5 Chicago Artists Month Events Happening in the Loop

Deb Sokolow, Revision #7, 2011. Featured at the Cartoon INK! show during Chicago Artists Month.

Deb Sokolow, Revision #7, 2011. Featured at the Cartoon INK! show during Chicago Artists Month.

It’s Chicago Artists Month in October! From sculptures to comics, from text to video, there are so many different art forms – and artists – to see this month!  Here’s a guide to weekend arts events happening in the Loop, September 30 – October 2:

See Art in the Letters

Write Now: Artists & Letterforms. Poster designed by Nick Adam.

Write Now: Artists & Letterforms. Poster designed by Nick Adam.

On Friday 9/30, come to the opening reception at the Chicago Cultural Center for Write Now:  Artists and Letterforms, a new exhibition by contemporary artists who use letters and text in painting, printmaking, sculpture and video. Meet some of the 40+ artists whose work is included, and hear about their process in an artists talk Thursday evening 10/6 at 6pm.

See it from the Top

On Friday 9/30 you can enjoy the opening reception (and the spectacular penthouse view!) for A Celebration of Form, recognizing sculptor Terrence Karpowicz’ unique body of work and service to fellow sculptors. The Cliff Dwellers Club www.cliff-chicago.org hosts this event presented by Sculptours, an organization dedicated to the appreciation and advancement of Chicago sculpture.

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s “CartoonInk!”

Check out an exhibition at the School of the Art Institute that brings together boldly idiosyncratic works showcasing the rapidly evolving landscape of contemporary comics. Cartoon INK!: Emerging Comics in Context features an international roster of breakout comics artists, including Chicago Artist Month featured artist Anders Brekhus Nilsen, Lilli Carré, and Chris Ware. At the  School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Chicago Artist Month featured artist Anders Brekhus Nilsen speaks about his art. From Andrew Roddewig on Vimeo.

See The Story

In her one-woman exhibition at the Chicago Public Library, Gabriella Boros creates rich narrative pictures, evocative of fairytales, informed by her experience as a woman, an Israeli by birth, the daughter of Shoah (Holocaust) survivors and a Jew, and mother living in Chicago. Hear her creative perspective in an artists’ talk on Sunday, October 2 at 3pm.

Recycled, Reclaimed, Reused

This show primarily features Chicago artists who recycle, reclaim and repurpose everyday objects and materials into their artwork.  Through October at the Willis Tower Lobbies and Atrium,  233 S. Wacker Drive, Lobbies and Atrium.

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