Weekly Events Calendar: 04.18.07

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Art & Design Events…

  • It’s time for the Smallest Coolest Contest!
    • We’re rolling out entries this month across all AT sites.

  • J Ivcevich: Sidewalk Soliloquy
    • The first solo exhibition of paintings by New York based artist J Ivcevich in Chicago.
    • Thomas Robertello Gallery, 939 West Randolph St.
    • Closes April 21

  • Chicago Green Festival
    • More than 300 exhibits in the nation’s largest eco-mall; more than 150 speakers focusing on green issues.
    • McCormick Place/Lakeside, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
    • Saturday, April 21, 10am – 8pm; Sunday, April 22, 11am – 6pm

  • Young Chicago
    • “To celebrate this historical lineage of design and the 25th anniversary of the Department of Architecture’s founding, Young Chicago looks at the community’s diverse body of contemporary designers.”
    • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through April 29

  • When Color Was New
    • “When Color Was New focuses on a generation of artists—including William Christenberry, William Eggleston, Helen Levitt, Joel Meyerowitz, and Stephen Shore—who turned away from black-and-white photography. Their color pictures forced a radical rethinking of both photography’s artistic capabilities and classifications, setting the stage for much art photography today.”
    • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through April 29

  • Cosmophilia: Islamic Art from the David Collection, Copenhagen
    • “Cosmophilia—literally “love of ornament”—examines one of the most characteristic and attractive features of Islamic art. Covering a millennium of Islamic history in regions extending from Spain to India, this comprehensive exhibition surveys the extraordinary range and visual virtuosity of one of the world’s great artistic traditions. “
    • Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
    • Through May 20

  • Amy Mayfield
    • “Amy Mayfield makes lusciously colored paintings of surreal landscapes inspired by secret languages and entries in her childhood diaries. They are populated with characters that recall the fantastic illustrations of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein — but with sinister undertones.”
    • MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
    • Through April 29