Fall Open House 2016

Saturday, October 15 from 4 to 6 PM Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center will host our seasonal Open House, featuring live demonstrations in Casting & Molding, Metalworking, Technology, and Woodworking, guided tours of our historic building at 6433 North Ravenswood Avenue, and the exhibition reception for Demo.

This weekend is Open House Chicago, with hundreds of historical buildings open with free access for the public. Stop in at CIADC to celebrate fall with food, drinks, and friends – and then go explore the rest of the neighborhood!

Exhibitions: Demo | September 24, 2016 – December 17, 2016

Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center is pleased to present our next exhibit Demo – featuring works by Aushra Abouzeid, Sarah Holden, Phillip Howell, Sarah Latimer, Laura Miracle, and Martin Pranga. 

Sarah Holden,  Teaching Samples: Rivets, Mortise and Tenon, Alternate Connection, Foldforming, and Angle Raising , Aluminum and mild steel

Sarah Holden, Teaching Samples: Rivets, Mortise and Tenon, Alternate Connection, Foldforming, and Angle Raising, Aluminum and mild steel

This exhibit includes creations designed to be touched, moved, manipulated, examined, and activated by visitors.

A reception for the exhibit will be held during the upcoming CIADC Fall Open House on Saturday, October 15. Visitors can get a hands-on experience, as well as join guided tours of the our historic building and watch live demonstrations in Casting & Molding, Metalworking, Technology, and Woodworking.

Gallery hours for Demo are Monday through Thursday 9 AM - 3:30 PM and 7-10 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 3:30 PM, and Sunday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM through Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Laura Miracle,  Glass Book , Brass and etched glass

Laura Miracle, Glass Book, Brass and etched glass

Call for Entries: Demo

Hands-on, first-person knowledge is fundamental to the spirit of our community at Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center. The next exhibit project highlights the hands-on culture of CIADC, and we are encouraging all members to be a part of this project!

Demo will present creations designed to be touched, moved, manipulated, examined, and activated by CIADC visitors. We are seeking kinetic works and interactive pieces, with attention to tactile surfaces and construction methods that encourage participation from visitors. As with all exhibits at CIADC, we are seeking works that incorporate metal, wood, casting, and technological processes.

CIADC Members interested in taking part in this exhibit should send a description of your demo project with images or sketches to socialmedia@ciadc.org or speak to Nathan Smith, Sandra Stone, or Danielle Euer at the front desk!

To participate, please be in touch by Saturday, September 3

 

  • Works will be selected by Thursday, September 8
  • Drop-off will take place September 12 to September 17
  • Join us for the opening reception Saturday, October 15 from 4-6 PM
  • Demo will be on display from September 24 through December 17