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Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Chicago Cultural Center-Upcoming Events
Michigan Avenue Gallery Opening
Friday, April 13 5:30 - 7:30pm
celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions at the Cultural Center.
Mingle with the artists and see their latest works at this fun
Downstaging Uptown, 2009, Uptown Theater, Chicago, IL. 33 in. x 60 in.
Photographer Eric Holubow's subjects are
interiors of places man has forgotten, but time has not. His work tells
stories of times past that play out in the viewer's mind. Holubow's images share an inherent beauty that few recognize in a building's final days.
Artist talk with Eric Holubow: Thursday, May 24, 5:30pm
Western Avenue, 2011, graphite on paper, 80 in. x 60 in..
Matthew Woodward's new body of work is a reaction to the Chicago Cultural Center's 2010 exhibition Louis Sullivan's Idea,
inspired by the mass-production of Sullivan-esque designs that followed
the Chicago architect's successful innovations, and by the larger
industry of pre-fabricated architectural adornment that surrounds them.
Matthew demonstrates how the
architecture of that era has been re-contextualized in the
ever-changing landscapes of the American city and identity.
Artist talk with Matthew Woodward: Thursday, May 3, 5:30pm
Major's mixed-media works expose how our perception of reality is
colored by dreams, memory, superstition, religion, bias, prejudice and
They refer to the overlay of belief systems created by the individual to piece together their own personal paradigm.
a combination of kitsch, ersatz and craft materials, junk and personal
objects, she creates accumulated forms that serve as metaphors for the
build-up, organization and assimilation of information.
Artist talk with Shawne Major: Saturday, April 14,
Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30pm Saturday, April 14 at 2pm
Claudia Cassidy Theater
With their missionary
father in Africa, Yang Yang makes a meager living as a street performer
to support her sister's dream of swimming in the Deaflympics. But she
must choose between family obligations and following her own path when
lovable loser Tian Kuo begins to woo her. This gentle story of love,
acceptance, and family drama is given a fresh twist with the majority
of the dialogue in sign language.
Taiwanese with English subtitles
in collaboration with the Chicago Cultural Center and international
and cultural partners throughout the city, presents free
public screenings of international films. Seating is on a first come,
first served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Films are
unrated, and viewer discretion is advised.
my beginning is my end. In my end is my beginning." These two poetic
statements, which frame one of T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets, capture the
spirit of this panel discussion. Sponsored
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, artists consider how
the awareness of mortality impacts our life's meaning, creativity, and
resilience to adversity. This discussion is in conjunction with the
exhibition Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection.
Midwest Young Artists presents the French youth orchestra, L'orchestre du Collège Jean-Philippe Rameau de Versailles, who are visiting Chicago as part of their first North American tour.
orchestra is composed of students between the ages of 14 and 22. Many
of orchestra's students have gone on to study at noted conservatories
in Paris, Brussels, and Geneva. In recent years, the orchestra has been
to Germany (Mayence, Cologne), Austria (Vienna), Italy (Arezzo),
Switzerland (Sion), and Bulgaria (Varna, Sofia).
A Song for Japan Steven Verhelst (7")
Sinfonia Concertante in Eb Major, K364 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (30")
A truly Chicago tale, The Improv Play
follows three aspiring improvisers as they seek success and validation
on local comedy stages after a fellow troupe member leaves to join the
cast of Saturday Night Live.
Incorporating improvisation, stand-up and sketch comedy with scripted
material to create a raucous, cutting and honest exploration of
performance, talent and ambition, The Improv Play shines a light on the thousands of performers filling out the fringe of the comedy scene.
$25 for general admission; $15 for seniors and students; $10 for previews (4/10 & 4/11)