The Peter Jones Gallery says “good-bye”.

4th of July, oil/canvas, 31" x 31"
4th of July, oil/canvas, 31" x 31", by Emily Rapport.

“Grand Goodbye”, the final exhibition at The Peter Jones Gallery (ending its 20+ year tenure in Ravenswood), will open this (correction) Saturday, June 6th, from 6 – midnight.  The grand finale exhibition “will showcase the diverse talent of artists whose paths have crossed through Peter Jones’ Gallery and studios over its twenty plus years of operation. 60+ Chicago area artists will hang in the gallery as well as in salon style mini-galleries created out of vacated artist studios.”

Emily Rapport (see left), a former denizen of Ravenswood Industrial Corridor, is just one of many artists exhibiting in the final show at the Peter Jones Gallery.

Photography by Andrew Steiner (below) will also be on view. Andrew collaborated with Emily to create the Ravenswood Documentary Project in 2006 for Chicago Artists’ Month – the theme was “Artists at Work” and showed that artists and industry shared a cultural and historic connection through the act of work. View more of Andrew’s photography at:

From the Devon Avenue Series. © Andrew Steiner
From the Devon Avenue Series. © Andrew Steiner

We say good-bye to the Peter Jones Gallery with the knowledge that new artistic ventures will naturally occur in its stead. Artists will continue to work together in the cooperative spirit that Peter Jones, and others like him, have fostered over the past 20 years.

The opening reception this Friday will include performances, film and music. The show continues through June 21st. Regular gallery hours are 3-6pm, Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information about the show visit: