Saturday, June 25th (1-4 p.m.)
2036 N. Avers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
free and open to the public
Mark your calendars! Borderbend presents "Armitage Arts: Summer City in a Garden" at Mozart Park. This Night Out in the Parks event features music, poetry, fiction and an arts workshop, with--
Weather permitting, "Armitage Arts: Summer City in a Garden" will take place in front of the Mozart Park fieldhouse. In the event of inclement weather, we'll be inside the fieldhouse. Stay tuned for more details!
For my interview project with Borderbend, I set out to explore some of the unanswerable questions that have been squirming to escape my mind, and fired them on Chicago artists in search of some marinated wisdom. I ask why art is important in communities, why humans value art, why artists care, and what makes art art. All of their words have helped me on my path as an art student, and a person making sense of this world. Their challenges to survive in the art world of Chicago are inspiring yet devastating, their passions are strong, and their work is meaningful and genuine. Enjoy, and keep your eyes open for any of their upcoming work. Thanks for reading.
- Hannah Brookman
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 --