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Party @ the Zhou B Art Center April 15

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Tax day should be your best excuse for going out next Friday night.  The Zhou B Art Center is hosting its usual 3rd Friday celebrations in Bridgeport, and this month they're featuring the new issue of Chicago Gallery News, covering April-August (they're on this issue's cover!)  LOTS of special events and promotions are planned as part of the launch.  Usually 3rd Fridays are packed with young art enthusiasts looking to explore Bridgeport and see dozens of artists and studios without leaving the building or circling for parking.  We at CGN are obviously particularly excited about this party since it's really our first 'launch' - how grown-up is that?  Well, we've actually been a part of and host to dozens of events since our founding in 1983, but a splashy launch party is new and welcome to us - we think it will be to you too.  Get out, celebrate spring, mingle with other art fans, go to a happening neighborhood, have some drinks, and we'll see you there!! 

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A few things you won't want to miss on April 15:

Afro-Futurism (Impossible View) - Solo show of work by Zhou B Art Center arist Hebru Brantley, a prolific artist whose work could be best described as narrative meets surrealism and together they had a baby called afro-futurism.  The collection of new works presented in Afro-Futurism (Impossible View) touches upon the spirits of children that are not jaded by the social and economical restraints that plague our society. The subjects presented in the works wear the looks of contemplative young adults having to deal with life's complexities prematurely. Rather than to simply deal with it, these subjects choose to escape into a fantastical state where they idealize a young, heroic character aptly known as Flyboy, derived from Brantley's attempts to commercialize the idea of an ethnic hero.
• "ELEVATION": CoLab an inter-disciplinary arts cooperative, welcomes you to an extraordinary evening of experimentation, elegance, excitement, energy and elevation! One night only!  The line up for the next "ELEVATION" represents the broad and diverse breath of Chicago's finest creative artists.  Kahil El' Zabar, the internationally renowned percussionist and composer, along with the sensational installation artist, Lucy Slivinski, and the stellar fashion designer, Agnieszka Kulon, have conceptualized a gathering of collaborative splendor.  "ELEVATION" 2010 video clip, featuring Kahil El Zabar, Lucy Slivinski, Agnieszka Kulon

• Live Painting: Slang, Rahmann Statik, Dorian Sylvain, ChadwickAnderson

• Fashion Performance: Agnieszka Kulon

• Djs: Ron Trent, Madrid Perry, Sadie Woods,  Anika Tené

Where & When:

April 15, 2011
Zhou B Art Center
1029 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60609
Suggested donations will be accepted.



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