Art in Alternative Spaces
What is Anatomically Correct?
Anatomically Correct is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing artists in a combined effort to diversify, educate and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.
Since its inception in 1991, Anatomically Correct has presented over 250 innovative events, showcasing work by over 1,500 talented visual and performance artists and musicians, reaching a combined audience of over four million. Our events are free to the public and often include performances by poets, musicians and performance artists. It is through this outreach that artists are exposed to a wider audience and audiences are exposed to new and exciting artists.
Anatomically Correct's exhibitions are unique as they are held in complement to community events and/or theatrical productions. Anatomically Correct has presented exhibitions at the Apollo Theatre, Athenaeum Arts Complex, Chicago Dramatists, Emily Oaks Nature Center, Gilda's Club Chicago, The Goodman Theatre, Lake Bluff/Lake Forest Historical Society, Northlight Theatre/North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Paramount Arts Centre, Skokie Public Library, and Steppenwolf Theatre to list only a few. Anatomically Correct has collaborated with area non-profits to present exhibitions and participated in fund-raising events for the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Help Hospitalized Veterans, Residents for Emergency Shelter (R.E.S.T.), Women for Women Foundation, Cure Autism Now and Autism Speaks.
Our Art Walks are juried exhibitions of artwork by Illinois artists displayed in local businesses. Events include Make and Take art workshops for kids and performances by musicians, singers, dancers, poets, and comics. Since 2006, Anatomically Correct has presented the annual Highland Park Art Walk (HP Art Walk) in Highland Park, IL; Evanston Art Walk in Evanston, IL in 2008 and 2009 and Southport Art Walk in 2010; and the upcoming Skokie Art Walk in May 2013.
Anatomically Correct organizes open mic performances which include singers, musicians, dancers, poets and comedians.
BRUSH WITH NATURE
Anatomically Correct's Brush with Nature is a Plein Art Painting program that brings artists, art students and visitors together with nature in an outdoor setting. Events are held in forest preserves, nature centers, parks, zoos, beaches and private gardens.
Out of the Box
Anatomically Correct's Out of the Box program is designed to help students learn to think "out of the box", nurture their creative spirit and boost their self-esteem. The program brings portable art exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations into K-8 and High Schools in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Programs can be designed to include a professional "Visiting Artist" who will work with students on a specific art project.
Artists' On-Line Gallery & MEMBERSHIP
Our on-line gallery provides a marketing tool for artists to promote their work. Our foster program shows artists how to market their work, develop a portfolio and prepare their work for public exhibition. Anatomically Correct also provides exposure for its Artists through its arrangements with publishing companies, online media sources, music and television corporations.
Who is Anatomically Correct?
Anatomically Correct was founded by Executive Director Debra Hatchett in 1991 in an effort to help artists find alternative spaces to display their artwork and to de-mystify the art viewers experience. In 2002, Debra was presented with an award from the Friends of the Arts (FOTA) for her "Outstanding Service to the Arts Community in the City of Chicago". Debra was acknowledged by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company with an autographed Victor Skrebneski photograph in appreciation of Anatomically Correct's seven consecutive years of free visual art exhibitions at Steppenwolf Theatre. Debra authored The Artist's Gallery Guide to Chicago and Surrounding Areas; and served as the Director of the Chicago Art Open - the largest exhibition of artwork by Chicago artists under one roof in 2003 and 2004. Debra has served as a juror for the Wells Street Art Fair, Hinsdale Fine Art Festival, Naperville Women's Club Fine Art Fair, Northbrook Public Library, The Art Center in Highland Park, the Long Grove Art Fest, Deerfield Festival of Fine Art and Art in the Park in Northbrook. Currently, Debra serves as a Commissioner on the Skokie Fine Arts Commission for the Village of Skokie, IL.
Debra is a licensed real estate broker with Keller Williams Realty Partners and in addition to providing professional services to buyers and sellers of real estate, Debra helps artists find studio and gallery space.
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