Fri, Jul 19 | Project Onward

I Paint My Dream

Join us for July Third Friday Open Studios, for the opening of our new exhibition, "I Paint My Dream," and coinciding Poetry Reading!
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I Paint My Dream

Time & Location

Jul 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Project Onward, 1200 W 35th St 4th floor, Chicago, IL 60609, USA

About The Event

Join us for July Third Friday Open Studios, for the opening of our new exhibition, "I Paint My Dream," and coinciding Poetry Reading. 

Vincent Van Gogh once said, “I dream my paintings, then I paint my dream.”  Artists have used visions from their dreams for centuries. William Blake and Dali would use their dreams to create imagery of alternate realities where amalgamate creatures would emerge on the paper or canvas. 

Project Onward artists welcome you to their dreams of different realities, mystic visions, creatures, species, and lands of exaggerated proportions that can feel backward, upside-down, inside out, inverted, or topsy-turvey. Some are nightmarish scenes working out fears and anxieties, while others are visions of futuristic utopian societies or paradise.  Everything from mundane tasks being worked out in the brain to apocalyptic visions of war and destruction will be exhibited. 

“Dreaming is kind of like time travel, journeying to the past, forward to the future, or is a gateway to another dimension.” – William Douglas 

In addition to the artwork by Project Onward artists, writers have also collaborated for this event! 

The featured writers are published and emerging authors from local, national, and international venues, writing in response to the artwork.  Their poetry and flash fiction reimagine the main characters in the paintings, expand the compositions, or flip the narratives of the artwork. 

Art and printed text are exhibited together.

Live reading of select works begins at 8pm. Poems and flash fiction curated by Christine Stiel.

All are welcome to attend this event. Refreshments will be available.

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