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Public Events -- Illinois Artisans & ISM Chicago Gallery

  Events on Monday, July 22, 2013, ISM Chicago Gallery   

ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition - Audrey Ushenko: An Artist at Work
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, July 22, 2013 - Friday, July 26, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Chicago artist, Audrey Ushenko, will be demonstrating her painting techniques in the James R. Thompson Building Atrium. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, ISM Chicago Gallery & Illinois Artisans   

July Feature Window: Kristi Sloniger, Ceramics
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, July 01, 2013 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Living with Clay:
Artisan Interview: Kristi Sloniger, Oak Park, IL

There is a beautiful orchestration of steps in a pottery studio. Find out more ...


ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition - Audrey Ushenko: An Artist at Work
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, July 22, 2013 - Friday, July 26, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Chicago artist, Audrey Ushenko, will be demonstrating her painting techniques in the James R. Thompson Building Atrium. Find out more ...


"Everything in Place"—Gallery Walk-N-Talk
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Gallery walk-n-talk for the exhibition Everything in Place with Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator, ISM Lockport.

Free and open to the public. Find out more ...


August Feature Window: Hiram Toraason, Glass
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, August 01, 2013 - Saturday, August 31, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Additional information to be announced.

Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: A Closer Look: The Art of Julius Moessel & Mary Agnes Yerkes
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a lively discussion of two historic Illinois artists in the current exhibition 'Sketches, Journals, Preparations...Everything In Place.' ISM curators Jennifer Jaskowiak and Doug Stapleton will lead the discussion. Find out more ...


Craft Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - Friday, August 23, 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.
Find out more ...


September Feature Window: Annelies Heijnen, Sculptural Ceramics
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, September 01, 2013 - Monday, September 30, 2013, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Read the interview with Annelies Heijnen on our Tumblr
Check out images of the exhibition on our Facebook Page

Interview Excerpt:

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

Join us as we celebrate American Craft Week

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.

Chicago Artists Month

Find out more ...


Artist Talk: Kate Ingold
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 ...


Atrium Exhibition
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

Please join us for an informal conversation with two of the artists in our current exhibition, The Art of Description. Find out more ...


April Feature: Felicia Breen & Chad Nelson
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, March 01, 2014 - Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Clay Fish Renditions" by Felicia Breen & Chad Nelson. Find out more ...


March Feature: Arlene Salamendra
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, March 01, 2014 - Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"The Art of Story Telling" by Arlene Salamendra showcases surrealist portraits of animals and scenes. Find out more ...


Spring Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Friday, March 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 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 Performance: Sandra Binion, Random Lines in Tereglio with Lou Mallozzi, Hal Rammel and Andrea Raos
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Please join us on Wednesday, March 19 at noon for an afternoon poetry and improvised music performance with Sandra Binion, one of the artists in our current exhibition, The Art of Description. Find out more ...


Gardening Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 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: Thom Whalen with curator Robert Sill
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thom Whalen with curator Robert Sill will present a Gallery Talk for the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.

Thom Whalen’s (Chatham IL) art has a glow like stained glass; a psychedelic, highly crafted world of writhing sensual forms stretched taught across the picture plane. Find out more ...


May Feature: Sandra Wilcoxon
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, May 01, 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Sculptural Embellishments" by Sandra Wilcoxon. Sandra Wilcoxon is a jeweler and a sculptor. First dazzled by the range of tones in pearls, Wilcoxon began creating woven pieces that explored color. Find out more ...


First Nations Film and Video Festival
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, May 02, 2014, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery presents a special program.
The First Nations Film and Video Festival, 2014 Program Schedule
Friday, May 2, 2014

Free and open to the public.

11am: Introduction from FNFVF Director
7 short films by Native American filmmakers

Feature Film
1:00 pm "The Cherokee Word for Water", Film by Charlie Soap
Charlie Soap was Wilma Mankiller's husband and community development partner for more than 30 years, and a leader in the Bell Waterline project that inspired the film.

Soap and Mankiller worked to bring water to the rural, primarily, Cherokee community of Bell, OK. Find out more ...


Mother's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - Friday, May 09, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 20 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: Barbara Aubin with curator Jane Stevens
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Barbara Aubin with curator Jane Stevens will present a Gallery Talk for the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.

Barbara Aubin (Chicago IL) has created incredibly complex and beautiful visual landscapes for over four decades. Find out more ...


June Feature: Chris Main
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, June 01, 2014 - Monday, June 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Jewels of the Prairie State" by Chris Main. A longtime resident of Southern Illinois, Chris Main is a conservationist and photographer who focuses on the beauty found right here in Illinois. Find out more ...


Father's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 15 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 ...


Dennis Downes: Native American Trail Marker Trees Photographs
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, June 16, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery presents a special exhibit in the Atrium of the James R. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Julia Haw with curator John Lustig
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, June 18th at Noon
Free to the public

Please join us for an informal conversation with JULIA HAW (Chicago, IL), one of our current Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions artists, and Illinois State Museum's Lockport Gallery Director John Lustig.

Julia's object based and figurative paintings and drawings are confrontations with the self, the psyche and the audience. Find out more ...


July Feature: Ausrine Kerr
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Fiber in Bloom" by Ausrine Kerr. Find out more ...


Gallery Talk: Guy Benson with curator Doug Stapleton
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Guy Benson with curator Doug Stapleton will present a Gallery Talk for the exhibition Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions.

Guy Benson (Evanston IL) paints symbols and shapes in ordered patterns that banter in a conspiracy between precise rendering and visual riot. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

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