Weekly Events Calendar: 07.26.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • AT: Chicago in July
    • We’re wrapping up Pet Month this week on AT.
    • Final contest voting today!

  • Todd Eberle: Architectural Abstractions
    • Eberle’s radically cropped, totally flat representations of interior surfaces transform the figurative into the abstract.
    • The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Through Aug. 20

  • Redmoon Theater: Balloon Man
    • “A roving team of scientists recruit a hapless children’s entertainer and an intrepid youngster named Beatrice to search for that rarest of species — the wild Picnob!”
    • Millenium Park, Pritzker Pavilion
    • July 22-30

  • Chicago Landmarks Before The Lens
    • Features 72 black and white photographs of 24 landmarks and historic districts by Richard Nickel, Barbara Crane, Bob Thall, and Stephen Beal.
    • Chicago Cultural Center, Landmark Chicago Gallery, 78 E. Washington Street
    • Ongoing exhibition

  • Robert Heinecken in Memoriam
    • Pioneering conceptual photographer Robert Heinecken, best described by his own term “photographist,” passed away on May 19, 2006. To remember and honor this important figure who spent his last years in Chicago, the MCA presents the Are You Rea portfolio.
    • MCA
    • Through Aug. 13

  • Douglas Garofalo solo exhibition
    • This exhibition–comprised of drawings, models, and digital media–will showcase the vast range of the architect’s work, from the theoretical Camouflage House to the soon-to-be-completed Hyde Park Art Center.
    • The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Through Oct. 8

  • Fresh Cuts: an exhibition and archive of Hand-Painted Signs in Chicago and beyond
    • Styles of hand-painted signs range from simple typography to vernacular imagery to idiosyncratic flair, and makers include craftspeople, businesses and itinerant painters, activists and artists, or anyone with something to sell or something to say.
    • Mess Hall, 6932 N. Glenwood Ave.
    • Through Aug. 6