Monday, September 14, 2009

One in a Million, or 22 Gathered Together

CONTACT: Vanessa Georg
(773) 834-0159 day
(773) 752-2658 eve

22 in a Million – Chicago Artists’ Month featured exhibition

On Friday, October 2, 2009 from 5:30 to 8:30pm, Coalition Gallery will celebrate Chicago Artists’ Month with an opening reception for 22 in a Million, a group show featuring all 22 of the gallery artists. The reception and the gallery are free and open to the public.

The Coalition Gallery is located at 2010 West Pierce Street, Suite 101 (One block south of the Damen, Milwaukee, North Ave. intersection), in Chicago’s bustling Wicker Park neighborhood. Just a few steps around the corner from the CTA Blue Line Damen stop, visitors will find the gallery on a tree lined, welcoming street with nearby restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.

Coalition Gallery is the latest venture of The Chicago Artists’ Coalition. Dan Addington, Byron Roche, and Ann Wiens served as jurors to select the 22 artists whose high quality work represents a diversity of media, subject, and working styles.

The curator for Coalition Gallery Susan Aurinko (most recently of FLATFILE galleries) is presenting 22 in a Million, a show based on each artist’s own personal connection to Chicago and their identity as Chicago artists. Aurinko has planned the gallery’s exhibition schedule for the year to emphasize the diversity of the group and to promise visitors combinations of artists’ work that heighten the visual interplay and overall experience of the artwork. The October group show, 22 in a
Million, an otherwise daunting task of finding cohesiveness in such diversity, in the capable hands of Susan Aurinko will be a cornerstone of Chicago Artists’ Month.

The Coalition Gallery artists are:

Anthony Adcock
Jennifer Bisbing
Robert Brasher
Meredith Dytch
Julian Gordon
Juliette Herwitt
Diane Huff
Barbara (Basia) Krol
Kathleen Letts
Lucy Mueller
Jonah Ortiz
Maricarmen Pizano
Loren Robare
Richard Shipps
Michael E. Smith
Jun-Jun C. Sta.Ana
Jeff Stevenson
Allison Svoboda
Darren Thompson
Vanessa Vargas
Erin Waser
Serene Wise

The exhibition will run through Saturday, October 31st.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday from Noon to 7pm,
Saturday from noon to 5pm, or by appointment. Ph (773) 772-2386.
(open until 8pm on the first Friday of each month)

22 in a Million – Part 2 (also curated by Susan Aurinko)
The Coalition Gallery Artists are also featured in a group exhibition in
the River East Art Center:
River East Art Center
435 East Illinois Street • Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 321-1001

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