Tour en español de “Drink from the river” de Brenda Draney

Lunes 31 de julio

Programa público: Sobre la exposición

Tour en español de Drink from the river de Brenda Draney

Visita a la exposición 6:00 – 6:45 pm

Refrescos en The Drawing Room 6:45 – 8:00 pm

En su primera exhibición en los Estados Unidos, Brenda Draney (miembro de la Primera Nación de Sawridge, Tratado 8) comparte pinturas narrativas realizadas desde 2009, junto con obras encargadas recientemente, que ofrecen destellos de su experiencia personal y comunitaria. Brenda Draney: Drink from the river explora la noción de movimiento que sugiere el incesante flujo de un río. Inspirada en el clásico aforismo que afirma que nadie puede cruzar dos veces el mismo río, la obra de Draney abarca la inutilidad de recuperar experiencias pasadas.

Los hispanohablantes están invitados a un breve recorrido por la exposición de la artista Brenda Draney en las galerías de The Arts Club, seguido de bebidas y aperitivos en The Drawing Room.

La gira estará a cargo de Mayra Cecilia Palafox, artista y administradora de artes originaria de Michoacán, México, y exalumna de la Escuela del Instituto de Arte de Chicago. Uno de sus intereses es ayudar a que las comunidades inmigrantes de habla hispana tengan un papel activo en la participación pública a través de colaboraciones con otras instituciones culturales, música, comida y artistas visuales locales. Mayra ha trabajado en el Museo Field, el Instituto de Arte de Chicago, el Museo Metropolitano de Arte, la Sociedad Histórica de Nueva York, el Museo Smart, y ahora es la Gestora de Programas Bilingües y de Aprendizaje en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chicago.

$30 por persona

Registrar aquí


Monday July 31

Public Program: On the Exhibition

Spanish Language Tour of Brenda Draney’s Drink from the river

Exhibition Tour 6:00 – 6:45 pm 

Refreshments in The Drawing Room 6:45 – 8

In her first exhibition in the United States, Brenda Draney (member of Sawridge First Nation, Treaty 8) shares narrative paintings made since 2009, along with newly commissioned works, that offer glimpses into her personal and communal experience. Brenda Draney: Drink from the river explores the notion of flux suggested by the unceasing flow of a river. Inspired by the classical aphorism stating that no person can step in the same river twice, Draney’s oeuvre embraces the futility of recapturing past experience.

Spanish speakers are invited to a short tour of artist Brenda Draney’s exhibition in The Arts Club’s galleries, followed by drinks and hors d’oeuvres in The Drawing Room.

The tour will be lead by Mayra Cecilia Palafox, an artist and arts administrator originally from Michoacan, Mexico. She is an alumna of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an interest in how spanish-speaking immigrant communities can have an active role in public engagement through collaborations with other cultural institutions, music, food, and featuring local visual artists. Mayra has worked at the Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Historical Society, The Smart Museum, and is now Manager of Learning and Bilingual Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

$30 per person

Register here.

Posted July 20, 2023

Sound Meditation in the gallery with GongLab

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Sound Meditation in the gallery with GongLab

In-person program

Doors 5:30pm | Program 6:00 | Tea in The Drawing room 7:30

Artist Brenda Draney’s exhibition Drink from the river, currently in The Arts Club’s galleries, represents her own life experience, drawing upon memories both joyful and difficult. Striking in her paintings is the intentional presence of white space, requiring the collaboration of the viewer. To give our audience an opportunity to collaborate with and activate that space, we invite the practitioners of GongLab to lead a sound meditation, guiding participants on a flow through the watery dreamscape of the subconscious to explore themes of renewal and repair woven into their own personal, community and ancestral material.

Bring your own mat, pillow, blanket, or anything you need to be comfortable lying on the gallery floor for an hour.

$20 per person

Limited Capacity, reservation required

Register HERE.

Posted June 23, 2023

Jessi Reaves reviewed in The Chicago Tribune

To sit or not to sit: Jessi Reaves shows her furniture sculptures in ‘All
possessive lusts dispelled’ at the Arts Club

Read the full article by Lori Waxman HERE.

Posted May 1, 2023

Lime & Weaving with Yasmin Spiro

Saturday May 20

Public Program: Arts Club Garden Projects

In-person program

Program 12:00 – 2:00 pm

If you’ve never heard of liming, come to the garden to find out more. Groundation, by Chicago-based, Jamaican artist Yasmin Spiro, utilizes the fence at the Arts Club of Chicago as a structure to build a semi-transparent weaving. The installation serves as an homage to Jamaican wicker weaver and Rastafarian, Sylvester, who created an immersive woven wicker environment in his home in St. Ann, Jamaica that also functioned as a community gathering space. For this program, Spiro is joined by weaver Emily Winter and sound artist Ralph Darden for a collaborative performance and community opening event.

Free and open to all

Register HERE.

Image: Annkathrin Murray

Posted April 20, 2023

Artist Talk: Brenda Draney and Janine Mileaf

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Saturday June 17

Artist Talk

1:00 – 2:30 pm

In Drink from the river, her first solo exhibition in the United States, Brenda Draney (b. 1976, member of Sawridge First Nation, Treaty 8) draws from complex memories and an evolving sense of identity, painting narrative canvases marked by economical brushstrokes and expanses of white space. The cumulative portrait that emerges in Brenda Draney’s paintings references a collective self that encompasses not only her own experience but that of past generations and current community members. Recurring and recognizable motifs of specific figures, pieces of furniture, or architectural features, alongside more generalized joyful and traumatic encounters leave Draney’s oeuvre open to association and to individual connection. Draney discusses her own associations with Arts Club Executive Director and Chief Curator Janine Mileaf.

Posted April 20, 2023