Artist, Designer, Educator


Em(body) Exhibition
to Nov 13

Em(body) Exhibition

Opening Reception: 6-9pm, Saturday, October 15

The desire to recreate the human body in different media resonates deeply throughout history. So what is it about the human body that is so essential that we refer back to it again and again? Why do we see the human form on everything, from objects, to clouds, to random markings on walls? Why is that when we build companions such as robots and toys, we build them in humanoid forms? By these acts are we acting as the ultimate creator, role-playing god, creating artwork in our own reflection? 

50+ artists will be providing us with their answers to these questions with site specific artwork within the Preston Bradley Center. Please see the list below for the participating artists.

This exhibition is a presentation of the Uptown Arts Center and is curated by Eden Ünlüata, co-curated by Colette Wright Adams, BJ Allen, and Michelle Graves.

Part 1
Steve Becker, Margaret Buchen, Eleftheria Lialios, Falyn Huang, Yoonshin Park, Michelle Richardella, Leo Selvaggio, John Sharp, Lowell Thompson, Kevin Valentine, Chuck Walker, Mariusz Zaleski. 

Part 2
BJ Allen, Greta Bach, Christopher Bednash, Heather Bella, Erin Cramer, Stephen DeSantis, Michelle Graves, Ania Greiner, Lilli Kayes, Kaitlin Kostus, Jenna Mishler, Michelle Richardella, Jamie Thome, Kevin Valentine, Jessi T. Walsh, Jamie Weaver.

Part 3
Jeff Abell, Colette Wright Adams, Sherry Antonini, Lise Haller Baggesen, Hannah Batsel, Erik Brown, Pate Conaway, Erin Cramer, Misty DeBerry, Janelle Dowell, Hale Ekinci, Hannah Evans, Tiffany Funk, Jason Geistweidt, Jojo Baby, PC Gooden-Smiley, Laurie Lebreton, Carron Little, Stephanie Lupu, Nathan Mason, Catie Olson, Mel Potter, Miriam Schaer, Cathi Schawlbe, Jet Traverso, Nancy VanKanegan. 

The Uptown Arts Center, a signature program of the Preston Bradley Center (

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Art Exhibit by Hale Ekinci at Harold Washington Library Center
to Oct 15

Art Exhibit by Hale Ekinci at Harold Washington Library Center

  • Harold Washington Library, 3rd Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Harold Washington Library Center hosts a Hispanic Heritage Month art exhibit featuring the work of artist Hale Ekinci.

Pieces from Ekinci's exhibit Symbolic Habitats will be on display on the 3rd floor from September 15 through October 15.


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Open Studio at MOMENTUM Worldwide
1:00 PM13:00

Open Studio at MOMENTUM Worldwide

MOMENTUM AiR Artist-in-Residence Open Studios at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.

Alysha Creighton & Hale Ekinci
23 JULY 2016 @ 1-5pm
Performance & Artist Talk @ 3pm

Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin Kreuzberg

"During her Residency at MOMENTUM and her international travels, Hale Ekinci photographs homes, habitats, architecture, statues, and people from all aspects of life and collages them into mixed-media drawings. Through the combination of illustration with digital collage transfers of these photos, she crafts colourful and symbolic pattern-based images on paper. Cultural traditions, political issues, mutated memories, idioms, and translations are the backbone of her work. Personal experiences and current social issues embellished with made-up Kafkaesque details along with old shamanistic rituals make the basis of the non-linear stories she tells in her work. She creates interconnected forms that combine the reality of daily life at different locales in a way that intertwines different people, architecture and sociopolitical issues, using mixed-media drawings that explore these relationships through visual metaphor. In a way she translates each culture’s narratives of the human condition into visual concoctions that together reimagine and guide a connected global human experience. 

Applying similar techniques of collage to the moving image, Ekinci is also working on the video art project “Almanci (Germaner)” for her Residency work at MOMENTUM. Based on an original story she wrote during her time in Berlin, the video takes place at a Turkish traditional ceremony of “asking permission to marry”, and explores the stereotypes of Turkish immigrant identity as seen from both Turkish and German perspectives. Using a combination of field video, green screen, still images, and drawings, she crafts a magical realist world where family relations, identity stereotypes, rituals, and women’s issues result in a tense scene that reflects the universal bizarreness of traditions and stereotypes."

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Faculty Group Show by the North Central College Art Department
6:00 PM18:00

Faculty Group Show by the North Central College Art Department

The Art Department of North Central College has many success stories. These accomplishments span many decades from Diane Duvigneaud to the current professors. This exhibit reflects the continuity, and professional expectations, which are apparent throughout the history of the Art Department. The diversity of this exhibition highlights professional development, artistic styles, and personal accomplishments. This exhibition highlights the commitment of North Central College to the fine arts and our alumni. Schoenherr art gallery is located 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, IL, 60540. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday.

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