As part of the ongoing project to highlight the art community in Pilsen, we will be heading out to a gallery opening this evening. "Short Court: Tropical Aesthletics" is having its opening night at Antena studio in Pilsen! For those of you who are interested in attending, you can find more information here at Art Pilsen (seventh entry down!) and get a full list of the artists being showcased here at Antena's website.
The theme of this show is apparently beach, beach,
beach! Who doesn't love the idea of the tropics, especially right now
with the weather as gloomy as it is? According to Miguel Cortez, owner
of Antena, "Short Court: Tropical Aesthletics" is going to be a sporting
event and an art show all in one!
The gallery opens at
6pm and the opening will last until 10pm. Among other things guests will
be able to do, there will be a chance to challenge some professional
volleyball players (yep, inside the gallery!) to a game, sample some
delicious tropical drinks, and take in the art showcased by Chicago
artists. I am told there will even be sand!
Project Pilsen will be speaking with some of the artists, taking
pictures, and hopefully (fingers crossed that technology is on our side)
live-tweeting the event through our Twitter @projectpilsen. Keep an eye
on this blog for a full review of "Short Court: Tropical Aesthletics"'s
opening night later on.