Weekly Events Calendar: 02.28.07

Weekly Events Calendar: 02.28.07

Heather Blaha
Feb 28, 2007

Molly Briggs, Fabula North Avenue #7

Art & Design Events...

  • February is Bedroom Month at Apartment Therapy
    • March is all about the bathroom!
    • AT: Home Tech is coming soon...

  • Molly Briggs "Projections" exhibition
    • "Molly Briggs' new paintings depict trees from parks and streets found along a nine mile stretch of Chicago's North Avenue, starting from the city's Harlem Avenue to the picturesque lakefront."
    • Zg Gallery, 300 W. Superior St.
    • Through March 24

  • Black Creativity 2007: Designs for Life
    • "Designs for Life introduces you to contemporary African-American industrial designers who merge science and style to address day-to-day consumer needs. From sofas to solar panels, their products make life easier, safer and better."
    • Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
    • Closes today! (Feb. 28)

  • DIY Chicago
    • "This exhibition will focus on the different aspects inherent in most successful DIY projects be they of historical, political, or artistic importance. We will examine the remarkable breadth of DIY in today's culture and cover such diverse areas of activity as self-publishing, personal journalism, podcasting, amateur science, architecture and independent filmmaking."
    • Art & Design Gallery of Columbia College, 619 S. Wabash Ave.
    • Opening reception: March 1 from 5-8pm

  • Thomas Rapai: Nowhere Else To Go & Amy Vogel: U.P.
    • ""Nowhere Else To Go" presents a new body of drawings and paintings by Thomas Rapai. The artist continues his exploration into contemporary urbanity and kitsch; his brushy, colorful Party Store paintings mine modern art-historical reference points. Amy Vogel's exhibition "U.P." presents an installation of transformed objects, painting, drawings, and fiber work, encapsulating the rural landscape of Michigan's Upper Peninsula."
    • Gallery 40000, 119 N. Peoria, #2C
    • Opening reception: March 2, 6-9 pm; through March 31

  • Louis H. Sullivan: A System of Architectural Ornament According with a Philosphy of Man's Powers
    • "The final work of Louis Sullivan, A System of Architectural Ornament, was produced by the impoverished architect in 1922 and 1923 at the request of the Art Institute. Ten pencil drawings by Sullivan showcase his understanding of ornament as the bridge between nature and science as well as the organic and the inorganic."
    • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Opens March 4

  • Polvo Benefit
    • Fundraiser for this non-commercial alternative art space run by a collective of 3 (Miguel Cortez, Elvia Rodriguez-Ochoa, and Jesus Macarena-Avila). Polvo ha been organizing art exhibits for more than a decade in Chicago, showcasing contemporary art in Pilsen.
    • Polvo, 1458 W. 18th St. 1R
    • Friday March 2, 6-10 pm

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