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Welcome to Fine Arts Building Studios

FABStudios is part of the CHICAGO LOOP ALLIANCE
Here's more FABstudios events and promotions from FABstudios Members: 
Suite 300   American Rhythm Center    Dance, Fitness, and Movement Classes -- Holiday Party  Dec 12, 5-9 pm   
1 Year's worth of FREE classes will be given away!  
Stuits 501 & 514    Kundalini Yoga in the Loop (KYL)     Meditation, the gong, walking meditation, workshops, teacher training, group & private classes. Half-price classes for first-time guests all Nov. and Dec. 
Suite 560   William Harris Lee & Co.   Fine Handmade String Instruments
Nov 20 Stories Wrapped in String : The Italian Edition 9:30-10:15 am
WHLee are an offical Toys for Tots collection point now through December 12. 
Dec 12 FAB Holiday Open Studios:  M.U.S.I.C. Suzuki Program from North Lawndale 5:30-6 pm & The Lucky Bikes Chamber Band 6:30-9 pm, Luthier Workshop Tours 5-9 pm
Dec 18 Stories Wrapped in String : The Stinky Cheese Edition 9:30-10:15 am 
Studio 827   Anita Miller Gallery  Paintings & Artist Made Gifts; Art Instruction   anitamillergallery.com
$5.00 off purchase over $40.00  Free Greeting Card created by Anita Ivy Miller with any $25 purchase.  anitamillergallery.artspan.com 



(As of 11/17 the following studios will be open 5 - 9 unless otherwise stated. Watch this list grow as plans for our Holiday Open Studios develop)  

1035  Frani Luehrs  InSplendorous Jewelry and Paintings by FLuers 

927 Ossia Musical Forum   Open RehearsalCorelli Concerto Grosso   6:30 - 7:30 pm

924  Jim Tansley     Abstract Paintings and Drawings

922   Richard Laurent     Oil Painting--Visit a working studio

918   J. M. Jung     Paintings and Drawing

828    Fred Wackerle    Oil Paintings--Abstract Cloud Narratives

828   Jennifer Cronin     Paintings and Drawings

728   Cinema Libertad    Film screenings   www.cinemalibertad.com

701  Karen Tichy     Encaustic and paper art
Encaustic (painting with hot wax) demonstrations.

701  Claris Cahan     Textiles with a Story

701 Beatriz Ledesma   Oil Paintings and Drawings--Mandala Coasters & Calendars

701  Debra LePage   Watercolor demonstrations

640  Richard Heiberger    Classical & Jazz Piano Studio--Professional Piano Instruction for All Ages & Levels


632F   Tiffany Gholar      Abstract Painting and Digital Photography   6 - 9 pm


630  Carrie Eizik, ATR-BC, LCPC    Art and Art Therapy--Holiday Ornament Making

616  Don Yang     Oil painting and drawings   6 - 9 pm

610  Patrice Olsen     Photography, works on paper

540   Davin Youngs Voice Inc.    Holiday caroling and solo singing performances

560  William Harris Lee & Co.
Fine Handmade String Instruments--Luthier Workshop Tours 5-9 pm
M.U.S.I.C. Suzuki Program from North Lawndale 5:30-6 pm 
The Lucky Bikes Chamber Band 6:30-9 pm
Toys for Tots Official Drop Off Location

534  Lou Ann Burkhardt   Paintings & Drawings   5 - 8 pm

522  Zoe Spirra    Mixed Media Work, Chinese Painting, and Calligraphic Cards. Also, Works on Paper by Guest Artist Jack Snapper

418  Catherine Keebler     Encaustic paintings--Demo of encaustic monotypes  5 - 8 pm

306   Alison Mitchell   Modern Classics--Open Showroom

300  American Rhythm Center   Dance, Fitness, and Movement Classes--Holiday Party - 1 Year's worth of FREE classes will be given away!
6:00 - 7:00 Open Dance! 
6:00 - 7:00 Improv Jam
7:00 - 8:00 Class Demos/Performances
8:00 - 9:00 Tap Jam 

210   Selected Works Used Books & Sheet Music  Good used books, music scores, and Hodge the famous catBookstore Christmas Party!

Second Floor Gallery    Annual Holiday Exhibition: Works by Artists at the Fine Arts Building   5 - 8 pm Opening Reception


Chicago Artists Month 2014
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It was great fun working with my fellow artists Tiffany Gholar and Jennifer Cronin. We did it! Or in the the words of Andre Breton, founder of Surrealism: What exalted us in these productions was indeed the conviction that, come what might, they bore the mark of something that could not be begotten by one mind alone and that they were endowed, in a much greater measure, with a power of drift that poetry cannot value too highly


Fall 2012

FAB Studios joined Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) and took part in CLA's first Open Streets on State Street. It was a huge success. Over 10,000 visitors joined FAB Studio members to fill State Street with art and music. 




November 2014 

Serene Wise:
xii Roman Numerals Redux  
OPEN through first week in Dec.

In this exhibition Serene Wise presents the twelve paintings of her new series,    xii Roman Numerals Redux. Five years after her first series of the first twelve Roman numerals (exhibited in the Second Floor Gallery in 2009) the Redux series is in larger format with new perspectives, new colors and new textures. These are playful paintings: they are line studies reconfiguring familiar numeric symbols. www.serenewise.com 

Curitorial Statement: 
"In XII Roman Numerals Redux, Serene Wise presents a collection of work which uses the structure of Roman numerals as a tool for exploring the many layers of a symbol, as well as the power of design. This collection presents musings on formalism, numerical notation, and even the passage of time. While proceeding from the beginning with Roman numeral I all the way through to XII, this work is experiential. Akin to a composition by Philip Glass or Steve Reich, these pieces are always thoughtfully revisiting a simple structure, and causing pause in admiration of their delicate balance of subtlety and boldness. Some are comforting in their sense of stability, while others offer a sense of drama and excitement. Through numerical notation and a masterful sense of design, Serene Wise presents work that is about more than numbers. It is a playful exploration of the psychology of symbols, color, order, and design." 
Jennifer Cronin, Curator

Second Floor Gallery space open during regular FAB business hours 
7AM to 10PM  Monday thru Friday
7:30 AM to 9:30PM Saturday
10AM to 4PM Sunday 

October 2014 FAB Studios Annual Members Show


September 2014  
"Celebrate the Paperweight"
June - July 2014  
YI KE 2014
Debut Solo Exhibition: The Sensation without Being Immersed in Tedium
May 2014 
FABstudios artist Jean Mazzochi Solo Exhibition
April 2014
Tiffany Gholar: Imperfect Beauty
One artist, two bodies of work. 
March 2014  

December 2013 - February 2014
A Gift of Art  f
eaturing the work of FAB Artists  
September 2013 Second Floor Gallery: 
Past and present work of 5 encaustic artists


August 2013 Second Floor Gallery 
Idle Hands: Works of Matthew Silva


July 2013 Second Floor Gallery
 A collection of posters artistically capturing the pubs and local hangouts that make up the heart and soul of your town. 


June 2013 Second Floor Gallery  
Chicago as a point of arrival and departure. 

Artworks by Samuel Gillis, Terry Dixon, Kevin Swallow and Chris Davis! 
Presented by Chicago Art Leasing and curated by Joshua Ginsberg
May 2013 Second Floor Gallery 
An eclectic exhibition of drawings exploring a wide range of interests and enthusiasms. 


April 2013 Second Floor Gallery
ETERNAL: A solo exhibition of original oils on canvas by Jill McLean 


February - March 2013 Second Floor Gallery and Studio 701: 
FUSEDChicago encaustic artists --works in wax of 16 FUSEDChicago members 



December 2012/January 2013 Second Floor Gallery:
Annual FAB Studios Member Show 
November 2012 Second Floor Gallery:

"One Day in Amauta"
Daily life in a Lima shantytown 
Photographs by Patrice Olsen

October 2012 Second Floor Gallery:  
Earth, Fire & Water 
September Second Floor Gallery: 
Paintings by J. M. Jung
Photography by J. A. Jung  


May Second Floor Gallery Exhibition:  
Selected Works by Jill McLean
Exhibition open till June 7th
For more information: 312.718.7707 | www.jillmclean.com
April Second Floor Gallery:
Paradigm Shift: The Art of the Chicago Spring 
Group show 
Second Floor Gallery February 2011 
Hello and Goodbye: A year at FAB 
Featuring eclectic mixed media and collage
created by artist Alenna Marie Sandy
Second Floor Gallery Dec  2011 - Jan 2012
Annual FAB Studios Member Show 
Fine Arts Building Studios  •   410 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60605

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