Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Union Street Gallery is working on something big, inviting residents to be a part of the city's history.
There are jewels in Chicago Heights worthy of becoming art. Some residents say it's a small waterfall in the woods. Others say it's their church. Mayor Gonzalez has shared a full list of locations, from Arche Fountain to Memorial Mound. Since Nov. 2012, Union Street Gallery has been leading a project meant to capture that art. The community-wide photography project, running through May, focuses on the positive in our community. Thanks to funding from Chicago Community Trust, the gallery is bringing together artists, citizen photographers and community leaders to create an amazing set of images of the Heights. There are rules to taking part in this project, according to Gallery Director Jessica Segal. "This project is by invite only," says …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
One of the gallery's new exhibits presents the works of three painters: Lorraine Sack, Richard Laurent, and Tanya Gadbaw.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The exhibit begin Aug. 8, 2012, with the opening taking place Aug. 10.
Monday, May 7, 2012
All studio artists will have 24-hour access to the building, receive promotion on the gallery's website and a show in a group exhibit once per year in the main gallery space.
Monday, January 9, 2012
The exhibit will include the works of 30 artists from the Midwest.
Want to be moved? Head to Union Street Gallery this month to see "I Shall Be Released." That title alone brings about all sorts of emotions, and it seems that's exactly what the gallery is hoping the exhibit will do. According to the Gallery's press release, it is "a powerful and emotional exhibit about trials and tribulations, overcoming adversity, coming to terms and rising above it all, claiming the freedom to create an authentic identity and voice." "I Shall Be Released" will feature the work of 30 artists in the Midwest chosen by Sergio Gomez, director at 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago. You'll get to see paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, mixed media, printmaking and digital art, all addressing a myriad of issues …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Free art exhibits in Chicago Heights and Frankfort, cool cars in Palos Heights, rootsy music in Tinley Park and soulful sounds in Mokena highlight upcoming entertainment options.
Looking for an entertaining night out? We've got the five best bets for a good time in the Southland. 1. Artists' Collective in Chicago Heights: Union Street Gallery and Guild Artists bring their abundant talents together for a summer exhibit, Collective, at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights. The show opens with a free reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (Aug. 26). The event is an opportunity to meet and talk with artists as well as view what should be an extraordinary exhibit. 2. Art with 'Meaning' in Frankfort: Monkey Mind Art Studio in Frankfort honors artist and Governors State University art professor Jeff Stephenson with a reception from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 28), the closing day of his exhibit The Meaning of Things. The …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Patch Contributor Myra Eder covers yours arts, entertainment options with SouthScene.
Grey Gardens, billed as the first musical ever made from a documentary, follows the mother-daughter team of Edith (mom) and Edie Beale (offspring). Next Friday, the acclaimed Chicago Heights-based Drama Group opens its two-weekend run of the musical focused on these “delightfully eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.” As the story goes, the two women became notorious in the East Hamptons, living in a run-down 28-room mansion. “The musical tells their alternately hilarious and heartbreaking story (and is) scandalously entertaining,” the DG press release states. J. R. Rose, theater and English teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, directs the production. Judith E. Felix is assistant director. Where: Drama Group …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
A look back at Chicago Heights Patch stories, Jan. 9-15.
Well, the day is here. As the Bears get ready to gobble down the birds and we prepare snacks, look up the best bars and listen to the NFL's talking heads make predictions, let us reminisce on the highs and lows of the week that was. The week started off with a fire on Lincoln Highway early Monday morning, with some rather suspicious information coming out in the police report. Then, thanks to Patch contributor Mary Compton, we learned a little more about Guido and "Mama" Damiani, the singing sausage-maker and his mother. Homewood-Flossmoor Patch editor Ryan Fitzpatrick also kicked off our Adopt Me column with help from the South Suburban Humane Society. The Drama Group opened up it's eightieth season with a special reading and announcement…
Thursday, January 13, 2011
A new show at the Union Street Gallery will showcase the work of a 'muse.'
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mary Wilds
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The new show opening this week at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights pairs the vision of a solo painter with the work of 14 sculptors from around the region.. Dialogue opened Jan. 12 at the gallery, with a reception scheduled for Friday, Jan. 14, 6-9 p.m. Patricia Moore of Park Forest, who works in acrylics, is the featured painter. Moore, a teacher as well as artist, was named one of the “Best Muses for Children” in the 2004 "Best of Chicago" issue of Chicago magazine. Moore’s medium is abstract expressionism, and the paintings covering the walls on both floors of the gallery “are a pretty good representation of her work,” said gallery administrator Jessica Freudenberg. The painting which hangs front and center as one enters the …