TRANSIT is busy this Chicago Artists Month, with all sorts of things going on! This year’s Chicago Artists Month is the twentieth annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant arts communities presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This year’s theme for CAM is “City As Studio,” which resonates particularly for us because Transit Inbound Artists-in-Residence always use Chicago as their studio while they are with us!
A CAKE Walk: Transit Inbound Residency at CHIPRC
Friday October 2nd, 6-8pm – Opening Reception for A CAKE Walk
Exhibition runs October 2 –
16, 2015 EXTENDED THROUGH October 18th!
During Roman Muradov’s residency, he worked on a body of work that was intended to become part of anthology book project but which his publishers have since decided will be released as a solo book project, The End of a Fence. We are pleased to get the chance to showcase a few pages that will be included in the book, due for release in Fall 2015 (tentative date), and created during his residency.
In addition to working on his own illustrations, Muradov was also invited to present at this summer’s CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) and to lead a workshop at CHIPRC. Fourteen artists took his “Constrained Comics” workshop — Alex Nall, Jon Drawdoer, Marge Malo, Sheika Lugtu, Lucie Ve, Adam Rohacs, Montserrat De Frutos, Daniel Chan, Caroline Thai, Jeff Gant, Mike Centeno, Landis Blair (California), and Lucie Van Der Elst (France) — and twelve of them contributed linked panels shown in this exhibition.
A CAKE Walk exhibition is showing at Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC), 858 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago IL 60622
Gallery hours: Sundays noon-5pm, or by appointment (773 208-8622)
Transit Wild Card Inbound Artist-in-Residence
A Canadian artist and engineer, Kadish will be exploring and expanding upon his Inorganisms project during his residency here. During his second week in Chicago he will be offering workshops in a variety of locations throughout the city — building Inorganisms (the workshops are free unless you want to take your inorganism(s) home, then there’s a minor fee to cover materials).
“Inorganisms are small electronic creatures that sense and act on the world in simple ways. Come design a body for an inorganism and contribute to a growing ecosystem of these intriguing creatures.”
Workshop 1: Monday, October 12th 5-9pm in West Town (515 N Noble)
Workshop 2: Wednesday, October 14th noon-6pm in Logan Square (at Comfort Station) – DROP-IN AT ANY TIME!
Workshop 3: Thursday, October 15th 1-3pm at the Makers Lab at the Harold Washington Library
Kadish asks that you try to pre-register for his workshops, to ensure he has enough materials on hand for all interested participants. Click the respective workshop-link above to register.
City | Studio : Words | Matter
Friday, October 23rd,
6:30-8:30pm – Artist Lecture by 2014 Transit Outbound Artist-in-Residence, Heather R. Buechler Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will NOT be holding this event; please stay tuned for future programming.
TRANSIT is honored to be part of the Words|Matter programming, reuniting with our 2014 CAM partners at Arts on Elston to explore how and/or why ‘Words | Matter’ by inviting our past Transit Artist-in-Residence Heather R. Buechler to explore the theme of the evening (possibly covering what she’s done since her 2014 residency at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, in Two Rivers WI). Come and listen and join in the conversation!
Words|Matter programming is at Arts on Elston, 3446 N. Albany Ave, Chicago IL 60618
Reading room hours: check here, or by appointment (773 791-1236)