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1527 Otto Blvd

Chicago Heights

IL 60411

Phone

708 754 2601

Gallery Hours

Wednesday
12-4pm
Thursday
12-4pm
Friday
12-4pm
Saturday
12-4pm
Receptions
6-9pm






 

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2010 Calendar

Fri | Jan 15 | through

Fri | Feb 26

THE POSITIVE IMAGE
Regional Contemporary Photography

Free. Open to the public.

PREVIEW

Sat | Jan 23| 12-2pm

HATS OFF Workshop and Fundraising Event

Meet a one-of-a-kind artist at a one-of-a-kind workshop ! Jill Debardelaben will help you create a unique cocktail hat...then make reservations with the girls! Bring your own materials and purchase a starter kit here. $20 donation. Call ahead to reserve.

Sun | Jan 31| 3-5pm

ANCIENT CHANTING and DRUMMING

Join Studio Artist Patty McWilliams and friends for an afternoon designed to explore the ancient activities of drumming and chanting. These cultural exercises are thought to renew the spirit, encourage transformation and healing, and leave one feeling peaceful and grounded. $2 donation. Bring a water bottle. You'll get thirsty. This is a no-alcohol event.

Fri | Feb 12 | 6-9pm

THE POSITIVE IMAGE
Regional Contemporary Photography

Free. Open to the public.

'Second Friday' Reception

PREVIEW

Sat | Feb 13 | 12-2pm

Sat | Mar 14| 12-2pm

 

BRUNCH TO ‘DYE’ FOR

Presented by Dorita Fuller

Learn to dye a favorite piece of clothing or fabric. Add hand painting and stamping. Bring your own or purchase scarves, socks and other ‘blanks’ onsite. Bring finger food to share (optional) and a colorful attitude (not optional!).

LOCATION: Atelier la Sirene, 3rd floor studio

FEE: $2 for materials

Sat | Feb 19| 6:30-9pm

PRAYER BEAD WORKSHOP

Presented by Patty McWilliams

Make your own personal string of prayer beads and learn the rich history of this beautiful craft.

LOCATION: Common Space, 3rd floor

FEE: $65 includes all materials to make one set of prayer beads

CONTACT: Patty at pattymc13@comcast.net or 815.378.9032

Sat | Mar 13 | 12-2pm

Sat | Apr 10 | 12-2pm

BRUNCH TO 'DYE' FOR

Presented by Dorita Fuller

Learn to dye a favorite piece of clothing or fabric. Add hand painting and stamping. Bring your own or purchase scarves, socks and other ‘blanks’ onsite. Bring finger food to share (optional) and a colorful attitude (not optional!). Registration preferred

LOCATION: Atelier la Sirene, 3rd floor studio

FEE: $2 for materials

Fri | Mar 12 through

Fri | Apr 9

VINTAGE EXHIBIT AND SALE

Treasures and trinkets to view and buy

Fri | Apr 9 | 6-9pm

USG PRESENTS 'POETIC VOICES'
Poetry and Prose Reading

Open to all, youth and young adults especially!

Free. Open to the public.

'Second Friday' Reception

Fri | Mar 12 through

Fri | Apr 9

IMAGE  ATTITUDE  IMPRESSION

Free. Open to the public.

Opening Reception

PREVIEW

Fri | Mar 12 | 6-9pm

IMAGE  ATTITUDE  IMPRESSION

Free & Open to the public.

Opening Reception

PREVIEW

Sun | Mar 21| 3-5pm

ANCIENT CHANTING and DRUMMING

Presented by Patty McWilliams

Renew the spirit, encourage transformation and healing, and leave one feeling peaceful and grounded. $2 donation. Bring a water bottle. You'll get thirsty. This is a no-alcohol event.

Fri | Apr 9 | 6-9pm

IMAGE  ATTITUDE  IMPRESSION

Free & Open to the public.

Second Friday Reception

PREVIEW

Sat | Apr 16 | 6-9pm

MARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDIO ART EXHIBIT

Free. Open to the Public.

Emerging artists plan the entire exhibit and learn about the business of art along the way.

April 23 | through | May14

Fri | May 14 | 6-9p

PAIRS

Works from Usg Studio Artits and Guild Artists

Free & Open to the public

Second Friday Recepting May 14
PREVIEW

Sat | May 8 | 1-3

CREATIVITY: NOT JUST FOR ARTISTS

Presented by Artist and Creativity Life Coach Jeff Stevenson

First in a series of Creativity Workshops presented by Jeff Stevenson. This workshop will focus on a broad definition of creativity as it applies to any life pursuit. Specific strategies will be presented to give participants tools to find their own creative spirit nomatter what the occupation or task at hand. Group exercises will energize and open avenues to new thinking about your own creativity and how to nurture creativity in those around you. $45 fee. Call to register 708.754.2601

Sat | May 15 | 1-3p

PLANTING INTENTIONS, REAPING CREATIVE REWARDS

Presented by Artist and Creativity Life Coach Jeff Stevenson
Second in a series of Creativity Workshops presented by Jeff Stevenson.This workshop will help you to observe and hone your own thoughts and habits to pave the way to realizing your dreams. By discovering how we can be our own worst enemy, we can also find ways to be our own best advocate.Supplies for the collage project will be provided but feel free to bring your own found image file, pictures that represent what you like and what you wish for in life. $45 fee. Call to register 708.754.2601

Fri | May 21 | 6-9pm

HOMEWOOD FLOSSMOOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDIO ART EXHIBIT

Free. Open to the Public.

Emerging artists plan the entire exhibit and learn about the business of art along the way.

PREVIEW

Sat | May 22 | 1-3p

CREATING WHILE LIFE IS HAPPENING

Presented by Artist and Creativity Life Coach Jeff Stevenson
Third in a series of Creativity Workshops presented by Jeff Stevenson. The myths and fantasies about the ideal creative moment or the ideal creative place often stand in theway of our creative thinking and our creative work. Although having peace and quiet with uninterrupted blocks of time and a well appointed office or studio doesn’t hurt, most of us have demands put upon us that provide interruptions and less than ideal environments. This workshop will focus on specific techniques that participants will find practical and easy to implement and that will open doors for the creative spirit. $45 fee. Call to register 708.754.2601

June 11 | through | July 31

NOT FAR OFF

Exhibition of Recent Landscapes by Artist Nina Weiss. First floor Gallery.

Free and Open to the Public

June 11 | through | July 31

THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE PROMISE  

Introspective exhibition of Black and White Photogrophy by local artists John Spomar. Second Floor Gallery.

Free and Open to the public

Fri | June 11 | 6-9p

NOT FAR OFF  |  THE PAST, THE PRESENT, & THE PROMISE

Opening Reception Friday, June 11 from 6 to 9 pm.

Free and Open to the public

Fri | July 9 | 6-9p

NOT FAR OFF  |  THE PAST, THE PRESENT, & THE PROMISE

2nd Opening Reception and Wine Tasting (sponsored by Fresh Starts)

Free and Open to the public

Sat | July 10 | 9-3pm

UNION STREET GALLERY ANNUAL GARDEN WALK

Join USG for a beautiful day out in the gardens. Tour 10 magnificent local gardens in Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Olympia Fields, and Frankfort, and watch Union Street Artists create a little garden art based on these inspiring gardens created from the heart and soul of local gardeners. Meet at the gallery in the morning if you choosefor coffee and donuts, and to view the Nina Weiss and Joh Spomar Exhibit.

Tickets are $20 | Tickets the day of will be $25.

Call or stop by the gallery to order tickets or for more infoProceeds will benefit Union Street Galery and our efforts to provide an accessible and sustainable arts and culture prescence in the Chicago Southland.

Garden Walk was a HUGE SUCCESS! Thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers, gardeners, artsits, an of course all of you who attended. Thanks for continuing to support Union Street Gallery.

Fri-Sat| August 13-15

8 - 3pm

UNION STREET GALLERY GARAGE SALE

Fundraising Event. Come support Union Street! Your thriftiness would mean so much to us! This will be the most fun and unique garage sae you have ever been to! We have a lot of interesting & functional items for sale.

Want to donate stuff? USG will take your stuff! We are looking for items in good condition to sell. NO TVS, COMPUTERS, CLOTHES, OR BIG HEAVY FURNITURE. We do not have the capiciy to deal with these items. Accessories, Jewelry, house goods, small furniture, books, art, toys, knick knacks, trinkets, etc. Bring it to Union Street and we will write you a donation receipt!

Aug 27 | through | Sep 24

THE ARTISTS MARKS

Group Exhibition. First Floor Gallery.

Works by Richard Benoit, Akiko Matsuoka-Thorson, an Gary Thomas. This exhibition focuses on the extreme differences in artists approaches to marking surfaces.

Aug 27 | through | Sep 24

OBJECTS OF AFFECTION

Second Floor Gallery. Regional Juried Exhibition. Open to all Media. Open to all Midwest artists within reasonable driving distance of Chicao Heights, IL. Entries must be HAND DELIVERED. This Exhibition serves to honor the still life. It will focus on the artists study and presentation of arranges objects.

 

Jurors | A committee of Union Street Gallery Studio Artists

 

Oct 8 | through | Nov 20

Reception | Oct 8 | 6-9

2nd Reception | Nov 12 | 6-9

EITHER / OR

National Jurried Exhibition. Artists 18+, Open to all media.

This exhibition will explore differences, dualities, contrast, choices, opposites, etc.

Juror | Jason Lahr: Curator of Exhibitions, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

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Oct 14 | 6-8pm

Women Uniting for Change Networking Event  Hosted by: South-Southwest Suburban United Way, Professional Women's Network, and Premier Sponsor BankFinancial.

Thursday |October 14th | 6-8pm | Union Street Gallery

  • Come enjoy an evening of networking, art  and complimentary cocktails and appetizers with other businesswomen, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.
  • Learn about programs in the Southland that are transforming the lives of women through financial empowerment and education.
  • Find out how to make a difference in your community by sharing your expertise and investing your resources.

Nov 6  | 12-2

Nov 13 | 12-2

Dec 4 | 12-2

BRUNCH TO "DYE" FOR

Presented by Dorita Fuller

Fee: $2

Learn to dye your own fabrics and clothing! Studio Artist Dorita Fuller will guide you as you create your own unique designs. Bring in your own personal items to dye or buy from Dorita such as socks and scarves. ! All are welcome and encouraged to bring food to share. 

Nov 10 | 6-8

FENG SHUI WORKSHOP

Presented by Artist Catherine Ashton

Fee: $10

Learn the ancient Chinese art, philosophy and practice of Feng Shui by Interior Design Artists Catherine Ashton. Catherine will teach you to join forces with your home or work through the balanced and thoughtful arrangement of your belongings to bring forth the comfort, safety, health, harmony and prosperity that you deserve.

Register for this workshop through the gallery

708.754.2601 or unionstreetart@sbcglobal.net

 

Dec 1- 23

Reception | Dec 11 | 12-4

TWELFTH MONTH

Regional Holiday Exhibit and Sale.

Over 40 of regional artists present hundreds of fine art and fine crafted pieces, perfect for gift-giving and collecting. Art for every taste and budget.Wall hanging art and artist handmade gifts such as cards, holiday items, home décor, handbags, hats, scarves, jewelry, accessories, garden art, and more!

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Mission

Union Street Gallery fosters creative expression and appreciation for the arts through diverse exhibits in a vibrant gallery space; accessibility to open studios and a working artists’ collective; and engaging classes, workshops and outreach activities, to provide a sustainable cultural presence in the Community.

 
Vision
Union Street Gallery & Studios is open to all artists, emerging, mid-career and established. The purpose is to support artists by providing a professional environment for the development of creative expression, exhibition opportunities, promotion, and education of artists in the business of art. The goal is to link art with private, business, and educational communities to enhance awareness and education of the arts and culture.