Friday, July 19, 2013

Image-Painting-Text to open at Garis & Hahn(NYC)


William Buchina, Lust, Crime and Holiness, #21, India ink on paper, 32 x 44 inches
New Works by Samuel Stabler and William Buchina with writing by Kyle Kouri
Opening Reception:
July 30 2013, 6:30-8:30 PM
Exhibition Dates: July 30-August 31, 2013
July 16, 2013 (New York, NY) — Garis & Hahn Gallery is pleased to present Image-Painting-Text, a group exhibition featuring new works by Samuel Stabler and William Buchina with writing by Kyle Kouri, who collaborated in curating with Max Teicher. Image-Painting-Text presents an interdisciplinary dialogue between mediums, exploring the complex structuralism behind viewing and appreciating works of art.

Building upon the theory of structuralism, as developed by Roland Barthes, Image-Painting-Text examines the systems of interpretation that take place throughout the lifetime of an artwork, from the creative process to the viewing experience. As an experiment for the show, Stabler and Buchina each exchanged five images—ranging from cult science fiction film stills to old photographs unearthed from library archives—and created two new paintings inspired by this source material. Adding a third perspective, writer Kouri shared five images with the artists and contributed a text that will appear in vinyl on the gallery walls.

This exhibition will present new additions to Stabler’s neon painting series and cutout series, as well as his latest cutout works, which combine elements of his earlier works to dramatic effect. Extracting images from myriad sources, Buchina grounds figures in surreal landscapes or arranges them hovering stunningly atop color planes. This will be the first time Buchina’s India ink paintings will be featured in New York. Together, with Kouri, these two artists converge to examine disparate modes of image making, uncovering the interrelation of mediums to reveal the systems that inform visual culture.
Samuel Stabler, Untitled (Neon Cut-Out), 2013, Hand cut paper with acrylic on verso, 30 x 40 in

About the Artists

Samuel Stabler graduated with a BFA in Drawing from the University of Georgia in 2007 then continued to get his MFA at St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in 2010. Over the past five years, he has shown nationally and internationally in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

William Buchina graduated with a BFA in communications design from Pratt Institute in 2001.  After extensive travelling in Europe and the far east, Buchina settled in Istanbul and founded the art magazine, That Magazine in 2009.  He has been painting since then and moved back to New York in 2011.

Kyle Kouri is a writer, collector, curator, and independent art dealer living in New York. Using writing as his medium, he has collaborated with numerous artists and is currently working on his first novel. He grew up in Connecticut and Los Angeles and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012.

About the Curator

Max Teicher has worked in the art world for the past 9 years, the past five working for Gagosian Gallery in Manhattan. Independently, Max has collaborated with numerous artists and organizations on exhibitions, articles, and projects. This is the fourth exhibition Max has curated with Samuel Stabler and his first curated show with William Buchina. Max graduated Sarah Lawrence college with a focus in painting.

About Garis & Hahn
Garis & Hahn is a gallery-cum-Kunsthalle that mounts exhibitions focused on conceptual narratives and relevant conversations in contemporary art. By displaying an array of carefully curated artists, the gallery endeavors to provide accessibility, education, awareness, and a market to the art while engaging both the arts community and a broader general audience.
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New York, NY 10002

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Six-Concert Series, Thursdays, July 25-Aug. 29 Includes
Opening Night of 35th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival
It’s always a joyous occasion when jazz music takes center stage at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park with the return of the Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series on Thursday, July 25. Opening night will include a tribute to the late Helen C. Doria, a celebration of the woman responsible for creating the series in 2005.
Doria was Millennium Park’s first executive director and instrumental in setting the tone for what has become one of the nation’s most fully-utilized and culturally rich public spaces. She was dedicated to ensuring that the Park be inclusive, reaching across cultural, geographic and economic boundaries – a people’s park. 
Doria was also an advocate for Chicago’s jazz community. Working with the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Park District to establish the JazzCity neighborhood concert series – as well as creating this jazz series for Millennium Park and through her work with Chicago Jazz Partnership, she supported the creativity and careers of countless jazz artists, including the leader of the opening night concert, Dee Alexander.
Alexander, a vibrant member of Chicago’s jazz community and a vocalist and composer has performed at Millennium Park in many contexts. Her 2007 Made in Chicago tribute to Nina Simone and Dinah Washington was cancelled due to severe weather, but rescheduled because Helen Doria believed strongly that the project should be heard. The concert became an important launching pad for Alexander’s career, which has taken her around the world with many projects including this year’s series opener: Funkin’ with Acoustic Soul: Tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix.
All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. with a short set by young, aspiring musicians from Chicago-area high schools as part of the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Links Student Ensembles and Gallery 37 After School Matters Jazz Ensemble.
The Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz finale on August 29 will also open the Chicago Jazz Festival in style, celebrating the music of Jack DeJohnette as well as his 71st birthday with his aptly named “Special Legends Edition Chicago”.
Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz is presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and programmed in partnership with the Jazz Institute of Chicago.  Grant support provided by The Boeing Company, The Chicago Community Trust and The Joyce Foundation. 
The complete schedule is as follows:
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Dee Alexander’s Funkin’ With Acoustic Soul: Tribute to James Brown and Jimi Hendrix
This tribute to two of the biggest influences on American music covers both familiar and unfamiliar territory of Hendrix and Brown through the inimitable filter of vocalist Dee Alexander’s imagination and unmatched vocal range. Alexander performs with Scott Hesse on guitar; Tomeka Reid, cello; Miguel De La Cerna, piano; Mazz Swift, violin; Harrison Bankhead and Junius Paul, bass; Yusef Ernie Adams, drums; Imania Detry and Amansu Eason, dancers.
Opening Act: The Ross Brothers Project
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Victor Garcia’s Crossing Borders
One of the most versatile and creative trumpeters in Chicago, Garcia reflects on the ways in which his roots in folkloric music from different regions in Mexico influence his cutting edge contemporary take on jazz. Using traditional instrumentation augmented by woodwinds, the ensemble includes Alberto Alvarez, vocalist, guitarist; Rich Moore, woodwinds; Rocky Year, woodwinds; Jim Gailloreto, woodwinds; Ian Torres, trumpet; Victor Garcia, trumpet; Larry Gray, cello; Dan Anderson, upright bass; Javier Saume, percussion; Juan Pastor, drums; Zara Zaharieva, violin; Benton Wedge, viola.
Opening Act: Alexis Lanier Trio
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Jeff Parker-Nels Cline Quartet: The Turning Point
Two musicians who move fluidly between the world of rock and jazz with complete authority and imagination present an interpretation of Paul Bley and John Gilmore’s classic 1964 album, The Turning Point. Parker is a long-time member of Chicago’s influential post-rock band Tortoise, while Cline has become the sharp-shooting guitarist for international favorite Wilco. Both guitarists will be joined by drummer Frank Rosaly and bassist Nate McBride.
Opening Act: Gallery 37 After School Matters Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Dana Hall: The Andrew Hill Project with Black Fire
Drummer, composer and bandleader Dana Hall celebrates the life and work of Chicago pianist and composer, Andrew Hill, one of the most important innovators of jazz piano, with specially commissioned arrangements and compositions. Joining Mr. Hall are pianist Orrin Evans and Geof Bradfield, saxophones; Clark Sommers, acoustic bass; Justin Thomas, vibraphone; Nick Mazzarella, alto sax; Russ Johnson, trumpet and Jose Davila, tuba. 
Opening Act: Sean Van Dril Quartet

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Tale of the Tiger: Pat Mallinger Quartet featuring Bill Carrothers & Cameron Pfiffner’s Marco Polo
Celebrate Sabertooth Organ Quartet’s rousing brand of soul-streaked hard-bop and 20-year longevity by hearing its co-leaders break out with their own bands. This double bill evening features a quartet with Pat Mallinger featuring pianist Bill Carrothers , Dennis Carroll and George Fludas and Cameron Pfiffner’s Marco Polo band with Terry Connell, Marquis Hill, Steve Horne, Nick Mazzarella, Juli Wood, Alejandro Urzagaste, Tom Vaitsas, Daniel Jackson Thatcher, Tim Daisy and Tim Mulvenna.
Opening Act: Tony Milano Trio

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Jack DeJohnette: Chicago Revisited
With Legends Muhal Richard Abrams, Larry Gray, Roscoe Mitchell & Henry Threadgill.
Special Legends Edition Chicago – Opening Night of the Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago-born jazz
pianist, composer, NEA Jazz Master and one of the most influential jazz drummers of the 20th century, Jack DeJohnette celebrates his 71st birthday with a return to Chicago . This extraordinary version of DeJohnette’s Special Edition band reflects his most important Chicago influences by gathering Chicago giants Muhal Richard Abrams, Larry Gray, Roscoe Mitchell and Henry Threadgill for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion. 

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Shaw’s Sushi Chef Naoki Nakashima, an authority on Japanese cuisine and etiquette, will lead an interactive Japanese sushi demonstration at Shaw’s Chicago on the fourth Saturday of each month—August 24th, September 28th and October 26th All of the classes begin at 12:00 noon. The price is $45 per person or $120 for all three classes and includes lunch, libations and a take-away gift. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Shaw’s Chicago at 312.527.2722. For more information, visit

At Shaw’s Chicago Sushi School, students will learn from expert Sushi Chef Naoki Nakashima how to master skills of the Japanese kitchen in a fun and interactive way. Each class will feature hands-on learning and teach students how to make and roll maki. The schedule for the Sushi School classes is as follows:

August 24, 2013 – Sushi Basics: How to make sushi rice, maki and nigiri
September 28, 2013 – Sushi on the Pacific Rim: tuna and guacamole, Acapulco Roll and tacos—Japan meets Mexico!
October 26, 2013 – Tokyo Sushi Party: delicious sushi appetizers, perfect for any party

Shaw’s Crab House, a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, features a 1940s-style take on the seafood dining experience, with retro leather banquettes, polished wood floors and Art Deco touches. The Oyster Bar provides a more casual setting for diners and serves up live music five nights a week at the Chicago location and Friday and Saturday nights at the Schaumburg location. Shaw’s—The King of Crab! For more info, call 312.527.2722 (Chicago) or 847.517.2722 (Schaumburg), visit the website at
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EVITA Tickets On-Sale Friday, July 19 (Chicago)



CHICAGO – July 17, 2013 – Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that individual tickets for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning musical EVITA go on-sale to the public starting this Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10 a.m.  EVITA will play the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited engagement Sep. 18 – Oct. 6, 2013.

Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, since it debuted on Broadway over 30 years ago.  The New York Post said “The wait was worth it: packed with memorable tunes, EVITA is a MODERN MASTERPIECE!”

Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic.  EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."

Produced by Hal Luftig, Scott Sanders and Troika Entertainment, the creative team includes Tony Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Neil Austin, Olivier Award-winning sound designer Mick Potter, wig and hair designer Richard Mawbey, projection designer Zachary Borovay and music supervisor/director Kristen Blodgette.  Orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen, and dance arrangements are by David Chase.

Don't miss this stunning new production, that CBS This Morning called "THE SHOW BROADWAY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR!"

The performance schedule for EVITA is as follows:
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 2 & 7:30 p.m. (no matinee performance on Sep. 18)
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. performance on Sep. 19)
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 & 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m. (additional 7:30 p.m. performance on Sep. 22)
Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.

Tickets for EVITA at the Oriental Theatre range from $27-$95.  A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances.  Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.  Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at
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A Sure Way To Relax And Sleep Better Without A Pill!

A Sure Way To Relax And Sleep Better Without A Pill! 
  In 2002, after twelve years of filming for a video company that produced memorial tributes, Gary Hanson decided to start CreationScapes and he has been enriching lives ever since with his incredible nature video programs that include music and scripture. The superior quality, therapeutic, and inspirational qualities of his work were soon noticed by Daystar Television Network, the largest Christian network viewed worldwide. The videos were aired nightly on Daystar for nearly nine years and are currently aired globally on the Hope Channel and SkyAngel with their newly formed Video on Demand content.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the quality of photography and music on CreationScapes is some of the best in the world. The programs are all filmed in High Definition and contain scenes from China, Britain, Italy, Hawaii, Mexico, and all over North America. They are accompanied by the natural sounds of nature and range from every theme imaginable - seascapes, mountains, flowers, baby animals, waterfalls and streams to sunsets, patriotism, farm and country, and so much more, covering all four seasons. CreationScapes even offer videos specific to holidays or special days/events as well as themes for every family memory and every age.
The videos show in perfect detail God’s amazing creations and, judging from the rave reviews, they do unquestionably calm, refresh and inspire. People often comment that watching them evokes memories of happier times they had long forgotten and introduces them to places they could only previously imagine in their dreams. Each person is able to draw something specific to them from each video; they bring comfort and healing to grieving families, sick and infirmed people residing in nursing homes, hospices and hospitals; even those who just need to learn to slow down, relax, and rejuvenate mind and spirit.
The power of the human mind is truly amazing. Hanson sees this in the thousands of emails he receives from customers who tell him the videos helped them forget their pain, both physical and emotional, by taking them to a place in their mind that gave them peace.
Many renowned musicians and performers, such as Tim Janis and Darlene Love, have teamed up with the company, as well as other great musicians and composers like Steve Hall, Mary Beth Carlson, Karin Gunderson, Paul Baloche, Shannon Wexelburg, Jackie Evanko, and more, and have contributed to PBS specials that featured CreationScapes videos narrated by George Clooney and James Earl Jones.
Global publisher Discovery House and RBC Ministries currently distribute CreationScapes programs created specifically for them, and the Word Group Australia currently distributes titles in both Australia and New Zealand. For more information, or to view some spectacular videos, please visit:

Just a sample of the hundreds of reviews received by CreationScapes:
“Thank you…I have treasured my own copy of the Wondrous Christmas DVD so much that this year I’m buying additional ones to give to friends for Christmas to remind them of the true “reason for the season.” Seeing the CreationScapes DVDs originally on the DayStar channel and then ultimately buying many of them for my home video library has added hours of beautiful blessings to my life. Your talent for photography and the abilities of the artists performing the music are a wonderful way to share God’s love with countless people across this country and, probably, further into the whole world.”
“…Thanks for making my life a better experience than the killer and destructive movies out today. Thanks for the alternative!... They're breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring. God Bless you all. Please recognize the need for this type of TV.”
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for your inspirational videos…I used to get goosebumps whenever I watched your shows on DayStar. The scenes blend in perfectly with the amazing landscapes that God himself created.”
“This is just to say THANK YOU for the blessing of CreationScapes. For years I have had trouble sleeping at night and began watching these. Had been given Quiet Place a few years ago and watched it over and over and over again. All the above arrived today....a day that has been especially painful, physically. What timing! Thank you for being a blessing and for the production of these beautiful, peaceful scenes.”
“I was unusually stressed one evening and couldn’t sleep so I watched a CreationScapes video that a friend had given me. I became lost in a world of tranquility and breathtaking beauty and could think of nothing except what I was seeing and the soothing music I was hearing. When the video ended I took a  deep breath and felt so calm and relaxed – when I looked at the clock I was shocked to find over one hour had passed and yet it felt like a short time. I slept like a baby that night. What a way to de-stress! Thank you for your incredible work.”

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER National Tour Cast Announced (Chicago)


APRIL 2 – 13, 2014
  Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that five‐time Tony Award® winning PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony® Award‐winner Roger Rees and Tony® Award‐nominee Alex Timbers, has announced casting for the national tour.  PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will play Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) from April 2 – 13, 2014.

The PETER AND THE STARCATCHER National Tour cast features Joey deBettencourt (Boy), Megan Stern (Molly), John Sanders (Black Stache) Harter Clingman (Alf), Jimonn Cole (Slank), Nathan Hosner (Lord Aster), Carl Howell (Prentiss), Ian Michael Stuart (Captain Scott), Benjamin Schrader (Mrs. Bumbrake), Luke Smith (Smee), Edward Tournier (Ted), Lee Zarrett (Fighting Prawn), Ben Beckley, Robert Franklin Neill, Rachel Prather and Nick Vidal.

In the spirit of the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tony Award®-winning sustainable set design, the producers invited the venues on the tour route to contribute reusable items to help build the tour proscenium.  Denver sent in Coors bottle caps, Seattle collected wine corks from the bars at their theater and Dallas arranged a special collection drive at Klyde Warren Park to collect items.  Additional items donated by the PETER AND THE STARCATCHER tour markets include small children’s toy figures, old silverware, used rope, buttons and whopper poppers, cords, aluminum can lids, old cooking tools, tin can tops, balls and paper tubes.

Set Designer Donyale Werle, who won the 2012 Tony Award® for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, is a leader at the Broadway Green Alliance and has gained much acclaim for her use of salvaged materials in her sets.  The Broadway set for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER was made almost entirely of recycled materials.

The rest of the design team for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER includes Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), who all won Tony Awards® for their work on the show, along with Steven Hoggett (Movement), Wayne Barker (Music), Jacob Grigolia‐Rosenbaum (Fight Direction) and Marco Paguia (Music Supervision).

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, a grown up’s prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best‐selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century‐old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?  This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER won five 2012 Tony Awards® (the most of any play of the 2011-2012 season) and was named one of The New York Times, New York Magazine and The New Yorker’s Top 10 Shows of the Year.

The New York Times hails PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as “the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” New York Post exclaims it is “the gold standard of Peter Pan shows” and Entertainment Weekly calls the show “an absurdly funny fantastical journey.”

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for those 10 and up.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is part of the Broadway In Chicago 2014 Spring Season. Group tickets for 10 or more are now on sale by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977‐1710. Individual tickets for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER will go on sale at a later date.

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JOEY deBETTENCOURT (Boy) Proud Chicagoan and Northwestern graduate. Theatre: South of Settling (Steppenwolf Theatre), Punk Rock - Jeff Award, Flare Path (Griffin Theatre), Cherrywood (Mary-Arrchie). Film: At Any Price.  Thanks to Julie, my family and Shirley’s.

JOHN SANDERS (Black Stache) returns to Neverland after appearing on Broadway as Black Stache, Aster, Bumbrake and Capt. Scott. Other credits include Sergei in the original Broadway cast of Matilda the Musical, and Sam in the Mamma Mia! North American Tour. Chicago credits: Goodman (Turn of the Century), Chicago Shakespeare (Cymbeline, Troilus & Cressida), Writers’ (The Real Thing, Oh Coward), Drury Lane Oakbrook (Spamalot, Miss Saigon), Stage Left, Chicago Dramatists. TV: “Last Man Standing”. Film: “Alleged;” “No God, No Master.”

MEGAN STERN (Molly) Credits include: Be the Death of Me (The Civilians), Raptured (Play Co.), The Material World (Dixon Place), The London Merchant (Storm Theatre), The Tempest (Porpentine Theater Co.), Straight Up Vampire (Joe’s Pub), and Pride and Prejudice (NYMF).

HARTER CLINGMAN(Alf) is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago.  Recent credits include Terry Twyman's Saloon (Peninsula Players), See What I Wanna See (Bailiwick/Steppenwolf), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Bailiwick), State Street (City Lit), Absolute Hell (The Gift Theatre) and Spring Awakening (Griffin Theater).

JIMONN COLE (Slank) Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop, Signature Theatre, The Culture Project, The Acting Co., Keen Co.. Regional: The Old Globe, The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Film: Spinning Into Butter. Graduate of The Juilliard School.

NATHAN HOSNER (Lord Aster) Chicago: Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman, Writers', Paramount, and First Folio Theatres. Regional: Alabama, Arkansas, Door, and Illinois Shakespeare Theatres, American Players, Boarshead, and Madison Rep Theatres. Nathan is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

CARL HOWELL (Prentiss) is a Hammonton, NJ native.  Credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Hudson Valley Shakespeare), Halo/Titanic (Old Vic New Voices), The Seagull (Konstantin), New Victory, The Pearl, Shelby Company.  BFA NYU.  Major thanks to Mom, Dad, Meredith, and Angie.  

IAN MICHAEL STUART (Captain Scott) NYC: Rocky, The Last Goodbye. Regional: Sweeney Todd, Phantom, A Man Of No Importance, and Tick, Tick…BOOM! Graduate of UC Irvine. Thanks BRS, Jason, Roger, Alex, Jillian and Roundabout.  Love to Jimmy, and Jenn. For Mom and Dad! and

BENJAMIN SCHRADER (Mrs. Bumbrake) Broadway: The Book of Mormon (Original Elder White and Yoda), Avenue Q, Ragtime. National Tour: Big River. Film/TV: Disney's “Frozen”, BBC’s “Rebels and Redcoats.” Host of SiriusXM radio's "The Stage Door Supper Club".

LUKE SMITH (Smee) Off-Broadway: Hit the Wall (u/s). Regional: The Buddy Holly Story, Hedwig..., My Fair Lady, Godspell. B.F.A. University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Songwriter for band Awning:

EDWARD TOURNIER (Ted) Selected Credits: Mother Courage and Her Children (American Repertory Theatre), The Rivals (Huntington), The History Boys (Ahmanson), Secrets of the Trade (Black Dahlia), Mercury Fur (Needtheater), Supernova (Elephant) Futura (Boston Court), Monkey Adored (Rogue Machine).

LEE ZARRETT (Fighting Prawn) Broadway: Hair, Spelling Bee, Jane Eyre. Tour: Les Misérables, My Fair Lady. Off-Broadway: New Victory, Vineyard, Encores!. Regional: La Jolla, NY Stage and Film, Williamstown. TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Louie.”

BEN BECKLEY (u/s Smee/Slank/Alf/Fighting Prawn/Mrs. Bumbrake) Theater: The Assembly, The Actors Company, New Georges, Berkshire Theatre Group, Joe's Pub, Flea, HERE, Temporary Distortion. Film: “The Onion.” Ben has developed and premiered work with Christopher Durang, Adam Rapp and Robert Wilson.

ROBERT FRANKLIN NEILL (u/s Lord Aster/Slank/Alf/Black Stache/Captain Scott)is a founding member of the NY Neo-Futurists. Broadway: London Assurance; London: The Cherry Orchard; Regional: You Never Can Tell, Tartuffe; Off-Off Broadway: Spring Awakening, Hamlet, Doughboy. He studied at LAMDA, NTI, and Grinnell.

RACHEL PRATHER (u/s Molly/Ted/Prentiss/Mrs. Bumbrake) is honored to join the cast of PATSC. Regional credits include Fiddler on the Roof (WBT); Nine (SpeakEasy Stage). BFA The Boston Conservatory. Thanks to God, her family, friends, CGF, and Jim Carnahan Casting.

NICK VIDAL (u/s Boy/Prentiss/Ted/Fighting Prawn/Captain Scott) Chicago credits:   Iphigenia 2.0 (Next Theatre); The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Steppenwolf for Young Adults); Aftermath (Signal Ensemble); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Life Line Theatre); TV: "Chicago Fire" Film: "Black Box"
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Chicago Artists Coalition presents pARTicipatory

Chicago Artists Coalition presents

Featuring Chaz Evans, Amber Ginsburg, Mothergirl, 
Jake Myers, Hoyun Son, and Latham Zearfoss

Curated by Anna Trier and Meredith Weber (Happy Collaborationists)

Opening Reception: August 9, 6 - 9pm
Exhibition Dates: August 9 - August 29, 2013

HATCH: Participatory
 Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present pARTicipatory, a HATCH Projects exhibition featuring new works by Chaz Evans, Amber Ginsburg, Mothergirl, Jake Myers, Hoyun Son, and Latham Zearfoss, curated by Anna Trier and Meredith Weber (Happy Collaborationists). The exhibition will have an opening reception on Friday, August 9 from 6-9pm at Chicago Artists Coalition located at 217 North Carpenter Street, and will continue through August 29, 2013. 

pARTicipatory posits that the audience's participation and engagement with an artwork is as important as the work itself. With this connectivity in mind, this exhibition of performative and interactive works challenges the role of the audience and engages it in acts of play and storytelling. Rather than expecting passive viewership, these works rely on the audience's participation to fully activate their intentions as artworks. In this case, the art object is not the art itself - it is merely the conduit for a conversation. Via rewired electronic singing fish, a bar recreation installation, word games and performance, the audience will be asked to contribute stories, imagination and critical dialogue to bring these works to fruition.

For more information about the exhibition and artist/curator bios, please click HERE

featuring HATCH Projects Residents  
Chaz Evans, Amber Ginsburg, Mothergirl, Jake Myers, Hoyun Son, and Latham Zearfoss
Curated by Anna Trier and Meredith Weber (Happy Collaborationists) 
Opening Reception: August 9, 6 - 9pm
Exhibition Dates: August 9- August 29, 2013
The mission of the Chicago Artists Coalition is to build a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. As pioneers in advocacy and professional development, the Coalition capitalizes on the intersection of art and enterprise by activating collaborative partnerships and developing innovative resources. The Chicago Artists Coalition is committed to cultivating groundbreaking exhibitions and educational opportunities, and to building a diverse community of artistic leaders that defines the place of art and artists in our culture and economy.

Chicago Artists Coalition
217 N. Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60607. 312-491-8888
Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, and Saturday 12:00pm-6:00pm