Visionaries + Voices at Western Exhibitions

Saturday, Jun 6 – Aug 22, 2020

1709 W. Chicago Ave
2nd. Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

Virtual Showroom Available Here


Western Exhibitions is privileged to present a curated selection of paintings, drawings, ceramics, artist books and sculptures from artists who make work at Visionaries + Voices (V+V), a progressive art studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. The show begins on Saturday, June 6 and will run through the summer. The gallery will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY until further notice, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am to 5pm. 

Please email or call (312) 480-8390 to schedule a viewing.


Featured Artists: Courttney Cooper, Jenny Crowe, Curtis Davis, Elmer, Andrew Hostick, Trip Huggins, Dale Jackson, Linda Kunick, Kenneth Moore, Melissa Preston, Mark Smith, Kevin White, Cathrine Whited


Matt Distel, V+V’s director at the time, introduced Western Exhibitions’ founder Scott Speh to Courttney Cooper in 2011. Shortly after this visit to his hometown, Speh included Cooper in the three-person show Indirect Observation at the gallery. Cooper joined the gallery roster and his most recent solo show in 2016 was lauded as a must-see by Disparate Minds. Western Exhibitions has mounted a solo show with V+V artist Andrew Hostick, reviewed in Disparate Minds and New City and the gallery has presented V+V artists at art fairs: Hostick at EXPO Chicago in 2015 and Cooper with fellow V+V artist Jenny Crowe at the 2017 Outsider Art Fair in New York City.

Established in 2003, Visionaries + Voices is a non-profit organization that provides exhibition opportunities, studio space, supplies and support to more than 125 visual artists with disabilities. V+V artists actively contribute to the greater Cincinnati arts community through creative, educational, and strategic partnerships with local and regional artists, schools and business leaders. To learn more about Visionaries and Voices, visit: