Past Event

UIC MFA Open Studios

Friday, February 12, 2016 – 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Art & Exhibition Hall
400 S. Peoria St.

Aah Open House

Join us for an evening of events at the UIC School of Art & Art History MFA Open Studios.

Featured Artists: Nicholas Ballesteros, Jose Luis Benavides, Kate Calleri, Elizabeth Cambron, Sara Condo, Grace Cross, Alexander DeGraff, Caleb Foss, Lorenzo Gattorna, Rachel Glass, Christopher Hoag, Zachary Hutchinson, William Joyce, Nellie Kluz, Michael Lopez, Elizabeth McCarthy, Tim McMillan, Monica Nydam, Roni Packer, Jessica Pierotti, Bailey Romaine, James Schaus, and Aaron Walker.

Open Studios Salon at Gallery 400
6-7pm

Join us at Gallery 400 for a conversation connecting Chicago’s young artists and collectors from across the city. In an intimate circle inside the gallery, UIC MFA students and area collectors discuss art today and the relationships that surround it. What are young artists thinking about? What are tomorrow’s ideas about art? What are collectors interested in now? How are artists and collectors connected? Collector Scott Hunter facilitates this inclusive conversation.
Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres as we connect the dots in the constellations created by art makers and art collectors in Chicago. 

Studio Tours & Exhibition Reception
7-9pm

Get an inside look at the studios of UIC’s MFA program for Studio Arts, Moving Image, Photography and New Media Arts while indulging in delicious artful snacks prepared by local Chicago chef favorites and imbibe with drinks from Lagunitas Brewery. Take in a special exhibition curated by Rhona Hoffman, highlighting the best work of the UIC MFA artists. Watch a selection of films and videos in the screening room. 

Battle of the Bands
9pm

Music performances by: Garbage to Garden, Jimmy Sanchez and His Crystal Balls, Cunt Storm, Pastel Fractel, and Womynwood. Spoken word performance by: Mike Lopez.