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Bus Tour: Celebrating Chicago Artists Month

October 25, 2012
9:00AM4:00PM
$95 members

Join Joan Arenberg for visits to four local artist’s studios in celebration of Chicago Artists Month. Ann Toebbe’s fascinating and meticulous process combines cut paper, collage, paintings, and notations to create virtual blueprints of domestic interiors, rooms created from memory, and story telling that live on as family history. A recent Fulbright Fellowship to Jordan inspired photographer Regina Mamou to complete a series of large format prints that explored navigational methods and memory aids in Amman, where the recent introduction of street names and house numbers replaced the historic mapping of collected memory.

After lunch at the Old Oak Tap, visit sculptor Michael Rea, whose work is made with unfinished hardware store lumber, excessively and imaginatively combined to create larger than life objects and scenes that incorporate narratives that revolve around humor, pop culture, literature, and art history. Painter Carl Baratta creates drama with colorful, lush and strange landscapes, odd perspectives, wierdly populated by robots, aliens, and animals from popular and unpopular culture. View his work at The Roger Brown Study Center in the exhibition Afterimage that explores contemporary implications of the Imagist legacy.

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Presented in celebration of Chicago Artists Month