Weekly Events Calendar: 9.20.06

Weekly Events Calendar: 9.20.06

Heather Blaha
Sep 20, 2006

So the Story Goes

Art & Design Events...

  • September is Kids' Design Month at Apartment Therapy.
  • October holds the Fall Colors Contest! Get ready to enter.

  • So the Story Goes
    • "Photography has always been the perfect medium for recording one's life. Contemporary artists Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, and Larry Sultan use their daily experiences as their inspiration and offer viewers a glimpse into their private realities. Just as no two people keep the same diary, each of these five photographers has created highly personal, shifting, and intriguing visions of his or her life."
    • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • September 16-December 3

  • Learning from North Lawndale
    • "The Learning from North Lawndale exhibition is designed to promote a deeper understanding of the west side community's unique place in our nation's history. One of the densest communities in Chicago for much of its early history, North Lawndale is an archive of early 20th century American architecture. The exhibition interweaves the community's many stories and chronicles its transition from a predominately Jewish community, known as "Chicago Jerusalem" in the 1920s, to a vibrant African American community, which was the site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Chicago civil rights campaign in 1966."
    • Archicenter, 224 S. Michigan Ave. (Atrium of Santa Fe building)
    • Opening reception, Wednesday, September 20, 5:30-7:30 pm

  • Anna Jóelsdóttir: "heima? / home?"
    • This painting and installation exhibit captures notions of far-away home. From the artist's statement: "When I awake in the morning, I translate the time on the alarm clock to Icelandic time, turn on the computer, read, mother's email and e-mails from other family members and friends. I respond in Icelandic. Then I log on to the Icelandic newspaper, " Morgunblaðið," read headlines and the occasional article. Only after this am I ready for the "Chicago Tribune" and "The New York Times" Later, over coffee with my husband, we compare notes from our different cultures. This conversation takes place in English."
    • Zg Gallery, 300 W. Superior St.
    • Through October 14

  • Outside the Loop: Where fine art at fashion converge
    • The Lucid Artists Co-op Gallery is hosting a party to celebrate Chicagos native fashion designers and artists. Outside the Loop, where fine art and fashion converge, will include DJs, drinks, free food and fashion shows, a Madd Hatter Tea Party, site specific art installations, and artists selling wearable art, as well as paintings, sculpture and multimedia projections by the Lucid artists.
    • Congress Theatre, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    • Wednesday, September 20, noon-midnight

  • Dream Home at the Merchandise Mart
    • "This showcase of fine design represents the unparalleled beauty created when nine of Chicago's leading interior design firms collaborate with the resources at The Merchandise Mart Design Center. Each room is designed to provide inspiration, helping refine your own personal style. Indulge in the finest styles for the home, while being introduced to the best brands of the home furnishings industry."
    • The Merchandise Mart Design Center
    • September 22-December 22

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