One Inspired Evening: Call for Artists

Inspiration Corporation’s annual art auction, One Inspired Evening is placing a call for artists!

All proceeds from the event go to Inspiration Corporation. Inspiration Corporation serves over 3,000 individuals a year by providing meals, supportive services, housing, employment preparation and vocational training, and free voice mail – serving as a catalyst for self-reliance. There are three categories, established, emerging, and inspired.  The winner from each category will win a cash prize.All submitted artwork will be curated and chosen by members of the Chicago arts community, photographer and business owner Steven E. Gross, artist and managing director of Firecat Projects Stan Klein and artist and founder/director of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Deborah Maris Lader.
Any artist who submits work will receive a complimentary ticket to One Inspired Evening.

All registration info can be found at:

http://www.inspirationcorp.org/one-inspired-evening-auction-pages-58.php

EXPLORING AXIS MUNDI: Artist Talk with Jason Brammer at Firecat Projects

Above: ‘Axis Mundi: The Still Point At The Center Of The Turning Universe’ acrylic, plaster, wood, antique hardware, and masonite (51″ x 51″)

WHAT:

Hear Chicago artist Jason Brammer talk about the inspiration and creative process behind his new series of paintings and drawings on exhibit at Firecat Projects. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN:

Artist Talk on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 2pm-4pm
(Artist talk will begin at 2:15pm. After the talk, there will be time for questions and hanging out until 4pm.)

WHERE: 

Firecat Projects
2124 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood

More info about the exhibition:
http://www.jasonbrammer.com/Firecat_Projects_Solo_Exhibit.html

More info about Firecat Projects:
http://www.firecatprojects.org/

[Exhibition runs through March 24th. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, or by appointment.]

Exploring Axis Mundi: The Still Point At The Center Of The Turning Universe

Axis Mundi

FIRECAT PROJECTS presents
“Exploring Axis Mundi: The Still Point At The Center Of The Turning Universe”
New Paintings and Drawings by Jason Brammer

Details of Event: “Exploring Axis Mundi: The Still Point At The Center Of The Turning Universe”, a solo exhibition by Chicago artist Jason Brammer, opens at Firecat Projects on Friday, February 24th from 7-10pm. The exhibit will debut a new series of mixed media paintings and graphite drawings inspired by symbology, alchemy, and spiritual iconography. At the core of the show is the concept of Axis Mundi (meaning, “axis of the world”), which has been thought of as a portal between the earthly and heavenly realms in various religious and mythological traditions. Reflecting on these themes, Brammer has blended geometric shapes and patterns, flowing organic tendrils, esoteric symbols, and all-seeing eyes into compelling visual tapestries with paint and pencil. In addition to the opening reception, Brammer will be at the gallery on Saturday, March 10th at 2pm to chat about his art and creative process.  See Jason Brammer’s artwork at www.jasonbrammer.com.

DATES & TIMES:
Opening Reception: Friday, February 24, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 2pm
Exhibition: Through Saturday, March 24, 2012
Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am to 4pm; or by appointment

WHERE:
Firecat Projects
2124 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Located on Damen between Charleston St and Shakespeare Ave, in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood
Phone: 773-342-5381

Contacts:  773-267-0155 or ecarey@mac.com (Erin Brammer, Artist Manager)  |  773-342-5381 or vitodklein@aol.com (Stan Klein, Gallery Director)

Admission Price: FREE (Opening reception, artist talk, and exhibition are all free of charge).