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Illustration for Facets

Illustration for the upcoming annual Boo! Bash celebration at Facets.

Boo! Bash is a multi-layered event for families and children, featuring costume competitions, carnival festivities, film screenings, and so on. It takes place in October.

I really enjoyed working on something so playful and for such an incredible place!

Facets is a Chicago-based media arts organization, providing education, conservation, and screenings of independent and international films.

Facets Boo Bash

Lurie Garden artwork

New illustrations for Lurie Garden’s Annual Plant Sale event.

I re-created some of the plants that will be at the sale, using a mix of hand drawing, texture and collage elements. Had a lot of fun with this.

Lurie Garden is a non-profit urban sustainable gardening project located in Millennium Park. It is an incredibly peaceful and beautiful space in the heart of downtown Chicago.

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The view from the garden facing the Art Institute…

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CPC 25th Exhibit: Thank you & photos

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to the opening at EXPO 72 for CPC’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition. Such a magical night!

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photography © Jeff Lassahn 2014

opening night
photography © Jeff Lassahn 2014

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group shot of some of the artists… I stole this from somewhere online (because we look adorable!!), apologies for lack of photo credit

The exhibit included one of my new works (below), which I haven’t had a chance to post yet.

The piece is called “Moth”, from a new collection of prints exploring colors and patterns as inpired by insects and seasons.

It is 24″ x 21″ four-color screen print on Stonehenge. Please click through for larger views.

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glisic 'moth' 2014, detail

For more details and purchasing info, please visit my etsy shop

The framing was done by my very talented friend and artist, Liz Born, of Pilsen’s awesome new printshop & framing studio, Hoofprint Woorkshop. These guys truly rock!

The exhibition is on view through February 28th, 2015, at EXPO 72 Gallery – right across the street from the Chicago Cultural Center

CPC 25th: Opening THIS Friday, Nov 14 at EXPO 72

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, the awesome independent printshop where I print and teach, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an exhibition opening this Friday, November 14th, at EXPO 72 Gallery

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This exhibit is *not to be missed* – a beautifully curated show of over 50 artists affiliated with the Collaborative over the years, featuring an array of original artworks and prints.

Preview and Reception: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: November 15, 2014 – February 28, 2015
EXPO 72 Gallery, 72 E Randolph St (across from Chicago Cultural Center)

Featured artists:
Hiroshi Ariyama, Stephanie Barenz, Christopher Blume, Matt Bodett, Molly Briggs, Deirdre Britt, Margaret Buchen, Charles Cohan, Aaron Coleman, Carlos Cortez, Jeanine Coupe-Ryding, David Driesbach, Joel Dugan, Leslie Eliet, Tony Fitzpatrick, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Sanya Glisic, Karinna Gomez, Michael Goro, Holly Greenberg, Susan Hall, John Himmelfarb, Elise Hughes, Carrie Iverson, Michael Jackson, Catherine Jacobi, David Jones, Anne Karsten, Deborah Maris Lader, Jeff Lassahn, Kim Laurel, Alan Lerner, Bart Longacre, Jeremy Lundquist, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Ruth Moscovitch, Maria Mungai, Duffy O’Connor, Dennis O’Malley, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Artemio Rodriguez, Maria Sanchez, Jenny Schmid, Andrea Schumacher, Jeff Sippel, Chase Sperry, Megan Sterling, Scott Westgard, Eric Wilson

Also expect delicious local & sustainable treats (Cafe Selmarie, Baker Miller, New Holland Brewing, Butcher & The Burger), and of course some custom-printed refreshments :)

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“Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature” Exhibition at Society of Illustrators, NY

I have some pieces on display as part of the current exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in New York.

The exhibit features a selection of artworks from “The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature”, written by Russ Kick and published by Seven Stories Press:

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The reception and book launch is this Friday, November 7 at the Society of Illustrators. The exhibit dates are November 4 – December 20, 2014

For more info, please visit the Society of Illustrators

In addition, Publishers Weekly just released this great new review of the book!

If you happen to be in NYC, please stop by and check out the show! :-)

Upcoming EXHIBIT + FEAST: Basilica Chymica

I am very excited to announce Basilica Chymica, an upcoming exhibition organized by the incredible print team at Hoofprint Workshop, and curated by Raeleen Kao.

The exhibit pairs six artists with six chefs creating all new limited-edition hand-printed works and original culinary dishes… Participants include Vesna Jovanovic, Hillary Grossman (Avec), Edible Alchemy, Kelly Riker, and others.
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illustrated collector’s litho tickets by Raeleen Kao  //  hand-printed by Gabe Hoare of Hoofprint Workshop
Basilica Chymica: Exhibition + Feast

Hoofprint Workshop is pleased to present Basilica Chymica, a collaboration between six visual artists and six chefs, working in pairs to create a synesthetic experience based on the ancient discipline of alchemy. Artists will show sketches and state proofs alongside the finished editions to reveal secret transformations.

CULINARY PREVIEW (ticketed)
Friday, October 3rd
6:30 – 10 pm (dinner: 7 – 9 pm)

Featuring six courses of small plates and six mini-cocktails, each inspired by a new print-based work.
PLUS: performance plating, cocktail pairings & live acoustic set by Mawrcrest

puchase tickets HERE

PUBLIC RECEPTION (free)
Saturday, October 4th
7 – 10 pm

Hoofprint Workshop, 2433 S Oakley Ave, Chicago IL

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Featuring:

VESNA JOVANOVIC
KELLY RIKER
SANYA GLISIC
DAMARAK THE DESTROYER
RAELEEN KAO
& VANESSA DELLAMORTE

DIETRICH MATTSON-MCGAFFEY, Edible Alchemy
DEAN WILLIAMS, underground dining
SULEY DIMAS, Soho House Chicago
HILLARY GROSSMAN, Avec
GRIFFIN BENKO, The Terrace at Trump Tower
SOBREMESA SUPPER CLUB

Cocktails by MIKE ZELL, Little Goat

Organic, cold-pressed juice by Owen + Alchemy

With organic spirits provided by KOVAL Distillery

MORE INFO / PRESS: https://www.facebook.com/events/264946417041139

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*** VIP and Collector’s ticket holders are also invited to attend an exclusive Basilica Chymica tasting at Logan Square’s soon-to-open modern juice apothecary, Owen + Alchemy
Tuesday, September 30th, 7 – 9pm
2355 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL

Art in Print Journal Review

The latest issue of Art in Print featured an article that kindly mentions my Struwwelpeter artist book.

Written by Courtney R. Thompson, the article covers the recent “Pulled, Pressed, Printed” exhibition at EXPO 72 Gallery. The show featured various Chicago artists and spaces, including Spudnik Press, where I completed the book during the artist residency.

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Opening Saturday! CPC International Printmaking Competition

I am very happy to announce that I have been chosen as one of the finalists in the upcoming competition and exhibition taking place this Saturday at Chicago Prinmakers’ Collaborative! The exhibit will feature work from ten artists and finalists, two of whom will be awarded a 6-month printmaking membership at CPC.

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CPC International Printmaking Competition
Saturday, June 25th
5 – 8 pm
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4642 N Western Ave | Chicago, IL

Juror: Debora Wood, Senior Curator
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

Exhibit runs through August 27, 2011

Thanks Quimby’s and everyone!

A huge thanks to everyone who came out to the Struwwelpeter opening event at Quimby’s!

It was so much fun and I feel incredibly thankful to be around so many talented and amazing people! I didn’t have a chance to photograph so it’s a good thing that Liz at Quimby’s did :)

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‘Trunk Show’ print for TEN x TEN

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10″ x 10″, screenprint, edition of 275

My piece for TEN x TEN, a new collaborative initiative developed by Spudnik Press and Homeroom Chicago

About:
TEN x TEN develops the creative relationship between bands and printmakers beyond show posters. Visual artists invited a musician or band to join the project by recording an original song. Artists then created a 10 in x 10 in print inspired by the song they commissioned. The final collection features a suite of ten art prints and a ten song compilation of all new tracks.

For this project, I teamed up with the very talented Max Alexander (check out his site for more info and streaming). This image was inspired by a new track titled ‘Trunk Show’.

TEN x TEN visual artists:
Dee Clements, Kathleen Judge, Angee Lennard, Onsmith, Colin Palombi, Joey Potts, Grant Reynolds, Tom Smith, Sanya Glisic, Sonnenzimmer

Songs by:
Locks, The Late Model Races, Strictly Jug Nuts, Sky Event, Netherfriends, Nones, Christine Kick, Blasted Diplomats, Max Alexander, Jason Adasiewicz

All the prints and additional works by each artist are on display at LivingRoom Gallery (1530 West Superior Street, Chicago), through February 19th.