Friday, April 27, 2012

Made In Logan Square/Hecho En Logan Square Opening Reception



Join I Am Logan Square for the opening reception of Made In Logan Square/Hecho En Logan Square on Thursday, May 3 from 6-8:30 PM, at the I Am Logan Square Gallery (IALS), located at 2644 N. Milwaukee AvenueMade In Logan Square/Hecho En Logan Square is a mixed media group show featuring artwork that has been directly inspired by the rich diversity of the neighborhood.  Food and drink for the opening reception will be provided by IALS’s official gallery sponsors, Revolution Brewing and Paper Moon Pastry.
The exhibition, featuring all Latino artists, will include graffiti art, photography, graphic art and paintings by CHema Skandal!, Kill Monster Kill, FLASH, and Francisco Rosado.  All of the artists currently live in Logan Square, and most are longtime residents.
The exhibition curator, Francisco Rosado, says that he conceptualized the group show as the Logan Square Dream Artist Union, Inc. after being “inspired by living in this neighborhood as an artist for a decade and never seeing a gallery close by.” Rosado came up with the idea for the exhibition based on his vision of creating a supportive network for neighborhood artists.
“The mostly Latino section of Milwaukee Avenue, where the gallery is located, made me think of using the show as a medium to gather Latino artists of the area to showcase their art, network, and create similar events that could bring together not only artists and art lovers, but the local people that fill the city blocks around the gallery as well. This exhibition is [not only] about the need for diversity of perspectives, but also about solidarity, freedom, gathering and love for the arts.”
Made In Logan Square/Hecho En Logan Square will be on display from May 3 through May 31, 2012. The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Thursdays, from noon to 6 pm, and on Friday and Saturday, from noon to 4pm, and by appointment. The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
As always, keep in mind that I Am Logan Square 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. 

We hope to see you there!


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