All Hallows Eve at Hairpin

Welcome to All Hallows Eve at Hairpin. An evening showcasing work and crafts by local artists that is both strange and macabre. The highlight of the evening: a performance of mind reading and mentalism by Jacob Mayfield concluding in a cabinet seance. This Halloween proper, let yourself be seduced into the mystical aura of local vendors showcasing creepy goods and tarot card readers offering private readings. Shroud yourself in the unearthly air of Hairpin Arts Center’s and Mayfield’s All Hallow’s Eve.

Reservations include live entertainment, gallery admittance, and a drink by Lagunita’s brewery. This event is one night only so don’t delay in making reservations!

7pm Door
7:30pm VIOLET
8pm Jacob Mayfield: Mindreader

$25 Entertainment + 1 Drink Ticket
$35 Entertainment + 1 Drink Ticket + 1 Tarot Reading

Jacob Mayfield is a leading Mind Reader from Chicago. Mayfield specializes in a kind of magic called mentalism or mind reading. There will be no rabbits or top hats in his performances. Instead, get ready for telepathy, ESP, and psychic phenomena. Mayfield holds a degree in music and has combined his two passions within his show. In his signature routine, not only does he divine the songs you’re thinking, he plays and sings them at the piano while blindfolded.

Mayfield’s innovative magic has won him multiple talent awards and placed him in top rankings in international magic competitions. “He [has] the energy and stage presence of someone who takes performing in stride. He has what it takes to win.” -Joan Caesar (While serving as President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians)

His performances are always high-energy and packed with audience participation. Whether it be a corporate function, intimate party, or performance in theater spaces, he can conjure entertainment that is perfect for your event.

Art on the Fly

Description:

Mayor Lightfoot has promised widespread reform, and the first 100 days of her administration have seen an attempt at that.  The Hairpin Arts Center will host an exhibition where artists respond to Mayor Lightfoot’s First 100 days as well as set forth a policy agenda they see as a priority.

The topic will be explored with art and performances as well as workshop discussions.

Art and Performances:

As artists, what policies or programs would you like to see changed or come to fruition under Lightfoot’s administration?  Choose a specific policy issue or program and how you propose to tackle it.  Topics may include gun violence to healthcare, gerrymandering to taxation.  Nothing is off limits.

Create a work(s) that is representative of your policy idea or change.  It doesn’t have to propose a solution; it can be a different way of looking at a specific issue, as long as it is through the lens of art.

All genres are considered:

Visual / Audio: painting, works on paper, sculpture, video, sound, installation, photography, fabric / textile, mixed media, ceramics, etc.

Performing: performance art, theatre, dance, movement, spoken word, etc.

Literary: poetry, writing, etc.

We request high-resolution jpgs, videos, or relevant links, along with a short written (no more than a page) explanation of the piece and your policy / program proposal.  Also submit a brief artist bio.  In your writing, be clear and concise about your concept and intent.  For visual art please limit pieces to three (3).


Workshop / Discussion: 

During the workshops, policy practitioners, journalists, artists / curators, will walk participants through the policy creation process.

The curation team will select artist concepts / initiatives to pair with a policy advisor or practitioner who will help devise an official policy framework to send to our local elected officials.  Up to three artist concepts / initiatives will be discussed within the policy creation framework discussion.


About Art on the Fly: 

This ongoing exhibition and discussion series engages Chicago artists and communities in art exhibitions focused on everyday social discourse.  In order to capture the moment and social topic in a timely manner, Art on the Fly plans and executes an art exhibition within, and in no more than, six weeks of the topic being in our current social discourse.

In conjunction with subject matter experts, Art on the Fly seeks to have a productive, ongoing dialogue with both artists and community stakeholders.

By creating interdisciplinary discussions among artists, topic experts, and the community around an exhibition, it delves into the issues of the day, exploring different perspectives and finding a focused way forward.

The Hairpin Arts Center is housed in the historic Morris B. Sachs building, and is a large, flexible community art center within the Chicago community area of Avondale, bordering Logan Square.  2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Il 60618.

 

Schedule:

Please send all Submissions and Inquiries to:  artonthefly.series@gmail.com

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  Artists will be notified on a rolling basis, upon submission.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21, 3pm – 7pm

Artist Talk / Policy Workshops Discussion: Sunday, September 22, 3pm – 6pm.

Art on the Fly

Description:

Mayor Lightfoot has promised widespread reform, and the first 100 days of her administration have seen an attempt at that.  The Hairpin Arts Center will host an exhibition where artists respond to Mayor Lightfoot’s First 100 days as well as set forth a policy agenda they see as a priority.

The topic will be explored with art and performances as well as workshop discussions.

Art and Performances:

As artists, what policies or programs would you like to see changed or come to fruition under Lightfoot’s administration?  Choose a specific policy issue or program and how you propose to tackle it.  Topics may include gun violence to healthcare, gerrymandering to taxation.  Nothing is off limits.

Create a work(s) that is representative of your policy idea or change.  It doesn’t have to propose a solution; it can be a different way of looking at a specific issue, as long as it is through the lens of art.

All genres are considered:

Visual / Audio: painting, works on paper, sculpture, video, sound, installation, photography, fabric / textile, mixed media, ceramics, etc.

Performing: performance art, theatre, dance, movement, spoken word, etc.

Literary: poetry, writing, etc.

We request high-resolution jpgs, videos, or relevant links, along with a short written (no more than a page) explanation of the piece and your policy / program proposal.  Also submit a brief artist bio.  In your writing, be clear and concise about your concept and intent.  For visual art please limit pieces to three (3).


Workshop / Discussion: 

During the workshops, policy practitioners, journalists, artists / curators, will walk participants through the policy creation process.

The curation team will select artist concepts / initiatives to pair with a policy advisor or practitioner who will help devise an official policy framework to send to our local elected officials.  Up to three artist concepts / initiatives will be discussed within the policy creation framework discussion.


About Art on the Fly: 

This ongoing exhibition and discussion series engages Chicago artists and communities in art exhibitions focused on everyday social discourse.  In order to capture the moment and social topic in a timely manner, Art on the Fly plans and executes an art exhibition within, and in no more than, six weeks of the topic being in our current social discourse.

In conjunction with subject matter experts, Art on the Fly seeks to have a productive, ongoing dialogue with both artists and community stakeholders.

By creating interdisciplinary discussions among artists, topic experts, and the community around an exhibition, it delves into the issues of the day, exploring different perspectives and finding a focused way forward.

The Hairpin Arts Center is housed in the historic Morris B. Sachs building, and is a large, flexible community art center within the Chicago community area of Avondale, bordering Logan Square.  2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Il 60618.

 

Schedule:

Please send all Submissions and Inquiries to:  artonthefly.series@gmail.com

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  Artists will be notified on a rolling basis, upon submission.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21, 3pm – 7pm

Artist Talk / Policy Workshops Discussion: Sunday, September 22, 3pm – 6pm.

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Hairpin Arts Center

2810 North Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60618-7981
HairpinArts@gmail.com

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