Renaissance Blackstone & Indiewalls present: An RLife Live Discovery Event

Renaissance Blackstone Chicago & Indiewalls invite you to an exclusive RLife Live Art Discovery Event, featuring the artworks of local artists Pamela Staker and CJ Hungerman, on display at the hotel’s Art Hall through September 23rd.

Highlights of the evening will include:

  • Art Showcase
  • Live Paintings
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle – Dinner for 2 at “Mercat a la Planxa”
  • RLife Live Musical Entertainment
  • Complimentary Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Complimentary “Tea 101” Tasting by Argo Tea

All proceeds will to benefit the Arts in Education program of McClellan Elementary School.

All guests who RSVP will receive a complimentary “ARTini” cocktail.


To preview the works on exhibit visit:

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Event Location & Time:

Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
636 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, July 18th, 5:30-7:30pm


Milk, Honey, and a Left Arm

Black Cloud Gallery is proud to present Milk, Honey, and a Left Arm.  The exhibition features works by CJ Hungerman, Tracy Jones, and Black Cloud’s resident artist, Lauren Richards. The concepts of conflict, memory, and personal history are explored through the use of color, pattern, and found elements.

Black Cloud is located at 1909 S. Halsted St., in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1st, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
2nd Fridays: Friday, June 8th, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

Open during business hours: Friday, June 1st – Wednesday, June 27th

CJ Hungerman
I find that when creating my images, even though they have a whimsical feel to them, they do reflect conflict. All of our lives have struggles internally and externally. I believe that the Random Robots represent my personal pitfalls, conflicts, successes, all running around like little protons, neutrons, and electrons smashing together throughout ourselves, space, and time.

CJ Hungerman – Bot Bangers

Tracy Jones
Tracy G. Jones trusts art.
Color sets his course, even though it doesn’t tell him where they’re
going. Paint drives, often recklessly, swerving and veering, narrowly
avoiding ruin. Found objects and memories are always there to bail him out.
Art is not the most predictable of companions. Art isn’t even trustworthy. But Tracy G. Jones has never been locked up or hospitalized because of art, and art is always a good time, so yeah. Tracy G. Jones trusts art.
Maybe art trusts Tracy G. Jones, too.

Tracy Jones – Dumbass

Lauren Richards
I strive to keep my process spontaneous, youthful, and fresh. With impulse and randomness, mistakes are often made early on. I seek a certain level of precision and have an obsession with hand drawn perfection. Fears of creating contrived paintings cause me to make decisions that force me out of my comfort zone. Mistakes are corrected by straightening lines, covering them with collage, or blocking them out altogether. An initial problem is sometimes covered by a past error, only if it is the right solution. For me, spontaneity and a youthful approach to painting are key.

Lauren Richards – One for Two

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