Weekly Events Calendar: 10.18.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • Color, color, color…

  • Eames Film Festival: Take 2
    • “Our first Eames Film Festival was such a success, that we decided to revisit these classic pieces of design history. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to design long before that was the norm, Charles and Ray Eames created over 100 short films between 1950 and 1982. Join DWR for a screening of five of their films explorations, including Powers of Ten and Design Q&A. We’ll also be screening Do You See Me, a short film made in conjunction with the Alley Gallery and Alessandro De Cristofaro that was shot right here in Evanston. The film explores our real and imagined connections to the world and to each other. Refreshments, including popcorn and champagne, will be served.”
    • DWR, 1710 Sherman Avenue, Evanston
    • Tonight! Wednesday, October 18, 7-9 pm (please RSVP)

  • Chicago Art Open Benefit
    • “A unique exhibition of art by more than 300 Chicago-based prominent, mid-career and emerging professional artists. The Chicago Art Open is the largest survey of Chicago visual art under one roof and is one of the largest non-juried art shows in the country.” Events will be held Thursday-Sunday.
    • Zhou B. Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St.
    • Benefit: Friday, October 20, 6-11 pm ($20)

  • Dia de los Muertos: Rooted in Tradition
    • Celebrating their 20th annual Day of the Dead exhibition in Chicago.
    • Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th St.
    • Through October 29

  • Avery Preesman
    • Architecturally-informed sculptures and paintings by Avery Preesman.
    • Renaissance Society at U of C, 5811 S. Ellis Ave.
    • Through October 29

  • Julius Shulman
    • “More than 70 works by the photographer Julius Shulman, known as one of the most important chroniclers of American modernist architecture are on display.”
    • The Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through December 3