Marissa Andrea Woloszczuk

Show ran from 7/4/2000 to 7/29/2000

Untitled, silent b/w video,  DVD format

“Looking,” the act of looking, observing and connecting to one another, creating real and staged relationships, space, authority and power,  contemplation, endearment and the “other” these are the artist’s concerns. The” Untitled 2000″ video is of the artist simply looking at her husband.  The camera records her reaction to his gaze and invites the viewer to participate and observe the action.

Woloszczuk is a former Scholarship Member of ARC. This opportunity to show her work is presented as part of the ARC scholarship program. Marissa now is a member and Gallery Administrator for ARC.

Jewel Castro

Show ran from 7/4/2000 to 7/29/2000

Red House/The Daughters of Salamasina, installation

Castro lives in San Diego, Calif.  Due to unforeseen dangerous weather conditions, she was unable to come to Chicago to create the  installation.

To acknowledge her work, ARC showed a video document of her previous installation. A description follows: Inspired by the history and traditions of Samoan women, and their persistent presence in contemporary Samoan culture.  Castro, states her personal interest in culture as “communicating the holographic of tradition through an architectural landscape of drawings, paintings, sculpture and sound.”

Adult Day Services

Show ran from 7/4/2000 to 7/29/2000

Ralitza Vladimirov and senior artists, mixed media

Over 50 artists from CJE Adult Day Care Center present their art works created during art therapy studio/group sessions from the last 2 months.  The exhibit is under the title “A Walk through Our World” and is inspired by a need of discovery of the inner self through the uniqueness of art.  the art works have been created with influence of other arts such as dance/movement, music and drama.  Every little piece has so much to say if you open yourselves to see it, feel it or hear it.  The message is: “open your hearts, let the spirit guide you in the journey of life, do not stop looking for the truth, because that’s the way to find it…!”

Helen Ziga

Show ran from 7/4/2000 to 7/29/2000

Smarten Up, mixed media

The focus of this show is the glamorized object and its relationship to the function and conventions of beauty and the customary language surrounding the description of a beautiful object-whether the object be a photograph, a painting, a vase, etc.  Is a work of art such as a painting more beautiful than a paper fan? How does beauty affect our impression of the worth of an object?  If an object is made even more beautiful than it was in its original state, does it become more valuable or do its other qualities take precedence?

ARC Benefit Show

Show ran from 7/4/2000 to 7/29/2000

Cash to Carry, ARC Members and Friends, various media

A salon style show featuring works sold to help with the build-out expenses of ARC’s move to our new space.  All artwork is priced between $25 and $100 and can be taken home immediately.

ARC Regional VI

Show ran from 7/4/2000 to 7/29/2000

Juried show of artists from several states in the Midwest.
Juried by Jumaane N’Namdi of G.R. N’Namdi Gallery.

Awarded Best of Show to: William Gant.

Honorable Mention to: Monica Beasley, Terri Foster, Cynthia Greig, Leah Oates, Frank D. Robinson, JR., LeRONE Wilsone.

Included: Leonardo Aliaga, Jeff Beebe, Cindy Gould, Vincent Grech, Laura Kesselring, Janet Lauroesch, Renee McGinnis, Christopher McNulty, Joe McIlhany, Kristen Neveu, Melody Saraniti, Sharon Swidler, Valerie Timmons.