Art Exchange: Chicago and Detroit Opens Jan. 11

Chicago Artists’ Coalition is pleased to present EXCHANGE, two group exhibitions culminating from a Midwest Artist Exchange project launched this first year with Power House Productions in Detroit. EXCHANGE (in Chicago) will feature the work of Detroit artists Taurus BurnsDesign 99Jessica FrelinghuysenScott HockingChido JohnsonNicola KuperusFaina Lerman, Adam Lee MillerClinton SniderVince Troia and Graem Whyte, with an opening reception on Friday, January 11 from 6-9pm at Chicago Artists’ Coalition (CAC), 217 North Carpenter Street in Chicago, IL, and continuing through January 31, 2013.

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The second exhibition, EXCHANGE (in Detroit) will feature CAC’s 2011-12 BOLT Residents Melika Bass, Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Gwynne Johnson, Jenny Kendler, Homa Shojaie, Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite, Eric Wall and Stacia Yeapanis,  with two opening receptions on February 23  at CAVE, Russell Industrial Center, 1600 Clay Street, 3rd floor in Detroit, MI (&-10pm) and Public Pool, 3309 Caniff Street in Hamtramck, MI (6-9pm) and continuing through March 16, 2013.

EXCHANGE offers the opportunity for extended social engagement, by exposing audiences to the artistic practices of another Midwestern city, fostering fresh dialogue and cultivating new insights for one’ s own community and neighbors.  Following the success of the pilot project, CAC plans to act as the organizational hub and continue to build on the artist exchange model—adding new cities each year and inviting previous artists from other participating cities to engage in this continuously expanding Midwest Artist Exchange. For the 2012-13 year, CAC plans to partner with two dynamic organizations in Minneapolis: Springboard for the Arts and Soap Factory. Learn more about this project in January 2013.

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