Monday, February 2nd
(6:00-7:00, 7:15-8:30 p.m.)
Mozart Park Fieldhouse
2036 N. Avers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
all ages, free & open to the public
You are invited to come to our next arts workshop, when we focus on the life and legacy of Abstract Expressionist painter Joan Mitchell. This will be a lecture-workshop on Joan Mitchell, who was born in Chicago and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. We will discuss the principles of abstraction and Expressionism in painting and music and make an abstract drawing in charcoal or paper cutouts.
Bring your musical instruments, your poetry, your art supplies! These workshops are interactive and multidisciplinary. We have supplies and equipment on hand that workshop participants can use -- including pencils, pens, paint, a piano, other musical instruments.
Location: Mozart Park is in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. It's on the north side of Armitage Ave. -- several blocks east of Pulaski Rd., just south of Dickens and Shakespeare Streets. Our workshop series happens in the room to the left of fieldhouse lobby; some workshop sessions may happen outside in the park, weather permitting.
Transportation & parking: Mozart Park can be reached by public transportation (such as the #73 Armitage Ave. bus, and not far from the Logan Square and Western Ave. stations on the CTA's blue line. Mozart Park has a parking lot on Armitage, east of Avers.
Registering for Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys: You can register for this workshop series at the Chicago Park District website.
Additional info: You can contact us by clicking here (if you have questions about this workshop or to RSVP). Click here to find out more about the Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys workshop series.
Visual Music: Piano + Painting Concert with the Justin Dillard-Junius Paul Duo & DOE Projects / Deborah Doering
Saturday, February 25, 2012 (7:00 p.m.)
Fine Arts Building
410 South Michigan Ave., tenth floor
Chicago IL 60605
Justin Dillard-Junius Paul Duo
Justin Dillard -- piano
Junius Paul -- upright bass
DOE Projects / Deborah Doering -- painting
with assistance by Audrey Schlofner
ADMISSION: $20, $10 for students
You are invited to attend "Visual Music," a piano + painting concert that introduces a unique collaboration between the Justin Dillard-Junius Paul Duo and DOE Projects / Deborah Doering. This concert is being presented by PianoForte Foundation, in partnership with the Borderbend Arts Collective and IS Productions. A reception follows the concert.
This is the second concert in this series’ fourth season. Frank Abbinanti, Jim Baker, Renée Baker’s TUNTUI, Ben Boye, Ari Brown, Phyllis Chen, Steve Cohn, CUBE, Justin Dillard, Irina Feoktistova, Paul Giallorenzo, Burton Greene, Jonathan Hey, Sebastian Huydts, Keith Kirchoff, Mabel Kwan, Matthew McCright, Adam Marks, Thollem McDonas, Eric Glick Rieman, Kathleen Supové, Adam Tendler, and Ann Ward have performed during this concert series.
Susan Heiserman: firstname.lastname@example.org
410 South Michigan Ave., first floor
Chicago IL 60605
and Chicago Artists’ Assistance Program grants have supported her work.
Deborah has attended artist residencies in the US and abroad, including Ragdale/Lake Forest and Public Art Residency, Kassel/Berlin. Her work is in US and international collections. Doering works collaboratively as “DOE Projects,” a sponsored project of FracturedAtlas.org. http://www.deborahdoering.com
Bobby Irving III, Roscoe Mitchell, Ari Brown, Orbert Davis, Hamiet Bluiett, Erma Thompson, Fred Anderson, Bill Dickens, The AACM Experimental Ensemble, Billy Bang, Nicole Mitchell, Kahil El’ Zabar, and Ernest Dawkins (Live the Spirit Big Band and The Chicago 12 ensembles).
His media accolades include features in various periodicals including The Chicago Reader, and The Chicago Sun-Times. Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune arts critic, writes: “A new generation of jazz improvisers has emerged in Chicago in recent years, but few are more promising than pianist/organist Justin Dillard. Musically, Dillard tends to be all over the keyboard, drawing upon the examples of virtuosos such as Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner. But there's something more to Dillard's work as well -- a quest for new ideas in music, in the manner of his AACM mentors”. Performing countless jazz festivals nationally and abroad, Justin has performed on national television (ABC) with his organ expose’ The D-O-3-0 and in a documentary produced by George Lucas Studios. Justin continues to advance his ambitions and transform his career by leading, orchestrating and creatively composing for The DOT and his vast array of ensembles all while accompanying great musicians in and around Chicago and the world. Stay tuned. http://aacmchicago.org/justin-dillard
INNtone Festival (Austria), as well as festivals in Ghana, Italy, and Brazil. Junius is currently immersed in creating a new studio project, scheduled for release in early 2012. http://www.juniuspaul.com/
Justin Dillard and his trio performed at PianoForte during the inaugural Experimental Piano Series concert in November 2008. Here are some audio recordings from that concert --