Weekend Art Walks

Discover new ideas and a variety of artistic media through discussions led by Joanna Pinsky and other artists.

When: Saturday mornings, 11:00am-12:45pm
Where: Galleries and exhibition spaces throughout Chicago
Price: $15, FREE for Friends level Art Encounter members and above, FREE for all Artist Critique Series participants

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New Warehouse Spaces, Saturday, October 5, 2019

Please note that the starting location for this tour has changed since publication of our brochure. 

Join us to explore spacious galleries in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor, Chicago’s newly developing art center. We’ll begin at Corbett vs. Dempsey with two exhibits. In her show, Builder, British artist Caragh Thuring weaves and collages photographs of different times and places, including her own art works, with textile patterns. In End World Music, Carol Jackson works with unexpected materials and unusual textures to produce intriguing wall sculptures evocative of strange associations. Next we’ll visit the Chicago Artists Coalition to find out about their artist and writer residences and see two curated exhibitions, The Shape of a Whisper and Portals. We’ll conclude at the Circle Gallery in the Kinzie Arts Building to explore Entralazer featuring the work of contemporary artists who incorporate the language of fiber arts into their practice.

Tour starts at Corbett Vs. Dempsey, 2156 West Fulton Street, Chicago.

West Town Galleries, Saturday, December 14, 2019

Investigate art in this expanding Chicago art hub. We’ll begin at the Catherine Edelman Gallery, where we’ll investigate strange narrative imagery by Robert and Shana Parke Harrison. At Rhona Hoffman Gallery, we’ll see Jacob Hashimoto’s extraordinary three-dimensional wall pieces consisting of layered fabric in geometric patterns. Our last stop will be Western Exhibitions for Deb Sokolow’s show, which references history and fiction through drawing and writing.

Tour starts at Catherine Edelman Gallery, 1637 West Chicago Ave., Chicago.

Kavi Gupta Gallery, Saturday, January 18, 2020

Join us for an in-depth discussion of Better Nights, a grand-scale exhibition by one of America’s most prominent and exciting rising stars, Mickalene Thomas. This show will include an installation that conceptually reconstructs the artist’s mother’s apartment in New Jersey. Thomas combines faux wood paneling, wallpaper, and upholstery fabrics among other materials to reflect popular and African American culture, history, femininity, and notions of beauty. For this exhibition, she will also be curating works by other emerging and renowned artists of color.

Meet at Kavi Gupta Gallery, 219 N Elizabeth St., Chicago.