2012 Gallery Weekend Chicago

Events Free and Open to the Public

Friday, September 21, 2012

1:30p Curator Talk: Laura Letinsky’s Ill Form and Void Full series Valerie Carberry Gallery, Hancock Tower, 875 N Michigan Avenue # 2510

2:00p Artist Talk: Muse: Exploring Inspiration Richard Gray Gallery, Hancock Tower, 875 N Michigan Avenue # 2503

3:00p Artist Talk: Joel Ross and Jason Creps, Alleys and Parking Lots moniquemeloche, 2154 West Division Street

6-8p Opening Reception: John Opera, People, Places, and Things ANDREW RAFACZ, 835 W Washington Blvd

6-8p Opening Reception: Clare Rojas Kavi Gupta, 835 W Washington Blvd

Saturday, September 22, 2012

11a-3p Bagels and Bloodies with Geoffrey Todd SmithWestern Exhibitions, 845 W Washington Blvd 2nd Floor

2:30p Artist Talk: Robert Lostutter talks about his new work Garden of Opiates Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1120 N. Ashland Avenue, 3rd Floor

3:00p Artist Talk: John Yau in Conversation with Gary Stephan devening projects + editions, 3039 West Carroll

3:00p Performative Lecture: Cauleen Smith threewalls, 119 N Peoria St # 2D

3-7p Opening Reception: New Work by Rodney Graham and Josiah McElheny Donald Young Gallery, 224 S Michigan Ave

4:30p Artist Talk: Karen Reimer at Gallery 400 University of Illinois at Chicago, Art and Design Hall, First Floor, 400 South Peoria

Sunday, September 23, 2012

2:00p Gallery Introduction and Exhibition Tour at Alderman Exhibitions Alderman Exhibitions, 1138 West Randolph Street

4- 7p Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Danh Vo, Uterus The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 5811 S Ellis Ave, 4th Floor Artist Talk: 5-6pm

7-8:30p Opening Reception: Danh Vo, We The People The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave

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FREE PERFORMANCE: Friday, September 14, 2012, 6:30pm

CHICAGO: International Contemporary Ensemble harpist Nuiko Wadden has forged a new path for her ancient instrument by commissioning and championing many works by young composers. Join her for a concert of new and classic works including music by Angélica Negrón, Ernst Krenek, and ICElab 2014 composer Suzanne Farrin at Corbett vs. Dempsey.

Suzanne Farrin’s Polvere et Ombre is a sweeping work of virtuosity that covers every sound-producing inch of the harp. Suzanne has been commissioned by ICE to write an evening-length work for the larger ensemble as part of the ICElab program in 2014. Austrian composer Ernst Krenek was a contemporary of Schoenberg’s and similarly forged a distinctive post-romantic musical path in the early 20th century. His Sonata for solo harp was written in 1955, shortly after his relocation to the United States ,and beautifully captures the harp repertoire right at the crux of major musical change.

Nuiko Wadden is the principal harpist of Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras as well as the Des Moines Metro Opera. She is also a member of both the janus trio, based out of Brooklyn, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Ms. Wadden has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, recognized in the Minnesota Orchestra (WAMSO), Ann Adams, ASTA, and American Harp Society competitions. As a soloist she has appeared with the Skokie Valley Symphony, the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony, Oberlin Orchestra, and Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra. She made her professional debut as soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra this past January.

This free concert is part 3 of the series ICEsolo, featuring ICE soloists up close. Space is limited, so please reserve your ticket by emailing rose@iceorg.org.

Program:

Angelica Negron: Technicolor
Ernst Krenek: Sonata
Suzanne Farrin: Polvere et Ombre
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