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LGBTQ ARTIST GALLERY OPENING: ZAK VAN DEN BERG & SHANNON DOWNEY



EVENT DATE
Friday, August 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

LOCATION
Center on Halsted


DESCRIPTION

LGBTQ Artists Gallery Opening Exhibit launches on Friday, August 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The opening night event is the official premiere of the work by artists Zak Van Den Berg & Shannon Downey. Opening night reception will include a cash bar.

About Zak Van Den Berg

Zak Van Den Berg was born in Austin, TX and now resides in Chicago, IL where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He will be continuing his education this fall at Adler University, where he will pursue a Masters in Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy.

 

Statement of Intent: In this body of work, I attempt to represent the queer family unit through traditional family portraiture. It is trying to shift who is represented in the institutional space, as well as who can participate in collecting such works. Each portrait will be donated to the family portrayed.

 

 

About Shannon Downey

Shannon Downey better known as Badass Cross Stitch is a community organizer disguised as a fiber artist and craftivist. She blends her politics, activism, and art into projects that are designed to inspire others to take action, think, discuss, engage with democracy and their community, and find some digital/analog balance.

 

Her work has recently been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Time, Money, Bust, Fast Company, and Elle to name a few. She is part of the 2019 Micro Galleries International Artist Collective, staging creative interventions in public spaces with artist from around the world. Shannon is also founder ofSeriouslyBadassWomen.com and is adjunct faculty at Columbia College. 


PRICE
$5 Suggested Donation


 
 
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