756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Tickets: $20 general admission | $15 Intuit Members
Advanced registration required
In conjunction with the exhibition Jerry’s Map (on view August 15, 2019–January 12, 2020), Intuit is proud to welcome Michigan-based artist Jerry Gretzinger for an art workshop. Gretzinger will help you create your own map art using collage and mixed media techniques. Enjoy a hands-on session in an informal creative setting with an interactive dialogue around mapmaking, exploring both real and imagined realms.
You will begin with a brief artist-led exhibition walkthrough in which Gretzinger will discuss his interest in mapmaking, detail his unique artistic process, and explore the elements of abstraction exemplified in the works on view. Then you will step into the workspace to engage in a workshop inspired by Jerry’s artistic process to create your own map!
All supplies are included.
About Jerry Gretzinger
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1942, Gretzinger studied architecture and liberal arts at the Universities of Michigan and California. He joined the Peace Corps in 1966 and spent two years in Tunisia, later returning to that country in 1968 as an architect with an archaeological team to catalog the Roman mosaics there. He came back to the United States in 1973 and started a handbag design company in New York. In 1982 he and his wife, Meg Staley, formed Staley/Gretzinger, a women's art-to-wear company. He retired to Maple City, Mich., in 2004.
Image: Photo by Cheri Eisenberg