All Tomorrow's Art Parties, Dec 4–6
Warm up at one of this weekend’s 150 Art & Design exhibitions and events, which include the MCA’s unveiling of Carrie Schneider’s Slow Dance at First Friday and a silent auction for Hyde Park’s Home Gallery. Check out our listings if you don’t want to miss anything, and preview this weekend’s receptions in the image gallery above. Here are selected events that didn’t make it into our print edition. All of them are free.
Tonight (Friday 4) in River North, Carl Hammer Gallery hosts a reception from 5:30–8pm for “Snow Crystals," a selection of Wilson Bentley’s pioneering snowflake photomicrographs.
In Pilsen, 22 UIC M.F.A. students reflect on time, space and narrative in “Aspect Ratio: The Geography of Time on the Screen and Beyond” at Plaines Projects, Friday 4, 6–9pm.
In Lincoln Square, Fill in the Blank Gallery opens the animal illustration show “Kate O'Leary: A Crash of Critters” Friday 4, 7–10pm.
Tomorrow (Saturday 5) in the West Loop, John Henley and Peter Frederiksen show presumably redonkulous collaborations in “Co-Paintings, Cute Puppies” at Spoke, 5–8pm.
In Wicker Park, Johalla Projects opens “Long Hand,” with works by Casey Ann Wasniewski and six other artists, Saturday 5, 6–9pm.
In Oak Park, artists Burtonwood and Holmes show sculptures by “Michelle Welzen Collazo Anderson and Bernard Williams” at their home gallery What It Is, Saturday 5, 3–8pm.
Sunday 6, “All Power to the People!: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas” showcases posters and newspapers designed by the Black Panther party’s minister of culture at U. of Chicago’s DOVA Temporary Gallery in Hyde Park, 2–5pm.
In East Garfield Park, Julius Caesar screens Chelsea Knight’s video I Lay Claim to You, Sunday 6, 4–7pm.
Experimental Sound Studio continues its Florasonic series at the Lincoln Park Conservatory with Jeff Kowalkowski’s “Tremendous Ferntuity,” Sunday 6, 3–5pm.