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It's finally feeling more like spring! The current issue of Chicago Gallery News runs through April, and it includes a full calendar of art events taking place each week. During the next several days, and into April, we are enjoying a variety of new openings in the city as well as in the suburbs and beyond.
Our magazine cover feature this issue is Rangefinder Gallery and its plans for First Fridays. Each month on the first Friday you'll have a new chance to get out into the galleries in River North - and beyond - to see new work, meet artists, start a collection, who knows? The next First Friday is April 3.
Clockwise from top left: Erika Rothenberg in Zolla/Lieberman's new space; Traditions Transfigured at Northern Illinois University Art Museum; Yale Factor at the Zhou B Art Center for Third Friday; Artists as Visionaries: Climate Crisis: Solutions at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL
Art Openings This Week
Thursday, March 26
Artist Talks & Panel Discussion, Exhibition, and Opening Reception — 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibition and Opening Reception — 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, March 27
Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Exhibition and Opening Reception — 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Opening Reception — 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Art Shay: His Life and Love
Art Shay: His Life and Love is on view at The Art Center (Highland Park) through April 4Read more →
Traditions Transfigured at NIU Art Museum
Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi opens March 24 at the NIU Art MuseumRead more →
Maker & Muse at the Driehaus Museum
Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry is currently on view at the Driehaus MuseumRead more →
Our Current Issue
Find CGN’s print edition around town in galleries, museums & art centers
Pick up a copy, or read it online at Issuu.com. The latest Letter from the Publisher offers this issue's news highlights; Rangefinder Gallery takes on First Fridays in River North; a dynamic collector talks about his Chicago collection. We spoke with artist Richard Hunt, and the director of Alibi Fine Art, explored the new FLATS studios in Uptown, spotlighted the importance of art for at-risk youths, and Tony Fitzpatrick unleashes on the balmy winter art frenzy that is Miam. More news...
Image: Sculptor Richard Hunt in his studio in 2012. Photo: Thomas McCormick. Hunt has a show on at the MCA and the Chicago Cultural Center.