NOROK!

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.

norok

AN:

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

Cool painting

December 3, 2008

this is a work by Peter Hoffman.
It’s a very nice painting; one of many displayed at our first annual fundraiser.

From Green Lantern First Annual Fundraiser

yay!
-Young Joon

moore

/////// Anne Elizabeth Moore to read at The Parlor Tuesday, November 11th* ///////

*Please note the change of date! To make sure that everyone had the opportunity to vote, The Parlor postponed its regularly scheduled reading by one week. November’s reading will therefore take place on
the second Tuesday of the month, November 11th.

All readings take place at The Green Lantern 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor (www.thegreenlantern.org)

For more information, please visit www.theparlorreads.com or contact theparlorreads@gmail.com

Born in the town of Winner, South Dakota, Anne Elizabeth Moore was first published at the age of 15, when a national youth literary magazine printed a poem about her feelings. In the two decades since, Moore’s work has been published in The Onion, the Chicago Reader, Bitch, Tin House, Stayfree!, The Progressive, the Journal of Popular Culture, and Punk Planet.

Moore began self-publishing, with a fanzine by and about people named Anne called AnneZine, in late 1993. Since, she has created over 30 single-shot zines on topics as significant as pie and as meaningless
as international coffee shop chains. Despite dire warnings from her financial advisors, she continues to self-publish whatever of her work she feels would just work best in a cute little hand-bound format.

For several years, in addition to the daily grind of writing for, editing, and publishing Punk Planet, Moore was the series editor for Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics. Moore is the author of Hey Kidz, Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People (Soft Skull Press, 2004), Stop Reading This: A Manifesto for Radical Literacy (Seattle Research Institute, 2004) and Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity (New Press, 2008)

The Parlor is a monthly reading series, hosted by Chicago’s Green Lantern and sponsored by Bad At Sports Podcast.

————————————————————————
also coming up ———————————————————————————————————————-

GREEN LANTERN [FIRST EVER!] FUNDRAISER 2008
NOV 22ND 12NOON-1AM
FEATURING SILENT AUCTION, CREPE BREAKFAST, COCKTAIL HOUR

& LIVE MUSIC
                       W/ JOAN OF ARC, THE LANTERNS & LOWLAND.

joan

To celebrate the path we’ve laid thus far, to celebrate our first ever grant from the Illinois Arts Council, to look to the future, The Green Lantern Gallery is proud to announce its first-ever fundraiser. There
is a host of events in store on November 22nd.
      From 12 – 9pm, we will hold a silent auction, featuring (among others) the works of Carl Baratta, Deb Sokolow, Matt Tetzloff, Daniel Anhorn, Jason Dunda, Brain McNearney, Youni Chae, Esteban Schimpf, Samia Mirza, Angee Lennard, Rachel Niffeneger, Peter Hoffman, Dominique Enriquez, Jerome Acks, Kaylee Rae Wyatt, Jeremy Tinder, Accra Zuberi, Kevin Bright, Gisela Insuaste, Angel Otero, Chris Schreck, Michelle Jane Lee, and Caleb Lyons. Additionally, The Cowgirl Creamery (CA) has donated a gift basket for its artisan cheese, music labels Colonial Recordings (NY) and HeWhoCorrupts (Chicago) have also donated a gift bags with their wares and music.

      In order to show our thanks, each participating artist has been encouraged to take 20% of donations generated through the auction. (After all, The Green Lantern would be nowhere were it not for their
talent & support).
      From noon-1:30 there will be a crepe breakfast with mimosas in exchange for donations.
      From 6-9 there will be cocktail party to close up the auction.
      From 9-1am there will be a live music show featuring Joan of
Arc, The Lanterns & lowland. $12 entry fee. $25 includes all you can drink bar and music. $30 includes all you can drink bar, music and annual membership.

There is no better time than today to look toward the future.