Chicago Nocturne Opening Reception and Theatre Industry Night!

Well it's time again to announce a new exhibition opening at I Am Logan Square's gallery! Opening on Thursday, March 8th from 6 to 8:30 pm, at our gallery located at 2644 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago Nocturne is an exhibition that draws inspiration from how light has been depicted through visual art, sound, poetry and performance. The selected artists and works are rooted in the "romantic tradition and reconfigured into a contemporary language".

Michael Langhoff, the exhibition's curator says, “Chicago Nocturne is based on the metaphorical and spiritual principles of Light in contemporary art. Many of the artists participating address the emotional and spiritual struggles they face and how they overcome (or see through) the darkness."  Light being the central focus of the exhibition, Chicago Nocturne displays the various contemporary uses of a subject that has kept its symbolic relevance over the ages.

Chicago Nocturne’s opening reception will include live music by Alert, a cross-genre hip-hop artist group on humble beast records and singer-songwriter Catalina Bellizi.There will also be  poetry by Anthony Rosati, and a collaborative writing project by SAIC graduates and the exhibition's curators, Michael and Viviana Langhoff.  Food and Drink will be provided by IALS’s official gallery sponsors, Revolution Brewing and Paper Moon Pastry.

Chicago Nocturne, which also includes works by Seungbin Choi, Joe Corey, Nikki Fisher, Emily Arazu Nejad, Michael-Philip Scales and Lauren LaRose, will be on display through the end of March. And as usual, the gallery will be open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, from noon-6PM and by appointment.

In addition, we would also like to announce our February Industry Night focused on theatre! If you haven't checked out our previous industry nights--they are casual networking events held at Cafe D'Noche on Milwaukee ave in Logan Square.  This month we are bringing in a great lineup of theatre professionals, including:

Brian Shaw, professor at Columbia College Chicago
Christopher Ellis, Associate Artistic Director at Voice of the City
Henry Godinez, Resident Artistic Director at Goodman Theatre and Associate Professor at Northwestern University
Adam Belcuore, Casting/Assistant Producer Associate Producer at Goodman Theatre.  
Industry night will be held Tuesday, February 28, 6-8PM at Cafe D'Noche, 2710 N Milwaukee Avenue. A $15 admission includes passed appetizers and an open sangria, beer and wine bar. Space is limited, so an RSVP is required. Email to reserve your spot!

As always, keep in mind that IALS hosts monthly gallery exhibitions of works by local artists and accepts exhibition proposals on a rolling basis. 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.
See you soon!

--Brooke Herbert Hayes


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