Monthly Archives: September 2008

Ravenswood Art Walk – Chicago (Oct. 4 – 5)

The air is a little crisper with a cool edge to the breeze here in Chicago.  Autumn is upon us and that means that it is time for the Ravenswood Art Walk!

The north side art walk takes place this weekend, Oct. 4 -5, 2008 from 11am – 6pm in Chicago. There are over 30 participating venues and over 150 artists.  
The art walk takes place on the Ravenswood Ave. industrial corridor (by the Montrose stop on the Brown line). Lillstreet is part of the walk as well as other ceramic artists. Most of the studios that will have their doors open this weekend aren’t regularly open to the public so you don’t want to miss it! 
My studio will be open this weekend as part of the artwalk, and as I posted yesterday, a show that I am in, Collective Conversations in Clay is also opening up in conjunction with the artwalk.
If you’re around, I hope you’ll stop by!

 

Exhibitions: Collective Conversations in Clay

Collective Conversations in Clay

A collaborative exhibition with: 
I am going to be in a very cool show that opens this week at Lillstreet Gallery in Chicago.  (Please refer to the diagram in the top left corner and follow along.) The show is made up of work from five pairs of artists.  Each ceramic artist made 1 piece(s) from start the finish and another piece(s) halfway.  Then traded the leather hard piece with their partner. The partner decorated, finished and fired the piece(s).  Each pair will display their four pieces. I haven’t seen any of the other pieces yet, so I am really excited to see what everyone did. 

The details:
Lillstreet Gallery
4401 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640
Oct. 3 – Nov. 1, 2008
Opening Reception: 
Saturday, October 4, 2008
4pm – 7pm
This show is part of Chicago Artists Month and the Ravenswood Art Walk.
We did a slightly different incarnation of the show last year.  You should definitely check out it out: Being to Being: Collective Conversations in Clay.
I think this is an exercise that every ceramic artist should try.  You learn so much about your own work and your approach to it by seeing your form through someone else’s eyes.  I will be posting pictures of the show soon so you can see the work even if you’re not in Chicago.

Upcoming shows

I’ve been a bit of an absentee blogger lately.  After a summer of travel, I came home to a very busy life (I haven’t even downloaded the photos from our trip yet).  I will get into some of it later in a future post, but for now I thought I would share with you some shows that I will be in over the next 3 months. I’ve been shipping a lot of pots lately!
Platters and Pourers
Juried Exhibiton
Baltimore, MD
September 27 – November 6, 2008
Juror: John Glick
Opening Reception:
September 26, 2008
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 


Ceramic Biennial 2008

Juried Exhibiton

Amherst and French Building Galleries
Manchester, NH.
October 8 – November 7, 2008
Opening Reception: 
French Building Gallery
Friday, October 17, 2008
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Invitational Exhibition
Chicago, IL. 
October 3 – November 1, 2008
Opening Reception
October 4, 2008
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Juried Exhibiton
Warrenville, IL
October 24 – November 22, 2008
Juror: Simon Levin 
Opening Reception:
@ IBEW
October 24, 2008
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Juried Exhibiton
Missoula, MT
November 7 – 25, 2008
Juror: Jim Koudelka 
Opening Reception:
November 7, 2008
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Invitational Exhibition
Baltimore Clayworks
Baltimore, MD
November 15 – December 22, 2008 
Opening Reception:
November 15, 2008
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinnerware
Invitational Exhibition 
Lillstreet Gallery
Chicago, IL
Nov. – Dec.
Our Cups Runneth Over
Invitational Exhibition
November 1, 2008 – January 25, 2009
Opening Reception
November 7, 2008
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm