May 31 - August 25
Elmhurst Historical Museum
39 E Saint Charles Rd
May 4 - August 18 @ Elmhurst Art Museum
Fragment: Sampling the Modern, is an exhibition of new work by four Chicago-based artists Leslie Baum, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Jessica Labatte, and Adam Scott.
Similar to the contemporary musician’s process of making new material from samples of familiar music, the artists mine and digest bits and pieces of visual culture from sources such as printed advertisements, urban debris, common pictorial symbols and the history of art. These visual samples, manipulated and placed into large-scale paintings, appliquéd textiles, paper collages, and photographs, are treated with the bold and colorful visual language reminiscent of early 20th century modernist abstraction.
With knowing reference to artistic precedents, the artists construct their own hybridized formats around these fragments of contemporary culture. The resulting work pays homage to their forerunners and contributes to new conversations about the relevance of abstraction, the meanings behind materials and signs, and, above al
May 22 - June 30
Auditions will be held April 13th - June 14th
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May 31, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Elmhurst Art Museum
Though avant-garde abstract art emerged more than one hundred years ago, specifically in painting, what is encompassed by the term "abstract" has long been questioned and never tightly defined. Join exhibiting artist Adam Scott for a lively discussion about what makes abstraction important, powerful, and relevant today.
May 30, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ York Theatre, 150 N. York St., Elmhurst
Celebrate the 50-year history of the Rolling Stones and their Chicago tour stop with a screening of the 2008 Martin Scorsese documentary, Shine a Light. Hailed as “one of the most intimate movies ever made about rock-and-roll,” this critically-acclaimed documentary covers the band’s 2006 benefit performances at the Beacon Theatre in New York. The film features exclusive interviews, a star-studded audience, and an incredible soundtrack including guest performances by Buddy Guy, Christina Aguilera and Jack White. Introduction by Paul Natkin, former Rolling Stones tour photographer. Co-sponsored by Classic Cinemas, Elmhurst Historical Museum and Elmhurst City Centre. Presented in 4K digital projection and sound.
May 31, 1:00 PM - August 25, 5:00 PM @ 1st and 2nd floor galleries
Paul Natkin is widely considered to be one of Chicago’s most accomplished music photographers. Starting in the early 1970s, Natkin traveled the world documenting signature moments of drama, excitement and excess that propelled rock’s tumultuous history. His astute eye and knack for capturing “the decisive moment” earned international acclaim and resulted in numerous magazine and album covers. Learn the stories behind many of Natkin’s photos of rock icons including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Pearl Jam, The Who and more.
May 28, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ 209 N York St
May 31, 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Dunkin' Donuts
Dunkin’ Donuts will donate to the Torch Run fund. Everyone who visits the Elmhurst “Cop on Top” event at 936 N. York Road on Friday, May 31, 2013, between 5:00 am and Noon, and makes a donation to the Torch Run receives a free donut with any donation. People who donate $5 will receive a pin and $15 the choice of a T-Shirt or Hat (while supplies last).