Metropolis, Community & the Self

Underneath the rich but chaotic layers of metropolitan life, it’s the communities we form that keep us grounded, fulfilled, and comforted. The sense of community in today’s urban conglomerates might be at times hard to come by, yet it can also blossom in the most unexpected places. In Chicago, metropolis and community find a harmonious balance which is constantly renewed in our daily experience of the city life and shapes who we are as individuals. Edgewater Artists in Motion is the quintessential example of a community flourished in our metropolis and intent on promoting unique creative selves inspired by life in our city.

More than 40 local artists explore the many forms community can take in the urban space, the ways community and metropolis clash and blend, and their impact on our self. Mediums used include: photography, digital art, watercolor, oil, acrylic, sculpture, wearable art, ceramics, handmade prints, jewelry, mixed media and recycled materials.

Featured artists: Natalja Aicardi (Jota Blomma Creations), Kathy Gemperle, Karen Hueter, Zhenlei Jiang, Grace Kroll, Rita Lozada, Jessica Q Lucas, Mercedes Inez Martinez, Robert McQuillan, Olmo (Antionio Martinez), Tracy Poyser PhotoART, Thom Rouse, Patricia Schuler, Michelle Sharpe, Frances Temchin.

Location: 1106 West Thorndale Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660 (just off the Red Line Thorndale stop)

Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 – 5:30-8:30pm

Exhibit Dates: September 2 to September 30, 2011

Exhibit Hours: Fridays, 4:00-7:00pm; Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00am-4:00pm

Admission: Free

Contact: Jessica Lucas, Gallery Director – jqlart@yahoo.com

Websitehttp://www.facebook.com/edgewaterartsfestival

Portrait artist Diana Kast available on site for quick sketches every Saturday and Sunday.

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