Friday, October 31, 2008

Illinois Arts Council Survey

With just four days to go until November 4, please remember to vote and remind your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same.

Exercising our right to vote is one of the most important things we can do to establish the arts as central and indispensable to our communities and schools.

IAA to Conduct Survey, Convene Forums on the Economy

In collaboration with the Illinois Arts Council, the Illinois Arts Alliance is creating a survey to assess the impact of the downturn in the economy and continued cuts in funding on the arts. We will be reaching out to artists and arts organizations in January 2009 and asking you to take a short survey.

IAA is also working with other arts service organizations to convene and promote forums on the impact of the recent economic turmoil on the arts and cultural sector in Illinois.

As information and resources on the economy are available, we promise to share them with you.

In the meantime, we want to hear your stories about the impact of the economy on your work. Are you:
Facing a severe cut in municipal funding?
Being forced to cut programs or lay off staff as a result of the economic downturn?
In jeopardy of losing critical foundation or corporate support?
Please share you stories by contacting Scarlett Swerdlow at or 312-855-3105 x13.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Bash at The Peter Jones Gallery
Friday, October 31st, 8pm - Midnight
Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler, Chicago.
$5 donation.

Costumes are more fun but you can also scare us by being yourself. B.Y.O.B. and B.Y.O.FOOD (potluck). If you can play an instrument, dance, or sing we will be an attentive audience!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Laurie Sucher exhibits for "Art on Armitage", November 1 - 30

Laurie Sucher will have a show of her figurative paintings at ART ON ARMITAGE, on November 1st to 30. Art on Armitage is a window gallery in Chicago, which brings art out of the confines of the traditional art gallery and into the realm of the public.

ART ON ARMITAGE presents lively, interesting and challenging work which is seen by passers-by in a raised window box. The intent is to demystify and make art accessible, respecting both the artist and the viewer by providing an artist statement along with the artwork.

ART ON ARMITAGE 4125 W. Armitage Ave. (just west of Pulaski) Chicago IL 60639 tel. (773) 235-8583.

There will be an opening reception on Sunday, November 2nd from 3 to 5 PM, at the gallery space.

Friday, October 03, 2008

"Saying Goodbye (To Your Christmas Tree!)"

Saying Goodbye ( To Your Christmas Tree!)

Group show-including CWCA members: Sandra Bacon, Judith Hladik-Voss, Judy Langston and Cheri Naselli. Show runs through Jan. 9th, 2009, or until we're ready to say goodbye!!

Opening: Friday, December 5th, 2008, 6 p.m.
Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf, Chicago 60626.

For more information contact:

Judith Hladik-Voss