Friday, August 24, 2018

Chicago Cultural Center Upcoming 2018 and 2019 Exhibition Schedule (Chicago, IL.)





  

CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS SCHEDULE
Fall Highlights include African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce and the Politics of Race; Tuned Mass: Jeff Carter, Faheem Majeed and Susan Giles and exhibitions highlighting the Year of Creative Youth at the Chicago Cultural Center

Year of Creative Youth
January–December 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2018 as the “Year of Creative Youth.” The $2 million investment by the City of Chicago will include a Creative Youth Festival across the Millennium Park Campus, performance opportunities for teens at city festivals and partner events, cultural grants and convenings for youth arts organizations and a marketing campaign among other events.

Year of Creative Youth Exhibitions
August 25, 2018January 6, 2019
September 8, 1–3pm: Exhibition Opening
September 20, 12:15pm: Gallery Talk on CCC Exhibitions by Greg Lunceford
Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor South
As part of the Year of Creative Youth, the Chicago Cultural Center worked in collaboration with four local community organizations to feature the work of young artists.

  • Peacemakers and Community Connections Project
            In collaboration with Changing Worlds
            Gallery Talks on October 18 & January 3, 5:30–6:30pm
During the 2017-2018 academic year, Changing Worlds collaborated with Chicago Public Schools educators and 11- to 13-year-old students from Pilsen, Back of the Yards and the Near West Side. During this project, 250 youth created visual and poetic imagery examining their local challenges and celebrating community leaders working for positive change. After exploring these networks of support for peace and non-violence, youth had ample inspiration for their poems, original drawings and posters and handcrafted lightboxes that signify peace, hope and community. Changing Worlds invites you to experience how youth are responding to Chicago violence and offering their own understanding of the culture of care and concern that exists for their communities.

  • Fern Room Goes East
            In collaboration with Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
            Gallery Talks on November 1 & 29, 5:30–6:30pm
The Garfield Park Conservatory's iconic Fern Room is recreated at the Cultural Center, bringing a multi-sensory experience of the beauty, history and nature to downtown. Through a series of art and science-based activities, thousands of "ferns" were created by visitors to the Conservatory's free weekly drop-in family programming held throughout the summer. The Conservatory's Urban Roots teen interns provide interpretation of the exhibit, detailing each featured fern species and the room's history.

  • PR Colonial Identity, Inc.
In collaboration with Studio Arts & Exhibition Program (SAEP), Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
            Gallery Talks on September 20 & November 15, 5:30–6:30pm
SAEP's teens made a selection of historical portraits marking important moments in Puerto Rican art history. The exhibit is an experimental painting installation taking visitors through the chronological colonial turmoil that shaped the face and identity of Puerto Ricans past and present. The Studio Arts & Exhibition Program (SAEP) enrolls 105 teens in after-school and summer Studio Arts programs in residency at two locations, Humboldt Park Field House and the Roberto Clemente Community Academy.

  • Odes and Tattoos
In collaboration with Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
            Gallery Talks on October 4 & December 13, 5:30–6:30pm
How are voices and stories from overlooked, liminal social spaces elevated? How are marginalized cultural perspectives depicted to convey new ideas of self and community that are often sidelined by a larger historical narrative? Students from North-Grand High School attempt to tackle these questions through the creation of multidisciplinary artworks that examine how history and culture are manifested through art and and how they themselves can find agency by re-presenting the social and cultural. Teaching Artists Marc Fischer and Jose Luis Benavides have collaborated with teachers Karen Furlong and Lisa Welsh to create this exhibition.

Tuned Mass: Jeff Carter, Faheem Majeed and Susan Giles 

September 8, 2018–January 6, 2019
September 28, 7pm: A Vessel for Carriage: A Site-Responsive Performance by Matty Davis and Ben Gould
Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North
Exploring architecture through themes of barricade, convening and gesture come together in this sculptural exhibition presented in three suites.

Jeff Carter works from images of conflict zones sourced online to develop a series of sculptures that explore the “architecture of the barricade.” His interpretations rely on forms that express aggressive dynamics and raw utility, yet are carefully integrated and intentionally crafted.

“Board-up” and “Lean-to” are the latest evolution of Faheem Majeed’s “Shacks and Shanties” installation series. The works speak to the visual signs of devaluing neighborhoods – the board-up initially serving to protect the investment of the house while serving as a clear notice of abandonment. The lean-to is the stripped-down form of the shack, the simplest form used for shelter and survival.

Susan Giles explores the role of hand gestures in to remembering monuments. The lines and shapes made by our gestures build an abstracted, mediated form that represents a single monument – a desire to make memory physically tangible.


African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce and the Politics of Race
October 27, 2018–March 3, 2019
Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North
Featuring work from a wide range of practices including cartooning, sign painting, architectural signage, illustration, graphic design, exhibit design and product design, this exhibition is the first to demonstrate how African American designers remade the image of the black consumer and the work of the black artist in this major hub of American advertising/consumer culture. African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce and the Politics of Race is funded in part by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy.
  • Exhibition Symposium: The Designs of African American Life
Friday, November 2, 5–6pm  
Keynote by Jacqueline Goldsby, Yale University
Saturday, November 3, 9am–4:30pm
Closing Keynote by Adam Green, University of Chicago
Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North

Keep Moving: Designing Chicago's Bicycle Culture
October 27, 2018–March 3, 2019
Expo 72, 72 E. Randolph St. (across the street from the Chicago Cultural Center)
Just before the turn of the century, the popularity of the bicycle in America was at an apex, and the majority of American-made bicycles were being produced by Chicago-based manufacturers. Through designed items such as advertisements, brands, objects and spaces, this exhibition looks at how design has shaped how Americans think about bicycles – something familiar to us all.

Learning Lab Activations
September 7, 12–2pm: Out of Sight
Saturdays, September 8–November 10, 1–3pm: Blok by Blok & Lumpen Radio Youth Podcast
September 21, 12–2pm, and September 22, 1–3pm: Indira Johnson
October 5, 12–2pm: Catherine Schwable
October 19, 12–2pm: Scribble Monsters
November 2 & 15, 12–2pm: Tricia Van Eck
December 1, 1–3pm: Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
December 8, 1–3pm: Puerto Rican Arts Alliance
December 15, 1–3pm: Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
1st Floor South
The Learning Lab is a place to engage and experiment with all aspects of DCASE cultural programming. Meet and engage with artists! Watch archival footage of guests at past DCASE events on a vintage TV set. Hear the sounds of upcoming DCASE music festivals. Try your hand at mural making like Keith Haring on our chalk wall. Feel the artifacts and sumptuous materials used to create this golden age building and more!

Bronzeville Echoes: Faces and Places of Chicago’s African American Music
Ongoing
Garland Gallery, 1st Floor South
Explore Chicago’s music legacy through ragtime, jazz and blues in an exhibition that highlights the contributions of important places and people that shaped the music scene. Seldom-seen original artifacts will be on display including sheet-music, rare 1920s records with quirky period graphics–and even the original 1932 telephone booth from the old Sunset/Grand Terrace Café from which the actual music can be heard. The scope is broad and surprising–Ragtime morphs into jazz, Blues transforms into modern gospel, and it all echoes throughout the contemporary genres of House and Hip Hop.

Chicago Cultural Center Exhibitions Closing in the Fall of 2018

Keith Haring: The Chicago Mural
Through September 23
September 20, 12:15pm: Gallery Talk on CCC Exhibitions by Greg Lunceford
Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North
Having rocketed to worldwide fame in the 1980s, graffiti artist Keith Haring worked with 500 Chicago Public School students to paint a monumental mural in Chicago's Grant Park in 1989. This exhibition includes a large selection of the mural reflecting the artist’s incisive draftsmanship and unsettling cast of symbolic characters (atomic baby, barking dog). Soon after the Chicago project, Haring died tragically of HIV-AIDS in 1990.

Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle
Through October 1
September 6, 12:15pm: Gallery Talk on Alexis Rockman with Daniel Schulman
September 9, 2–3:30pm: Panel Discussion “Looking Closely, Leaping In: Alexis Rockman’s Great Lakes Cycle”
September 20, 12:15pm: Gallery Talk on CCC Exhibitions by Greg Lunceford
Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North
This multi-faceted project explores the past, present and future of North America’s Great Lakes – one of the world’s most emblematic and ecologically significant ecosytems.  Painted in Rockman’s signature, meticulous but visionary hyper-realist style, the works in the exhibition are anchored by five mural-sized (72” x 144”) oil paintings, each exploring a theme that emerged during Rockman’s field research and engagement with lake experts. Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

All exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, are presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Building hours are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.; closed holidays. Admission is FREE. For information, visit chicagoculturalcenter.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ChiCulturCenter.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors. For more information, visit cityofchicago.org/dcase.

Chicago Intl. Film Festival Announces First 25 Films (Chicago, IL.)



 
 
 
THE 54TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,
OCTOBER 10 – 21, ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
 
Initial lineup includes highly anticipated titles including Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased starring Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe; Elizabeth Chomko’s Chicago-set feature debut What They Had starring Michael Shannon and Hilary Swank; Mike Leigh’s epic drama Peterloo and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters
CHICAGO-  Mimi  Plauché, Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festivaltoday announced the first 25 films that will be shown at the 54th Chicago International Film Festival, running Oct. 10 – 21, 2018 at AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St. The longest-running competitive film festival in North America, the Festival will feature more than 150 films from across the globe and bring legendary actors, master filmmakers, and exciting, emerging talents from around the world to Chicago.  
 
The initial roster of films demonstrates the Festival’s commitment to selecting the best feature films, documentaries, and short films of the year, including notable Oscar contenders and top award winners from the Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals. This year, the Festival will also present two special programs: a spotlight on Italian cinema and a focus on international comedy.
 
“We are very excited to be showcasing new films from some of the most impressive directors in the world, whether returning veterans, such as past Gold Hugo-winners Mike Leigh and Hirokazu Kore-eda, or up-and-coming filmmakers with distinctive visions,” said Plauché. “For the last several years, the Festival has been proud to present Best Picture winners The Shape of Water (2017), Moonlight (2016), and Spotlight (2015), and we look forward to sharing this year’s incredible slate of movies with our audiences.”  
 
The films announced today are:
 
Birds of Passage
Pájaros de verano
Directors: Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra
Colombia, Mexico, Denmark
A Colombian Mean Streets, this gripping drama chronicles the rise of the drug trade and its cataclysmic impact on the local indigenous community. The Wayuu people had long held tight onto their traditions, living in close-knit tribes. When two friends begin selling marijuana to visiting Americans, however, their actions set in motion a series of events that pit factions against each other, inciting a cycle of avarice-inspired vengeance. Wayuunaiki, Spanish, and English with subtitles.  
 
Border
Gräns
Director: Ali Abbasi
Sweden
Fantastic in every sense of the word, this idiosyncratic thriller centers on a Swedish customs officer with a special talent for detecting contraband who must ultimately choose between good and evil. This exciting, intelligent mix of romance, Nordic noir, social realism, and supernatural horror defies and subverts genre conventions and is destined to be a cult classic. Winner, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival. Swedish with subtitles.
 
Boy Erased
Director: Joel Edgerton
U.S.
Boy Erased tells the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a conversion therapy program—or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.
 
Cold War
Zimna wojna
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Poland
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. Polish with subtitles.
 
Dogman
Director: Matteo Garrone
Italy
In a run-down Italian coastal town, Marcello, a gentle dog groomer, sees his life turned upside down when Simone, a brutish former boxer and ex-con, bullies him into becoming his criminal accomplice. But for how long can the “dogman” be subservient to his master before he bites back? From the acclaimed director of Gomorrah comes another unflinching urban western treading the fine line between civility and savagery. Italian with subtitles.
 
Friedkin Uncut
Director: Francesco Zippel
Italy
Oscar®-winning, Chicago-born director William Friedkin achieved fame with his 1973 horror blockbuster The Exorcist. But this illuminating documentary shows the director’s unwavering commitment to rawness and realism across his entire career, from The French Connection (1972) to Killer Joe (2011). Featuring interviews with Ellen Burstyn, Willem Dafoe, and Quentin Tarantino, among others, Friedkin Uncut reveals a savvy craftsman who is unapologetic about his no-nonsense approach to moviemaking.
 
Jumpman
Podbrosy
Director: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Russia, Ireland, Lithuania, France
An abandoned infant grows into a likeable lad with a rare disorder—he can feel no physical pain. When he becomes a teen, his feckless mother returns to his life to exploit his condition by enlisting him in an insurance fraud scam. A taut thriller, Jumpman puts an outsider at the center of a harsh indictment of corruption and hypocrisy in contemporary Russia. Russian with subtitles.
 
Mr. Soul!
Director: Melissa Haizlip
U.S.
The brainchild of pioneering producer Ellis Haizlip, SOUL!  was the first ever national TV series made by and for African-Americans. The groundbreaking program aired from 1968 to 1973 and featured a dazzling array of guests from Stevie Wonder to Maya Angelou. Mr. Soul! takes viewers behind the scenes of the show, chronicling its inception and its struggles to stay on the air. It turns out the revolution really was televised.
 
Olympia
Director: Gregory Dixon
U.S.
Chicago writer-actor McKenzie Chinn stars as a struggling artist, navigating work and romance in the Windy City. When her boyfriend asks her to drop everything and move cross-country, she soon discovers that she might be the biggest obstacle to her own happiness. Featuring quirky animation and a revelatory central performance, Olympia is a sensitive and humorous look at the challenges of embracing adulthood.
 
The Other Story
Director: Avi Nesher
Israel
Family disputes and conspiracies take center stage in this lively drama, which even-handedly explores the divide between Israel’s secular Jews and the ultra-Orthodox from director Avi Nesher (The Matchmaker). Sasson Gabai (The Band’s Visit) plays a renowned psychologist and rationalist who falls out with his strong-willed granddaughter when she enters a Haredi community and plans to marry a musician previously known for his wild ways. Hebrew with subtitles.
 
Peterloo
Director: Mike Leigh
U.K.
An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, which saw British forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to protest rising levels of poverty and demand reform. Many were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. A defining moment in British democracy, the massacre also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.
 
Piercing
Director: Nicolas Pesce
U.S. 
Pesce’s gleefully wicked S&M black comedy centers on Reed (Christopher Abbot), a new father looking to channel his homicidal impulses away from his infant daughter. He heads to a hotel, hires an escort (Mia Wasikowska), then begins to rehearse her murder. But once she arrives, the balance of power shifts. Based on the novel by Ryu Murukami, Piercing’s incredibly dark premise constantly surprises—it might just be taken for a wildly subversive love story.
 
A Private War
Director: Matthew Heineman
U.S.
In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award®-nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Her mission to show the true cost of conflict leads her—along with renowned photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan)—to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
 
Rafiki
Director: Wanuri Kahiu
Kenya
A tender tale of forbidden first love told in an electric, colorful Afropop style, Rafiki tells the story of the tender but illegal and taboo romance between Kena, a skateboarding tomboy blessed with great grades and soccer skills, and Ziki, the charismatic daughter of a conservative local politician. When rumors begin to swirl about the nature of their relationship, the young lovers find themselves in great jeopardy. Swahili, English with subtitles.
 
Ruben Brandt, Collector
Ruben Brandt, a gyüjtö
Director: Milorad Krstic
Hungary
“Possess your problems to conquer them,” is the credo that psychotherapist Ruben Brandt preaches to his criminally-inclined clients in this stylish, animated thriller for adults. But when Brandt’s patients help him to apply his own advice, he becomes “Ruben Brandt, Collector,” ringleader of a gang responsible for the theft of 13 of the world’s most famous paintings. This entertaining romp literally puts the “art” into “arthouse.”
 
Shoplifters
Manbiki kazoku
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Japan
The winner of Cannes’ top prize, the Palme d’Or, centers on an eccentric troupe of miscreants who take in a neglected five-year-old. Despite their strained circumstances, the tight-knit unit of petty thieves and social outcasts comes together to raise the girl. But how long can this unconventional family survive against the normalizing forces around them? From the Japanese master of humanism comes another affecting and astute film about people living on the margins. Japanese with subtitles.
 
Sorry Angel
Plaire, aimer et courir vite
Director: Christophe Honoré
France
It’s 1993. Jacques is a successful, novelist from Paris living with what was still a terminal diagnosis of HIV positive. Arthur is an open-minded student ready to embrace life. They meet in Rennes and fall in love, but navigating an intergenerational romance has its challenges. Honoré (Love Songs) chronicles their lives, together and apart, with nuance and subtlety, allowing their love story to unfold in patient, novelistic fashion. French with subtitles.
 
Transit
Director: Christian Petzold
Germany
In this Kafkaesque cinematic puzzle, a man is trapped in limbo as he tries to flee fascist-occupied France. Hoping to escape to Mexico, Georg poses as a dead author but becomes stuck in Marseilles. There, he encounters a woman searching for her missing husband—the man whose identity he has assumed. Petzold’s surreal film merges past, present and future in its trenchant exploration of the plight of refugees. German with subtitles.
 
United Skates
Directors: Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown
U.S.
A rousing chronicle of roller-skating’s pivotal role in African-American communities, United Skates careens around the country, offering an intimate look at a lively subculture that’s under threat. Facing discriminatory policies and building closures, committed skaters from around the country—including Chicago’s own Buddy Love—fight to preserve a space for people to come together and express themselves in sliding, bouncing, snapping glory.
 
What They Had
Director: Elizabeth Chomko
U.S.
From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, What They Had centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.
 
SHORTS
Accidence
Directors: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson
Canada
A grisly murder on an apartment balcony becomes a small piece in a frenzied puzzle of strange occurrences.
 
Accident, MD
Director: Dan Rybicky
U.S. 
A survey of attitudes about America’s healthcare crisis filmed in the small town of Accident, Maryland.
 
Optimism
Director: Deborah Stratman
U.S.
A portrait of Dawson City Canada’s far North that reveals a rich history of a town looking for gold while enveloped in shadow.
 
Solar Walk
Director: Réka Bucsi
Denmark
A sumptuously animated cosmic journey through space, time, and creation.
 
Tourneur
Director: Yalda Afsah
Germany
A foam-filled ring in the south of France becomes the site of an absurd spectacle as young men face off against a bull.
 
Festival and Ticket Information
The 54rd Chicago International Film Festival runs Oct. 10-21, 2018 at the AMC River East, 322 E. Illinois St., and features more than 150 films, with a vast diversity of offerings, with numerous competitive categories and several highlight programs such as Black Perspectives, Cinemas of the Americas, International Comedy, Spotlight: Italy, Women in Cinema, Out-Look, After Dark and the City & State program (showcasing films made in Chicago and throughout Illinois.)
 
The complete Festival schedule will be announced September 17, 2018. Early Bird Festival passes ($105 - $260) are currently on sale. Individual tickets ($8 to $20) and Gala Presentation tickets ($20 to $150) will go on sale Sept. 18 for Cinema/Chicago Members and Sept. 21 for the general public. Discounted parking is available at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois Street). For more information, visit www.chicagofilmfestival.com or call 312-683-0121.
 
Festival Sponsors and Partners
The 54th Chicago International Film Festival's sponsors include Premiere Sponsors: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Wintrust Community Banks; Education Sponsor: HBO; Event Partner: AMC Theaters; Special support provided by the National Endowment of the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Film Office, Chicago Film Office, and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
 
About Cinema/Chicago
Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round nonprofit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Cinema/Chicago's programs include the Chicago International Film Festival, International Screenings Program, Chicago International Television Festival, CineYouth Festival, and year-round Education Program. Celebrating its 54th edition October 10-21, 2018, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America's longest-running competitive film festival. For more information, please visit www.chicagofilmfestival.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo and Twitter.

LACDA >> Invitation to Exhibit, second show added | September 2018 | "Open Source 2.0" (Los Angeles, CA.)



L.A. Center for Digital Art
 
Dear Artists,

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OPEN SOURCE 2.0
Due to the popularity of this exhibit we have added a second show for September to accommodate everyone that would like to participate. If you were in the first Open Source you are welcome to exhibit new work for this second installment. 
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The call:

I am organizing a group exhibit for September 2018 "OPEN SOURE 2.0" patterned after a series of salon style exhibitions we have had success with and we would like to include your work for the exhibit. This is an open exhibit for all artists that participate in our calls and competitions, LACDA creates the prints. Referrals are welcome as well.  

We will not be able to show prints from the first August "Open Source" exhibit for this second edition show. Unsold prints will be shipped back to the artists after the show closes. 

News of the exhibit will be distributed to our email list of over 15,000 to our network of curators, critics and our considerable social media outlets.  The Opening Reception will continue our series of Saturday openings which have been very successful especially at drawing a more specialized art crowd. 

The "Open Source" salon style  exhibit will feature artists focused on digital art and photography and raises funds for our operations and improvements to our gallery (including our new Epson p10000 printer!). This exhibit will be in the largest of four separate exhibit areas, which features a wall that is 30 contiguous feet wide and 12 feet high. The opening will be high energy and well attended.  

Exhibit Dates: September 13-October 6, 2018
Reception: Saturday, September 15, 6-9pm
ArtWalk Preview: September 13, 7-9pm

Images of previous salon stye exhibits can be found here:

January 2018

Other earlier shows:


Our very first Salon style exhibit:


How it works:
Each artist has us do one or more prints for the show at the uniform paper size of 44x36 (up to 38x30 image area with 3" margin/trim area) on your choice of luster, gloss or semi-matte at $145 per print. All are Premium Epson papers and of the highest quality. Having us do the prints is mandatory, as well as the standardized size (which allows for the successful overall design of the exhibit.

We will try to show as many artists as possible, so the show will be a salon style hanging, one work atop another vertically double and triple hung. Work is for sale and the artists receive 50% commission. Prints remaining can be shipped at nominal cost to artist.

No limit on number of prints an artist can show, but space is limited to about 50 prints. Space is reserved when funds are received. Both tall and wide aspect images are welcome. 

Instructions for Participation:

Two easy steps:

1) Send funds via PayPal for your prints here:


Please include your shipping address with your information

Outside California $145.00 USD per print      
CA Residents add 9% tax; $158.05 USD per print

2) Upload your images here: http://lacda.com/upload. html  

Name your file as follows indicating name and type of paper: 
Rex_Bruce_semimatte.jpg  
Brad_Pitt_glossy.tif
Jimi_Hendrix_luster.jpg

For multiple images: Jeff_Koons_luster1.psd  Jeff_Koons_luster2.psd  Jeff_Koons_luster3.psd

The exhibit is artist curated. We review images you select and may collaborate further on that.

Any file type, color space printable from Photoshop is fine. Send us the best image you have, we do the rest. Max image area is 30x38. Don't worry, if there is an issue we will fix it. We will get the titles, prices, etc. later in another email.

Please respond soon, even with newly added space this will fill quickly and we will need all of the files in for printing in well in advance of the exhibit. 

Thanks so much for all of your support and taking part in this exciting endeavor!

Best,

Rex Bruce
Director
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
104 East Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Note: If you have exhibited recently, are a represented artist, or have received this call in error feel free to ignore. This is a unique opportunity so we wanted to let lots of you know about it. Our apologies for any cross postings (I checked through as best I could), and recent multiple invitations over time; it just means we really like your art!  All are welcome to participate, of course.
"Open Source"

September 13-October 6, 2018

Reception: Saturday
September 15, 6-9pm

ArtWalk Preview: 
September 13, 7-9pm



LACDA is about participation!
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the vast panorama of hybrid forms of art and technology that constitute our moment in culture. We are committed to supporting local, international, emerging and established artists through exposure in our gallery. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, produce editions of wide format archival prints, and collaborate in the production of digital artworks in our studio. As well we are involved with curating digital exhibits at institutions and festivals outside of the LACDA gallery schedule.

L.A. Center for Digital Art, 104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Thursday, August 23, 2018

SummerDance Celebration Takes Over Millennium Park This Saturday (Chicago, IL.)

 
DCASE News - Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
SummerDance Celebration Saturday_ August 25 Noon-9pm Millennium Park  
 
A Full Day of Dance Competitions, Social Dancing and Performances  
 
Noon-6pm
Wrigley Square
Dance Village with See Chicago Dance highlighting Chicago's diverse dance performance companies and advocacy groups 
Noon-1pm 
Cloud Gate Stage
Dance Downs Showcase 
1-2pm 
Cloud Gate Stage
"The Most Versatile Dancer Contest" hosted by  
May I Have This Dance 
2-3pm  
 Cloud Gate Stage
Line Dancing with The Thomas Twins &   
DJ Boolumaster 
3-4pm 
Great Lawn 
Bollywood Dance Party with Bollywood Groove 
4-5:30pm  
Great Lawn 
Garba 360 featuring Meher Dance and DJ Jeet  
5:30-6:15pm 
Great Lawn  
SummerDance Carnival "bloco" procession through the Park led by Planeta Azul & Passistas Samba Dance Group 
6:30-8pm 
Jay Pritzker Pavilion 
Chicago Dance Showcase 
8-9pm 
Cloud Gate Stage 
House DJ Dance Party with
White Label DJ's - Sadie Woods & Madrid 
 
City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel_ DCASE_ Millennium Park Foundation_ CTA
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, 78 E. Washington St., 4th Fl., Chicago, IL 60602