Fri, Sep 20 | Project Onward

Third Friday Open Studio: I Paint My Dream

Join us for September Third Friday Open Studios, where we will be continuing to display our current exhibition, "I Paint My Dream."
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Sep 20, 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 September Third Friday Open Studios, where we will be continuing to display our current exhibition, "I Paint My Dream."

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. Poems and flash fiction curated by Christine Stiel.

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

Registration is Closed

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Project Onward is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to promote art as a powerful tool for understanding and valuing the real and potential contributions of our national population with disabilities.

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Bridgeport Art Center

1200 W. 35th St., 4th Floor

Chicago, IL 60609

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