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Public Events -- Illinois Artisans & ISM Chicago Gallery

  Events, ISM Chicago Gallery & Illinois Artisans   

"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 ...


Jewelry & Fashion Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 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 ...


August Feature: Carole Hennessy
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Friday, August 01, 2014 - Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

"Heartland Patterns" by Carole Hennessy Find out more ...


Audrey Ushenko: An Artist at Work
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Chicago artist, Audrey Ushenko, will be demonstrating her painting techniques in the James R. Thompson Building Atrium.
This is the third and final phase of her interactive project.
 
Over the past two years, Audrey Ushenko has been sketching the building and documenting the people who go through the building each day. Find out more ...


Fine Craft Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Friday, August 15, 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 ...


ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in Atrium: Chicago Photography Center Images
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery in collaboration with the Chicago Photography Center presents work by CPS instructors, students, and professional photographers.

The Chicago Photography Center is a not-for-profit organization which fosters a broad community of photographers who practice and appreciate the art of photography. Find out more ...


October Feature: Eric Jensen
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Eric Jensen Find out more ...


Fashion & Fibers Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 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 ...


Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art
ISM Chicago Gallery
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a lively and informal gallery talk and tour with exhibition Curator Robert Sill, Illinois State Museum's Assistant Director of Art at noon on October 15, 2014.   

Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art explores the various ways artists choose to combine language in their visual art. Find out more ...


Craft Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Friday, October 17, 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 ...


November Feature: Tammy Deck
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, November 01, 2014 - Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tammy Deck Find out more ...


Chicago Gallery Honors Native American Heritage Month & Veterans Day
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, November 03, 2014 - Friday, November 07, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery and Trickster Art Gallery are presenting a special exhibition, and Chicago Native community information tables for the week of November 3 - 7, 2014.

The exhibition is titled Visually Speaking, Native American Veterans. Find out more ...


First Nations Film & Video Festival
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, November 07, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First Nations Film & Video Festival features films by Native American filmmakers.  

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


Home Decorating Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Friday, November 21, 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 ...


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

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