Artists Run Chicago

June 24, 2009

posted by Caroline Picard

I came across this Cynthia Pelayo article in f-news. It talks about the show down at the Hyde Park Art Center, and I’ve included the first paragraph here.

Chicago, a city teeming with space, artists and grounded in a midwestern Do-It-Yourself attitude, is a natural home for alternative exhibition spaces. From May 10 to July 5, 2009, the Hyde Park Art Center is highlighting the work coming out of exhibition spaces run by artists. The spaces featured in Hyde Park Art Center’s Artists Run Chicago range from apartments, lofts, garages and warehouses, to contemporary galleries – all of whom challenge the idea of what an exhibition venue should be. The program includes over thirty-five exhibitors including artLedge, Fraction Workspace, LiveBox, Margin Gallery, the Green Lantern Gallery and many more. The event also features tours of the artist-run spaces, presentations, panel discussions, and performances.

Upcoming Art Circus

April 11, 2009

posted by Caroline Picard

We have so much stuff on the horizon! It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks. We are participating in  VERSIONO NFO XPO, (opening on April 23rd at ZHOU B. CENTER 1028 W 35th ST, From 5pm – 10pm, Entry is FREE), GOFFO at Art Chicago (Featherproof and the Green Lantern are sharing a table), then Jenny Walters’s show, “In Lieu of Gifts” is opening on May 9th (and, is the last official Green Lantern exhibit at this location), AND THEN! we’ll be participating in the Hyde Park Arts Center’s show called “Artists Run Chicago” on the following Sunday (May 10th). At which time, (fingers crossed) you will be able to see a preliminary copy of the North Georgia Gazette, AND the infamous sandwhich board.

so. While we may be wrapping up, we’re going to get a good run out of all of this. And have even begun planning the closing party for the 13th of June. More details to follow.


some details about art chicago…..

  • Art Chicago 2009, the annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, brings together the world’s leading emerging and established galleries. Art Chicago offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters in a wide variety of media including: painting, photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and special installations.
  • NEXT, the invitational of emerging art, is more than an art fair, NEXT is a showcase for the world’s talents and an adventure in cutting-edge culture. An opportunity to redefine the relationship between art and its public, NEXT is a portal to seeing contemporary art in new, innovative, eye-opening ways. NEXT will include works from both commercial and non-commercial arts organizations–galleries, project spaces, art publications and key private contemporary collections from around the world.
  • The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair will feature an amazing anthology of works to explore and acquire—ranging from rare antiquities to modern design. Take advantage of one of the Midwest’s leading exhibition of antiques and fine art, where you can ask questions; see, feel and touch extraordinary finds from the past; learn what makes each object one-of-a-kind and fill your home with design of a greater meaning! Collect, Preserve and Invest in Authentic Style!
Show Hours
Friday, May 1 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, May 2 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday, May 4 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Art Chicago & NEXT
11 a.m.–3 p.m. The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair

Artropolis gratefully acknowledges our 2009 sponsors:

Vitra • 1stdibs • Pioneer Press • Otherwise Inc. • W Hotel
• Flashpoint • Smartwater • Equinox Fitness Clubs

licensing : a preamble

February 28, 2009

posted by Caroline Picard

We got a nice little plug on the TOC blog. I thought I’d post a link here, in case your interested. Apparently the Hyde Park Arts Center is having related problems. You can read more about that here. While I plan to write a longer something explaining what’s going on here at The Green Lantern, I’m not sure what to make of everything. Why are these issues coming up now? Is it in fact because of the city’s need to generate income?

Hope y’all are having a happy Saturday, staying warm and all that-