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    Descriptive info: Allison Svoboda - Mandalas.. March 1 - April 25, 2013.. For a larger view and/or more information, click on the thumbnails below:.. About the Artist.. The expressive ink paintings of Allison Svoboda are both ethereal and ominous at the same time.. Finding this edge of beauty in nature, she lets the hundreds of brush strokes speak for themselves.. After several years of working in architecture and as an ethnographic art dealer, Allison has turned to painting to express her love of the geometry in nature.. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.. Her work has been installed at the Grand  ...   the Westin boardroom in Pittsburg.. Allison teaches at Lill Street Art Center and gives workshops in Asian Ink Painting.. About the Work.. ”Derived from the Sanskrit word for ‘circle’, mandalas are used as a focus for meditation in many cultures.. The circle form represents our connection to the infinite.. Observing the organic patterns found in nature, Svoboda creates hundreds of paintings composed of thousands of brushstrokes.. After this meditative process, the images are composed into the large-scale mandalas.. Once the composition is complete, the finished mandala, like a Japanese suiseki, a Chinese Scholar’s rock, or a Rorschach test, becomes a source of contemplation.. For more information visit.. www.. allisonsvoboda.. com/..

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    Descriptive info: Kathryn Gauthier - Object as Subject.. Multidisciplinary artist Kathryn Gauthier received her BA in Fine Art from Emmanuel College, Boston.. She went on to study the performing arts at Dean Jr College, Franklin, MA, majoring in Music, Theater, Dance and completed a 2-year program of concentrated study in Acting and Directing at the Trinity Rep Conservatory, Providence, RI in 1989.. After moving to Chicago in 1992, she continued simultaneously pursuing careers in both the visual and performing arts.. Exhibiting throughout the US, her work can be found in the collections of the Beverly Art Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL, Millville Public Library in Millwille, MA as well as in private collections.. Functional objects have a story to tell.. Every noticeable sign of wear, every thought that preceded action related to it, and every time it was physically handled the story grows.. I believe that as an object is used, a bit of the soul of the user is  ...   have with things and why we collect them.. The manipulation of hand tools and functional objects demands an intimacy with the materials that exists less and less in modern culture.. Someone once said, “Art is a way of knowing”.. This series is a way of reaching into that part of myself that yearns for intimacy and understanding by exploring the psychological and emotional subtext of functional objects.. Perhaps it is a way of connecting with past generations whose hands worked the everyday magic of preparing family meals, sewing, darning, canning, and building things by hand.. Functional objects and tools possess an elegance of form that is both pleasing to look upon and rich in story.. The juxtaposition of objects of contrasting function or form suggests relationships, nuances of intimacy or alienation.. Removing objects from their natural context or presenting them in ways that are unexpected forces the viewer to see the object as something familiar yet completely new.. gauthierarts.. com..

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    Descriptive info: Northern Trust: Celebrating Black History Month and Women s History Month.. February 1 - March 28, 2013.. Northern Trust Canal Building.. 801 S.. Canal Street.. Chicago, IL 60607.. Exhibiting Artists:.. Rose Blouin, Hyangsook Cho, Henrietta (Henny) Dubois, Andrea Harris, Ellen Holtzblatt, Renee Williams Jefferson, Pamela Michelle Johnson, Sioban Lombardi, Kathleen Blankley Roman, Shirley Sullivan, and Dorian Sylvain.. Contact Woman Made Gallery for information about the artists and their works: 312-738-0400 or gallery@womanmade.. org..

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    Descriptive info: February 1 - March 28, 2013.. Northern Trust Bank Lobby.. 50 S.. La Salle Street.. Chicago, IL 60603.. Meredith Dytch, Shelley Gilchrist, Makeba Kedem Dubose, Renee Williams Jefferson, Dorothy Hughes, Mie Kongo, Felicia Grant Preston, Patricia Stewart, Allison Svoboda, Pearlie Taylor, Kathleen Waterloo, and Rhonda Wheatley..

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    Descriptive info: Exquisite Uterus Project.. January 18 - February 21, 2013.. The Exquisite Uterus Project was initiated in the spring of 2012 in reaction to, what is being called the most current ‘War on Women.. ’ Fiber artist and educator Alison Gates and Helen Klebesadel decided to offer feminists the opportunity to participate in this collaborative art project to channel some of the rage we were experiencing at the attacks on women’s reproductive health in this political environment.. “Basically the project grew out of our contention that reproductive freedom is critical to our human dignity, self-determination and equality.. We have  ...   woman has access to the best reproductive healthcare available; where every woman can exercise her choices without coercion or discrimination.. Essentially, we envision a world where every woman participates with full dignity as an equal member of society.. It turned out others share that vision too, and within the limits of the project these creatives have expressed their perspective on the issues in fiber, paint, bead, and sequins.. The response has been awe inspiring.. You can see the entire virtual version of this project with artist statements on a Pinterest Site we created.. ”.. View All Uteri Artworks Here..

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    Descriptive info: Jill Robinson.. No Trespassing.. mixed media.. 12 x 12 inches.. NEXT..

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    Descriptive info: Julia Ris - The Julia Set: Working the Angles.. Julia Ris studied art at Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan.. For many years the complexities and necessities of life and a career as a marketing and digital strategy professional sidetracked her from pursuing artistic endeavors; the death of her beloved Mother in 2011 made her realize that it was time to pursue her dreams.. Now, she is committed to following her need to explore and create.. As first-prize winner for her painting, Scaffold, in WMG s May 2011 Abstractions exhibition juried by Sandra Perlow, Julia was awarded this solo show.. Her work also has been exhibited in other galleries in the Chicago area.. It feels exhilarating and gratifying to be an emerging artist at this  ...   and time.. I’m compelled to scratch through to expose what is alluded to or hidden.. Though I love oils, the immediacy of the encaustic medium has a huge appeal and allows me to layer, scratch through and build up surfaces.. Wielding a blowtorch adds to the thrill.. Some of my work appears structured and other work more organic.. I’m drawn to the angles of construction cranes, buildings and urban sites that provide a jumping off point for the initial direction of a painting.. In much of my work there’s a sense of peering through.. Often there comes a time in my paintings when, like life in general, I dip into chaos and feel the need to impose a sense of structure or control.. juliaris.. and.. fusedchicago.. org/interviews/featured-artist-julia-ris..

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    Descriptive info: Artisan Gallery Invitational 2012.. December 1 - 23, 2012.. Fine Crafts by Women:.. Ulla Anobile, Ziva Averbuch, Bebeka Design (Linda Hillman, Joan Friedberger), Janet Bloch, Jill Buckingham, Elycia Camille, Sarah C.. Chapman, Linda Deardorff, Sarah Gabel, Francine Gourguechon, Cam Harper, Laura C.. Hewitt, Dorothy Hughes, Adele Kiel, Melissa Kolbusz,  ...   Roberta Mezinskas, Dianna Mooses, Carmen M.. Perez, Julie Pitzen, Larissa Rolley, Carol Ross, The Saffron Moon, Shanti Foundation for Peace, Kristi Sloniger, Allison Svoboda, Pearlie Taylor, Maria Testaguzza, Momoko Usami, Sharon Uselman, Kathy Weaver, Deborah Weber (Lunacy), Georgia Lang Weithe, Marcia Winograd, Marjorie Woodruff, Sharon Wright, Mei Wu and others..

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    Descriptive info: 20 Years Strong: Women Working in Clay.. November 9 - December 23, 2012.. 20 Years Strong: Women Working in Clay.. at Woman Made Gallery (WMG) in Chicago opens November 9, 2012, as one of the final shows in our 20th anniversary year.. It celebrates 20 years—and more—of 21 American women working in clay.. The show demonstrates the varied and powerful contributions women ceramic artists make to the art world.. My vision has been to showcase the conceptual strength, beauty, and skill women demonstrate in their ceramic work—the contemporary vessel, the quotidian pot, sculpture, and figuration.. It is a big goal and women’s contributions to the art world are wider than this show can accommodate.. However, “Women Working in Clay” is a tribute to women who have forged a place for themselves and others in ceramics.. This vision can be explained by the extraordinary ways these artists have chosen to live their lives: 9 are studio ceramicists—they make their living from their work; 12 are university professors—continuing to explore their own work, and exhibit, as they influence younger artists.. All have taught workshops in the best craft schools in the world, given papers at conferences on ceramics, written articles for books, and have therefore widened horizons for others.. A number of them have generously trained apprentices who have assisted and learned from them in their studio practice for several years at a time (Granatelli, Polseno).. One is the editor of.. The Studio Potter.. , a highly respected ceramic journal (Barringer); another owns TRAX Gallery, the respected ceramics gallery in San Francisco (Simon); another has been a visiting artist in Ile Ife, Nigeria, and worked with the female potters of the Volta Region of Ghana and in Ipetumodu, Nigeria.. This artist/activist’s works rail against female  ...   been to feature women who are not only working artists but also mentors, teachers and influential examples to the young ceramic artists of the future.. Many of these women were university students when.. their.. teachers told them to go home and have babies.. They persevered, and the lives they have created are examples to younger women of what is possible if they choose to be ceramic artists.. These women are not emerging artists.. They are mature artists whose works are represented in national and international collections—The Smithsonian, The Huntington Museum of Art, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, to name a few, and they have had solo museum shows as well.. As individual artists they have contributed to the wider narrative and conversations about ceramics, vessels, sculpture--and these objects’ places in our lives.. These women have influenced many, and continue to be an example to women within and outside the arts community.. –Linda Hillman.. Artists Represented:.. Mary Barringer, Meredith Knapp Brickell, Linda Christianson, Anne Currier, Andrea Gill, Silvie Granatelli, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Gail Kendall, Eva Kwong, Winnie Owens-Hart, Donna Polseno, Angelica Pozo, Liz Quackenbush, Annabeth Rosen, Virginia Scotchie, Ellen Shankin, Linda Sikora, Sandy Simon, Susanne Stephenson, Jerilyn Virden, Paula Colton Winokur.. Curator: Linda Hillman.. Linda Hillman has a B.. A.. in Art and Art History, a M.. S.. in Visual Communication from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a M.. in Applied Linguistics from the Illinois Institute of Technology.. She is an artist working in ceramics, following 35 years as an ESL teacher, teacher trainer, writer, and founding director of the English Language Academy at DePaul University, Chicago.. She has published articles about noted potters in.. New Ceramics.. ,.. Ceramics Monthly.. , and in.. Clay Times.. lindahillmanpottery..

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    Descriptive info: State of G/Race.. In Celebration of Sapphire & Crystals 25th Anniversary.. WMG is pleased to host an exhibition featuring art by Sapphire and Crystals, a collective of professional African American women artists in Chicago.. It includes new art work addressing the theme, a silent auction during the reception, and a collaborative altar installation.. Sapphire and Crystals:.. Sapphire and Crystals is a collective of professional African American women artists.. The artists decided to self-determine when, where and with whom they exhibited.. Focusing on the aspect of collaboration, the women artists are committed to showcasing exciting new work for each exhibition.. They often perform all tasks leading up to an exhibition, including curating, designing postcards and catalogs, prepping and installing the art and publicity and promotion.. The group’s signature self-portrait silent auction during the opening reception presents affordable collecting opportunities for visitors on the first night only.. The individual personal work by each member addressing various themes such as race and gender, limited palettes, and honoring our pasts, exemplifies the diversity within our ethnic group, one of the missions of the group.. The collaborative site-specific installation is an exhibit feature distinct to this collective.. The collective s first exhibition was held at the historic South Side Community Art Century (SSCAC) in 1987; the group revisited the center’s Margaret Burroughs Gallery in the fall of 2010.. The second exhibition in 1988 was held at Nicole Gallery in Chicago’s River North.. The African American women artists returned to Nicole Gallery 21 years later in 2009.. The group has exhibited at Elmhurst College s  ...   twice, and some artists have participated in multiple exhibitions over the past 25 years.. We recently were honored by two public art works: at the National Museum of Mexican Art in 2010 six of us constructed an ofrenda to Dr.. Margaret Taylor Burroughs, and currently the Chicago Public Art Group and the Hyde Park Art Center honoring the group with a mural showcasing selected artists in Hyde Park under the 51st Street viaduct.. –Joyce Owens.. Curator: Joyce Owens.. Owens earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.. A professor of painting and drawing at Chicago State University, she also curates for the two on-campus galleries.. Owens has been sought out to jury fine art exhibitions and art fairs at the Museum of Science and Industry, The DuSable Museum, Woman Made Gallery, the Women s Caucus for Art and The New East Side Art Fair to name a few.. She has been a curator for many successful shows and an arts facilitator/consultant putting together artists with events.. Owens is a knowledgeable arts panelist who has also developed discussion topics for galleries at Columbia College in Chicago, The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, The School of the Art Institute, The Carver Museum in Austin, Texas and more.. Owens serves on the Advisory Committee for the Department of Cultural Affair’s Chicago Artists Month since 2002.. She consults with the Chicago Artists Coalition, and is on the Advisory Board of Woman Made Gallery in Chicago.. Owens is an associate editor for The Journal of African American History..

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    Descriptive info: WMG @ SOFA CHICAGO 2012.. November 2 - 4, 2012.. SOFA CHICAGO 2012 is held at Navy Pier (600 E.. Grand Avenue) Friday, Nov.. 2 through Sunday, Nov.. 4 and will feature masterworks of contemporary and modern art and design, sculpture, functional art, non-traditional and visionary art, plus related special exhibits and a lecture series.. WMG artists exhibiting at SOFA CHICAGO 2012 are Sarah C.. Chapman, Carmen M.. Perez, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, and Mary Stoppert.. SOFA CHICAGO 2012.. / WMG s Booth: 1323..

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