News: Anniversaries, Moves and Welcomes
Ruth Horwich was a spirited, devoted collector of art and a passionate patron of cultural institutions. She died July 21, 2014 at the age of 94. Ruth collected art with her late husband, Leonard, and she continued to actively collect after his death over 30 years ago. Some of Ruth’s most notable contributions to the Chicago cultural community were a collection of Alexander Calder mobiles and stabiles to the Museum of Contemporary Art (which she and her husband helped found) and the now iconic black and white Jean Dubuffet sculpture, Monument with a Standing Beast, installed outside the James R. Thompson Center. Ruth was chair of the Hyde Park Art Center for 40 years and a board member of Poetry magazine and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Anniversaries: 40, 25 and 10
The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art celebrates its 40th season in 2014–15 with two museum-wide exhibitions. Launching September 27, Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways takes over the entirety of the Museum. Following, Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories (opening February 12, 2015) will showcase 17 micro-exhibitions by guest curators with a relationship to the Smart.
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, the city’s longest-running independent print workshop, is celebrating its 25th year with a retrospective, sponsored by The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, at Expo 72, opening November 14. The exhibition will feature over 50 CPC-affiliated artists and a mini workshop. A complimentary exhibit at Prairie State College will run November 17-December 11.
The Golden Triangle, one of Chicago’s largest home furnishings stores and a national resource for fine Asian and European antiques, turns 25 this October. Established in 1989 by Douglas Van Tress and Chauwarin Tuntisak, The Golden Triangle originally sold artifacts and antiques from Thailand. Today the store includes collectables from all over Asia and Europe, and, since 2006, modern furnishings made from reclaimed exotic hardwoods as well as contemporary Chicago-made case goods and upholstered sofas and chairs.
Western Exhibitions marked its 10th anniversary this past summer. The gallery started out as a nomadic enterprise but opened as a West Loop brick and mortar space in 2004.
The Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport will host The 10 Years of Art Innovation, a three-day event October 15-17. Brothers and artistic collaborators DaHuang and ShanZuo Zhou opened the center in 2004 to create an art community to empower and mentor emerging artists. Events include an artist’s lunch, The Zhou B Gala, and Crossing Borders Third Friday.
Moves and Changes
Bert Green Fine Art has relocated to a new suite (#620) at 8 S. Michigan Ave.
Pagoda Red Winnetka moved to 911 Green Bay Rd., just down from its previous location.
KM Fine Arts moved from the John Hancock Center to 43 E. Oak Street, Suite B.
Lawyers for the Creative Arts named Jan Feldman as Executive Director, following the retirement on May 1, 2014 of William Rattner. Rattner led the organization for 14 years.
David Weinberg Gallery has a new mission: to provide an engaging environment for discourse on critical contemporary issues that concern our community. Joining artists with organizations in support and solidarity of their cause, the gallery will work to produce tangible change and cultivate a culture of consciousness.
Welcome to CGN
We are pleased to welcome Alan Koppel Gallery, 806 N. Dearborn, just off Chicago Ave. between River North and Michigan Ave. Moberg Gallery at deAurora in the Merchandise Mart, Ste. 1499, features contemporary painting and sculpture paired with the finest quality furnishings and accessories.
In the West Loop Western Exhibitions, 845 W. Washington, represents a varied roster of conceptually-minded, visually innovative artists. The gallery also maintains an inventory of artist books and multiples, gathered as a sister entity and website, WesternXeditions.com. Aspect/Ratio, run by owner Jefferson Godard at 119 N. Peoria, is unique in Chicago, specializing in contemporary video art by emerging and established artists.
In Pilsen Colby Gallery, 1626 W. 18th St., showcases avant-garde international artists.
Regards is a brand new space at 2216 W. Chicago in Ukrainian Village run by wife-and-husband Natalie Popovic Schuh and Mike Schuh.
In Joliet Bullet Fine Art specializes in the “Graphic Fine Art” works of artist/designer/photographer “Bullet.” Gallery Seven is a fine art photography gallery located in historic downtown Joliet, featuring work by nine participating co-op photographers.
The Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion at University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign is the second largest general fine art museum in Illinois and cares for the University of Illinois art collection. The museum is affiliated with the School of Art + Design at Illinois and the College of Fine + Applied Arts.
Ayla’s Originals is a bead and jewelry boutique on the North Shore in Evanston.
Bardo Consulting Group, Inc. helps clients acquire, maintain and disperse valuables through a network of specialists in appraisal, estate planning, conservation, framing, finance, insurance, law, security and taxation.
Cynthia Noble Private Art Tours and Events offers private guided visits to art museums, galleries, private collections and public sculpture and architecture in Chicago and beyond.