Monday, June 20, 2011

Join Me

flyer design by yours truly. holla at ya boy.

A couple months back, Won approached Low Dive about brewing a beer for an event a little different than the brew-b-q's we've worked together on last year. I think once Won experienced a Thirst Fursday, he wanted to organize something similar. If you've never been to a Thirst Fursday, it all boils down to the Goose Island brewpub in Lincoln Park opening a room for beer fans to bring bottles from their personal collection, their home brew or even whatever you can find in your local shops cooler. Pretty simple, but Won decided to approach it a bit differently and expand. Everyone's invited, and encouraged to bring bottles just like Thirst Fursday. However, he invited some of his home brewing friends to feature some of their beer while he prepares and serves food. And if that's not enough, Michael Andersen will be serving Angel's Envy from 2-5p. So, essentially he kicked the concept up a notch. Hopefully you can join us at Chicago Urban Art Society Saturday.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Dig Some Art This Weekend

Deny Me Three Times (Wooster St., Manhattan, NY, June, 2010)

The minute I was exposed to Gaia's work on flickr, then first-hand in New York last summer, I've been a fan. Pawn Works and Maxwell Colette Gallery have joined forces to bring Gaia to Chicago for a show that opens tonight. Gaia's been getting up in Chicago for the last couple weeks in preparation for tonight's show. His work has popped up in several neighborhoods as well as downtown that many folks have captured and featured on their flickr photostreams. I'm really looking forward to seeing his work up-close again, and in a gallery setting.

Also opening tonight at Rotofugi is a show featuring new work from Andrew Bell and McBess. I still haven't been up to see the new digs (can it even be considered new at this point?), and tonight just may be the night. I'm really diggin McBess' work.

One last show that should be considered—starts tonight and lasts through the weekend—is the Chicago Zine Fest. In it's second year, it will feature over 200 artists at Columbia College, 826CHI, and Quimby's.