Monday, October 18, 2010

The Level Eater, A Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Retreat This Weekend

Pentagon Gallery and Co-Prosperity-Sphere are hosting an all weekend fantasy game jam. If you are an artist, gamer or just some regular “dude” who happens to have a bag of dice then get your ass down to C-PS. There will be an opening ceremony on Friday October 22, 2010 at 8pm with music, beer, snacks, art and candles.  The event will start at the strike of midnight and continues all weekend long. There will be tables of card games, Dungeon & Dragon playing pods, and epic Warhammer 40k tables with painted landscapes and miniatures. If you want to play or interested in still submitting an adventure please contact Pentagon Gallery via email at If you just want to check out this epic event please feel free to stop by any of the three days.

You have been summoned.

Level Eater October 22-24, 2010

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan Street
Chicago Il 60608

Opening Ceremony Friday Oct 22, 2010 8pm.

With live performance by Sunsplitter

free until 9pm! $5 after 9pm..

Saturday Noon – 2am
Sunday Noon – midnight

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bridgeport Art Walk Weekend>

If you ever wondered what the hell this Brideport Art scene is about. Now is the time to figure it out..

From Friday October 15 to Sunday October 17, 2010 many spaces and artists in Bridgeport will be opening their galleries and studios for you to come and investigate.

Download a map someone made over here (it is a MS word doc)

Here are a few things we have going on..

Friday Oct 15, 7-10pm
Michael Gloss
@ Eastern Expansion

244 W 31st Street

Friday Oct 15, 7-10pm
Wave Int’l invites you to open Issue 01 with them from 7-10pm


Sat. Oct. 16th 8PM - 1:00AM
Lumpen magazine party
@ Co-Prosperity Sphere

3219 S Morgan Street

Our bar Maria's will be ready for you, too.
960 W 31st street

Aron Gent photography>

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Danger! Coal Fired Power Plant 2 Miles Away!

Local artists and the Chicago Rain Forest Action Network posted warning signs over many locations on the south side including this one on Morgan St near 32nd Place.

We found this information at the Just Seeds Blog:

RAN Chicago teamed up with local artists to raise public attention to the Fisk and Crawford coal-powered plants on Chicago's near south side that have been poisoning the air for decades. Both Plants are located in highly populated neighborhoods - primarily Latino neighborhoods - and have operated with outdated equipment and safety standards that has made Chicago one of the worst cities for air quality in the US. Exposure to these plants has led to an average of 40 deaths a year and high rates of asthma and other upper respiratory ailments. The kicker is that these plants do not even benefit Chicago residents. Most of the power produced is sold on the open grid to Ohio and Pennsylvania while community residents (not to mention the ozone layer) suffers, while company execs get rich.

Local groups - LVEJO (Little Village Environmental Justice Organization), PERRO (Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization), RAN Chicago, and others are calling for the plants to be closed and for the end of burning fossil fuels as an energy source.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

My Funhouse opens June 18, 2010

My Funhouse opens June 18

Johanna Wawro/Andy Resek

My Funhouse
A photo & video installation about the Juggalo Family

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Friday, February 12 @ +medicine cabinet

Christa Donner

This time around in the cabinet, we are very lucky to have Christa Donner grace us with her representations of viscera as they flicker between organs and ornament while blurring what is anatomically correct with the imagined. Join us for this most non didactic (and less awkward) lesson in human anatomy since your 8th grade sex ed class!

Mining the language of folding medical charts and pop-up books, Christa Donner creates alternative anatomies based on sensation and imagination. Her work has been exhibited internationally and across the US, including major projects for the Museum Bellerive (Zurich, Switzerland), Kravets-Wehby Gallery (New York, NY), POST (Los Angeles, CA), the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (Cleveland, OH), the ANTI Festival (Kuopio, Finland), and the Centro Columbo Americano (Medellin, Colombia), and is interwoven with a wide variety of community-based projects, including zines, audio interviews and public workshops investigating body image, art and activism.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 12, 7-11 pm
3216 s. Morgan st. Apt 4R
Chicago, IL, 60608

Friday, February 12 @secondBEDROOM

"by George"
new work by Jim Zimpel
Opening: Friday, February, 12, 7-11pm

Jim Zimpel exposes the scam, the myth, the hornswoggle, the hoodwink ,the great con of our most perpetuated American notions of landscape as it relates to "liberty" and American male identity. His large scale sculpture and installations acknowledge our collective fabrication of this myth with affection as well as acknowledgment of his position well within the effort. In other words Jim knows his way around the table saw, the cattle brand, the buck knife and the TIG welder.
Carrying on in this vein for "by George" Zimpel willfully inherits the aesthetic and "practical" decision making of his grandfather, Grandpa George. By the looks of it Grandpa George is a collector, a bit of a pack rat even, with stock piles of kitchen knifes, foam brushes, painter's masks and countless other trinkets and doodads all "systematically" housed or displayed by an apparatus of Grandpa George design. Zimpel closely observed the organization and construction techniques of these odd collections and adopted these methods to inform this new body of work featuring but not limited to ice fishing stations, golf ball collection containers, and other apparatuses for storing the weird and the cherished.

3216 s. Morgan st. Apt 4R
Chicago, IL, 60608

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Newsletter for the hood

Check out the new community newsletter> The Bridgeport International.