Friday, April 10, 2015

Artist-Run Events: Erin M. Chlaghmo + EPAC

Cultural ReProducers is working on a whole calendar of upcoming all-ages events organized by artists in conjunction with exhibitions, residencies, and other great projects throughout the city. We're calling it the Artist-Run Event Series, and you'll find a full list on our events page with more details coming soon.

The very first launches this weekend, organized by Erin M. Chlaghmo with the Ed Paschke Center Art Center:

All-Ages Studio Visit and Workshop with Erin M. Chlaghmo
Sunday, April 26th
 10am – 12pm

Ed Paschke Art Center
5415 W. Higgins Ave., Chicago, IL 60630

Join Ed Paschke Art Center (EPAC) Resident Artist Erin M. Chlaghmo as she remixes the construction of traditional Moroccan rag rug weaving on a giant frame loom. During her time in residence, Chlaghmo has focused on creating dialogues between herself and other women artists, linking global craft traditions to the challenges of making ends meet as an artist and member of society. Light refreshments will be served, and children will be invited to create miniature rugs to take home.

Parents, non-parents and children of all ages are welcome to this FREE event.

Presented in collaboration with the artist and Cultural ReProducers. Sponsored by the Ed Paschke Art Center.

Erin M. Chlaghmo is an artist who uses fabric and felt to construct tapestries and other patterned surfaces. Pattern has embedded cultural references which allow her to address ideas of belonging and identity construction. She worked with other emerging artists to construct a collaborative weaving as well as several wall hangings while in residence at EPAC.

Ed Paschke Art Center’s inaugural Artist Residency also features work by John Metido, an oil painter who gives the centuries old trompe l’oeil technique a contemporary twist by depicting pop subject matter. Their joint exhibition is presented in partnership with the Luminarts Cultural Foundation.

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