The Parlor presents DECIPHER, a reading of text-based work, in conjunction with MAPS + MONUMENTS, an exhibition of prints by Ben Dimock at The Milk Factory. Join us for the opening reception of MAPS + MONUMENTS from 7–10pm, with The Parlor readings taking place from 8–9pm.  Poetry, short stories, and mixed-media projects will be presented by: Tim Hogan, Jeff Sherfey, Jennifer Swann, and Andreas Whillhoff. Please note: This Parlor event will be held on the third Friday of the month, instead of our usual third Wednesday.  For more information please visit:http://the-parlor.tumblr.com/ http://www.themilkfactorygallery.com/Ben Dimock lives and works in Chicago. He received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute with emphasis in Print Media/ Painting and Drawing. His prints and drawings challenge distinctions between abstraction and figuration, composed of fragments of built structures and landscape, mark and gesture. http://cargocollective.com/BenDimock


Tim Hogan is a writer living in Chicago. He has written short stories, poems and screenplays. He is self-publishing a chapbook of stories, poems, quotes and dialogues, Persons, which should be out by the end of June.
Jeff Sherfey is a poet who looks to publish his contemporaries in handmade books—a project he’s named Library Cormorant. Jennifer Swann writes stories, some of them true and others containing less truthiness. She has appointed herself writer–in–residence at Clarke’s on Damen this summer. Come visit during her office hours, Thursdays from 8pm–2am. www.jennswann.com Andreas Willhoff was birthed in the corn, born in the city.
The Parlor presents DECIPHER, a reading of text-based work, in conjunction with MAPS + MONUMENTS, an exhibition of prints by Ben Dimock at The Milk Factory.

Join us for the opening reception of MAPS + MONUMENTS from 7–10pm, with The Parlor readings taking place from 8–9pm.

Poetry, short stories, and mixed-media projects will be presented by: Tim Hogan, Jeff Sherfey, Jennifer Swann, and Andreas Whillhoff.

Please note: This Parlor event will be held on the third Friday of the month, instead of our usual third Wednesday.

For more information please visit:

http://the-parlor.tumblr.com/
http://www.themilkfactorygallery.c
om/

Ben Dimock lives and works in Chicago. He received his BFA from The School of the Art Institute with emphasis in Print Media/ Painting and Drawing. His prints and drawings challenge distinctions between abstraction and figuration, composed of fragments of built structures and landscape, mark and gesture. http://cargocollective.com/BenDimock

Tim Hogan is a writer living in Chicago. He has written short stories, poems and screenplays. He is self-publishing a chapbook of stories, poems, quotes and dialogues, Persons, which should be out by the end of June.

Jeff Sherfey is a poet who looks to publish his contemporaries in handmade books—a project he’s named Library Cormorant.

Jennifer Swann writes stories, some of them true and others containing less truthiness. She has appointed herself writer–in–residence at Clarke’s on Damen this summer. Come visit during her office hours, Thursdays from 8pm–2am. www.jennswann.com

Andreas Willhoff was birthed in the corn, born in the city.

Photos from The Parlor: May 16: Pollinate with The Beehive Collective.

Photos from The Parlor: April 18: Revive

Archeworks : Year-End Review - May 8

At APRIL 18: REVIVE we heard from Patrick Cunningham and Cleo Ngiam of Archeworks. They shared with us all sorts of cool stuff that is going on at this multidisciplinary non-profit design organization. Join Archeworks for their Year-End Review on May 8 as their design teams present two urban projects COLL Chicago and ArchePower

Event Information:

When: Tuesday, May 8th at 6PM

Where: Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Avenue

RSVP HERE

Archeworks Website

APRIL 18: REVIVE @ THE PARLOR - Updated Syllabus!

APRIL 18: REVIVE @ THE PARLOR - Updated Syllabus!

Going Against the Grain: A Fair for DIY Enthusiasts

One of our most recent presenters, The Re-Building Exchange, along with Delta Emerging Leaders, presents this 2nd Annual DIY Fair, from noon–5pm today.  Learn how to get started with bee-keeping, bike maintenance, soap-making, food preservation, composting, and brewing.

Photos from our ACTIVATE event on March 21, with Jo Dery, Gwyneth Anderson, and Emily Boskenbaum.

Brent Green in Chicago

Happy fourth Wednesday! Remember at our first Parlor, way back in January, when we screened an animation called Carlin by Brent Green? The Pennsylvania–based artist, who runs Nervous Films, will be in Chicago this week screening a live­­–action/stop-motion film called Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then. Both events are free to attend and held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tonight’s lecture starts at 6pm at SAIC’s Columbus Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Drive. Rumor has it, a live band featuring Iron & Wine’s Jim Becker and Joe Adamik will accompany the film.

The film screens again with an artist Q&A tomorrow at 6pm at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, and on Saturday at 12:30pm.

Here’s a sneak peek of the film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwOM6erqHgo

March 21: ACTIVATE

In case you missed tonight’s line-up-

EMILY BOKSENBAUM

Creative Reuse Warehouse

Creative Reuse Warehouse


JO DERY

Chicago, IL

Website

Peeks

Peeks (2009)

Rat Stories


GWYNETH ANDERSON

Chicago, IL

Website

My Bucolic State (2009)

Mind Trying To Concentrate (2007)

Sensation Animation (2009)

KYLE SULLIVAN

Chicago, IL

Website

Esthesia (2011)

https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSysln6j1rebcmLj2owfOxlICRRhnfU6Lptf3jmQvMFG5Hhhx0t

Devil’s Tuning Fork (2009)

March 21: ACTIVATE

Join us for our next Parlor event, in which we explore artists, materials, and techniques for ACTIVATING everyday objects and spaces.

First, Emily Boksenbaum, the program coordinator at Creative Reuse Warehouse, will talk about how you can take advantage of recycled and re-used materials available at the local warehouse. For more information, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Reuse-Warehouse/268325553189648?ref=ts

Next, three Chicago artists will present animations that construct, deconstruct, collage, co-mingle, and comment on space and materiality.

Jo Dery is an interdisciplinary artist who experiments with storytelling. Her works include animated films and videos, drawings, prints, illustration, installation projects, and artist/small-press book publications. Through the playful invention of characters and events, she investigates our relationship to natural phenomena, the built environment, history and current events, as well as aspects of cognition and consciousness. She holds a BFA in Film/Animation/Video from RISD and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. She teaches in the animation department at Depaul University’s School of Cinema and Interactive Media.

www.jodery.com

Gwyneth Anderson’s work exists in a variety of media including video, animation, installation, and drawing. Her work explores perception, emotion, and the connection between humanity and landscape. She received her BFA from SAIC in 2009, and has exhibited and screened work in Chicago at Pop-Up Art Loop, Harrison Park, Sullivan Galleries, Links Hall, the Humboldt Moving Picture Show, the Bridgeport Festival of New Motion Picture, and the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation.

www.gwynethvzanderson.com

Kyle Sullivan likes to work through structural principles, using rules to guide his process in creating experimental 3D animations. His animations have previously screened at the Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival (FLEXfest), the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, and the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation in Chicago. He is a 2010 graduate of DePaul University’s School of Cinema and Interactive Media.

www.sullik.com