Chicago Events for Artists

March 7 - 14.
This week's notable events for Chicago artists.
Monday, March 7 | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dutch sculptor and visionary Joep van Lieshoutwas accepted into the Rotterdam Academy of the Arts at the age of 16. After graduation, he quickly rose to fame with functional sculptures that raise questions about society at large and the nature of art.
Wednesday, March 9 | 7 p.m.
These workshops are an open-format geared toward aspiring and experienced writers. Participants submit their work for commentary and critique from the group. The workshop is a community that supports expression, experimentation, and the free exchange of ideas.
Thursday, March 10 | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Please join THE MISSION for a preview and artist talk with Chicago-based artist and writer Zachary Cahill and THE MISSION's Anna Elise Johnson about her exhibition of recent acrylic block collages, Structural Adjustment.  
Friday, March 11 | 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Eleven Hyde Park Art Center "Center Program 4" Alumni explore chance in the artmaking process in new and relevant works.  Featuring Mara Baker, Lily DithrichRami George, Regin Igloria, Kara Cobb Johnson, Katherine Lampert, Dana Major, Carlos MatallanaKunal Sen, Erin Toale, and Julian E. Williams, Jr.
Friday, March 11 | 7 p.m.
The Dance COLEctive celebrates 20 years of cutting-edge choreography, innovative collaborations and mentorship of new choreographers with “Revelry/20 Years,” a concert series March 11–20, 2016 at Links Hall at Constellation. The program comprises premieres, works by current and former company members and reconstructed repertory by alumni and special guests.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 (All day)
The reconfiguration of anthropocentrism taken on by queer theory, animal-studies, and posthumanism, has now given over to the emerging methodological approaches of speculative realism, new materialism, and object-oriented ontology. Building upon the established framework of posthumanism, this symposium aims at exploring the productive opportunities these new approaches provide in specific relation to contemporary art. 
Sunday, March 13 | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Norman Baugher presents his newest collection of paintings. No one knows what the ancient saints actually looked like. They are often shown as otherworldly, and we sometimes forget that they were actually human beings. The intent of this show is to portray the saints' humanity.
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