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September 2018

George Kokines: Layers Revealed

September 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - July 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

In September 2018, the National Hellenic Museum opened the first ever retrospective and largest exhibition of the artist George Kokines (1930-2012). Using loaned objects and those from the NHM Collections, this exhibition traces Kokines’ artistic development and accomplishments in Abstract Expressionism as well as his journey to embrace his Greek American identity. Kokines’ art employed free-form organic and geometrical forms, abstract figures, and intense spaces of color. He inserted humor, references to Greek mythology and his life experiences into his…

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March 2019

Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience Opening Ceremony

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - May 4 @ 3:00 pm
Trickster Gallery, 190 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193 United States
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Courage and Compassion chronicles the stories of Japanese Americans during and immediately after WWII, and highlights stories of bravery, integrity, and extraordinary support of Japanese Americans from the Chicago area. Through use of images, audio and interactive elements, Courage and Compassion provides a 360-degree perspective of the WWII experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry while exploring its relevance today. Courage and Compassion will open with a ceremony on March 2, 2019 at 1-3pm, featuring a keynote by Go For Broke…

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Rasin Sakre – Coucoutte – Sacred Root

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - April 20 @ 6:00 pm
Haitian American Museum, 4654 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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RASIN SAKRE COUCOUTTE SACRED ROOT A collection of textile & mixed media visual art inspired by the artists grandmother Sister Marie Eugenie Franck. The artist explores life, legacy and grief in an intimate portrayal of love and loss. ABOUT THE ARTIST Cindy L. Lys is a Haitian-American emerging visual artist and a clinical social worker working on the south side of Chicago. Cindy’s work explores textile designs, indigo vat dyeing, Japanese Shibori techniques and is inspired by Haitian sacred art,…

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