Weekend Arts Guide (12/28-12/30 2018)

By: WPB Arts
Sponsors: Wicker Park Bucktown SSA33
Date: December 27, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Image Credit: Artwork from Tim Anderson as seen in Stamps, opening Friday at Firecat Projects.

As we bring the year to a close, we've got a lot happening and even more to look forward to in the arts here in Wicker Park Bucktown! Wrap up your year with some exceptional local artwork and stopping by some happenings and events. We've got all you need to know, right here in our final Weekend Arts Guide of 2018!

Friday (12/28/2018)

Firecat Projects
Tim Anderson: Stamps
Since 1982, Tim Anderson has made images of postage stamps that would never be printed. His infatuation with stamps as pieces of art started in childhood. It went along with making handmade postcards. The possibilities were exciting, partly because of the prospect of communicating with people in foreign lands. These paintings are examples of this fascination.
Opening Reception 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Firefly Fiber Arts Studio
Wine and Unwind
Unwind with us at the end of the week for a BYOB night of making!
4:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday (12/30/2018)

AdventureLand Works on Paper
Tom Bachtell in Adventure Land
Join us for fun and beautiful portraits by Tom Bachtell!
Exhibition Closes - Final Day

Wicker Park Farmers Market
Winter Farmers Market at the Chop Shop
The Wicker Park Farmers Market has begun our first ever indoor market this season at Chop Shop. We will be open every Saturday through April, 2019! Local vendors will be offering all the best in handmade and homegrown to get your winter started right. This week includes a musical performance by Ryan Burns from 10:00am to noon.
Market Open 9:00am to 2:00pm

The Windy Kitty Cat Cafe and Lounge
Paint Nite with Cats!
Come and play with your inner Purrcasso in the company of other like minded peeps! Cat lovers! Laugh as the cats walk across your masterpieces and judge your painting skills. All ages and skill levels welcome and all supplies included!
6:15pm to 8:15pm

Sunday (12/30/2018)

Firefly Fiber Arts Studio
Crafttea Sunday
Sip a cup of tea and eat treats before we start the week with this relaxing makers afternoon.
3:00pm to 5:00pm

LVL3 Gallery
messy universe
LVL3 is proud to present messy universe, a two-person show featuring Adam Milner and Erin Washington. Milner meticulously creates intimate collections as reflections of daily life, routine and personal relationships; his archival process reveal objects as active subjects. Washington’s process of mark making and materiality, symbolic to permanence and histories, demands an active presence which highlights disharmony and failures in search of meaning. messy universe investigates the artists’ processes of collecting and uncovering in order to find meaning in the things that are right in front of us.
Exhibition Closes - Final Day

Ongoing Exhibitions

Agitator Co-operative Gallery
Holiday Fundraiser Show
Artwork by new Agitator members Sarah Bell, Jen Lau and Danielle Owensby will be featured. This show offers artwork made by Agitator Gallery member artists for sale whose proceeds go to cover gallery operation costs, and artwork for direct sale made by Agitator members — Michelle Graves, Gretchen Hasse, Larry Kamphausen, Andrea Kaspryk, Emilio Nadales, Luna Rail.

Gallery Cafe
Ariana Goitia
Chicago has a new artist in town and we’re excited to showcase her style and visual creativity. A resurgence of tropicalismo interpretation with a bold curiosity in the art of anthropology.

gallery no one
I can't even
I can't even is an online exhibition made up of work from seven artists touching on the characteristics of the Internet in varying degrees, providing new modes of thinking for the new media and the contemporary Internet language.

Heaven Gallery
Oh, Maker

Within the current social and political climate we’re found looking backward as a way to find answers for today's problems in America. Oh, Maker explores the work of seven artists who through the act of re-appropriating materials are looking at that history of trauma on American Soil, the act of rebellion, as well the narrative of black women, and families. These artists are building on these conversations in their work. Using mix materials, visual language, and archives as a starting source to re-appropriate materials used to aid conversations about America today. Artists inclkude Kevin Demery, Andrea Coleman, Mark Allen Blanchard, Shanna Merola, Zakkiyyah Najeebah, Sadie Woods, and Michael Curtis Asbil. Oh, Maker was conceived and curated by Darryl DeAngelo Terrell.

Jackson Junge Gallery
Reality Bytes + Sounds of Music + Holiday Sale and Market (continued)
Reatlity Bytes is an exhibition of work by artists Jason Bruek and Kate Harrold.
Music and fine art have a long history of exchange and harmony. In this Sounds of Music, the Jackson Junge Gallery features artwork with a wide veriety of interpretations of music and sound in art. 
The gallery will also be carrying a variety of local, handmade products featured in their Holiday Gift Market as well as continuing their holiday sale, which grants 20% discounts on reproduction prints and custom framing as well as sales between 50% and 70% off for ready-made frames! Sale runs through December 31, 2018.

Little Broken Things
Sam Nigrosh
For the next month, the side gallery at Little Broken Things will feature artwork from Sam Nigrosh.

Toy de Jour
New! from Kenner
The brand that filled everyone's homes with amazing toys for decades now gets the highest accolades, a group art show at the world's best trash store! From Strawberry Shortcake to Star Wars, Centurions to Super Powers, Kenner had the brands we all knew and loved and still hold a special place in our old, shriveled hearts. So come check out some new artwork of classic toy lines - just in time for the holidays. We got your gift ideas covered.



Friday (12/28/2018)
Firecat Projects: Tim Anderson: Stamps - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Firefly Fiber Arts Studio: Wine and Unwind - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday (12/29/2018)
AdventureLand Works on Paper: Tom Bachtell in Adventure Land - exhibition closes
Wicker Park Farmers Market: Winter Farmers Market at the Chop Shop - 9:00am to 2:00pm with Ryan Burns at 10:00am
The Windy Kitty Cat Cafe and Lounge: Paint Nite with Cats! - 6:15pm to 8:15pm

Sunday (12/30/2018)
Firefly Fiber Arts Studio: Crafttea Sunday - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
LVL3 Gallery: messy universe - exhibition closes

Ongoing Exhibitions
Agitator Co-operative Gallery: Holiday Fundraiser Show
Gallery Cafe: Ariana Goitia
gallery no one: I can't even
Heaven Gallery: Oh, Maker
Jackson Junge Gallery: Reality Bites Sounds of Music Holiday Sale and Market (continued)
Little Broken Things: Sam Nigrosh
Toy de Jour: New! from Kenner