Monday, November 4, 2013

"Women's Herstory"


(Proposed for February/March 2014)
Attention all women artists! We are now accepting proposed images for the show from women from around the globe. Interested in art by women about the history of women around the globe.


 
 See submission guidelines on our website. www.urbanartretreat.com
Women may send images of their art to be considered through January 12 via email. Actual art, once accepted to the show, must arrive at gallery before end of January. More details to follow.
Liz Long Gallery at Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago, IL. 60623
 
Actual art must be 32” or under. Will also include art that has been sent via email. (For those who do not send the actual artworks they want included, we will print out the images you 
send us and include them in the show via a notebook of 8X10 size pages once accepted). 
Please make sure images are 300 dpi. or better. Videos about women's history from diverse communities are welcome for the video event associated with this art show.

Postcard show---  "Women Surviving Oppressions!" 
Proposed for February/March 2014
Women from around the world are invited to send postcards with their art on them about the oppressions women have survived throughout time. The postcards will all be displayed 
in the hallway gallery on our first floor for everyone to see! Try to send betw. now- 1/30/14.
Liz Long Gallery at Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago, IL. 60623 

Ms. Dianna C. Long
CHICAGO URBAN ART RETREAT CENTER
1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago, Il. 60623
(corner of 21st, just 2 short blocks west of Kedzie pink line stop)
(773) 542-9126  messages only

Adults Art Studio Program:   11-1  Year Round Saturdays.  email RSVP          
Orientation:    Noon on Wednesdays & Saturdays year round.  email RSVP               Gallery Hours: 11-4  Saturdays (except opening receptions 1-4)  or email appt. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

YOUTH for PEACE INITIATIVE Peace by Piece

 
 
Since it's inception in 1984, CUARC has been providing hope and inspiration to the various communities. Our open-minded environment promotes non-violence through art programs.
It is our hope that through these programs (such as the Peace by Piece event) we at CUARC will be able to spread our peaceful message, and will encourage people to examine how sexism, racism, and homophobia effect our lives. We also hope to empower youth to do something in service to their community for change. CUARC believes that art in all forms can be a vehicle for and the catalyst of change and the elimination of oppression.
 
Chicago Urban Art Retreat is celebrating youth advocating for peace with the our program series featuring adult and children's programming, peace walks, a neighborhood wide peace parks project, and two seasonal events. The first event will be a Back to School Street Festival at which youth and adults are invited to come together and share their talents (music, writing, dance, acting, etc.).
 
This years culminating event is a youth fashion show event: Peace by Piece: A Youth for Peace Fashion Show that will take place on September 28th at Gorilla Tango Theater (1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60647).
 
Please support the Youth for Peace Initiative.
We are helping youth to understand the real meaning of peace, love, and acceptance.
Help by making sure that people attend from 2-5 p.m. 
on September 28 at Gorilla Tango Theatre at 1919 North Milwaukee Blvd.

We want to make sure that no one is turned away for lack of funds.
 
So it is FREE to attend.
 
We suggest a donation at the door. But no one will be turned away. There will be raffles with great items we have obtained as donations!
 
Money raised will go to make sure we continue to offer FREE programming at our site!

The youth want and need your support. Please read the attached information. 
Then go online and let people know about this great event & encourage people 
to come & support these young people who want to show their talents!

Thanks for listening and let me know if you have any questions!
sincerely,                                                                    *B-) cool 

Ms. Dianna C. Long
CHICAGO URBAN ART RETREAT CENTER
1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago, Il. 60623
(corner of 21st, just 2 short blocks west of Kedzie pink line stop)

Adults Art Studio Program:   11-1  Year Round Saturdays.  email RSVP          
Orientation:    Noon on Wednesdays & Saturdays year round.  email RSVP                Gallery Hours: 11-4  Saturdays (except opening receptions 1-4)  or email appt. 

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Friday, August 9, 2013

It's BACK!!

Faie African Art
Bronzeville Trolley Returns

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Join us Friday, August 16 for the fabulous Bronzeville Art District Trolley tour from  6:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Start here with us at Faie, visit all of the beautiful galleries and end your evening here with us...we'll bring you back!
 
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Faie African Art
1005 E. 43rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60653

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

We need your supports!




Please join Beidler School and the rest of the schools in the Humbolt Park and Garfield Park Network to Save Our Schools. We need your supports! CPS is giving us one last opportunity to show why they should not close our schools. However, we cannot do it alone.

Please show up at the mt. Vernon M.B. Church, located at 2622 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL at 7:00 p.m.

Come early so that you will be able to secure a seat. We don't want any of our supporters to have to stand. Beidler School's parents students and staff will be wearing Kelley green tee shirts. If you have one please show your support by wearing it to the meeting. Please don't let the weather discourage you from supporting our children. They gave a right to attend schools in their own neighborhood. They should not have to risk crossing gang lines to attend school.

Remember our children need your support!

Dr. Shirley Ewing

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Veterans for Peace.

Posted for Ayala Leyser, artist


Hello Artists!
The next show/event : "Peace, War and more War", is sceduled for March April. Besides visual art it will host music and some poetry relevant to the topic.
 
No commission charged on sales, but artists are encouraged to donate a small percentage of sales to Veterans against War, a multi-cause progressive organization.
 
A $25 - $40 installation/hanging fee will apply pending on size and number of pieces admitted. This fee includes a full reception event, drinks, food poetry and music relevant to theme.
 
Application is free. More detail on: http://www.outoflineartstudio.com/

Still calling for Art for the next show at my Out of Line studio/gallery in Chicago.
My gallery focuses on progressive themes, and full multi-media events.
 
 
Feel free to apply/enter any work pertaining to theme (anti war, anti invasion, anti violence) by emailing an photo, a title, description and a very brief artist statement to:
 
 
Looking forward to seeing your work,
Ayala Leyser, artist
Out of Line Art Gallery
2812 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

CHICAGO URBAN ART RETREAT CENTER


Date: 1/07/2013
Subject:  Women of All Colors Art Show: February 9-March 23, 2013
www.urbanartretreat.comcontact@urbanartretreat.com

Proposed for February/March 2013, now accepting proposed images for the show from women from around the globe. Especially interested in art by women about their lives, about what concerns them, about difficult issues they are dealing with and that they see people around them dealing with.
 
What are you concerned about?!
Women may send images of their art to be considered [extended through] January 23 via email. Actual art, once accepted to the show, must arrive at gallery before end of January. More details on deadlines upon request. Send your images now!!! Actual art must be 32” or under.

Would like to be Included, but Cannot send the actual artwork?
Will also include art that has been sent via email.
(For those who do not send the actual artworks they want included, we will print out the images you send us and include them in the show via a notebook of 8X10 size pages once accepted). Please make sure images are 600 dpi. Videos about issues confronting women from diverse communities are welcome for the video event (March 9 from 2-4p.m.) associated with this art show.


About the gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat The Liz Long Gallery is a stepping stone gallery for new and emerging artists. The gallery at CUARC features artists with extensive resumes and shown exhibits, and also welcomes those with barely any experience at all. This makes for a memorable show of unique works fresh with different media, styles, and skills. Included are talented artists who are from this area and from other states & other countries.
 
We are located at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave.. Chicago, Illinois, 60623, U.S.A.
This art space welcomes participants who make art in CUARC’s programs to show what they created.

FREE art studio time on Saturdays 11-1 p.m.


Review the General Directions for Submitting Artwork
Please send digital images of your original art to contact@urbanartretreat.com.
We will carefully review and consider your artwork for a show.
Once accepted, we will contact you via email with important written details for the next steps within 1-2days.
Prepare you pieces to be formally presented in the gallery.
Label with (your name and the title of the piece only) on the back of each art piece you send in.
Install display-ready wire on the back of each piece that you want featured in the show. If a hook is used on back of artwork, it must be claw type and only one in center.
Deliver your art pieces to the Liz Long Gallery at CUARC by appt. or send via mail/UPS/FedEx. to arrive between January 23 - Jan. 31. Artist is responsible for all transportation costs.
Email an artist statement about you and your art.
Include two copies of a signed inventory sheet that includes all of your contact info at the top and a list of all the pieces you send including the title, size, description, media and price or NFS.
Expect that artists receive 70% of all sales with 30% going to CUARC.
If you live locally, you are urged to attend your art reception and any associated discussions possible.
Whether you live nearby or faraway- all artists must invite their support network (family members, friends, co-workers, and clients) to attend the opening reception and associated discussions they are interested in.
Artists are asked to help publicize the art show online, on their Facebook page, twitter, etc.
Artists may pick up their art on the last day of the show at 4 p.m. or by appt. within 3 days of the end of show or pay a daily fee beginning on 4th day. Those sending art from afar must make arrangements to have their art picked up and returned.


Curator, Dianna C. Long, has Assistant Curators helping to include artists in this show.


Dianna C. Long
The CHICAGO URBAN ART RETREAT CENTER
1957 S. Spaulding Ave.
Chicago, Il. 60623
Dianna@urbanartretreat.com
www.urbanartretreat.com
(773) 542-9126

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Don't Mourn. Organize.”[messhall] Mess Hall Closing: Final Months

Reposted - for the Mess Hall


"Don't Mourn. Organize.”[messhall] Mess Hall Closing: Final Months
> --Joe Hill
>
> Dear Mess Hall friends,
>
> Mess Hall was founded in 2003 through the efforts of a wide community of
> artists who were given the free use of a storefront space at 6932 N. Glenwood
> Ave in Rogers Park. “Surfing on surplus,” we sought to develop a generosity
> economy in the cultural life of the neighborhood and city. We wanted cultural
> spaces run by the people who use them, and to explode the myth of scarcity by
> redistributing surplus at every level of production and consumption. Ten years
> later, private property, following the inevitable trajectories of its
> calculus, reasserts itself. As of March 31st, Mess Hall will no longer exist.
>
> Over the last decade, Mess Hall has hosted thousands of exhibits, lectures,
> workshops, free stores and other events that don't fit easily into the norms
> of culture prescribed by neoliberal capitalist society. The space has seen
> several generations of “key holders” and has evolved to meet the needs of the
> neighborhood and the challenges of organizing freedom during the Great
> Recession. Now, in our final months in this incarnation, we invite you to
> participate in a series of public events that address our beloved experimental
> center in the past and future tenses. What was this? What might it become?
> Some events are directed to the past, in order to consolidate the knowledge
> the space has helped to create and mourn its passing. Others turn away from
> closure, in order to extend the spirit of Mess Hall into the future. Now more
> than ever we need to create practices, spaces and counter-institutions that
> resist the reification of our daily lives, relations and aspirations.
>
> We welcome your participation in these events:
>
> *Saturday 16 February – Friday 23 March*
> Mess Hall 2003-13 / Our Collective Future

>
> This on-going exhibit will display selections from the Mess Hall archives
> alongside your own memories of the space and community responses to a
> questionnaire about what Mess Hall was to residents of Rogers Park and what
> spaces will take its place once its gone. The exhibit will be on display
> during all Mess Hall events, and questionnaires will be available in the
> distribution box by our door. Please send us your memories of Mess Hall, or
> stop by to fill out a questionnaire.
>
>
> *Saturday, 23 February, 2:00 – 5:00 pm*
> The Material Production of Cultural Space I.

>
> The first of two workshops exploring practical models for building counter-
>institutions that are non-commercial, consensual and community driven. Two
> guest speakers will offer concise presentations on the labor, tactics, skills
> and monetary investments required to forge/forage alternative cultural spaces
> in Chicago. The focus of our discussion to follow will be on concrete models
> for building worker-owned co-operatives, liberated houses, and counter-
>economies. As Mess Hall closes its doors, we wish to think in practical terms
> about how to establish and maintain spaces reclaimed from the dictates of
> private ownership.
>
>
> *Saturday, 2 March, 2:00 – 5:00 pm*
> The Material Production of Cultural Space II.

>
> See previous event; different featured groups will present on the production
> of alternative spaces and economies.
>
>
> *Saturday, 16 March, 12:00 – 7:00 pm*
> First Drafts for an Uncertain Future that May Kick Ass if We Work Together
>
> A day-long conference for everyone interested in the future of alternative
> cultural spaces in Chicago. We will mix practicality with dreams, fantasies
> and hallucinations in order to brainstorm about future shapes the spirit of
> Mess Hall might assume. We will ask a multitude of participants with practical
> knowledge about the development of anti-commerical, community oriented
> counter-institutions to diagram their wildest dreams for spaces/sites/programs
> that defy the logic of marketplace. A brunch-luck will be served from 12:00 –
>1:00, followed by several round-table discussions designed to explore the
> realities of the present by reflecting upon our dreams for the future. All
> participants are invited to bring diagrams of their dreams for free cultural
> spaces and the freaky communities that might inhabit them.
>
>
> *Sunday, 24 March, 10:00 – 4:00 pm*
> The Really, Really, Really, Really Free Store

>
> Mess Hall's Free Store is closing its doors, so we're having a Free Store
> Final Blowout Super Giveaway. Everything must go! It was free to begin with,
> so just imagine the discounts you'll find at our going-out-of-business anti-
>sale! This final free store at Mess Hall brought to you by the generosity of
> the White Rose Catholic Workers.
>
>
> *Friday, 29 March, 7:00 pm – Midnight*
> Farewell to Mess Hall: Closing Ceremonies and Celebration

>
> Join us for our final gathering in the space. We will say our farewells with a
> parade, a key-tossing ceremony and a night-long party. The current key-holders
> do not wish to leave the space alone. We will leave it as we found: together.
>
> That about wraps it up, folks. Mark your calendars, and check our website
> (www.messhall.org) and e-mail announcements in the coming months for these and
> many other events. In the meantime, we invite you to send us letters to/for/
> about Mess Hall—we are seeking memories, rants, photographs—anything you can
> offer us as we say farewell to this haphazard, beloved institution. Please
> send any memories or materials you may have to info@messhall.org with the
> subject line “Mess Hall Memories.”
>
>It has been a pleasure & honor to sustain this on-going experiment with all of
> you. We will miss seeing you in this space, and hope to rediscover each other
> in the context of new experiments with generosity-driven culture. Our thanks
> to Al Goldberg, who has given us use of the space these ten years, and who
> intends to re-open 6932 N. Glenwood Ave. as a center for spiritual practices.
>
> Yours in the on-going struggle to Free Culture,
>
> The current Mess Hall key-holders
> (Diana, Lora, Lara, Justin, Rozalinda, Amy, Matthias)
>
>
> ******************
> This is the announcement list for Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center
> in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Mess Hall hosts a printed matter
> archive, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, public projects, actions, events,
> meals, and more.
>
> Mess Hall
> 6932 N Glenwood, Chicago
> just across from the Morse stop on the Red Line
>http://www.messhall.org

Monday, January 21, 2013

Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center

Liz Long Gallery
Women from Around the Globe
Opening Reception: February 9 (1-4 p.m.) 2013

Liz Long Gallery at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
corner 21st street
(2 short blocks west of the Kedzie stop on pink line)
Women from Around the Globe
Art by women about their lives, about what concerns them, about difficult issues they are dealing with and issues they see people around them dealing with
Opening Reception: February 9 (1-4 p.m.)

Videos by Women:Viewing on March 9 (2-4 p.m.)
Liz Long Gallery is a stepping stone art gallery for new and emerging artists. The gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center features groups of artists with extensive resumes & with many shown exhibits
plus artists with barely any experience at all.
This makes for memorable shows of unique works
using different media, styles, & skills.
Included are talented artists who are from this area, from other states,
& from other countries.
Curator, Dianna C. Long and Assistant Curators
included diverse artists in this show.
Keep up to date on our website! www.urbanartretreat.com