Art in Alternative Spaces
Inaugural Skokie Art Walk
Downtown Skokie transformed into a vibrant celebration of the arts!
The Skokie Art Walk will showcase the works of talented professional and student artists in restaurants and businesses in downtown Skokie (along Oakton St. and Lincoln Ave.) during the entire month of May, 2013.
The juried artists works will be displayed in storefront windows, while the student artworks from Niles North and Niles West High School will be displayed at Crafty Beaver Home Center, 4810 Oakton.
Also, K-8 student artworks from elementary and middle schools in Skokie will be on display at Bughouse Studio (4845 Oakton) throughout the month of May.
While visitors are invited to tour downtown Skokie to view the art on display anytime throughout the month, the live activities will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from noon – 5 pm. On that Saturday, visitors are invited to pick up an Art Walk map at any participating business; meet the artists at their display locations; listen to roaming musicians; enjoy plein air artists paint live outdoors and hear jazz musicians from the Skokie School of Music play under the Gazebo in the Memorial Park at Krier Plaza (corner of Oakton and Lincoln); and attend the free artists’ reception followed by Open Mic Performances at Gorilla Tango/Skokie Theatre.
Also on Sat. May 18, 2013, FREE Special Events include the following:
MEET THE ARTISTS! Skokie Art Walk artists will be stationed at their display locations to talk about their artworks and show their portfolios.
MAKE and TAKE ART WORKSHOPS (noon – 2 pm for children ages 3 – 16) Young artists can create their own art at three locations:
Bughouse Studio - 4845 Oakton
Lincoln Terrace Art Studio & Gallery - 5027 Warren St.
Mosaic Montessori/Early Childhood - 4700 Oakton
ARTIST DEMONSTRATION (noon - 2pm ) Aw Yeah Comics, 4933 Oakton
Aw Yeah Comics owner Art Baltazar will demonstrate his comic creation techniques. Baltazar is currently a writer/artist on Superman Family Adventures and is launching his own comic book, Aw Yeah Comics in April 2013. He is a two time Eisner Award winner, and a one time Harvey Award winning creator. In addition, he and his writing partner Franco recently hit the New York Times Best Seller list for graphic novels for their work on Tiny Titans from DC Comics. Also, Denver Brubaker, creator of TALES OF THE CHECKERED MAN will be there to sign copies of his comic book and demonstrate his drawing techniques.
JAZZ UNDER THE GAZEBO (noon - 2 pm) Memorial Park at Krier Plaza (corner of Oakton and Lincoln).
Musical performances by the John Roothaan Trio from the Skokie School of Music (John Roothann, piano; Brian Sandstrom, bass; Rusty Jones, Drums)
PLEIN AIR PAINTING (noon - 2pm) Memorial Park at Krier Plaza (corner of Oakton and Lincoln). Watch artists set up their easels and paint outdoors in the park! Face & Body painting by Laura Frisch!
RECEPTION/SILENT AUCTION/OPEN MIC PERFORMANCES (3 - 5 pm ) Skokie (Gorilla Tango) Theatre (7924 Lincoln)
Admission is by Donation. Join the Skokie Art Walk artists for a reception, followed by music, poetry, comic open mic performances and animated shorts by local filmmakers!
Hosted by Tom Brean
Sam Grossner on Piano, Sketch Comedy by Gorilla Tango's Young Artists Program
Animated short by Erin Nolan and Clay-mation shorts by students from Bughouse Studio
Documentary Film by Brad Meyer and Sophia Kerpan
Poetry Readings by Bob Katzman, Regina Buccola, Sandra Wilcoxon & Jeff Helgeson
Music by Shanara the MouthPeace, Lily Behave and Matthew Hayes
The Skokie Art Walk is fun for all ages and is FREE!
Participating businesses include Al's Cycle Shop, Aw Yeah Comics, Bank of America, Beats Provoke Movement, Bob Katzman's Magazine Museum, Bughouse Studio, Crafty Beaver Home Center, De-Jred Fine Jamaican Cuisine, Duron Studio Photography, Eclissi Italian Restaurant, Gaite Salon, Gorilla Tango Theatre, Kabul House, Libertad, Lincoln Terrace Art Studio & Gallery, Marge's Flowers, Mosaic Montessori/Early Childhood, Mystic Fountain, PRINT X-Press, Robert's Office Supplies, Skokie Ace Hardware, Skokie Chamber of Commerce, Skokie Paint, Sweety Pies Bakery, Cakery & Café, Swift Childcare Center, Tub Tim Thai, and Village Inn Pizzeria!
The Skokie Art Walk is presented by Anatomically Correct and sponsored by the Independent Merchants of Downtown Skokie (IMODS), First Bank & Trust, Swift Childcare, Village Inn Pizzeria, and the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the State of Illinois. Special thanks to Gorilla Tango Theatre, North Shore Community Bank, the Village of Skokie, Linda Bouvilom, Randy Miles, Shane Abbott, Maria Gedroc, Ross Mathee, Niki Bartosiak, Andrea Horyn, Sonya Osseny, Nisha Bhojani, John Roothaan, the Skokie School of Music, Bruce Cutter, Deanna Sortino, Eileen Finegold and Art Walk juror Tom Robinson. Contributions are tax-deductible.
Message from the Mayor of Skokie:
Congratulations to Anatomically Correct, the Independent Merchants of Downtown Skokie and all of the organizers for their hard work in creating the Skokie Art Walk that takes place in Downtown Skokie during May 2013. This creative endeavor is most imaginative and I wish you every success. The Skokie Art Walk program gives artists and students an opportunity to display their works to the public in a unique setting and, I’m sure, the Art Walk will be a magnet for visitors to our downtown restaurants and businesses. The Skokie Art Walk has exciting activities for all ages. Thank you for your efforts and please accept my best wishes for your every success. Sincerely, George Van Dusen Mayor
LINKS TO PRESS COVERAGE
Chicago Tribune Pick of the Week! http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-05-02/entertainment/ct-ent-0502-list-museum-art-pick-skokie-20130502_1_local-artists-special-events-workshops
SKOKIE ART WALK 2013 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Brochure/Maps can be picked up at participating businesses
Oil on Canvas,
5' x 43"
Artworks from Skokie k-8 students are on display at Bughouse Studio.
Participating schools include Devonshire Elementary, East Prairie Elementary, Thomas Edison Elementary, Fairview South Elementary, Jane Stenson Elementary, Lincoln Jr. High, Madison Elementary, Oliver McCracken Middle School, Mosaic Early Childhood Center, Swift Childcare
Niles North High School and Niles West High School student artworks are on display at Crafty Beaver
Skokie Art Walk 2013 Juror
Tom Robinson Gallery
2416 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
© 2013 No image on this website may be copied without the expressed written consent of the artist.
Skokie Business Participants
ADDRESS ARTIST(S) Al's Cycle Shop 8118 Lincoln Cheryl Wolfberg Aw Yeah Comics 4933 Oakton Bank of America 7952 Lincoln Piotr Wolodkowicz Beats Provoke Movement 5023 Oakton Bob Katzman's Magazine Museum 4906 Oakton Peter Bullock Bughouse Studio 4845 Oakton Crafty Beaver Home Center 4810 Oakton
Niles North and Niles West High School Student Artworks
Howard A. Jacobs, Jim Lange, Piotr Wolodkowicz and Samantha Younis
De-Jred Fine Jamaican Cuisine 4901 Oakton Christopher Craddock Duron Studio Photography 4710 Oakton Eclissi Italian Restaurant 8018 Lincoln Mort Luby Gaite Salon 4958 Oakton Gorilla Tango Theatre 7924 Lincoln Art Walk Reception, Silent Auction & Open Mic Performances Kabul House 4949 Oakton Bozhena Shaydullina Libertad Restaurant 7931 Lincoln Lincoln Terrace Studio & Gallery 5027 Warren Make and Take Workshop
Marge's Flowers & Gifts 8038 Lincoln Betty Butler, Howard A. Jacobs and Lynn Merel Mosaic Montessori/Early Childhood 4700 Oakton Mystic Fountain 8056 Lincoln Jamie Islas PRINT-Xpress 8058 Lincoln Peter Bullock Robert's Office Supplies 7909 Lincoln Peter Bullock Skokie Ace Hardware 5035 Oakton Skokie Chamber of Commerce 5002 Oakton Sam Leopold Skokie Paint 7929 Lincoln Sweety Pies Bakery, Cakery & Café 8042 Lincoln Swift Childcare Center 8064 Lincoln Art from their classroom Tub Tim Thai 4927 Oakton Robyn Ford, Jamie Islas, Jerry Kykisz and Village Inn Pizzeria 8050 Lincoln Digital Showing of All Artworks in Skokie Art Walk
FREE PARKING LOTS IN DOWNTOWN SKOKIE:
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO THE SKOKIE ART WALK:
We are accessible by train (Yellow Line) & by bus (#97 Skokie or #54A North Cicero/Skokie Blvd.) http://www.transitchicago.com/yellowline/
Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing works by artists in alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts. Contributions are tax-deductible according to law.
For more information contact:
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