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December 13, 2008

posted by Caroline Picard

I don’t know what you all are up to tonight in Chi-town, but I’ve got two things I’m headed to. 1) screening at Elegant Mister Gallery and 2) the Crystal Ball fundraiser for threewalls.

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ThreeWalls announces:

Their 4th annual holiday ball & fundraiser:

Crystal Ball

1513 N Western Avenue, 3rd Floor

December 13th, 2008

Doors at 8 pm, auction at 9:30 pm

Drinks, dancing, live music

Tickets:

$20.00, unlimited drinks

$30.00, includes one piece of ltd. edition stemware (your choice)

CHICAGO: Mark your calendars! Its threewalls annual holiday ‘ball’ on December 13th, 8pm at 1513 N Western Ave, 3rd floor.

This year’s party, Crystal Ball, will take you to a fantasyland of ice palaces and wizards, snow queens and magic. So start working on your costumes and training your fantastic beasts for our best holiday party to date, featuring our yearly art auction, famed photobooth, fortune telling and dancing, as well as best fantasy tattoo and a special appearance by The Christmas Wizard.

Our auction is shaping up to be a blockbuster event with original artwork, multiples and editioned prints by local and regional artists and past residents of the threewalls residency. This is the opportunity to start or add to your collection or buy a special holiday gift while supporting the local visual arts.

Scott Speh of Western Exhibitions will play auctioneer, so be ready with for a raucous time when he auctions off work by Amanda Curtis, Amanda Ross-Ho, Anne Wilson, Aron Packer, Bebe Krimmer, Brian McNearney, CamLab, Carmen Price, Carole Lung, Caroline Picard, Chris Hefner, Chris Millar, Cody Hudson, Craig Doty, Craig Yu, Dani Leventhal, Daniel Barrow, David Noonan, Deborah Boardman, Deborah Slabeck-Baker, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Edra Soto, Ellen Rothenberg, Eric May, Jason Lahr, Jeanne Dunning, Jesse McLean, Judy Ledgerwood, Julia Hechtman, Ken Fandell, Lisa Krivacka, Maren Erwin, Matthew Rich, Melanie Schiff, Michael Dinges, Molly Schafer, Monika Bartholomé, Nevin Tomlinson, New Catalog, Peter Hoffman, Rebecca Ringquist, Robert Reinard, Selina Trepp, Sterling Ruby, William Cordova and more…

Ready and waiting to be filled with potion are our annual limited edition glassware, a set of etched stemware by 2007/08 SOLO artists: Ann Toebbe, Caleb Jones Lyons, Cayetano Ferrer and Heather Mekkelson. Each artist’s glass is a limited edition of 24 pieces. Glasses are $30.00 each with free entry to Crystal Ball, or a set for $100.00.
Currently threewalls only annual fundraiser, the holiday ball helps provide Chicago and region artists with one of the only application based solo exhibition opportunities in the city, a residency that brings national and international artists to Chicago to make new work and network in our community, as well as helping support publications like PHONEBOOK and Paper & Carriage.

Over the past year the success of the SOLO program has brought international attention to our first of 7 exhibiting artists, we have expanded our residency program to become a mobile collaboration with other art and community organizations in the city and we worked with artist John Preus on the renovation of our gallery space in order to create a bookstore for the distribution of artist publications and multiples.

We believe in promoting Chicago as an integral site for contemporary art by cultivating relationships between local artists, residents, visiting curators, thinkers and writers. threewalls applications and the success of our program have been fueled by word of mouth: Chicago is a great place for contemporary art!

Crystal Ball is essential to the development and maintenance of threewalls, and by helping threewalls, you help cultivate and support the artists that depend on us.

Join us this year for Crystal Ball and you will make this fundraiser a success and even a greater time!

threewalls is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to contemporary art practice and discourse. Through the residency program(s), SOLO project and quarterly publication Paper and Carriage, ThreeWalls aims to provide opportunities for experimentation, chance, critical dialogue and context for artists, curators and writers who are at pivotal points in their careers. www.three-walls.org

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