Group Show for 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios
October 20-December 20, 2006
Opening reception: Friday, October 20 from 5 - 10 p.m.
1210 W. 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
Tel: (312) 733-6132
From Centerstage: In a neighborhood of artist studios, Prospectus
stands out as one of the few traditional galleries on the west side of
Pilsen. Though there is nothing predictable about this space as it has
featured emerging Mexican artists as well as established Chicago greats
such as Roger Brown and Ed Paschke. Without a permanent collection, this
space is all about the curated exhibition. Caveat: call ahead before a
visit! Gallery hours vary.
For more information about 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios weekend October
21 & 22, please visit: http://www.subaltern.org/pilsen.html
Crossing Boundaries: Visual Art by Writers
April 1 - May 28, 2006
Reception and Readings: April 1, 2006
Hamilton Club Gallery: 1:00 p.m.
32 Church St. at Ellison St., Paterson, N.J.
Paterson Museum: 3:00 p.m. - I'LL BE READING AT THIS TIME.
2 Market Street., Paterson, N.J.
(973) 684-6555 or (973) 321-1260
Work by e.e. cummings, Clarence Major, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen
Ginsberg, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Jane Alberdeston Coralin, Rebecca
Villarreal and many, many more!
LISTEN IN, BE MOVED, BE GROOVED
WHAT: Rebecca Villarreal appears live on "The Lit Show"
DATE: Saturday, September 10, 2005
TIME: 1:30pm-2:00pm CENTRAL TIME (approximately)
HOW: WNUR 89.3 FM in Chicago
or tune in live online at www.wnur.org and
click on "listen online" in the upper right hand corner.
It's Rebecca's first Chi-town reading! Listen in, be moved, be grooved!
Pilsen Artists Open Studios
Sat. and Sunday October 22-23, 2005
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The 3rd annual 18th St. Pilsen
Open Studios will take place during Chicago Artists' Month this October.
Over 30 spaces, 60+ artists from Carpenter to Western and from 16th St.
to Cermak, will open their studios to the public. Maps will be available
at all studios and there will be shuttle buses to take you from studio
Participating artists include well-known painters, muralists, sculpture,
and installation artists and printmakers as well as emerging artists.
Pilsen has long been known for its murals and culture and dozens of artist's
studios and homes are scattered throughout the Latin American and Mexican/Mexican-American
neighborhood. This is the third years Pilsen Artists have opened their
The weekend represents an opportunity to get new insight into art, the
artist and a closer glimpse to the process of creating works of art. During
the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd interested individuals will have an opportunity
to share a unique experience with the artist(s) ask questions and discuss
ideas with the artist. The space where art is created has a doorway to
the past while the artists create in present time. To Gabriel Villa an
oil painter and participating artist, “You get to see how an artist really
works-you're in their environment. You get to see how an artist thinks.”
LOOK FOR STUDIO #31
Eufemio Pulido Studio
1164 West 19th Place
Artists: Eufemio Pulido and Rebecca
Oil paintings, drawings, lino cuts and photography
Dittmar Memorial Gallery at Northwestern University | October
20th-December 4th, 2005
“Telling Stories: Finding Home in Image and
Verse” Poems and Photographs by Rebecca Villarreal
Dittmar Memorial Gallery
Norris University Center
1999 Campus Drive
Opening October 27
with a poetry reading by Villarreal at 7:30pm
Stories free us to visit new places as ordinary as a friend's kitchen,
or the proverbial far away land. No matter the location, the search for
the universal remains: the identifiable and the familiar in feeling or
detail. Rebecca Villarreal's photographs and poems compose a geography
of transitory moments and emotions. Her verse evokes an instant in time:
a glimpse of an old pair of barber shop clippers, the banter at the local
laundromat, or the celebration of a niece's quinceañera: “I was
born in 1989 celebrate me cake/cowboy hats and shimmering dresses/shiny
faces sweating.” Telling Stories” is a sensory ride through time and place,
yet Villarreal's universal themes and engaging narrative bring the viewer
Las Manos Gallery | Friday, October 28, 2005, 710pm
5220 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL
THE NEWLY DEAD SHOW: SOUTH MEETS NORTH
“The Newly Dead Show: South Meets North” takes off from the traditional
Mexican Dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead), a holiday embracing the
inevitability of death. Each piece explores a unique aspect of death in
contemporary times, including the death of past ideologies, forms, value
systems, industries, and cultures. As the global network expands, some
elements fall casualty, emulating the natural cycle of death and rebirth.
This show calls attention to those elements newly dead, whose memory lingers
simultaneously while new life, ideas, and cultures are born.
This group show brings together local artists from different parts of
Chicago, and bridges the long-standing gap between the North and South
Sides of the city. The pieces represent the diverse, multicultural fabric
of Chicago, with each offering a personal perspective on issues that surface
today, whether in Chicago or across the globe.
Please join us for the opening night of “The Newly Dead Show” at Las
Manos Gallery in Andersonville. Son del Viento, an acoustic ensemble of
young players that perform traditional folk songs from Mexico, will perform
June 17July 21, 2005 | Chicago
Intimate on 18th / Íntimo en la 18 photography
Café Jumping Bean
1439 W 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608
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Summer 2005 | Paterson Literary Review
Poems Wanamaker 1974 and Sweet Fifteen published.
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