, 2013 - Sunday, March 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
March Feature: Illinois Artisans, Chicago Nina Weiss Highland Park, IL
"My landscape paintings draw the viewer into a heightened vision of color and gesture, depicting the natural world with colors that are intense, lush, and dramatic. The colors go beyond traditional ideas of a green landscape.
Teasing out the complex colors in the landscape I create layers color, line, and form. The works depict powerful moments from my travels in the everyday landscapes of our world."
In art there is a balance between knowing the artist’s intentions and the freedom to interpret art freely and through the lens of our own experiences. Find out more ...
Fall Fashion Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
17 Artisans display and demonstrate their technique. Meet the artisans and browse one-of-a-kind fine craft. Find out more ...
Artist Talk: Diane Simpson
ISM Chicago Gallery Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Illinois sculptor Diane Simpson's sculptures speak to historic garments and body covering recast as elegant, geometric abstract forms with skewed perspectives and meticulous construction. Find out more ...
October Feature Window: Bonnie Lopez, Calaveras
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - Thursday, October 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
"Skeletal figures (Calaveras), toys and sugar skulls are found in abundance in the market place. Find out more ...
Mug-a-thon & American Craft Week
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Friday, October 04, 2013 - Friday, October 11, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
We are celebrating local artisans and craft all #MadeInIllinois with several events:
Mug-a-thon: VISIT the Illinois Artisans, Chicago BRING in your mass-produced mug DONATE your mug WE DONATE it to a good cause & YOU RECEIVE 10% off an Artisan mug WIN. Find out more ...
Craft & Chicago Artists Month Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - Thursday, October 17, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
15 Artisans display and demonstrate their technique. Meet the artisans and browse one-of-a-kind fine craft.
The Illinois Artisans Program is part of Chicago Artists Month 2013, the 18th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Find out more about the participating artisans and see images of the unique demos on facebook. For more information on Chicago Artists Month, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.
ISM Chicago Gallery Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Chicago artist and poet will talk about the development of her Dark Waters project currently on view in the Everything in Place exhibition. Find out more ...
"Making the Invisible, Visible: Through the Arts"
ISM Chicago Gallery Monday, October 28, 2013 - Friday, November 01, 2013, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Special exhibition in the James R. Thompson Center Atrium. October 28 - November 1, 2013 open 7:00 a.m. Find out more ...
November Feature Window: Mary and Spencer Watson, Jewelry and Stone Sculpture
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Friday, November 01, 2013 - Saturday, November 30, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mary Watson works along with her husband, Spencer, who is a sculptor, selling their work at art shows and selected galleries.
Mary's jewelry pieces are primarily fabricated using a hollow form process. Find out more ...
First Nations Film & Video Festival
ISM Chicago Gallery Friday, November 01, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Films start at 11:00 a.m.
Short Films Program
Urban Rez, (2013) 57 minutes This documentary, produced for Rocky Mountain Public Television, explores the controversial legacy and modern-day affects of the U.S. Find out more ...
Home Decorating Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Thursday, November 21, 2013 - Friday, November 22, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
20 Artisans display and demonstrate their technique. Meet the artisans and browse one-of-a-kind fine craft. Find out more ...
December Feature Window: Ceramics
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Sunday, December 01, 2013 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
"Stories of Progress" Michael Schwegmann Illinois Artisans, Chicago: December Feature.
"What I decided to do recently was increase the physical scale of the work. Make them larger than typical functional size and a few things happen. No longer are they regarded as “pots” by most people, and the larger pieces do not face the immediate dismissal that often faces pottery. They become more sculptural, more figural. Find out more ...
Gallery Talk: Richard Deutsch and Karen Perl
ISM Chicago Gallery Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Please join us for an informal conversation with two of the artist in our current exhibition, The Art of Description.
Richard Deutsch and Karen Perl paintings are infused with light and silence. Find out more ...
Holiday Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - Friday, December 20, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Holiday Art Spree, Handmade for the Holidays.
Browse the work of 25 Illinois Artisans in the Atrium of the James R. Find out more ...
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Monday, January 27, 2014 - Friday, January 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Filling the Atrium with Art. The last week of January the Illinois Artisans, Chicago will display works by 18 Illinois Artisans in the historic atrium of the James R. Find out more ...
February Feature: Lisa Slodki
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Saturday, February 01, 2014 - Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Lighthearted: A contemporary display of jewelry. Find out more ...
Valentine's Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Friday, February 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 18 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...
Gallery Talk: Steven Carrelli & Tim Lowly
ISM Chicago Gallery Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM