The Salon Series

The Salon Series is an exhibition and discussion project that emphasizes participation between guests and artists to explore meaning, context and craft of new work.

Night Club

Night Club is an independent exhibition space, directed by Olivia Coran and Matthew Steinbrecher, in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago.

Alderman Exhibitions

Alderman Exhibitions is a commercial exhibition space in Chicago created by husband and wife team Garry Alderman and Ellen Hartwell Alderman. Since opening in 2011, the space has found positive support in the Chicago community. In this site profile, Ellen Hartwell Alderman discusses her motivations for opening the exhibition space and her goals for Alderman Exhibitions’ future.

Roots & Culture

Through two person shows, curated group shows, lectures, community gatherings and time arts events, Roots & Culture aims to provide a platform for the inventive practices of young artists.

Spudnik Press: Interview with Angee Lennard

The daughter of potato farmers, Angee Lennard chose the name “Spudnik Press” when she founded a nonprofit community printshop in her one-bedroom Chicago apartment in 2007. At the age of twenty-nine, Lennard is now the Executive Director of this burgeoning art space.

Hyde Park Art Center

The Hyde Park Art Center was founded in 1939 by Senator Paul Douglas and other leaders of the New Deal. Very much in the spirit of the time, Harold Hayden, a Chicago artist and the Art Center’s first director, proclaimed that “art should be found wherever people work and live.”