Weekly Events Calendar: 8.30.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • Eames Film Festival
    • Join DWR, in conjunction with the Eames Foundation and Herman Miller for the Home®, as we celebrate their film legacy. We’ll be screening seven films ranging from 1–30 minutes in length. The catch: they requested RSVP by 8/29, but it may be worth checking to see if they’ll squeeze in more.
    • 1710 Sherman Avenue, Evanston
    • Thursday, August 31, 6-8 pm

  • Chicago Craft Mafia presents: The Craft Racket
    • An informal evening of kicking back, meeting your fellow crafters, talking shop, drinking whiskey (it’s Whiskey Wednesday at Uncommon Ground after all), and have a generally awesome time!
    • Uncommon Ground, 3800 N. Clark St.
    • Wednesday, August 30th 6-9 pm

  • Venus zine release party
    • Sponsored by YarisWorks Leather-painting workshop hosted by Chicago artist Carol Jackson • music by DJ Mother Hubbard • button making • Chicago filmmaker Justin Reid Tvedt directs 20 people with cameras • catering by the Bleeding Heart Bakery • free admission & free copies of Venus Zine
    • Mars Gallery, 1139 W. Fulton Market
    • Friday, September 1, 7-10 pm

  • MP3: Kelli Connell, Justin Newhall, Brian Ulrich
    • In August of 2006 MoCP will release a trio of books by artists from the Midwest Photographers Project (MPP), a rotating archive established in 1982. MPP is a collection of photographs by both prominent and emerging artists from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The Museum utilizes the images in print viewings, exhibitions, and for the first time, publications. MP3 will include the work of three rising stars, Kelli Connell, Justin Newhall, and Brian Ulrich, and will be published by the Aperture Foundation.
    • Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through October 14

  • Focus: Maureen Gallace
    • Maureen Gallace (b. 1960) creates discreet, deceptively simple compositions depicting the vernacular architecture and landscape of rural New England as well as the occasional portrait of a close family member.
    • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through Sunday, September 3

  • Revelation! The Quilts of Marie “Big Mama” Roseman
    • The quilts and textiles of Marie “Big Mama” Roseman (1898 – 2004) are reflective of the African-American quilt tradition. Using embroidered and appliquéd animals, figures, and symbols applied with a thick yarn, Roseman produced illustrations with fabric and incorporated found materials such as plastic and cloth flowers, lace, and buttons.
    • Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    • Through Saturday, September 2

  • James Winn: Botanicus
    • Dew glistens on lily pads, clouds float through vast horizons, shadows stretch across crystal lakes — rendered in stunning detail with a masterful use of light, these acrylic on paper paintings expose Winn’s rare talent.
    • Ann Nathan Gallery, 212 W. Superior St.
    • Through September 30 (extended)