October Open Studios
On October 9th and 10th, the Arts of Life is participating in the latest neighborhood Arts collaboration in the Kinzie Corridor Art District.
Artists from three different neighborhood collectives will be opening their studios:
We’re proud to welcome Hubbard Street Art Walk as a new addition to our event. They have the following openings:Studios on Hubbard at 1474 W. Hubbard St.,Wright Auction House at 1440 W. Hubbard St.,Spudnik Press at 1821 W. Hubbard St.,and Ogden Studios at 350 W. Ogden.
Fulton Street Collective, located at 2000 W. Fulton, near the intersection of Damen and Fulton, will have 3 artists showing at their arts collective.
One block away, the Arts of Life art studio will be showing a special exhibit and is functioning as the information hub for the entire weekend.
More information is available at www.kinziecorridorarts.com
The family friendly event, starting at 11 am, is being organized by The Arts of Life’s Art Director Ryan Shuquem, who feels that the Kinzie Corridor can equal the creativity and diversity of areas like Pilsen. “It’s an easy way for up and coming artists to demonstrate their vision and at the same time participate in the cultural development of their neighborhood.”
Featured Exhibit: The theme of Chicago Artists Month 2010 looks at how the city influences art and artists, and how artists transform the city by contributing to civic dialogue and quality of life. Arts of Life has been exploring this theme over the last two months by facilitating a portrait exchange between its artists, artists in the Chicago community, and artists from Esperanza.
Titled “How We Make Each Other,” the exhibit seeks to show the effects and influence that artists can have on each other by spending time together sharing who they are and what they do. Artists exhibiting include community artists, members of Arts of Life, and members of Esperanza art studio. Arts of Life and the Kinzie Corridor Art Walk are pleased that their combined efforts have not gone unnoticed. The Kinzie Corridor Art Walk is a featured program of Chicago Artists Month.
Also, Arts of Life artist Mike Marino has been selected as a featured artist for this year’s Chicago Artists Month. His work will be shown in the ‘How We Make Each Other’ exhibit.www.chicagoartistsmonth.org/Kinzie-Corridor-Art-Walk/www.chicagoartistsmonth.org/Mike-Marino/
The Artwalk After Party begins at 7 pm on Saturday the 9th at the Arts of Life studio.Locals garage-rock popsters Magic Milk will perform as well as Andrew Taylor and performance artist Smiley Thims.
The Kinzie Corridor Art Walk is part of Chicago Artists Month 2010, the fifteenth annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community. In October, more than 200 exhibitions of emerging and established artists, openings, demonstrations, tours, open studios and neighborhood art walks take place at galleries, cultural centers and arts buildings throughout the city. Chicago Artists Month is coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.