LAURIE WESSMAN LEBRETON
September 27, 2018-October 26, 2018
Location: Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, Moraine Valley Community College
Reception: Thursday, Sept, 27, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Artist Talk: 11 a.m.
To Honor and Comfort is Laurie LeBreton’s series of paper tapestries, each a kind of meditation or prayer. Some reach out to a greater power (Worshipping with Red, Instructions for a Ritual, and Homage to the Goddess). Others reach out to a particular person (Solace for Pablo) or refer to an important time (Beverly Shores). In the atrium, Evidence of Things Unseen, a related exhibition, shows pulp paintings that are a fusion of the many different altars in the world.
Saturday, September 22
Location: Dorothy Menker Theater
Imagine an artist creating a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments. With a palette that also mixes captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting audience interaction –Artrageous takes you on a unique visual journey packed with wild inspiration, creativity and fun! The signature of the Artrageous troupe is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show!
The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons, and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The result? A one-of-a-kind crossover experience! Even better – the art pieces that are created live on stage will be donated to the Fine and Performing Arts Center and auctioned off after the performance.
MUST SEE on Sept 20th!
Publishing for Creatives with Bridget Watson Payne
Dreaming Of Seeing Your Work In Published Form? Here’s How To
Make That Happen!
Are you an artist, illustrator, or designer with a great book idea but no idea where to start in publishing? The publishing world can seem opaque, confusing, or daunting from the outside, and many creatives can feel tempted to give up before they even start. But, you can do it! Bridget Watson Payne is going to give you all the information you need to create a book proposal and get your work seen by publishers. Bridget, a published author and artist herself, has more than 15 years' experience inside the publishing industry and is currently Executive Editor of Art Publishing with Chronicle Books. Learn from the best!
This class will cover:
Sunday, September 16 at 10 AM – 4 PM
This unique, free event will feature the work of 20+ artists, including several cooperative groups, and will include a peek into artists' studios, yards, garages, alleys and porches....in Pullman, everywhere is a gallery space! Artists include painters, ceramics, film, music, glass, photography, performance, sculpture, fiber arts, random alley art and more. To pick up your map for the walk, visit us on the day of the walk at our PullmanArts display at 11137-49 S. Langley Ave.
Ever since George Pullman brought artists and skilled craftspeople from all over the world to work on the construction of the town of Pullman and his Pullman Palace Cars, luxury rail travel & private train cars, in the late 1800's, artists have been drawn to historic Pullman to live and work. Architect Solon S. Beman designed every historic house & public building in Pullman, which are works of art themselves. Pullman is now a National Monument, do not be surprised if you see park rangers in uniform!
Free street parking throughout the neighborhood. Exit I-94 at Exit 66A, West on 111th St, left on Langley. Metra Electric trains from Millennium Station to 111th St. – flag stop.
The Pullman Cafe will be open from 10am -3pm.
Cal Harbor will be open 6am - 3pm.
The Pier at Harborside Golf Course is open if golfers are golfing.
Potbelly @ 111th & Doty will be open 10am -9pm
11111 S Forrestville Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60628
Artist Mays Mayhew will be exhibiting her graphite works that explore different doppelganger forms in the opening exhibition of the fall semester at the SXU Gallery (Located in L-114 of the Warde Academic Center). On view from August 27 to September 18, the work examines double-mindedness, narcissism, spiritualism, introspection and fearlessness.
Mays Mayhew says about her work, “Using pencil on paper, my approach is as simple as my tools. I use the grayscale of graphite to keep the image open-ended for the viewer to mirror, creating a new tangible doppelganger. Ultimately, my art is to create provocative images about the human condition, beautifully.”
Hear more from the artist directly as she presents her work at a reception in the SXU Gallery on Wednesday, September 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Mayhew currently resides in Aurora (west of Chicago, IL) with her husband and two children. She studied studio arts at UW – Madison, WI, Rhode Island School of Design, and in Italy. She has had over 50 exhibitions in 20 years, most notably, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair during Art Basel, Miami. For more details and to see more artwork, visit www.MaysMayhew.com.