Friday, September 11, 2009

Opening tonight: Family View at the Family Room Gallery

Family View opens tonight!

featuring Paul Elledge, Leasha Overturf & Jo-Nell Sieren

What is family?

The answer can be comforting to some, and terrifying to others. For most of us the answer lies somewhere in-between those two extremes, and that’s where things just begin to get interesting.

Join us in welcoming Paul Elledge, Leasha Overturf and Jo-Nell Sieren to the Family Room Gallery this September as they individually answer this seemingly simple, straightforward question through a common medium of photography in “Family View.

Curated by David Sieren

The Family Room
1821 W Hubbard St, #202
Chicago, IL

Opening Party Tonight

Friday, September 11, 2009
7:30 pm–midnight

  • Free Entry
  • $3 Drinks
Gallery Viewing Hours

Saturday, Sept. 12, noon–5:30
Sunday Sept. 13, noon–5:30

Also by appointment

Deborah Adams Doering - Deborah’s installation proposal was juried into ArtPrize 2009

“Code for the Grand River, Grand Rapids_09”

Earthwork Installation Series, Sept. 23 – Oct. 10, 2009

Deborah Adams Doering

Deborah’s installation proposal was juried into ArtPrize 2009, the international art exhibition

and competition taking place in Grand Rapids, MI from September 23 – October 10, 2009.

Her earthwork will contain over 200 of her “Codes,” eco-painted on the 500 x 100 foot

expanse of lawn in Ah-Nab-Awen Park, centrally located between the Grand River and

the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids.

The first installation will be on view from September 23 – October 1. On October 1,

the installation will be mowed, leaving a grassy expanse for a weekend wedding.

(If you missed the “wedding” episode, please go to then click

News,” then “Link: WOOD TV8 video and article ArtPrize Entry Almost Derails Wedding”).

On October 4, a second installation will be painted, referencing the first installation

and the wedding event.

ArtPrize is a radical art competition. Awards will total $449,000, reportedly the world's largest

art prize. Part arts festival, part social experiment, this international art contest is decided

solely by public vote. Voters must register at an official ArtPrize Voter Registration Site in

Grand Rapids to vote.

If you, or anyone you know, are planning to be in Grand Rapids between Sept. 23 – Oct. 1,

please email and we will send you more details about how you

can register and vote.

Thank you for your interest in and support of Deborah’s art work.

For more information about ArtPrize, go to / enter “Doering”, or go to

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Art Exhibition

Hyde Park Hair Salon
September 2009 Hyde Park Hair Salon
"Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering
By: Kenya 
"Seated Stories"
President Barack Obama's Barbershop takes their touring art exhibition "Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering to Oak Park, IL
"Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering
Presented by: The Hyde Park Hair Salon
Sponsored by: The Oak Park Art District Business Association & the Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Friday September 11, 2009 & September 12, 2009
203 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL  60304
(Artwork on display Friday 6:00 p.m. - 10:p.m. & Saturday 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.)
"Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering
"Seated Stories" is a mixed media exhibit featuring works from commissioned artists including professional barbers of various nationalities which explores and celebrates the art, culture and tradition of barbering from 1927 to present. On July 12, 2009, the highly anticipated precursor previewed at the Aloft Hotel in Rosemont, IL. Partial proceeds from this charity event assisted many not-for-profit organizations whose concentration focused on servicing the community.
"Seated Stories" will continue its showcase in Oak Park, IL at the Harrison Works Art Gallery, 17 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL 60304 starting September 19th until October 24, 2009. On November 4th the exhibition will be introduced by invite only at Hyde Park Hair Salon, "The Official Barbershop of President Barack Obama". Invitees will include media personalities and entertainment professionals of all genres.  The exhibition will rest at Little Black Pearl Art Center in Hyde Park before traveling to Atlanta, GA first quarter 2010.
"Seated Stories" highlights the changes and transformations the barbershop has undergone throughout the years. It also takes a closer look at the meaning and significance of the barbering culture while gaining a greater appreciation of its aesthetic impact. It features original paintings, sculptures, and limited edition Giclee' prints.
The barbershop has been a place for all men regardless of stature, profession, or character, a rare place where status and stratification lines disappear, where everyone's opinion counts. It has long been a podium for venting, bragging, laughing, learning, sharing, and a place for solitude for many men.
Because the barbershop has been and continues to be an institution in American culture, viewers will also discover its rich traditions that continue to influence present-day grooming experiences.
Hyde Park Hair Salon
Hyde Park Hair Salon is a historical landmark, located in the Hyde Park community for over 80 years. It is the third oldest business in the Hyde Park community which is considered one of Chicago's most culturally rich and diverse Southside neighborhoods and located just a few blocks north of the historic Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House and is a short stroll from the steps of President Barack Obama's Chicago home.  Hyde Park Hair Salon has serviced many great figures and visitors to Chicago, legends such as: Mohammed Ali, Harold Washington, Hall of Famer Lou Brock, Filmmaker Spike Lee, Japanese entertainer/ comedian Nozomu Sato, various Chicago Bear players, Chicago White sox owner Bill Veeck, Entertainment Attorney Walter M. Dale, Basket Ball Star Rick Foxx and of course their most prestigious client "President Barack Obama".
Oak Park Art District Business Association
A not-for-profit business association who's geographic area is defined as: Harrison Street, west of Austin Blvd. in Oak Park.  The organization serves to formally organize businesses and to further establish the Oak Parks Arts District as an important gateway to Oak Park, a desirable place to live and a destination for retail shopping, restaurants, cultural activities, arts and health education and community service.
The Oak Park Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Oak Park Area Convention & Visitors Bureau serves as the tourism marketing arm for over 21 suburbs in Western Cook County. Its Visitor Center, located in downtown Oak Park, welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually.  The Bureau provides local, national, and international travelers with attraction, dining, shopping, and lodging information via the Web site at and via 1-888-OAK PARK. 
Harrison Works Art Gallery
Thursday & Friday 1pm- 7pm
Saturday & Sunday noon- 7pm
3rd Friday of every month 1pm- 9pm
Harrison Works is located in the Oak Park Arts District in Oak Park, Illinois, on Harrison St. Owner Elizabeth Gaylord Schutt opened Harrison Works at 17th & Harrison, September of 2002. Elizabeth has been painting & drawing for over twenty-five years and in spirit of the event has painted bears, all of which were very popular with some creating bidding wars.

Exhibition Organization and Support
203 Harrison StreetArt display space is being donated by Chris Kleronomos of C.D. KLERE, LTD.
The "Seated Stories" The Art of Barbering is organized by the Hyde Park Hair Salon owners Monique and Ishmael Coye.
For Media Inquiries Please Contact: 
Kenya Renee Robertson
Marketing & Media Personality
(773) 698-0912
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