Thursday, May 19, 2011
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
This year, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates the 50th anniversary of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations! There’s never been a better time to experience the grace, artistry and athleticism of America’s “Cultural Ambassador to the World.”
The Chicago Alvin Ailey Circle is hosting an opening night cocktail party and reception at the Chicago Club. Tickets for this event are $250 each and include a meet and greet with Judith Jamison, Artistic Director, and Robert Battle, Artistic Director Designate, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and a price level 1 ticket to the opening night performance of Alvin Ailey. For tickets to this event, contact Amanda Martinez Byrne at 312.922.2110 ext. 368.
There is no late seating for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Performances
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Phone: 800.982.ARTS (2787) | Box Office: 50 E. Congress Pkwy. |
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Friday, May 6, 2011
The Visiting Artist Series
African - American Cultural Center
UIC UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
SOLO ART EXHIBIT
THE OTHER CHICAGO BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT
May 2 to May 31, 2011
May 6, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Addams Hall, Room 207
830 South Halsted Street
6:00 -7:00 p.m.
Turtel Onli’s exhibit, “Passion Fruit: The Other Chicago Black Movement” is a collection of watermelon-themed representational images, posters, photographs and original artworks that explore the American watermelon, not as a fruit, but a former symbol of racial stereotype which required to be transformed into a positive and cultural icon. The exhibit pays tribute to the Chicago-based Black Arts Guild (BAG) Turtel Onli founded in 1970. BAG featured such members as Jim Smoote, Obie Creed, Dalton Brown and Espi Frazier when they were all college students in art. Although endowed with immense talent, they were often denied options due to their youth. The Guild not only helped to launch their careers but also adopted the Red, Black and Green watermelon as its logo and initiated a creative battle to deconstruct the negative applications of watermelon images into a positive and creative symbol.
Onli is a creative artist whose career has touched upon a variety of disciplines in fine and applied visual arts. He has been an art therapist, educator and illustrator. He has also distinguished himself in painting, drawing, illustration, publishing, fashion and multimedia production. Onli earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Masters in Art and Art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He studied in Paris at the Sorbonne and the Centre Pompidou. He has exhibited in France, and the United States. He has been a three time solo exhibitor at the ETA Creative Arts Foundation in Chicago and a four time visiting artist at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Onli has been an illustrator for the Rolling Stones, Motown, Mode Avant Garde Magazine and Holt, Rinehart and Winston. His work is in many collections including those of the Cool Globes Public Art, the Chicago Children’s Museum, Johnson Publishing Company, Alice Coltrane, the Miles Davis Estate and the DuSable Museum of African-American History.