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February Youth Art Month

February 1- 12: District 113

February 15-25: District 112

March 3-April 8

Opening Reception: March 3, 5:30-8:00pm 

BE-Longing: The Work of Indira Johnson (Center Gallery)

What Does Freedom Look Like?  (Cindi Elkins Gallery)

How is freedom defined and expressed through visual form? What does it look like to the individual, the community, or the world? How does an artist express through a person, a place, a moment, an event or something which in some way represents an expression freedom? Often looked at in political terms, freedom of expression is foundational in a democracy. “Without it, it is not difficult for a culture to descend into authoritarianism, fascism, and dictatorship.” Social activist and artist, guest Juror Indira Johnson, will select works with wide interpretation.

April 14-22nd 

CSL: Central Suburban League Annual Exhibition

Reception:  Thursday, April 20th

May 5 -June 17, 2023


Annual Benefit: May 5

Opening Reception: May 19, 5:30-8:00pm 

Featured artists: TBD

June 23-August 5, 2023 

Absurdity: In Dadaism we Trust

A Festival of Absurdity in a World Gone Mad

Opening Reception: June 23, 5:30-8:00pm

Collaboration with CWCA and Stola Contemporary Art

Sally Edelstein: Better Living Through Chemistry

Theme: Dadaism was a movement with explicitly political overtones – a reaction to the senselessness of WWI. It essentially declared war against war, countering the absurdity of the establishment’s descent into chaos with its own kind of nonsense. This project brings together Chicago’s extended art community by reigniting the reaction to our country’s political divisiveness, increased violence, and tensions within communities with a similar use of propaganda in media, now referred to as “fake news”. Chicago is the perfect place to react and act.

Featured Artist/ Guest Juror Sally Edelstein

N.Y. narrative collage artist Sally Edelstein defrosts the Cold War, piecing together visual fragments of Mid-Century American myths. Her work has focused on examining social fictions whether politically, gender-based, or race by deconstructing the vast cultural clutter of mid-century America through the lens of feminism and social justice.

August 11-September 23

Partition Anti-Memorial Project: Pritika Chowdhry (Center Gallery)

Opening Reception: August 11, 5:30-8:00pm

“In 2007, on the 60th anniversary of India’s Partition, socio-political and activist artist Pritika Chowdhry created her first work in response to the Partition, titled Queering Mother India. As Chowdhry researched feminist historiographies and recounts from her own family she soon found that the glorified storytelling surrounding the Partition of India failed to include experiences of women, marginalized groups, and global ties. As her research progressed, a complex web of interconnected geopolitical events emerged. Continuing to build on the series by excavating counter-memories each large-scale installation or anti-memorial functions as an entry point to healing processes and bearing witness.”

August 15- end of partition closing event

Borders and Boundaries Redefined-(Cindi Elkins Gallery)

Call for entry with a broad interpretation about how we define space, whether the literal borders in art, or the arbitrary lines delineating physical spaces such as states and countries, or the symbolic boundaries that separate self from others. We are searching for art that explores how we define borders.

September 29- November 4

Outsider Art: Invitational Intuit Exhibition (Center Gallery) 

Opening Reception September 29, 5:30-8:00pm

Recycled  (Cindi Elkins Gallery)

Post-recycled pop up in Elkins Gallery TBD

November 10-December 30

The Carrying Stones Project- Co-curated by Sawyer Rose (Center Gallery) 

“The Carrying Stones Project combines art and data visualization to jump-start public conversation about women’s work inequity. The works encourage viewers to confront issues of equity, labor, and community by pairing human faces and stories with the numbers behind them.”

Women’s Work: Call for Entry- (Cindi Elkins Gallery) Guest Juror- Sawyer Rose

Opening Reception-November 10, 5:30-8:00pm