November Art Openings!

Villains beware…I Am Logan Square is transforming into a comic book gallery this November! IALS will be exhibiting work that was created for or inspired by the premiere of the original play POWERLESS: Issues 1-3 by Mitch Salm and David M. Brent, presented in Logan Square during the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival.  Come out and join us for the opening reception for POWERLESS (A comic book gallery) on Thursday, November 10th from 6-8:30 PM, at the I Am Logan Square Gallery, located at 2644 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Food and drink will be provided by Rewster’s Café and I Am Logan Square’s official gallery series sponsor, Revolution Brewing.

In a review of the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival production, Timeout Chicago remarked about the visual art in POWERLESS, “The stage is framed by a series of white panels upon which gorgeous original comic art is projected…The vivid integration of original comic art and serialized format feels vital and new.” Over 200 original panels were created by comic artists from across the country for the Powerless play. And IALS’s gallery will showcase some of these works including pieces by Tyne Lowe, Daniel Killackey, and Quinn Fenlon. The collection celebrates the iconic cartoon style while showing the artistic potential of comics.

Scene from "Powerless, Issue 1"
photo © Brooke Herbert
POWERLESS (a comic book gallery) will be on display through the end of November. Our gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 6 PM and by appointment.  IALS hosts monthly gallery exhibitions of works by local artists and is currently accepting proposals for the spring 2012! Participating artists and/or curators must either live or work in Logan Square to exhibit their work and priority will be given to group or collaborative shows.

In addition to IALS's November exhibition, be sure to head downtown to the Chicago Photography Collective's gallery in Block 37 to see Structure, the CPC's November photography exhibition. What does this have to do with Logan Square you say? Well, among the works of four photographers in the exhibition are pieces by IALS's Brooke Herbert. Brooke will  be showing a selection of photos from her series on the Logan Theater. Before the Logan began undergoing its renovation (which we are SO excited about), Brooke stopped by and photographed the place and all its character, history and idiosyncrasies. She will also be documenting the whole process of change in the theater and will re-photograph the interior when it has been restored to its original splendor and glory.

So be sure to head on down to Structure, where you will also see the work of Jeff Phillips, Matt Tuteur and Damon Shell.  The opening reception is Thursday, November 3 from 5-8 PM. If you are coming to our workshop that night, you will still have time afterward to head down to CPC's gallery inside Block 37 at 108 N State St. and support some local photographers, and one of our own volunteers! 


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