Labletter Release Party at Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery, April 4-5

Walgreens at Sunset, 24x30", oil/canvas
Walgreens at Sunset, 24×30″, oil/canvas, © 2014 Emily Rapport

A two-day release party that will feature work from artists and writers who have contributed to the past two editions of the Labletter. Events take place at Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery,  3501 W. Fullerton (@ St. Louis) in Logan Square, Chicago, IL 60647. Get Directions.

Schedule of events:

Friday, April 4, 7-10 p.m.

Art opening. Work from the following five artists will be on display: Tim Lowly, Brett Eberhardt, Erica Elan Ciganek, Marion Kryczka, and Emily Rapport.

7:00 p.m. Gallery opens
7:30 p.m. Panel discussion with the artists
8:30 p.m. Music by Baby Mountain
9:15 p.m. Music by The Loose Hinges

Saturday, April 5, noon-10 p.m.

The gallery will open at noon and throughout the afternoon and into the evening, people will be able to work on a participatory painting with Tim Lowly. In the evening, a reading will feature poetry by Donna Vorreyer and Sandy Fontana, a short story by Elizabeth Genovise, an essay by Susan White, and an excerpt from a script by Dan Robb.

noon — Gallery opens
1-8 p.m. Participatory painting with Tim Lowly
7:00 p.m. Reading begins
8:30 p.m. Music by The Loose Hinges

THE LABLETTER IS AN ANNUAL MAGAZINE of art and literature that has its roots in the Oregon Lab, the name given to a group of artists and their annual gathering—Oregon because the first two years we met in Oregon, and Lab because the gathering was intended as a place where artists could experiment with their work. One of the tenets of the group and a component of that experimentation was that artists who work in different disciplines could benefit by working together.

Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space is the vision of photographer and mixed media artist Lindsey Meyers–one which combines the intelligence and intellectual pulse of an art gallery and the indelible power and importance of an arts education space that truly lies outside the box.