Weekly Events Calendar: 01.17.07

Weekly Events Calendar: 01.17.07

Heather Blaha
Jan 17, 2007

Designs for Life

Art & Design Events...

  • January is Art Month on AT!
    • Send us photos and and a brief description of how you incorporate art at home.
    • We'll send the first 30 posted on any AT site a book or t-shirt (your choice)!

  • Designs for Life
    • "Designs for Life introduces you to contemporary African-American industrial designers who merge science and style to address day-to-day consumer needs. From sofas to solar panels, their products make life easier, safer and better."
    • Museum of Science and Industry, 57th St. and Lake Shore Drive
    • Through Feb. 28

  • Prairie Skyscraper: Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower
    • "The exhibit includes a selection of documents, photographs, building components, and reproductions of drawings from the Price Tower Arts Center and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation archives. It also features original furnishings including desks, chairs, tables and textiles designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, many of which have never been exhibited."
    • The John Buck Company Lecture Hall Gallery, Archicenter, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Lecture and Exhibition Opening, Thursday, January 18, 6-8pm; On view until April 29

  • Far from Home: Photography, Travel, and Inspiration
    • "Throughout the 20th century, photographers traveled far from home to experience other cultures, refresh their eyes, and create new work. Often, the photographs taken on these sojourns have had a critical and lasting impact on their careers." Includes the work of Edward Weston, Walker Evans, Harry Callahan, Irving Penn, and Joel Sternfeld.
    • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Jan. 20-May 6

  • Antonio Gaudi
    • "Teshigahara's eye for texture, shape, and sensual detail meets Gaudí's wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms in the cinematic exploration of such masterpieces of visionary architecture as the cathedral of the Sagrada Familia."
    • Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
    • Monday, Jan. 22, 6 pm and Saturday, Jan. 27, 3:15 pm

  • Portrait of West Africa
    • A collection of photographs by David Weinberg document West African traditions and daily life.
    • David Weinberg Collection, 300 W Superior St, Suite 203
    • Through Feb. 24

  • JB Daniel & Industry of the Ordinary: Approach
    • "The exhibit will include site specific installations by JB Daniel using altered ready-made, store bought objects manipulated to various degrees yielding unexpected results."
    • Ai Gallery, 676 N. LaSalle
    • Opening reception Friday, Jan. 19, 6-9 pm; On view through Feb. 24

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