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Artist Tim Youd featured in Third Coast Review

 

 

 

Artist Tim Youd, who previous typed Shewin Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio was featured in the Third Coast Review. In the article, Youd discusses his 100 Novels project with the Newberry Library.

 

Read the full article here.

 

 

Posted October 14, 2021
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Exhibition Opening – Hannah Levy: Surplus Tension

Event Date: September 30
Time: 6:00 - 7:30

Please join us for a public reception from 6:00-7:30 on September 30th. Register here.

In her first solo institutional exhibition, New York-based sculptor Hannah Levy brings to The Arts Club new works fashioned of carved steel and silicone that explore the underside of the mid-century aesthetic. Paying attention to points of contact with the building, Levy suspends and balances suggestive forms that point at once to corporeality and design. Each work relates to familiar objects, but subverts or exaggerates their qualities to bring a new reading, or perhaps one that has been lurking all along. We plan to fête Levy in person with a public reception and sincerely hope to see you there!

To enter the in-person event, please be prepared to present an official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card certifying that you have received a vaccination (photo of card or proof of vaccination is acceptable) or official documentation of a negative PCR test result.

Audience is required to wear a snug-fitting mask or facial covering over the nose and mouth for the duration of the program.

 

 

Posted September 20, 2021
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Flutronix Premieres Black Being

Event Date: October 28
Time: 6:00pm

Register here.

Thursday October 28
Evening Concert
Flutronix Premieres Black Being
Program 6:00 pm

Musical duo Flutronix, featuring flutists Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, presents a new work at The Arts Club, a co-commission between The Arts Club of Chicago and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Titled Black Being, this evening-length performance of original music gives voice to the complexities of black feminism through themes of strength, sacrifice, beauty, fear, and survival. Providing a musical lens into black female cultural realities, Flutronix crafts Black Being around a newly-commissioned text by North Carolina poet laureate Jaki Shelton Green, “…a poet whose work exemplifies how poetry can spark conversation and can help us learn about one another’s lives and unique experiences, which promotes greater understanding.”
$20 per person or pay what you can, tickets sold on a sliding scale
This program is open to the public, and we want to make sure that anyone who genuinely wants to attend is able. Please consider paying $20 if that is within your ability.

To enter the in-person program, please be prepared to present an official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card certifying that you have received a vaccination (photo of card is acceptable) or official documentation of a negative PCR test.

Please email David at dmerz@artsclubchicago.org with any
requests for accommodation.

 

Posted August 30, 2021
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Audio for Soundwalk with JeeYeun Lee

This event has passed.

Tonight, we will walk from The Arts Club (201 E. Ontario St.) to the lakefront and back, listening to a downloadable or streamable soundtrack expanding our experience of the location with text, field recordings, and music. Please bring your smartphone if use one and the appropriate earbuds or headphones. If you don’t use a smartphone, we have a few mp3 players and headsets on hand as backups.

Before we set off for the lakefront, we will assist you in downloading the recording to compliment JeeYun Lee’s sound walk to your smartphone using this link. You may also feel free to use the audio player below.

We’re excited to walk and listen with you!

 

Evening Program : Performance

Convene at The Arts Club’s Garden at 6:00 pm

Pop-up Bar in Mobile Makers space 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Artist JeeYeun Lee’s work focuses on the Indigenous and working class history of the area. In collaboration with Roman Susan Art Foundation, Lee’s work in progress, Shoreline, will be an audio walk along the lakefront. She will contemplate this liminal space between land and water as simultaneously a public good, treaty violation, and strategy to suppress insurgence. The walk will feature audio recordings that incorporate treaties, lawsuits, traditional Korean folk songs, and Potawatomi language recordings by Kyle Malott, available to stream through a smartphone or a provided mp3 player. Following the walk, stay for a pop-up bar in the Mobile Makers Space. 

 

Posted August 30, 2021
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CANCELLED Public Talk: North Caroline Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

Event Date: September 21
Time: 6:00pm

 

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

Tuesday September 21
Evening Program: Music & Poetry
Flutronix with Jaki Shelton Green
*Live in-person program with option to view remotely
Program 6:00 pm

In 2019, Allison Loggins-Hull and Nathalie Joachim of Flutronix commissioned North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green for a new poem exploring the complexities of black feminism. What Green wrote was a stunning work with immediate impact on the reader, a rumination on history and experience. Green’s powerful text is at the heart of a new musical work titled Black Being, to be premiered at The Arts Club in late October of 2021. The first African American and third woman to be appointed as the North Carolina Poet Laureate, Green performs a reading of the new poem and sits down with Loggins-Hull and Joachim to discuss the themes behind her work and how they come into play in Flutronix’s Black Being.

Free and open to the public.

To enter the in-person program, please be prepared to present an official COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card certifying that you have received a vaccination (photo of card is acceptable) or official documentation of a negative PCR test.

Please email David at dmerz@artsclubchicago.org with any
requests for accommodation.

Posted August 30, 2021
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