Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Printers' Ball

Tomorrow night, Friday, marks the 6th iteration of The Printer's Ball, an event founded to promote Chicago's print scene and to allow magazine, zine, and book publishers, as well as authors and readers, a chance to meet each other.  Last year's edition, which was held at Columbia College's Ludington Building, and jointly sponsored by Poetry magazine, was the biggest one yet and this one promises even more to see and do.

Highlights include giveaways of thousands of copies of magazines, books, and prints, and a DJ set by Dave Tompkins, author of How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks.  This performance will feature vocoder-based music as well as a special guest.  There's also a special edition of The Show 'n Tell Show, which consists of live interviews with artists and designers in a talk show format, as well as a performance by Icy Demons, who always put on a fun show.

There'll also be plenty of other things going on including letterpress, silkscreening, and papermaking demonstrations at the Center for Book and Paper Arts on the 2nd floor of the building, and video screenings.

And last, but not least, there'll be several hundred booths from Chicago magazines, publishers, and other related groups.  You can check out the full list of events and booth guests here.

The Printers' Ball
Columbia College Chicago
Ludington Building
1104 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL

Free for all ages

Friday, July 30, 2010
6 to 11 pm

Photographs pictured above are from the 2009 edition and were shot by Oscar Arriola.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Matthew Rodriguez invades NYC

Austin, TX street artist Matthew Rodriguez has a multimedia show going on for the next 3 nights in Brooklyn, New York.  Fun for all!

Matthew Rodriguez
Live With Animals Gallery
210 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY

July 29, 30, and 31, 2010
6 to 11 pm

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm gonna go breed different animals together until I get one of these

Pink fanged creature from a Flintstones record album cover.  Seen at Reckless Records, Chicago.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I was pleased to see the work of Mexican artist Jeronimo Lopez Ramirez, aka Dr. Lakra, gracing the cover of the new issue of Juxtapoz magazine.  Dr. Lakra started tattooing in the early 90's and moved to San Francisco for a few years after that.  He began working with images of movie stars and other people from vintage Mexican film magazines and advertisments and started to draw tattoo imagery on their faces and bodies.  Using designs from disparate cultures from around the world, Dr. Lakra has created a distinctive body of work. 

He has a show up right now at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.  This is his first solo show in the US and features work from different series as well as a mural.  Here are some images from his Boston show...

This issue of Juxtapoz also has great interviews with filmaker John Waters expounding on his art and film career as well as an interview with Chilean artist Basco Vazco.  

Here's some pictures I shot of work by Basco on a rooftop in Brooklyn...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Comics Reading tonight

Comics Reading
at the Fun House

I'm only familiar with Edie Fake's work from the following list but I'm looking forward to checking out the other comics as well.

Sara Drake (Arty Party)
Edie Fake (Gaylord Phoenix)
Rickey Gonzales (Victims at the End of the World)
Aaron Renier (Spiral-Bound)
Sam Sharpe (These Yams Are Delicious)

Saturday, July 24, 2010
1743 N Mozart
Chicago, IL

Three Far Out Years

Chicago's Spudnik Press is celebrating three years of offering space and classes for screenprinting by local artists.  They also have an artist-in-residence program that's resulted in some great work produced.  I really enjoyed this print that Jeremy Tinder designed...
and is still available here.

There's an open house going on today until 4 pm and a silent art auction fundraiser being held at Wicker Park's Happy Dog Gallery tonight.  Info from their site...

Spudnik Press invites you to attend our Open House and Fundraiser. Spudnik Press Cooperative is hosting a full day of festivities in recognition of three far out years of community print making.

During Open House Spudnik members will be providing free demonstrations. Visitors will be able to make their own greeting card or a patch with materials provided by the studio, and are encouraged to bring any addition materials to print on. Anyone interested in learning more about the studio is encouraged to come by, see our collection of prints, ask questions, and basque in the energy of community art making

In the evening, festivities will move to Happy Dog Gallery. Jazz ensemble New Now Know How will perform. The event is free, but all guests who contribute $10 will receive a complimentary print. $25 donations will receive a block printed T-shirt made on site. All contributions will support Spudnik’s artist residency program, open studio sessions, free workshops, and new equipment. In addition to the auction, we will be releasing Lilli Carré newest artist book created through our residency program.
Featured Artists:

Sanya Glisic, Rachel Niffenegger, Paul Nudd, Jeremy Tinder, Sonnenzimmer, Ellen Gradman, Sue Coe, Michael Miller, Andrew Blair, Cynthia King, Jeremy Lundquist, Wrik Repasky, Dutes Miller, Alex Chitty, Kathryn Rodrigues, Kim Heiney, Minna Sora, Angee Lennard, Jessica Taylor, Laura Szumowski, Liz Born, Brian Hoffmeister, Stano Grezdo, Pablo Phillipps, Erick Jurado, Dan Falco, Stacey Colangelo, Julia Hendrickson, Mischa Kegan, Daniel Mellis, Justin Santora, Jay Ryan (The Bird Machine), Tom Wilder, Matt Nichols, Hilesh Patel, and Fred Stone & Chris Flynn (donated by Anchor Graphics, a program of the Art & Design Department at Columbia College Chicago).

Spudnik Press:  Three Far Out Years
Silent Art Auction at Happy Dog Gallery
1542 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 24, 2010
6 pm to midnight
Silent art auction ends at 10 pm.

Celebrate Clark St in Rogers Park

Celebrate Clark Street is going on this weekend on Clark Street in Rogers Park between Morse and Estes.  Picking up momentum the past few years, this year's event features an extremely diverse lineup of music on two stages ranging from bhangra, to cumbia, salsa, Gypsy, Nigerian, Haitian, and more.  The full schedule is posted here.

Celebrate Clark Street
6900 and 7000 North blocks of Clark Street between Morse and Estes in
Rogers Park, Chicago

Saturday, July 24 1 to 11 pm
 and Sunday, July 25, 2010 1 to 10 pm

There's a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family

We Come in Peace

It's time once again for the annual Silver Room Block Party.  Kicking off at 11 am today and running till 10 pm this event has something for everyone.  At least if you enjoy art, house music, and hanging out with a good crowd.  Each year the block party has become a little larger with the back patio of the Silver Room added to the mix at last year's version.  The main event is held at a blocked off area at Evergreen and Milwaukee Ave with more music and performances occuring within the store and in the back by the alley.  Here's a few pictures I shot at previous versions...

There's also live painting and food in the mix.  Local favorites, the O'My's are performing at noon as well as DJ's Dave Mata, Aquil, Ang 13, Rude One, Kollage, Tone B Nimble, Johnny Fonseca, and many more DJ's throughout the day.  The full schedule of events is posted here.

Milwaukee Ave at Evergreen
Chicago, IL
*FREE and all ages*
Saturday, July 24, 2010
11am to 10 pm

Also, live house music virtuoso, Peven Everett, will be performing at the official afterparty at the Double Door beginning at 10 pm tonight.  That later event is 21+ and $15.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

There is Xerox on the Inside of Your Eyelids

In conjunction with their upcoming "The Rise of Rad" show, which documents the correlation between skateboarding and art, the Torrance Art Museum, in Torrance, CA will also host the latest stop for the traveling "There is Xerox on the Inside of Your Eyelids" exhibition.  Documenting independently published skateboard zines produced by photocopying, this show was curated by Rich Jacobs and traces the evolution of skateboard zine culture in the 80's.  List of participating artists and more info here.

There is Xerox on the Inside of Your Eyelids
The Rise of Rad
3320 Civic Center Dr
Torrance, CA

Opening Saturday, July 24, 2010
6 to 9 pm
On view through September 4, 2010 


Photographer Paul Rizzuto will show 75 photographs from a series he produced while working with traveling carnivals in the midwest.

244 W 31st St
Chicago, IL

Opening reception, Friday, July 23, 2010
6 to 10 pm
On view through August 18, 2010

Corporate Psychedelia

This Friday night collector Jason Pickleman presents a selection of corporate art silkscreen prints from the late 60's and early 70's.  You can catch a preview of the exhibition here.

Corporate Psychedelia
1968-1975 Silkscreen Prints from the Collection of Jason Pickleman
3219 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL

Opening Friday, July 23, 2010
6 to 10 pm
On view through August 14, 2010 by appointment with

Opening in conjunction with this show is an installation by James Jankowiak titled, Entopic Phenomena.  It'll be on view in the Co-Prosperity Sphere's expansive storefront windows and will be based on entopic phenomena, which are visions seen within your eye that cannot be seen by anyone else.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Abandoned Remnants

Intrepid photographer Matt Tuteur has a show of new work opening this Friday at Black Market Caviar in Ukrainian Village.  Matt captures buildings in various states of neglect, giving them one last hurrah before they're gone.  The images he takes are always amazing, I highly recommend this show.

Matt Tuteur:  Abandoned Remnants
Black Market Caviar
1945 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL

Opening reception Friday, July 23, 2010
7 to 11 pm
On view through August, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Return of the Lost Angels

If in L.A. this coming weekend I would suggest checking out the Rebel8 show at Barracuda.  Featuring live art by Mike Giant, as well as music, limited edition Rebel8 clothing and posters by Mike as well.

Rebel8: Return of the Lost Angels
7769 Melrose 
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, July 24, 2010
2 to 9 pm

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Monumental Kitty

There's less than 48 hours left to help support the creation of this "Monumental Kitty" sculpture in Detroit.  Designed by local artist, Jerome Ferretii, this sculpture will welcome people to the neighborhood of Corktown.  You can pledge as little as $1.00 through Kickstarter.  Detroit's Loveland project, which let's you build and create on land in Detroit one square inch at a time, is supporting the Monumental Kitty project by offering square inches of land in their colony corresponding to the amount of money you donate.

Here's the info from Kickstarter...

Monumental Kitty is a sculpture designed by Jerome Ferretti, an artist who has lived and worked in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan for 30 years.
When constructed, Monumental Kitty will rest at the north foot of the Corktown Pedestrian Overpass. This overpass once served as a direct pathway to Detroit's old Tiger Stadium, for those attending baseball games. Old Tiger Stadium has been demolished, but the pedestrian overpass still serves as a gateway, connecting the two very active neighborhoods of North and South Corktown.
This sculpture is a Corktown Residents' Council project and part of the first of a three phase project to beautify the overpass, serving as an icon for the neighborhood that will both welcome and say farewell to Corktown's residents and visitors.
100% of your donation here goes to the creation of Monumental Kitty. TeamLOVELAND has adopted part of the funding of this sculpture and as a reward is offering inches in the Hello World microhood to everyone who backs this project. So, in addition to funding the sculpture, for every dollar you donate you'll get a square inch of land in Detroit via the LOVELAND project and a special Monumental Kitty badge on the site!
For more information on Jerome and his work, visit his website here:
For more information on LOVELAND and our work, visit our website here:
Or our collected blogs here:
Or join the Facebook group: and follow on Twitter: for updates.
If you have any questions, contact me, Mary Lorene Carter, at 734-552-2438 or mary[at]makeloveland[dot]com, or LOVELAND founder and creative director, Jerry Paffendorf, at 908-343-1981 or jerry[at]makeloveland[dot]com.
So, get in there! Fund art, get land, make cool stuff happen, and join the inchventure!
Thanks you,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Snot Hatch

Mike Giant has just made available some rare copies of his zine Snot Hatch.  Part of a long running series of zines he put out on Skullz Press in the late 90's/early 2000's featuring his insanely precise Sharpie marker drawings.  All the titles were plays on words, so if you switch the first letter or two on each word on the titles you get some lovely new titles.  For example, with Snot Hatch, you get Hot Snatch.  Some of the other titles in the series were Shim Rot and Pagina Vilot.  You can figure those out.  They've all been long out of print and were also compiled by SF's Upper Playground a couple of years ago as the Skullz Press Compendium.  But since even that book is now out of print I would recommend picking up this zine.  It also includes a short interview.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Derek Erdman's Comedy Bummer #2

I already wrote here about Club Nutz, the roving tiny comedy club/disco curently on view at the MCA but I couldn't resist posting this flyer for Derek Erdman's performance this Sunday at 3:30 pm.  Derek's deadpan delivery as he was calling the numbers at last week's Veggie Bingo at the Hideout had me cracking up. 

Derek Erdman calling out bingo numbers at the Hideout

Here's a blurb from Derek about this Sunday...
A delightful event in which depressing and horrifying events are told in a stand-up comedy style. Get in on the magic!
"I couldn't watch more than 5 minutes." Mick Swasko, Chicago Tribune
Derek Erdman's Comedy Bummer #2
Club Nutz
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
Sunday, July 11, 2010
3:30 to 4 pm

Travis Lampe at Rotofugi

To inaugurate their new blog, Rotofugi has an interview with artist Travis Lampe.  In it, Roto staffer Jenn asks probing hard hitting questions regarding all the projects Travis is working on. Travis also so happens to have a signing today at Rotofugi from noon to 2 pm. in honor of the new watch from Vannen he designed.  The first 14 people who purchase one today will receive the print posted above.

Travis Lampe signing at
1953 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 10, 2010
Noon to 2 pm

Friday, July 09, 2010

Club Nutz at the MCA

Milwaukee's Club Nutz, the world's smallest comedy club/disco has landed at the Museum of Contemporary Art this week as part of the museum's Here/Not There annual performance exhibition.  Presenting a variety of experiences like comedy, dj's, and drawing workshops on their teeny tiny stage, Club Nutz has traveled the world.  Here's a description and a schedule of the remaining events from the MCA's site...

Scott Reeder, Tyson Reeder, Elysia BorowyClub Nutz
July 6-11
In "the world's smallest comedy club," visitors may experience an array of programs and events such as stand-up comedy, DJ dance parties, academic lectures, screenings, and musical performances. Every day features extended open-mic sessions for audience participation. Complete with a stage, disco ball, and DJ booth, Club Nutz is an eclectic and lively temporary venue connecting audiences with a shared Chicago culture of performers, artists, musicians, and filmmakers.

Friday-Saturday, July 9-10
10 am  Doodlenutz, a drawing event, hosted by Pooper and Pizza Dog (Fri) and Jacob Goudreault (Sat)
11 am  3-D video screening, Rasmalai Dreams, by Xav Leplae
Noon  Get Nutz open-mic. Tell a joke and win a prize!
1:30 pm  Video screening, One Mother's Love, by Michelle Grabner, David Robbins, and Brad Killam (Fri)
2:30 pm  Performances: Bernie Circuits, robot comedian (Fri); Mystery Performance by Scott Reeder (Sat)
3 pm  Performances: Sonata in 2-D by Scott and Tyson Reeder (Fri); Matt Cook (Sat)
3:30 pm  Performances: DJ Nevin Tomlinson (Fri); Marissa Perel (Sat)
4 pm  DJ ENTRO MC (Sat)
Sunday, July 11
10 am  Doodlenutz, a participatory drawing event
11am  Performance by Mrs. Hound (Andy Hall)
Noon  Get Nutz open-mic. Tell a joke and win a prize!
1:30 pm  Folk Festival
3 pm  30-minute video from Milwaukee International
3:30 pm  Derek Erdman, stand-up comedy
4 pm  Get Nutz closing extravaganza

Club Nutz
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL

Chicago Folk and Roots Festival

Image from the Old Town School site

This weekend is the annual Chicago Folk and Roots Festival presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music.  I've seen a lot of great performances there over the years like Ozomatli and groups who've flown in from around the world.

Here's the list of main stage performers.  There's a full schedule for all the music stages posted at their site, as well as descriptions and links to videos.

Saturday, July 10th
8th Annual Midwest Invitational Fiddle Contest - 12:55pm
Hoyle Brothers - 2:00pm
James King Band - 2:55pm
Red Stick Ramblers - 4:05pm
Gingarte Capoeira Chicago - 5:05pm
Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int'l featuring Samba Mapangala - 5:30pm
Shemekia Copeland - 7:00pm
The Budos Band - 8:30pm
Sunday, July 11th
Wiggleworms 25th Birthday Party - 12:00pm
Wazo County Warblers & The Fly Boys - 1:00pm
The Boils - 1:45pm
Sanctified Grumblers - 2:30pm
Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo - 3:15pm
Leonard Jacome - 4:05pm
Red Baraat - 5:30pm
Les Saltimbanks -7:00pm
Etran Finatawa - 8:30pm

Welles Park
Lincoln and Montrose Ave (2 blks south of the Western Brown Line CTA station)
Chicago, IL 

Saturday and Sunday, July 10 & 12, 2010
Noon to 10 pm
Suggested admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children

Brittany Steiner at Happy Dog

Chicago artist Brittany Steiner has a solo show of her work opening tonight Friday at Happy Dog Gallery in Wicker Park.  She'll be featuring a mix of new paintings, illustrations, and collages like this one here...

There'll also be music by Zak, Sensitive Friends, and Magic Milk.

Brittany Steiner
Happy Dog Gallery
1542 N Milwaukee Ave
2nd floor
Chicago, IL

Tonight only
Friday, July 9, 2010
6pm to 11:30 pm
Bands begin playing at 8:30 pm

Science of Obscurity

Saturday night the Chicago Underground Library will be reprising their annual Science of Obscurity event.  Featuring crazy science experiments, interactive experiences and the opportunity to literally launch your book or story 1/2 a block away with their onsite catapault.  Info from their site...

The Chicago Underground Library celebrates the return of the "Science of Obscurity," our annual lead up event to the Printers’ Ball featuring new, unpublished, and in-progress works presented as science fair experiments. The night will also feature a public “book launch” via catapult, scientist speed dating, and digital readings to warm your hardened techie heart. Left and right brains come together, print <3s digital, everyone wins when the laws of physics and literature collide.

If you’re a writer, publisher, bookmaker, or booklover of any stripe who has recently finished writing a book, has published a book in the past year, or just feels like taking out some aggression on a publication of your choice, we invite you to celebrate by participating in our public reading and launching your work into space--or at least halfway down the block. We define "book" broadly, so zines, magazines, chapbooks, textbooks, and more are welcome. Read a paragraph, then release! And if you want to donate your book to the collection of the Chicago Underground Library after it’s caught some air, we’re here for you.

While we're busy launching texts outside, we'll be dissecting the mysteries of the literary universe inside. Join an awesome line up of writers, designers, and publishers as they intricately explain the scientific principles underlying their work, real or imagined. Reading experiments with Jen Karmin! Storigami with Zach Dodson! Distress charts with A D Jameson! Teenage taxonomies with Mairead Case! Curmudgeonly cuttlefish with Libby Walker! Hand-cranked projector mad libs with Two With Water! All participants will also have work for sale.

Special projects from the Society of Furthering Truth (SOFT), The Book Bike, readings from Featherproof Books’ iPhone application TripleQuick, surprise musical guests, video interviews with the CUL crew about your favorite forgotten and under-recognized Chicago publishers and writers, and Scientist Speed Dating! Yes! We said Scientist Speed Dating. You’ll have two minutes to ask real honest-to-goodness scientists any burning questions of your choice like why recycled paper tastes better and how quickly to induce vomiting after consuming The Christmas Sweater.

This event is free and for all ages. 

Saturday, 10 July 2010, 7–10pm
Jupiter Outpost (1139 W. Fulton Market, Chicago)
Food and drink will be available for sale

About the Chicago Underground Library
The Chicago Underground Library provides an open forum for creative exchange between all producers and patrons of Chicago’s independent media, facilitating collaboration and awareness between diverse communities. Through innovative and inclusive approaches to acquisitions, cataloging and programming, we illuminate connections and provide both a historical and contemporary context for the creation of new local media.

About the Printers’ Ball
Founded by Poetry magazine with other independent Chicago literary organizations, the Printers’ Ball is an annual celebration of print culture, featuring thousands of magazines, books, and broadsides available free of charge; live readings and music; letterpress, offset, and paper-making demonstrations; and much more. The Printers’ Ball is co-produced with Columbia College Chicago and the Center for Book & Paper Arts, and takes place July 30th, 2010 in Chicago's landmark Ludington Building, former home to the American Book Company, at 1104 South Wabash.

Science of Obscurity
Presented by the Chicago Underground Library
at the Jupiter Outpost
1139 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 10, 2010
7 to 10 pm
Free and all ages

The Cardboard Show

It's time for the annual Cardboard Show dedicated to artwork on cardboard.  Curated by Mike Pocius of the Birdhouse Museum, this show will present work by over 100 artists at the Co-Prosperity Sphere Saturday night.  There are some preview shots posted here.  There'll be a wide variety of art at mostly low prices.  It's a one-night event only.

Here's a piece made out of Nike shoeboxes by Christoff Roberts...

This drawing is by Keith Herzik...

The Annual Cardboard Show
3219 S Morgan
Chicago, IL

One night only
Saturday, July 10, 2010
5pm to midnight

Ukrainian Record Album Cover Art

The Ukrainian National Museum documents Ukrainian people and life, especially in relation to Ukrainians living in Chicago.  Tonight's reception is for a show of over 100 record album covers drawn from their collection of 1,200 records.  In addition to the show, there'll also be LP records available for sale at the opening.  I'm curious to check out a facet of record cover art design I've never seen before.

Rediscovering Ukrainian Album Cover Art
Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W Superior St
Chicago, IL

Opening reception and record sale
Friday, July 9th, 2010
7pm to 9pm

On view through July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Do you like to skate?

Well do ya?  Then come out to the Ruben Osorio Skate Contest and fundraiser against cancer.  All the info is conveniently posted in the flyer above but if for some reason it ain't there then here it is...

Ruben Osorio Skate Contest
Logan Square Skate Park
1/2 block west of Western Ave on Logan Blvd under the Kennedy expressway
Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 10, 2010
Registration from 9 am to 10:30 am
$10 entry fee

Contest consists of three classes:
13 and under
14 and up
and sponsored.  There'll also be a best trick battle.

Come help raise funds against cancer.  Free food, drinks, music, and product giveaways.

Younger Than Janis

West Town's Noble & Superior Projects is presenting a 2-day show beginning tomorrow night featuring 27 artists.  This apartment gallery goes all the way with presenting work within their space.  I've seen artists there utilize not just the living room and bedroom but also display work on the porch, closet, and the patio below.  Info from their site...

Noble & Superior Projects is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition YOUNGER THAN JANIS, featuring a 2-night opening event and including work from 27 emerging and mid-career artists from around the US.

The work of all of these artists (who together cover film, sculpture, sound, food, printed matter, painting, photography and video) considers the ephemeral nature of youth and beauty. The work ranges from musings on death to pursuit of an infinite youth, covering all the fleeting affect in between.

Friday July 9th features a series of musical performances with the opening reception. The film and video screening on Saturday July 10th will include a barbecue and raw food-works by culinary artists as the 1-hour program plays on loop in our courtyard. The gallery exhibition will also be open to the public.

Showcasing the work of: Marcel Alcala, Ryan Barone, Lucas Blair, Patrick Bobilin, Connor Camburn, Kevin Clancy, Adam Cruces, Cara Anne Greene, Eliza Koch, Andre & Evan Lenox, Vanessa Macholl, Celia Marks, Ross Meckfessel, Michael Morris, Erin Nixon, Michael Radziewicz, Anna Rochinski, Steve Ruiz, Liz Rugg, Hannah Verrill, Blair Waters, Ali White, Andrew Norman Wilson, and Travis Wyche.

Younger Than Janis
Noble & Superior Projects
1418 W Superior St
2nd floor of the rear coach house
Chicago, IL

Friday, July 9, 2010
Opening reception with musical performances
6 to 10 pm

Saturday, July 10, 2010
Film/Video screening with BBQ
7 to 10 pm

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Wrap Yourself in Porous Walker

Porous Walker, fine draftsman of buxom, bucktoothed women and slobbering, balding men, has just released this new limited box set through LtdTee.  Featuring his "Skateboard Explosion" drawing, this set is comprised of a t-shirt, an 8" x 10" print, and a box with the same image. 

LtdTee features a new shirt/print set each week for one week only.  There's been many t-shirts over the years whose design I'd love to have on a print as well, so I think this site is a great idea.  This set will be available through Sunday, July 11th. Use the code word "Fotoflow" for 25% off your order!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

This is Still Life

Monument 2 Gallery hosting an opening 
and a BBQ this afternoon.
Info from their site...
This show is curated by Ghazal Hashemi  and features work by

2007 N Point St
Chicago, IL
JULY 3RD - 25TH, 2010
FROM 2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

3M & AB

Tessa Perutz

Rogers Park gallery, Impala, will host a show of work by Derek Larson, Coleen Self, and Tessa Perutz opening tonight from 7 to 11 pm.  Impala is a multi-disciplinary space that presents art exhibitions and music performances.

Derek Larson, Collen Self, and Tessa Perutz: 3M & AB
Opening Saturday, July 3, 2010
7 to 11 pm
1768 W Greenleaf (1/2 blk west of Clark St)
Chicago, IL

Friday, July 02, 2010

Green Velvet at Millennium Park

Green Velvet aka Cajmere aka Curtis Jones will be playing a free set of his music at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park tomorrow Saturday at noon.  I miss the Summerdance house music series that ran for several summers a few years ago, so I'm glad that the Edible Audible picnic series has at least taken some of its place.  I've seen him play a few sets over the years both at Summerdance and in Detroit, and each time he played a wide ranging set.  This should be fun.  It's a 45-minute performance so don't be late.

More info from the city's site...
Chicago’s own Curtis Jones has a unique electronic music style influenced by the sounds he’d been exposed to as a science-fiction-loving, video-game-playing kid, while growing up in the city known for its house and gospel music. By recording under his successful aliases, Green Velvet, for his techno style of music, and Cajmere, for more of his house music sounds, it allows him to expand the boundaries of dance music through his two internationally known record labels, Cajual and Relief Records.

Green Velvet aka Cajmere
Edible Audio Picnic at
the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 3, 2010
Noon to 12:45 pm

Germany vs. Argentina

Chicago's DANK-HAUS in Lincoln Square is holding a viewing party early Saturday morning for the World Cup quarter final game featuring Germany vs. Argentina.  What better place to watch the game than amongst a room full of German beer, German pretzels, and German fans?  Unless you're supporting Argentina, then there are other places around.

Info from their site...
Doors open 30 minutes prior to match. Pretzel, landjäger, frühstuck , Julius Meinl kaffee and stronger refreshments available. This event is family friendly for the enjoyment of all fans young to old.
Free and open to the public.

Germany vs Argentina World Cup Quarter Final game viewing party
at the DANK-HAUS
4740 N Western Ave (2nd floor)
Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 3, 2010
Doors open at 8:30 am
Game begins at 9 am