Monday, November 3, 2008

Empty Bowls Project in Chicago

The Empty Bowls Project in Chicago takes place Friday, December 12th.

Please spread the word to any artists you know that would be willing to donate a ceramic bowl. You can contact Joanna Kramer if you have any questions. Her information is also below including ‘drop off’ location.

Empty Bowls is a nationwide effort by artists/potters to help fight hunger. Lillstreet Art Center is proud to host the 3rd annual Empty Bowls Project to benefit Chicago-area hunger-fighting organizations. We're asking student and professional potters to donate bowls for this cause.

Empty Bowls works like this: guests choose a bowl and are served a generous serving of soup and bread made by First Slice Cafe, in exchange for a $20 suggested donation. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. Bowls with an estimated price of over $30 will be placed up for auction.

Empty Bowls will take place on Friday, December 12, 2008, 5-8 pm in the Lillstreet Gallery.

100% of the money raised will be given to First Slice (, so they may continue to create healthy meals for these local organizations whose mission includes helping those who are hungry and/or homeless: Heartland Alliance, The Night Ministry, American Indian Center Youth Program, Howard Area Alternative High School, Broadway Youth Center, Center on Halstead, and Chicago-area soup kitchens.

With the revenue generated from last year’s EMPTY BOWLS event, First Slice was able to donate 1000 meals to youth in need.

Joanna Kramer
Empty Bowls Coordinator
(773) 263-5581

Drop off:
Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood - 2nd Floor (there is a box labeled ‘Empty Bowls Here’
Chicago, IL 60640
Website for Lillstreet:
Website for Empty Bowls:

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Collective Conversations in Clay

Please join us for a CLOSING RECEPTION on Sunday, November 2 ~ 4:3o-7pm

Five pairs of artists create their own distinctive forms and exchange with their partner to complete using signature finishing techniques. These unique collaborative artworks exhibit a creative alliance between artists while still providing the classic individuality of each artist’s own design and vision. Please join us for the unveiling of these unique art forms.

Artists include: Jay Strommen & Debra Fritts • Joanna Kramer & Dustin Yager • Gina Hutchings & Sarah Hicks • Emily Murphy & Gary Jackson • Shane Grimes & Nancy Pirri

The Exhibition will run the entire month of October and coincide with Chicago Artist Month.

Closing Reception: Sunday, November 2, 2008
Time: 4:30-7pm

Lillstreet Gallery
4401 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640

Monday, July 7, 2008

Corinne D. Peterson ~ Krasl Art Center Biennial Sculpture Invitational

Chicago sculptor and clay artist Corinne D. Peterson is one of 26 sculptors from throughout the country chosen to display work at the Krasl Art Center’s Biennial Sculpture Invitational in St. Joseph, Michigan, from July 24, 2008 through September 7, 2009.

The theme of the 13-month long, outdoor show is the environment and how the art and the artist address the issue. Corinne Peterson’s Deep Earth Markers I, II, III reflect on the ecological crossroads where our world now finds itself. The surface carving alludes to the eons of geologic activity and layers of human influence that have contributed to the current environmental crisis. The three stoneware markers are 5'10", 6'3" and 6'9" tall.

In addition to Corinne Peterson, works by the following Chicago sculptors are included in the Krasl exhibition: Dean Langworthy, David R. Nelson, Mary K. O’Shaughnessy, Ted Sitting Crow Garner and Lucy Slivinski.

The Krasl Art Center is located at 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph, Michigan. Corinne Peterson’s Markers and sculptures by 11 of the other artists are set in the St. Joseph Riverfront Park, north of the center between Lake St. and the river

Show hours:
10 am to 4 pm on Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri. and Sat.
10 am to 9 pm on Thursday
1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday

Opening Reception:
Friday July 25, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

For more information about Corinne Peterson and her work contact:
Tom Gradel at 773-561-1040 or see http://www.cdpeterson,com

For more information about the exhibition or the Krasl Art Center contact:
Kathleen A. Kiesselbach at 269-983-0271 ext. 21 or see

Monday, March 31, 2008

'Tre Femme' Art Show


Description: "Tre Femme”... visually, eclectic art exhibition showcasing the works of three nationally recognized artists: Audry Cramblit, Nancy Pirri, and Ted Preuss.

This collection represents three varied perspectives on the female form, featuring innovative techniques in figurative sculpture, ceramic print methods, and platinum photography.

A percentage of sales will be donated to Chicago’s Union League Civic and Arts Foundation.

“Tre Femme”

Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art
1012 North Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610

Opening Reception: Friday, May 30
Time: 6-10pm
Martinis from 6:30-8:30 sponsored by: Qino One Vodka
Live Music
Open House: Saturday, May 31
Time: 2-7pm
Closing Party: Sunday, June 8
Time: 2-6pm with an artist's talk at 5pm ~ show runs until June 9, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Clay & Fiber Art Show - Chicago, IL

"Clay and Fiber" ~ Woman Made Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4 ~ 6-9pm
Woman Made Gallery
685 N. Milwaukee Ave. ~ Chicago, IL
Juried Group Show ~ collaboration with Marcia Adler ~ continues through May 15, 2008