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Chicago’s historic Motor Row is getting some zoom from 11 artists who are bringing energy and experimentation to this near-south neighborhood. Once home to auto showrooms and Chess Recording Studios, this stretch of South Michigan Avenue is being re-invigorated and re-imagined by artists and entrepreneurs.

Motor Row Gallery will be the epicenter of a celebration of art and rebirth called unchARTed. It will feature 11 emerging and established artists, along with live music, food and craft beer from Motor Row Brewery.

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 12th, 5pm- 9pm
There will be live music performed by the acoustic duo, Pearl Morning, complimentary refreshments and wine, and craft beer from MotorRow Brewery.

Opening weekend:
Saturday, June 13th, 11am-6pm
Sunday, June 14th, 12pm – 5pm

LOCATION:
Motor Row Gallery
2345 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Motor Row, once the home of the largest auto-mall in the U.S. and major recording studios, including Chess Records, is undergoing an urban Renaissance and quickly becoming one of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods. Motor Row Gallery’s non-traditional space is a uniquely apt setting for this creatively rich pop-up show and sale.

The unchARTed art exhibit at Motor Row Gallery will showcase 11 artists who leap into unknown territory to share their neo-expressionistic visions in mixed media painting, collage, clay and photography.

ARTISTS:
Amy Van Winkle / www.amyvanwinkle.com
Bill Sosin / www.billsosin.com
Crystal Neubauer / www.crystalneubauer.com
Cynthia Lee / http://www.cynthiajlee.com
Dianne Martia / www.diannemartia.com
Eve Ozer / www.eveozer.com
Janet Lewandowski / www.janetlewandowski.com
James Edward Scherbarth / www.jamesedwardscherbarth.com
Nancy Pirri / www.nancy-pirri.com
Pam Peterson / www.pampetersonart.com
Turkan Ilkdemirci / www.turkansart.blogspot.com

GALLERY CONTACT: Suzanne Weaver
Motor Row Gallery 708-354-4333/630.248.4437
2345 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
312.533.2140
2345uhaul@gmail.com
http://www.motorow.gallery.com
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#unchARTedChicago

Robin Power and Nancy Pirri: Mud People

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Opening Reception:

When: July 18th, 2014 • Third Fridays @ Zhou B Art Ctr.!
Time: 6-10pm
Where: @ 4Art Inc. • 4th Flr. @ Zhou B Art Ctr.
Show is up for the Month of July

4 Art Inc. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat • 11am-5pm • or by appointment •
Robin Rios:  773-254-5100

4 Art Inc. Gallery
1029 West 35th Street, #403 – 4th flr.
The Zhou B Art Ctr.
Chicago, IL  60609
773-254-5100

Organic Synergy at Morpho Gallery

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Chicago (June 2013) — Morpho Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Organic Synergy featuring the work of Nancy Pirri and Kathy Blankley Roman. Featuring a blend of acrylic paintings and sculptural works, this multimedia exhibition will highlight the careers of both women, while also debuting their recent work.

An opening reception will be held Saturday June 15th, from 6 – 9 pm.

Organic Synergy will run from June 14th – June 19th, 2013.

Kathy Blankley Roman is an abstract artist who primarily works with acrylics combined with various dry drawing media. Her tendency to an earthy palette is influenced by her exposure to pictures of the cave paintings at Lascaux and Altamira as a child. While Roman has been drawn to the arts throughout her life, her retirement in 2011 allowed her to experiment with new techniques and mediums. Her works are often described as serene, with a sense of calm and depth that draws the viewer in. She was awarded a Top Ten Artists Award in 2012 from the Abstract Artists Gallery’s Annual International Abstracts Competition and was recently featured in Sue St. John’s book “A Journey into Abstracts -Vol. 4,” a collection of forty contemporary artists in which each describes the step-by-step process of creating their featured works.

Nancy Pirri is a sculptor that emphasizes the sense of earthiness and antiquity associated with the medium. Her work epitomizes woman’s struggle to find emotional balance and the complex roles that women take on. A randomized but controlled application of colored slips and intermittent firings enhance the textures of her sculptural pieces, strengthening their tie to mother earth and the intricate patterns of the earth. To this end, Pirri is noted for her use of the soda firing technique, which intrigues her because of its random and uncontrollable flashes of color and orange peel surface. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Pirri now resides and works in Chicago. She was recently hand-selected for the Art of Human Rights event for Heartland Alliance, and is currently represented at Gallery Guichard in Chicago and Studio b in Three Oaks, MI.

Nancy Pirri & Robin Power at @ 4Art Inc. Gallery

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‘Get Small’ • works under 12”
Nancy Pirri & Robin Power

The Month of May @ 4Art Inc. Gallery
4th Floor of the Zhou B Art Center

May 17th • Third Friday Open Studios in Bridgeport!*
Come see our ‘wall of small’

“It’s Third Fridays in Bridgeport, and on this night every month, the underground arts scene comes out to play.” ChicagoWeekly.net

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday • May 17th • 2013 • 6-10pm

4Art Inc. Gallery
4th Flr. of The Zhou B Art Center
1029 West 35th Street, #403
Chicago, IL 60609
773.254.5100
www.4artinc.com
www.npgraphx.com
www.robinpower.com

anatomy of thought • nancy pirri & robin power •

Flourish Studios host sculptors Nancy Pirri and Robin Power in a new show Anatomy of Thought.  Opening reception will be held on Friday, August 3rd from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. benefiting Lillstreet’s ArtReach non-profit initiative.

The quest for personal transformation begins with how we think.  The sculptures of Nancy Pirri and Robin Power portray the powerful influence of thought…merging heart, mind and soul.

Opening Reception:

Friday • August 3, 2012 • 6-8pm

Flourish Studios®

3020 North Lincoln Ave. Chicago 60657

773.281.8140

August 3 ~ August 30, 2012

www.npgraphx.com  • www.robinpower.com  • www.icanflourish.com • www.artreachatlillstreet.org

emails:

Nancy Pirri  sculptor@npgraphx.com
Robin Power:  jrpmpower4731@sbcglobal.net
Flourish Studios:  Julia Rahn DrJulia@icanflourish.com