Monday, October 15, 2012

October 19: The Bridgeport Art Walk

Hey there! October 19, 2012 is the Bridgeport Art Walk which is  a part of Chicago Artists Month. Come and see what all the hoopla is all about and read this wonderful article about the burgeoning art scene from Claudine Ise of the Chicago Tribune. Download Maria's Bridgeport_Art_Walk_Map to help you plan your night.

Below is all the stuff we know about:

Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar
960 W 31st Street

The monthly African-themed residency, AFRIKA FREAK OUT! on Friday, October 19 at Maria’s Packaged Goods (960 W. 31st) is proud to announce the addition of its yearly tribute, A FELABRATION PARTY run in conjunction with New York City’s Knitting Factory Records and
Partisan Records. We will also have various giveaways made available through Knitting Factory and Partisan Records including Fela Kuti CDs and posters throughout the night.

Works by Filter Photo Festival participant, Rebecca Reuland, are featured in the back room.


Envison Arts: the New Maximum
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan Street

Friday, October 19, 2012 to Saturday, October 20, 2012
Opening Friday 6-9pm

An incredible cross section of fine art and craft created by the artists of Envision Arts. Handwoven items in saturated colors, expressive ceramics, paintings and drawings in all media, and quilted items made out of repurposed cloth.


Nothing Lasts Forever: Making Sense of the Mess
Rezidentz Collective
3145 S. Morgan St., Chicag
7pm - 10pm

The insatiable consumption of everything--products, people, resources, and all that lies between--leaves a mess. Broken souls, discarded electronics, last night's dinner, the only thing our throw-away culture is certain to create is waste. what meaning can we make, can we create, to make sense of the mess?

Rezidentz Collective is hosting a night of meaning-making from the mess. Featuring 2-D art, circuit bending devices, and recycled glass blowing.

Artwork from:
George Keller
Allen Vandever
Kelley Schulke
Erik Peterson
Kristine Schulke
and others


Bubbly Dynamics Artist Studios Open House
1048 West 37th St
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Artists and artisans working in wood, metal work, printmaking, sculpture, bicycle building, and more will open their studios to the public to display their work. Some works will be for sale and artists will be on hand.


Ray will be closed this weekend.

Ray Emerick Studios
3149 S. Morgan St. #1.

Artist Ray Emerick is a veteran Morgan Street artist. His artistic philosophy is deeply rooted in the impact he can make on the communities he lives in.


Jackalope Coffee & Tea House Artworks
755 W 32nd Street Chicago Il. 60616

Opening: October 19, 4-8pm
Jackalope Cafe presents works by friends of the cafe.

John Airo
Joanna Dornick
Marshall Grady

Bridgeport Art Center Open Studio
3rd, 4th, 5th and Basement levels
1200 W. 35th Street

October 19-21; F 6-10pm, Sa 12-6, Su 12-5

The Artists of Eastbank’s casual 3rd Friday open studios expand to a weekend-long event twice a year in the Spring and Fall – come check out the 2012 Fall Weekend Open Studios this weekend, October 19-21!

Housed in the Bridgeport Art Center, the Artists of Eastbank open the doors of their studios and invite you into their world for a glimpse into “what’s on the inside” –> their work spaces and creative minds. You will see where ideas and inspiration transform into something tangible and beautiful, and be able to chat with artists one on one about their work.

Explore the 4th floor gallery and a plethora of artist’s studios located throughout the building on the lower level, 3rd and 4th floor. Sip on spirits, enjoy light snacks, listen to great tunes, view demos, and of course, have the opportunity to purchase one of a kind artwork.

Friday, October 19, 2012 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2012 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, October 21, 2012 – 12:00pm to 5:00pm

FREE to all who attend: creative vibes in the air, interesting conversations with fun people, a feast for your eyes, and parking and entrance; the perfect combination for a Chicago weekend. Don’t miss out!


​1029 W. 35th Street
​Chicago, IL 60609

Opening: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 7pm - 10pm
PARALLEL VISION is a solo exhibition by Chicago based artist and curator Sergio Gomez. It explores aspects of our human weakness contrasted with ideas of spiritual empowerment. As a multidisciplinary artist, Sergio seeks to connect all the aspects of his creative career into an organic and parallel direction towards the future. Sergio Gomez is a Chicago based visual artist, Owner/Director of 33 Contemporary Gallery, Curator/ Director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center. Founder/Director of; a curated online exhibition space for international contemporary art, Creative Consultant for Idea Seat Marketing & Advertising, Contributor for Italia Arte Magazine and Co-founder of 3C Wear. In addition, Sergio is an accomplished graphic designer, web designer and art & design professor at South Suburban College.

​1029 W. 35th Street
​Chicago, IL 60609


Opening: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 7pm - 10pm
Bustes en Rose: Art + Fashion Against Breast Cancer (Bustes en Rose) is a unique, extremely creative, and engaging fundraising event for the fight against Breast Cancer. On October 19, 2012 over 35 artists and designers will exhibit a unique bustier or corset at the Zhou B Art Center to help raise funds for the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force.  Bustes en Rose will showcase sculptural and wearable bustiers and corsets created out of canvas, stainless steal, carved from wood, covered in Swarvoski crystals and much more. All artwork and fashion designs will be available for sale. 
For more information, visit

​1029 W. 35th Street
​Chicago, IL 60609

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 - 21, 2012
Opening: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 5pm - 10pm
Saturday, October 20, 2012 12pm - 6pm
Sunday, October 21, 2012 12pm - 5pm

Jewelry And Wearable Art Chicago is a contemporary exhibition that blurs the lines between fine art and craft. It is an opportunity for collectors to meet artists who have shown work in museums nationally & internationally beside emerging artist who have recently graduated with art degrees, along side professional studio artists.

JAWAchic was created in 2011 by Christine Forni with the generous support from Michael Zhou, director of the Zhou B Art Center, Sergio Gomez,owner of 33 Contemporary Gallery & the team at Octane Rich Media. For more information visit,

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