CenterLine 2012 “State of Mind” Exhibition

Curated by: Robin Monique Rios

Opening Exhibition: Friday November 16th, 2012
Closing: December 21st, 2012
Location: Zhou B Art Center – 1st floor Spirit Gallery. 1029 W. 35th Street.

CenterLine 2012: “State of Mind”

The year 2012 in the Chinese calendar is the Year of the Black Water Dragon. It began on January 23, 2012 and will end on February 9, 2013 and so as a point of departure, this years CENTERLINE 2012 exhibition, featuring the Zhou B Art Centers resident artists, have created pieces that examine the dynamics of their own state of mind through out the year, for example; a significant turning point in their life, a spiritual awakening, an evaluation of their accomplishments or lack there of, an outlook for the future, etc.

Artists have created works that take on a variety of forms and pull from a plethora of inspirational materials.

Please Join us for this SPECTACULAR EVENT.

For More Information Contact
Robin Monique Rios
Exhibitions Curator
Owner/Director of the 4Art Inc Gallery – 4th floor
1029 W. 35th Street #403
Chicago, IL60609
773-254-5100 / /


VISION The vision of the Zhou B Art Center is to facilitate the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago and the international art community and promote the convergence of Eastern and Western art forms in the United States.

MISSION The mission of the Zhou B Art Center is to promote and facilitate a cultural dialogue by organizing contemporary art exhibitions and programs of international scope.

Zhou B Art Center is the brainchild of internationally acclaimed contemporary artists and brothers Shan Zuo and Da Huang Zhou. Originally from China, the Zhou Brothers settled in Bridgeport over two decades ago and recognized an opportunity to revitalize the arts community in this southside Chicago neighborhood. In 2004, their vision came to life by way of the Zhou B Art Center – an 87,000 square ft. cultural and arts epicenter linking Chicago artists to the international arts community. The Zhou Brothers remain committed to cultivating the local arts community and establishing the center as a global destination for art enthusiasts. A welcome addition to the cultural landscape of Chicago, The Center is an exhibition space for diverse collections of works from local and international artists, and an important bridge between the arts communities on the North- and Southside of Chicago.

The Zhou B Art Center provides galleries, studio spaces, and a collaborative creative environment to a thriving community of talented artists. The primary purpose of the Zhou B Art Center is to nurture the creativity and growth of its nearly 50 resident artists. Just recently, it launched Art Centered, a magazine to promote and support the works of resident artists, by connecting them to the greater Chicago arts community.

The Center is also home to the most thought-provoking and cutting edge exhibitions in the city. On the Third Friday of each month, the Center host a free exhibition and open studio event where families can explore its main exhibitions, and resident artist’s galleries and studios. This event is the perfect opportunity for Chicagoans and tourists to support the local and international artists who, with the Zhou Brothers, are leading a new-art renaissance in Bridgeport.

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