Weekly Events Calendar: 08.15.07

Weekly Events Calendar: 08.15.07

Heather Blaha
Aug 15, 2007

Prototype Series #2: Red Chair, 2004 by Garry Knox Bennett

Art & Design Events...

  • August is "Escapes" month on Apartment Therapy.
    • Homes away from home. Lake cottages. Exotic visits. Weekend getaways. Extensive holidays. Great hotels. Hot spots for camping.
    • We'd love to flesh out this list with ideas and photos of your summer escapes...so send them in!
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  • Garry Knox Bennett: Call Me Chairmaker
    • "Each (sculptural chair by Bennett) incorporates precious materials such as rosewood and yellow satinwood with unconventional materials including plywood, aluminum, brass, plastic and paint."
    • Racine Art Museum, 441 Main St., Racine, WI
    • Through Sept. 23

  • The Block Party Party
    • "As part of its DIY Neighborhood event series, Neighbors Project is partnering with Lakeview residents, community organizations and aldermen to show you how you can host your own block party. The event will be a hands-on fair on partying in the street with your neighbors using the food, furniture, drinks and fun sold in your neighborhood to support local businesses. Everything you need to know to throw your own block party. Get in on the secret to the ultimate summer party."
    • Mystic Celt, 3443 N. Southport Ave.
    • Saturday, Aug. 25, 1-4 pm

  • Josiah McElheny: Cosmology, Design, and Landscape, Part II
    • "Endlessly Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism (2007) (pictured above) presents the viewer with a seemingly infinite repetition of reflections of modernist design, captured inside an eight-foot metallic cube. This is the largest and most complex work in McElheny's series of sculptures that attempt to depict the capitalist notion that all objects are eternally repeatable, that everything can be remanufactured endlessly without regard to era, geography, or culture. "
    • Donald Young Gallery, 933 W. Washington Blvd.
    • Through Aug. 17

  • Emmett Kerrigan: Spin Off
    • "Kerrigan's interest throughout his career has been to charge iconic objects embedded in our consciousness from childhood, youth and bygone eras with excitement, movement and meaning. Dynamic shapes that transcend the ordinary and are mechanisms of motion - tricycles, tractors, propellers and fans - have all figured prominently in past work."
    • Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 W. Fulton Market
    • Through Aug. 18

  • Rob Snyder: Rivers, Pools, Piles and More Convenient Truths
    • Large scale glass installations
    • Habatat Galleries, 222 W. Superior St.
    • Through August 25

  • Living Modern: German and Austrian Art and Design, 1890–1933
    • "More than one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and household designs from the Smart Museum's collection represent several major artistic and design movements of the period."
    • Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
    • Through September 16

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