Art Blender at Hairpin Arts Slide
8/19 @ 7p
The Amazing Art Blender
Book Making Slide
August 20 @ 6:30p
Creative Community: Book-making
Catzilla Slide
August 23 @ 7pm
Fourth Friday at Hairpin
Music starts at 10:30pm
Catzilla Slide
August 24 @ 7p
Catzilla 7
Sudden Impact 8-29
August 29 @ 7p
Sudden Impact Jazz Series
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To empower, engage and transform our communities through great art!

What's Happening at Hairpin Arts Center

August 19 @ 7p
The Amazing Art Blender

Art BlenderWelcome to the third installment of THE AMAZING ART BLENDER! An evening of incredible art in which artists have an opportunity to workshop their material in front of a live audience. Please help us grow, learn, and have a great time

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Art BlenderFeaturing:

Maggie Wagner
Amy Gorelow
and special guest!

FREE FOOD

Tickets: Pay What You Can!

August 20 @ 6:30p
Creative Community: Book-making

Book MakingCreate your own personal sketchbook or journal using cereal boxes, junkmail, old newspapers and other recycled papers. Various techniques will be used, including collage, painting, and spontaneous writing. Pages will be sewn together in the traditional way, and decorated with whatever we find ! Pick up papers on the street on the way to class, and bring whatever you wish to include in your book.

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Linda Platt makes Artist books, collage, mosaics, quilts, wearable art, jewelry, write fiction and non-fiction, and bellydance. Although primarily self-taught, she has won numerous awards and grants, has taught art at many Chicago public schools, local libraries, community colleges, the Y.M.C.A., and for the Mayor’s Office on Aging. Her work has been exhibited all over the country and in Europe. In keeping with her preferred theme of renewing the human spirit, she often uses recycled materials in her artwork . Currently she is mosaicing her house, and in 2012 I published her first illustrated novel, Balanced On The Edge, available on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Balanced-The-Edge-Lindia-Platt-ebook/dp/B007JCKG2E

Creative Community is a series of classes and workshops that explore creativity, community building, and self care. CC takes the lens that we are all Life Artists: simply by being human we are inherently creative creatures whose palette is the choices we make, and whose Life is our greatest work of Art. These classes and workshops will give the community opportunities to learn new skills, create healthy practices, and explore our creativity. Classes are taught by members of the community, artists, and organizations who have skills to share - some are formally trained, others are self-taught in their field. We ask $10 for classes and $20 for workshops, but it is all sliding scale, and no one will be turned away. Please use the honor system to truly give what you can afford to contribute, so we can keep these classes going!

Workshop donations will be accepted on the day of the class, by cash or card.

Book making

August 23 @ 7p
Fourth Friday at Hairpin

4th FridayFor this month's FOURTH FRIDAY, we are teaming up with Labyrinth Arts and Performance Collective for CATZILLA 7! Followed by a special world class indie pop performance by VIOLET- Goddess Energy!

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4th FridayCatzilla 7, A Cat Fest! continues in its seventh year, now under the production of Labyrinth Arts and Performance Collective. An event celebrating all things feline, it spotlights performances by Chicago's most talented variety performers: dancers, comedy skits, performance artists, spoken word , musical acts and video. There is also a cat kitsch give-a-way. This year, an expanded art show with a new gallery and silent auction feature cat-themed art.

Ticket info can be found HERE
Doors open at 7pm
Show starts 8pm

Violet-Goddess Energy brings you a world class indie pop performance to dazzle your eyes and perk up your ears!
Music starts at 10:30pm

August 24 @ 7p
Catzilla 7

Catzilla 7, A Cat Fest! continues in its seventh year, now under the production of Labyrinth Arts and Performance Collective. An event celebrating all things feline, it spotlights performances by Chicago's most talented variety performers: dancers, comedy skits, performance artists, spoken word , musical acts and video. There is also a cat kitsch give-a-way. This year, an expanded art show with a new gallery and silent auction feature cat-themed art.

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Catzilla 7
Ticket info can be found HERE
Doors open at 7pm
Show starts 8pm

Catzilla Brochure

August 29 @ 7p
Sudden Impact Jazz Series

Sudden Impact 8-29Tatsu Aoki brings together a new musical series to facilitate new catalystic events, providing a substratum for Chicago’s musical artists to collaborate and bring forth different musical experiments.

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Featuring: Lin and McGrath
Doors open at 6:30p
Tickets: $15 Suggested Donation

sudden impact

Thank You Piano Forte Chicago

Piano Forte Chicago

 

We would like to acknowledge and thank Piano Forte Chicago for their generous donation of a digital baby grand piano