Co-Prosperity School W/ Annie Heckman
The Co-Prosperity School is an Artist-Run School that has met regularly at the Co-Prosperity Sphere since 2010. We run 8 week sessions. Participants find a place where intelligent dialogue on art takes place. Some find new tools to help their career. Others form friendships. The class also offers people a space to discuss what is currently happening art-wise in Chicago. Best of all we think participants are pleased to meet the people that shape the contours of our art ecology.
Our School is geared towards artists who have graduated from art school and are now making work outside that support system. Our format is also a reaction against the continuing education institution, the post (or non) MFA education.
Start time is 6:30 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, ends around 930
Aug 5th- Annie Heckman
Installation artist and all around giver of good advice
Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl
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Bubbly Creek Barrel Brawl
Version 13: Above the Pavement
Saturday June 15 • 1pm -7pm
Above The Pavement: A City Fair
Maria’s and Pleasant House Bakery
960 W 31st Street
This year Version is producing a one day outdoor/indoor mini festival that will become an annual event. It is the SMALLest city fair in the world! Imagine a boutique flea market with good food meeting a county fair without rides and throw in some live music and community building, and it becomes: Above the Pavement: A City Fair.
Above the Pavement will take place in Bridgeport during the day from 1pm – 7pm-ish at the intersection of 31st and Morgan Street, in the Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar and Pleasant House Bakery complex. Members of the Small Manufacturing Alliance (SMAll) will be vending their wares and local chefs will be serving food from both Pleasant House and Maria’s.
Participants include: Blue Cabbage Designs, Bonnie, CALM, Cheshire Kat, Civic Goods Company, Cubivino, Debbie Carlos, Debra Vaccaro, Elixir of Love Fine Confectionery, Emily Schroeder Willis, Envision Arts, Fourth is King, Hello Sleepywhale, Katherine-Anne Confections, Kevin Riordan, King Onye, Laura Lombardi Jewelry, Legacy Frameworks, Megan Pryce, Morgan Martinson, Mr Sapnkys, Nick Paul, Paul Crisanti Jewelry, Pear Tree Preserves, Pleasant House Bakery, Pubic Media Institute, Puffs of Doom, Red Belly Studio, Ricki Hill Design, Ruth and Phil’s Ice Cream, Shift / Tania Rodamilans, Squasht by Les, Stu’s Kitchen, The Plant / Alewyfe Apothecary, The Wool Dispensary, Working Bikes + others
Saturday June 15 • 8pm – 1am
Above The Pavement After Party
3219 S Morgan Street
Admission: $5 suggested donation
Join us at our gallery for more performances and have another look at the Urban OS exhibition.
Version 13: Story Club
Tuesday June 18 • 7-10pm
3219 S Morgan Street
Story Club South Side is the newest chapter of Chicago’s premier storytelling open-mic event, blending the spontaneity of an open-mic with the thrill of live theater. At the Mash tun event, Story Club presents a slew of terrifically talented featured storytellers sharing true yarns for your amazement and amusement. Our headliners include famed live-lit impresario, Dana Norris, whose real-life accounts of Internet dates have delighted and shocked audiences all over the city. Even now we’re drawing together other local talents to join us at this stellar celebration of stories.
Laugh at our pain. Squirm when things get awkward. Story Club gets you right in the feels.
This show also sports a number of 8-minute-long open-mic slots for brave visitors ready to tell true tales through our mic. When your time is up, we cut you off, so cut to the chase. Sign up for a chance to share your story — we draw names for these coveted spots.
So come by, eat food from Mr. Spanky’s and our evening’s special Mystery Chef, drink beers from Revolution Brewing, and take in a story or five. You can hardly wait!
CoPro Memorial Day Eve Show
╚══╝ the CoPro Memorial Day Eve Show!!!
DISTRACT / WARRIOR TRIBES (split set)
& Special Guest VIKING MOSES
$5-10 Suggested Donation.
Co-Prosperity Sphere is hosting an international show with art, photography and film from artists spanning five continents. A collection of 30 pieces from yet-to-be-known names, Le Communiqué examines messages of complexity and isolation. Using predominantly digital techniques, the show is both poignant and forceful—each piece asks you not just take it in, but to take something from it.
Enjoy complementary beverages and snacks..
ACRE Residency Show
ACRE Residency Art Exhibition
Version 13: An Urban Operating System
Friday June 14 • 6pm -11pm
Opening Exhibition: The Urban Operating System
The Urban Operating System celebrates the energy and imagination of people who make the city a better place to live, work and play in. For our opening show we examine projects that serve the common good, and connect us to services that everyone can use in our neighborhoods. These socially engaged projects promote the cultural use of public space and demonstrate innovative forms for funding ideas and actions.
The Urban OS is the beginning of a year long campaign to examine applications promoting opportunities for renewing our public space. We’ll be sharing their ideas so we can engage in a collective hack of the current urban operating system.
Join us at the opening show to (re-)introduce yourself to: AREA, Art Bowl, Bear and Bread, Truck Farm Chicago, Working Bikes, Cafe Yo!, Community-Supported Art Chicago, Benton House, Bridgeport Alliance, Bubbly Dynamics, Chaos Brew Club, Sunday Soup, Neighbor Space, Bike a Bee, Portoluz, Pedal to the People, Rebuild Foundation, Latent Design, Social Ecologies, Mc Kinley Park Community Garden, Marz Community Brewing, Rebuilding Exchange, Roots & Culture, Southside Hub of Production, Soup and Bread, Occupied Tribune, Edible Alchemy, Pocket Guide to Hell, Pedal Power, Garlic & Greens, Dumbo Press, and the Awesome Foundation.
At 8pm A Pocket Guide to Hell Presents: Snake Oil production.
Doc Merriwether and his gang of vaudevillians, phrenologists, and one-man-band bluesmen present an interactive medicine show that’s steeped in Chicago tradition!
In 1918, the Chicago Daily News came under fire for the “eccentric” medicines advertised in its pages. Join editor Victor Lawson as he determines whether to believe in the Doc’s Miracle Elixir—or side with the labcoated thugs from the Pharmaceutical Association, out to drive Merriwether and his snake oiling brethren from the Daily News columns forever. Samples are free with a testimonial! Be sure to stop by the apothecary for a swig of Chicago’s other historic panaceas, pick up a promotional almanac from local zine collective SPOC, get advice for the “female complaints” from Lydia Pinkham herself, or drop by the notorious 1909 Metropolitan Medical College to discuss your own future as a bona fide “professor of medicine.”
With Installations by Amanda Tworek and others in the C-PS windows.
The Urban OS exhibition is open until June 20, 2013 during Version 13 events and by appointment only.