Estelle Joy Richman

Show ran from 9/1/2006 to 9/30/2006

Mae Leong

Show ran from 9/1/2006 to 9/30/2006

“Barcode + Sound,”  installation

Barcode + Sound, is the continuation of one of Mae Leong’s previous works, Eternal Identity, in which barcodes served as a departure for an exploration of the boundary between digitalization and human identity. In this work, Leong furthers her direction and uses barcodes to reveal the culture of consumerism and globalization. All the barcodes were obtained from the packages of consumer products she encountered every day, but only a few of them originated locally because most products are imported from overseas. The installation also incorporates sound that is edited particularly for this work. It mimics the sound produced when the barcode is being laser-scanned.

Changing Worlds

Show ran from 9/1/2006 to 9/30/2006

“Creating Art – Building Connections,” video and mixed media installation

An exhibition of children’s artwork in varied media inspired by family interviews and personal memories. The young artists are students from many backgrounds who embarked on an exploration of identity, culture and family history. The artwork was created by students in Changing Worlds’ Literacy and Cultural Connections program in partnership with six Chicago Public Schools. Changing Worlds is a non-profit educational arts organization whose mission is to build inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding.

Harvinder Kapil Singh

Show ran from 9/1/2006 to 9/30/2006

“Observing Life from Above,”  digital photography

The artist states, “I am observing everyday life, people and events that surround us from a different perspective, observing and not being observed–seeing into life, detached as a silent observer.”

Nam Clark

Show ran from 9/1/2006 to 9/30/2006

“Tales of a Checkered Rabbit,”  drawings

ARC’s I Have A Dream co-winner, Nam Clark lets his imagination run wild. In his latest body of work, the protagonist “Checkered Rabbit” is challenged by unforeseeable circumstances in these large-scale drawings. Clark’s artwork looks at stereotypes having to do with race in contemporary America using humor.

Dave Alsobrooks

Show ran from 9/1/2006 to 9/30/2006

“Culture of Corruption,”  mixed media on panels

“The ‘Culture of Corruption’ cannot be stopped. It grows daily. We don’t know how long this growth will continue.” Observations by artist Dave Alsobrooks.

ARC Members’ Show

Show ran from 9/1/2006 to 9/30/2006

performance by Kayce Bayer

The Right Stuff

Show ran from 8/2/2006 to 8/12/2006

Jeff Abell, Haley Hansen, Sarah Cantry, Adel Stemen Wei, Robert Catania, Benjamin Ward, Jereme Bohnert, Nicole Perez, Amanda Pogatschnik, Brenda Bramel, Stefan Clark, Oscar Gomez, Datie Jost, Julie Loven, Christopher Cannon, Miguel Jiron, Patricia Chavez, John Francis Regan, Greta Zakrzewsk, Rachel Lenzen, Robert Olsen, Peter Goldman, Jessica Keenan

“The Right Stuff” Group Show of selected students from Chicago area Colleges and Universities. Participating schools: School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Columbia College, Chicago; Northern Illinois University; Northwestern Illinois University; Northeastern Illinois University; Lake Forest College; McHenry County College; Governors State; Concordia College; Loyola University; and St. Xavier University.