Atomic Winter Event 2012
The show, Atomic Winter Event 2012, will be the first curated show the group has done for Green Eye Lounge.
Normally, each month a panel of established and emerging artists from Chicago – and even visiting artists from around the country – is selected to create original works of art live at the event. These pieces then hang on the walls and sell for extremely affordable prices. Artists whose work priced in the hundreds of dollars often sell work for $10 or $20. Pretty sweet! This format allows artists a great community to network in and art enthusiasts a great way to score real art for affordable prices.
AWE2012 opens Thursday January 26th, from 6-10 pm at the Green Eye and features work by Mike Wiezbicki, Brian Hofmeister, Rudy Hall, Blutt, Kelly Pelka, Jeremy Pettis, Uriel Correa, ad7m, Ricki Proper, Revise CMW, Brooks Golden
Add-2 premiers new video
Chicago emcee and Ten x Ten contributor, Add-2, had his new video “Cotton Fields” premier at Okayplayer yesterday. It’s a disturbing video, for a powerful song, and shows that Add-2 isn’t afraid to make bold statements. Okayplayer quotes Add describing the visuals as such: “The song and concept of the video is that even though the times may have changed some perceptions haven’t…"
Chicago native Common concurs, tweeting “watch it all the way thru.”
Urban Sandbox Returns
The Urban Sandbox started way back in 2002 at the infamous Ice Factory as an all ages multi-canvassed Open Mic event that featured visual art, spoken word, comedy, music & more. This Friday, January 13th it returns (again) to Logan Square’s Comfort Station. The evening is hosted by the heavily-bearded and talented, Dan Sully. Full disclosure, Sully is also the co-curator Homeroom’s Ten x Ten Project
Open Mic sign up at the door. Limited space. $5 cover. All Ages!
Articles about the Art on Track and Noisivelvet
In September, Homeroom ED Aaron Rodgers joined with Joe Baldwin and his orgranization, Noisivelvet to participate in Art on Track. Art on Track was an opportunity for artists to make installations on CTA L cars and present their work to people who rode the train around the Loop. Well, Joe and Aaron’s installation of green space on the train car didn’t only get the most attention during the event, but the international press has given a lot of attention.
Picture from Rrap Kryeziu's Show at Saki Records
On Saturday, November 11th, Rrap Kryeziu, second from the right, presented his paintings during a solo show at Saki Records 3716 W Fullerton. The show was the culmination of Rrap’s participation in Homeroom’s Emerging and Established Artist Exchange. Homeroom was honored to work with Rrap and Katie Brown, the established artist who helped him with the show, and we wish him the best moving forward.
Three Cheers For One Dead Man at Quenchers This Sunday!!!
A band that we showcased last semester is performing this Sunday at Quenchers. Three Cheers For One Dead Man is opening for Rapid Rabbit and Phantom Works (record release show) this Sunday, January 8th.
If you haven’t been to Quenchers you’re truly missing out- great bar full of great people and GREAT beer. And if you haven’t seen Three Cheers For One Dead Man you’ve got to take a listen. This band is truly one of a kind- zany, kookie, and loads of fun. Check them out!
Click here for more info on the show and the featured bands. $5, 21+, 2401 N Western
Christy LeMaster, Fred Sasaki and Roommate All Get Some Accolades
This week proved to be an exciting one for many of the people who work with Homeroom. The Chicago Reader named Christy LeMaster, who runs the Nightingale Theater which hosts Homeroom’s YouTube Assembly Series and is participating in our Emerging and Established Artist Exchange, as a person of the year 2011. Christy is awesome, so it is well deserved.
But the Reader didn’t stop there: they also named Fred Sasaki another person of the year 2011. Fred, who works for the Poetry Foundation and started the Printer’s Ball, helps curate Homeroom’s 101 Lecture Series.
To top it off, TimeOut Chicago named Roommate’s “Guilty Rainbow” one of Chicago’s 10 best albums of the year. Roommate is fronted by Homeroom friend Kent Lambert and also features Homeroom’s programming director Seth Vanek.
A big congrats to all.
Photo by Jim Newberry.
Last month, at Homeroom’s final YouTube Assembly, Daniel Tucker collaborated with local filmmaker Deborah Stratman to program an evening of videos on the theme of POWER. Stratman and Tucker realized that their personal interests in the theme could intersect around the desire to be on or off various kinds of power grids – ranging from electrical to political. Themes of survivalism, welfare, social democracy, solar power, humanure, libertarianism and anarchism were explored.
POWER: ON AND OFF THE GRID (see entire playlist here)