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artiwu vol.2, DIGEST #09 (Dec 13, 1999)
1. Laura's painting
2. Kappa Pi-where did you come from?
3. Baird's Manual in bookstore
4. Major 15 to 20 Gallery Complex Planned in South Loop Chicago
5. Show to see during Christmas break
6. More ideas for Xmas break
7. See ya next millennium
Subject: Laura's painting
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 13:09:35 -0800 (PST)
From: "Laura A. Kesselring" <>

recently there were some postings that i had some
paintings in an exhibition in Chicago. if anyone is
interested, the gallery (Woman Made Gallery) put one
of the paintings on their website. the picture came
out pretty good considering the slide i gave them that
they made it from sucked ;-). the address for the
exhibition i was in is:

and my painting (ovule 4) is like the 4th one down or
something. it's a cool gallery (non-profit) in my
opinion (not just because i got a piece in their show)

- all of their exhibitions are juried so you can enter
stuff in them all the time (they have themes each
time, but not just women can enter - they don't care
if you're a guy or a girl). their main address is:
so go look at it, and that's the end of my plug.
Subject: Kappa Pi-where did you come from?
From: "Emmy Linman" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 18:02:37 -0600

This is in response to Tami's question of how/when/why Kappa Pi started and if there are any other groups like it around. Well, believe it or not, there is actually a book called the Baird's Manual that will tell you just about anything you want about any honor society, service organization, fraternity, or sorority. I guess some guy named Baird spent most of his life compiling it, so the rumor goes. It even has info about organizations that are now extinct! It's kind of cool to look through. This book should help you find the info that you want to know about Art and his mysterious underground organization of palettes and kilns . . or any similar organizations!

Emmy (a.k.a. Greek guru)
Subj: Baird's Manual in bookstore
From: "Matt Maldre" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 07:29:55 GMT

Thanks, Emmy. I just put up that Baird's Manual in the artiwu bookstore:
Subj: Major 15 to 20 Gallery Complex Planned in South Loop Chicago
From: "Matt Maldre" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 07:29:55 GMT

An abandoned South Loop bus terminal will likely see 15 to 20 galleries move into its doors according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The complex named "Gallery Park Place" would serve as a gateway to Chicago's Museum Campus.

The two-story terminal at 1157 S. Wabash was built in 1927. Its terra-cotta facade earned the building a place on the city's perservation list. The complex's central location is important to tourists and out-of-town collectors. The developer, Lewis Manilow, former real estate attorney, co-founder of the MCA, says, "If galleries are scattered all over town where it's hard to get a cab, they say to hell with it. Here, you just walk down Michigan...and take a right."

Manilow says that a dealer in town wants to do a major show of a major contemporary artist for the Art Chicago 2000 fair in May, "I want to get that room ready for that. The whole building won't be ready, but that would be a wonderful inauguration."

For more about this article in the Chicago Sun Times, go to:
Or look in the hard copy Sunday edition, December 12, 1999
Subj: Show to see during Christmas break
From: "Matt Maldre" <>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 07:29:55 GMT

If ya missed the Viola video show during Thanksgiving break, you better see it during Christmas break. The maze of rooms with videos will take you away and knock ya right out of yer socks. The Chicago Tribune art critic Alan Artner says, "I find several of them so harrowingly direct that I am moved to the core." (Artner rocks!)

The juxtaposition of Ellsworth Kelly's drawings right before the Viola exhibition is interesting. Kelly's quiet and dull drawings contrast sharply with the Viola's extraordinary videos. However, they both share a certain amount of grace and simplification.

My viewing recommendations:
1. Spend a good amount of time staring at the Ellsworth Kelly exhibit. It sets up a great contrast to Viola's videos.
2. If you can, see this show by yourself. I found it great to have the freedom to wander around this maze and discover by myself. It felt like another world. If you do go with someone else, just set a time to meet each other outside the exhibit.
3. Let yourself get totally absorbed by the videos. Stare at them for loooong periods of time. Make other people think you are in another state of being. ;-) (While watching "The Veiling" a security guard came up to me asked me if I was going to be alright. --no, I'm going psychotic!--)

Monday 10:30-4:30
Tuesday 10:30-8:00
Wednesday 10:30-4:30
Thursday 10:30-4:30
Friday 10:30-4:30
Saturday 10:00-5:00 (closed Xmas day)
Sunday 12:00-5:00
Visiting tips, transportation can be found at:
Subj: More ideas for Xmas break
From: "Matt Maldre" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 07:29:55 GMT

Joyous Celebration of Design Holiday Gift Show
Galleria Art Gallery
Sutton Square, 2S610 Rt. 59, Warrenville
A display of handcrafted glass, wood, pewter, pottery, textile, photography and jewelry.
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Through Dec. 31
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursdays at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fridays at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturdays at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Information: 630-393-2345

"The Art of Giving" Holiday Show
Hinsdale Center for the Arts
5903 S. County Line Road, Hinsdale
Through Dec. 22
More than 5,000 original works by 104 American artists and craftsmen will be displayed. You can purchase delicate hand-blown glass, unique ornaments, folk art toys, hand-crafted jewelry and pottery.
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Sundays at 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mondays at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesdays at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursdays at 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fridays at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Information: 630-887-0203

24th Annual Holiday Show
Lill Street Gallery
1021 W. Lill St.
Through Dec. 31
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Sundays 12 p.m.
Mondays 11 a.m.
Tuesdays 11 a.m.
Wednesdays 11 a.m.
Thursdays 11 a.m.
Fridays 11 a.m.
Saturdays 11 a.m.

Bucktown Holiday Art Show and Silent Auction
Holstein Park
2200 N. Oakley Ave.
Dec. 18 - Dec. 19
Scrambling to find the perfect gift? Works by 80 artists will be displayed.
Bucktown Holiday Art Show and Silent Auction
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Dec. 18: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dec. 19: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Information: 312-409-4658

1999 Annual Holiday Bazaar
Woman Made Gallery
1900 S. Prairie Ave.
The sale will feature original art, handmade jewelry and unique household decor created by women artists.
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Through Dec. 23
Sundays at 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesdays at 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fridays at 12 p.m. - 7 p.m., 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturdays at 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Need some more ideas on what artwork to see this break? Check out:
Subj: See ya next millennium
From: "Matt Maldre" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 07:29:55 GMT

During Christmas break, artiwu will take a little break, so all the students don't have a bunch of artiwu digests in their inbox when they come back.

The next artiwu digest will be in the next millenium, January 11. Hopefully, the Y2K bugger-doos won't do us all in. What's the worst that can happen?--we'll all be become cave people grunting and making drawings on cave walls. Uh, ugh, growl, bring it on baby!
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