Week #27 – Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery

My friend and co-worker Erica asked if I’d like to go see a free art pop-up exhibit over lunch, and I happily said yes. My dad is an artist, so art holds a special place in my heart.

We walked to Block 37 on State Street (ladies: where Anthropologie is), where there was a 17,000-square-foot industrial space with concrete floors and tall ceilings. White walls were filled with all kinds of fun artwork and installations.

Erica’s friend’s work was in the exhibit, which was a nice bonus! We also spotted many intriguing uses of typography and graphic design. A beautiful flower installation demonstrated how small natural details that work together to make one large piece of art. There were even more playful, active pieces of art, like a photo booth and one of those toys you look into, pull down on the lever and it changes scenes. I especially enjoyed the projects where you had to “decode” what the piece was saying. (See below!)

Everyone needs some inspiration from time to time. This pop-up gallery was the perfect dose of art that will give you a creative boost before you return to your desk.

Note: There are many pop-up galleries going on around the loop. Click here to see what’s happening now and coming soon!

Chicago Loop Alliance’s Pop-Up Art Gallery at Block 37
108 North State
The Loop

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Week #26 – REVISIT: Terra Incognito Studios

I’ve reached the half-way mark of my blog! Yay! Thank you to everyone who has kept up week after week.

When I think back on all of the activities I’ve done so far, our lace plate class was one of my favorites because it was so different from anything I’ve done in a long time. Melissa, Katherine, and I recently returned to make another place, this time with our friend Kelly! See our creations below!

I decided to stick with the hunter green color but used a different lace design. I want to have a set of four! Groupon, when will you have the next deal? I’ll be sure to let everyone know when I sign up again.

Terra Incognito Studios
246 Chicago Ave
Oak Park

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