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Happy summer! There is so much going on in the city this summer that we are eager to share our calendar as well as our news highlights with you this season.  Art is also happening beyond our borders, in the suburbs, and even into Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. Keep up with the current list of openings and enjoy an art-filled weekend.

Coming up there are many chances to explore sculpture parks, museum family days, walking tours, and more. Read our highlights and new interviews in our news pages. We feature Tony Fitzpatrick's Secret Birds at the Poetry Foundation, an interview with painter Gwendolyn Zabicki, the new Jaume Plensa installations in Millennium Park for the park's 10th anniversary, and the recent opening of the Ed Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park.

CGN has been a busy social media bee on Twitter and Facebook for a long time, but we arrived late to the Instagram party (see some of our first images at left). Check out our current snaps here and follow along.

As always our Openings list is the area's go-to guide, and you'll love our expanded calendar, with events sorted by category. Keep scrolling down the page to see more news and opening highlights as well. To read the summer issue online, click here. See you in the galleries! 

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Art Openings This Week

Wednesday, July 30


Larry Snider

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Douglas Dawson Gallery

Friday, August 1

Invasive Species... The Art of Upcycling

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Member's Exhibition

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Deer Path Art League

Bob Palmieri: Lies

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Rangefinder Gallery at Tamarkin Camera

3rd Annual Encaustic Exhibition

Exhibition and Opening Reception — through

Morpho Gallery

Saturday, August 2

All that we see or seem...

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Vertical Gallery


Larry Snider Photographs

Opening Reception this Wednesday, July 30, 6 - 8 pm at Douglas Dawson Gallery. 224 S. Michigan Avenue, Ste. 266

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First Friday & August Salon Showcase: Architecture & Landscapes

Showcasing Nationally & Internationally Recognized Artists: Carol Hamilton, Christian Migala, Kip Pasta, Mary Mariutto, Jun Chen of China, Pauline Kochanski, Peggy Gannon, Terry Young. 401 Country Club Rd, Crystal Lake. 5-8pm.

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Opening Reception and Exhibition

Vertical Gallery presents All that we see or seem... a group exhibition of works on canvas, wood and found objects, Saturday, August 2st 6-10pm. The show features Laura Berger, Jeremy Tinder, Edward Robin Coronel, Matthew Haber, Zed1, Jim Houser, Blazo “Blake” Calovic, and more.

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Our Current Issue

CGN’s May-August 2014 print edition is available around the city in galleries, museums and art centers.

Pick up a copy around town, or read it digitally at Check out the latest Letter from the Publisher for some of this issue's news highlights. The Ed Paschke Art Center opens with its inaugural Paschke in the Park celebration.  A dynamic collecting couple talks about their Chicago collection. We spoke with artist Vera Klement. Kevin Nance explored the studios of some of Chicago's most well known artists.  We highlight a range of summer art festivals taking place in and around Chicago.   More news...

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