November, 9 2022
School of Art & Art History Weekly Digest
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2022 SAAH Open House/Open Studios

Friday, November 11th
Art & Exhibition Hall,
400 S Peoria St., Chicago IL
Free and Open to All • Food and drinks will be served

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➡️ Gallery 400
✴️ UIC Alumni Conversation on Care and Life as an Artist
📍 UIC Gallery 400
🕔 5:00-6:00pm

As part of the School of Art & Art History’s Open House/Open Studios, join Gallery 400 for an informal conversation with UIC alumni Liz McCarthy, Edith Mendez, Eric Perez, Nick Wylie, and Latham Zearfoss, featured artists in the Gallery’s current exhibition For Each Other. In a relaxed format that’s more dialogue than presentation, the alumni artists discuss their experience at UIC as students, their careers since then, and what care means in their lives and work. Join us for insight into the community built in and around UIC’s School of Art & Art History

➡️ Art History
✴️ Art History, Critical Pedagogies and Visual Literacy
📍 UIC Gallery 400
🕕 6:00–6:30pm

This year, the Department of Art History will organize a discussion panel titled "Art History, Critical Pedagogies and Visual Literacy". The panel will be moderated by SAAH Director and Prof. Ömür Harmanşah, and will feature Art History PhD students Nadia Gribkova, Maggie Schuster and Zack Martin. The panelists will discuss their own practices of teaching visual literacy using inclusive and critical pedagogies in the Art History classroom.

➡️ Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE)
✴️ Student Presentations
📍 UIC Gallery 400
🕡 6:30–7:00pm

The Museum and Exhibition Studies Graduate program will have a short presentation by current students. Join current students in Gallery 400 at 6:30pm, as they conduct short presentations of objects with special significance to their work and research.

➡️ Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts (IDEAS)
✴️ In-progress Capstone Projects
📍 5th Floor Gallery
🕖 7:00–9:00pm

The Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts program (IDEAS) will showcase in-progress Capstone Projects, mapping installations by the IDEA 110 class. From 7:00–9:00pm in the 5th Floor Gallery, this work with a focus of "Computing Without a Computer" will feature various works and interactive performances with faculty and students in IDEAS.

➡️ Art Education
✴️ Screenprinting, Button-making, and Mario Kart
📍 Room 5202
🕖 7:00–9:00pm

Hang out with the Art Education program in Room 5202 where there will be opportunities to hand screen print some tote bags and show off your Art Ed swag around campus! You can also design and create your own buttons! Not into making your own buttons? Stop by and pick up a button already made just for you by the Art Ed students

Maybe you just want to take a break from all the work you've been doing? Join us and jump into a Mario Kart Mini Tournament and test your driving skills while we cheer you on!

➡️ Art
✴️ MFA Open Studios
📍 Basement, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Floors
🕖 7:00–9:00pm

Come join us for Open Studio night! As part of the SAAH Open House/Open Studio event on November 11th, the MFA candidates of UIC will be opening up our studios to the public. Take this opportunity to wander the halls and witness our speculative/ meditative/ radical /weird /probing /archival/ counter-archival works in progress.

✴️ BFA Open Studios
📍 BFA Studios, 5th Floor
🕖 7:00–9:00pm

The Senior Art Thesis cohort invites you to come for some mingling, play, and exploration of our innovative spaces on night of education, art, and inspiration.

Surviving the Long Wars Virtual Scholarly Series

Laleh Khalili — "Tomahawks, Chinooks, and Geronimo"

Thursday, November 10
Virtual via Zoom • 
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Surviving the Long Wars explores the multiple overlapping histories that shape our understanding of warfare, as well as the alternative visions of peace, healing, and justice generated by diverse communities impacted by war. The project begins with a virtual scholarly series hosted by the University of Illinois Chicago at the nexus of critical ethnic studies, native/Indigenous studies, and Middle Eastern Studies on the histories and futures of native rebellion alongside contemporary us militarism and warfare. Laleh Khalili is a professor of international politics at Queen Mary University of London. Learn more »

Empty Bowls Fundraiser and Soup Service

Saturday, November 12
Gallery 400, 400 S Peoria St
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Join us for the third annual Gnarware Workshop Empty Bowls Soup event! Since 2020, artists Liz McCarthy and Lan Tuazon have collaborated to bring Empty Bowls, a grassroots tradition to fight food insecurity, to Chicago. Now they bring Empty Bowls to Gallery 400 as a part of our For Each Other exhibition. All bowls on view are for sale and proceeds benefit the Pilsen Food Pantry, the UIC Food Pantry, The Love Fridge Chicago, McKinley Park Mutual Aid, and PMI Community Kitchen.

Beginning November 1, bowls will be on sale on GnarWare’s website until the morning of the event. Soup donations for this third annual event is made possible by the Public Media Institute’s Community Kitchen program. Soup is provided by chefs at KimskiDonerMen Food TruckDMen Tap, and Wherewithall. Leftover soup will be relocated to The Love Fridge Chicago and underserved encampments throughout the city.

Chicago Art Department Open Studios

Friday, November 11
Chicago Art Department,
1926 South Halsted Street

Open Studios are back this week for 2nd Friday! Come on by see what our Resident artists have been working on this year. The event also features Latitude Chicago's 10th Anniversary Showcase and music by DJ @roxyosounds from @domingosenvocalo! Doors open at 6pm on 11/11. ALWAYS FREE!
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For Each Other: Virtual Care Series Series

Visit Gallery 400's Instagram (@gallery400) every Monday to participate in our Virtual Care Series! Here we highlight themes in the current exhibition, For Each Other, and ask followers to respond to a critical question on care posted in the Instagram Stories. Through this series, Gallery 400 creates a virtual community and conversation around the ways that we care for ourselves and those around us.

Internship Opportunity at Fulton Street Collective

The Fulton Street Collective, a beautiful gallery that holds monthly exhibitions, artist talks etc. at the Hubbard Street Lofts, is looking for interns to help install shows on Saturdays and Sundays with the possibility to be involved in curation. In addition, they are looking for interns to help with setup and be on-hand during weekly jazz performances. Times vary, though events are always in the evening.

Internships are unpaid, but available for college credit. There is no firm deadline and interns can apply on a rolling basis. Approximate start date is early 2023. Interested students can email Jessica Wagner, Coordinator at FSC, at with any questions or to send both a resume and cover letter.

Seeds In My Pocket

October 14–November 14, 2022

Chicago Art Department
1926 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608

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curated by MFA alum Spencer Hutchinson (MFA' 20)
October 27–November 19, 2022

ARC Gallery
1463 West Chicago Ave,
Chicago IL 60642

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For Each Other

September 9–December 17, 2022

UIC Gallery 400
Art & Exhibition Hall
400 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607

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November 4, 2022–January 13, 2023

Alan Koppel Gallery
806 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL

Artist conversation with Dianna Frid and John Neff:
Friday, Dec 2, 6:00–8:00pm

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