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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

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Art Openings This Week

Thursday, March 26


Body Contact, Drawings by Christine Wuenschel

Artist Talks & Panel Discussion, Exhibition, and Opening Reception — 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery Moraine Valley Community College

District High School Art Show

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College

Friday, March 27

Eric Doyle

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Firecat Projects

Spring Members Show Reception

Opening Reception — 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery


Art Shay: His Life and Love

Art Shay: His Life and Love is on view at The Art Center (Highland Park) through April 4

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Traditions Transfigured at NIU Art Museum

Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi opens March 24 at the NIU Art Museum

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Maker & Muse at the Driehaus Museum

Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry is currently on view at the Driehaus Museum

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Our Current Issue

Find CGN’s print edition around town in galleries, museums & art centers

Pick up a copy, or read it online at 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.

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