Weekend Arts Guide (4/26-4/29 2018)

By: WPB Arts
Sponsors: Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33
Date: April 26, 2018 - April 29, 2018

Image Credit: Barbara Rossi on exhibit at Corbett vs. Dempsey in Slippers

The final Arts Guide of April is here! And to add to the excitement, Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day! So in addition to plenty of art and the usual slew of openings and closings, this weekend is packed full of literary fun, book signings, and readings.

Thursday night kicks off our WPB Weekend Arts Guide with a closing reception for Music/Moments/Muses: The Work of Timothy Hiatt at Bucktown Gallery from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Volumes Bookcafe will host In Conversation: Rodrigo Fresan with Rachel Cordasco from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Friday may be rainy, but that doesn't mean that there's not plenty of artwork to see! FireFly Fiber Arts Studio will have their final week of Worker Bee Bag Read Along Crochet Along from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. ARC Gallery has a triple opening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for Joseph BigleyYu Ling Huang, and Al-Qawi Tazal Nanavati. On the south end of the neighborhood Corbett vs. Dempsey will have an opening reception from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for Brian Calvin: Passing on and Barbara Rossi: Slippers. Wrap up the evening at Volumes Bookcafe with Sebastian Rotella - RIP CREW from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Saturday is when we get busy! Monique Meloche Gallery has a closing reception from 1:00pm  to 3:00pm for Sheree Hovsepian: The Altogether and Jessica Vaughn: Paperwork. AdventureLand Works on Paper also closes their show The Grouch And The Brainstorm by Philip Campbell. Saturday is particularly exciting as it is Independent Bookstore Day! Begin the literary escapades at Volumes Bookcafe as they have Special Storytime with Becky Cattie from 10:00am to 10:30am. Quimby's Bookstore will have specials for the #MyChicagoBookstore Crawl starting at 11:00am. Challengers Comics will host a Michael Moreci Wasted Space Signing from noon to 1:00pm. Secret Agent Supply has Secret Chicago with Jessica Mlinaric from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. And to end the night Myopic Books will put on Poetry Reading: Jodie Hollander & Special Guest at 7:00pm.

Sunday sees two more exhibitions come to a close for the end of the month. Catch Irena Saparnis: Possibility of Flying before it closes at Jackson Junge Gallery. Then head up Milwaukee a couple of blocks to Heaven Gallery for the last chance to see CorneredFission Fusion, and Night Brings Day/Day Brings Night, complete with an Artist Talk from Leslie Baum at 1:00pm. While there, pop next door to LVL3 to see their ongoing show Systems at Play.

Other ongoing exhibitions throughout the neighborhoods this weekend include RED at Jackson Junge Gallery, Dan Miller & Aaron Walker - Handkerchiefs and Flowers at Roots & Culture with Carolina Poceda - Whispering into the Shell in the Window Gallery, Beth Adler & Nancy Gardner: What I've Learned From Flower Arranging at FireCat Projets, and Godzilla vs ______? at Toy de Jour.


Click on gallery names below for links to more information!

Thursday 4/26/2018
Bucktown Gallery: Music/Moments/Muses: The Work of Timothy Hiatt - closing reception 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Volumes Bookcafe: In Conversation: Rodrigo Fresán with Rachel Cordasco - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday 4/27/2018
FireFly Fiber Arts Studio: Worker Bee Bag Read Along Crochet Along final week - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
ARC Gallery: Joseph Bigley; Yu Ling Huang; and Al-Qawi Tazal Nanavati - opening reception 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Corbett vs. Dempsey: Brian Calvin: Passing on and Barbara Rossi: Slippers - opening reception 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Volumes Bookcafe: Sebastian Rotella - RIP CREW - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday 4/28/2018
Monique Meloche Gallery: Sheree Hovsepian: The Altogether and Jessica Vaughn: Paperwork - closing reception 1:00pm to 3:00pm
AdventureLand Works on Paper: The Grouch And The Brainstorm by Philip Campbell closes
Quimby's Bookstore: #MyChicagoBookstore Crawl - 11:00am
Challenger's Comics: Michael Moreci Wasted Space Signing - noon to 1:00pm
Myopic Books: Poetry Reading: Jodie Hollander & Special Guest - 7:00pm
Secret Agent Supply: Secret Chicago with Jessica Mlinaric - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Volumes Bookcafe: Special Storytime with Becky Cattie - 10:00am to 10:30am

Sunday 4/29/2018
Heaven Gallery: Cornered; Fission Fusion; and Night Brings Day/Day Brings Night close with Artist Talk from Leslie Baum - 1:00pm
Jackson Junge Gallery: Irena Saparnis: Possibility of Flying closes

Ongoing Exhibitions
LVL3 Gallery: Systems at Play
Jackson Junge Gallery: RED
Roots & Culture: Dan Miller & Aaron Walker - Handkerchiefs and Flowers with Carolina Poveda - Whispering into the Shell in the Window Gallery
FireCat Projects: Beth Adler & Nancy Gardner: What I've Learned From Flower Arranging
Toy de Jour: Godzilla vs ______?