Irving-Austin Business Perkolates Art and Hot Coffee

Irving-Austin Business Perkolates Art and Hot Coffee

A new art exhibit by painter, Erika Doyle; illustrator, Andrew Krueger; and collage artist, Patti Melzer; will open on February 16, 2015. The show is part of a series presented in conjunction with the Northwest Arts Connection, a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts in the neighborhoods of the northwest side of the city.


Doyle’s canvasses are a mix of bright colors and diverse techniques, inspired by Pre-Columbian cultures with samplings of primitive folk art, and elements of Indian, Japanese, Mayan, tango and other cultural heritages. She draws her inspiration from her experience growing up in Argentina, and her new context as an adult living in the United States.


Krueger’s playful sense of humor was instrumental in developing his unique art of “Still-o-ettes”. These intricately crafted drawings in black and white are packed with a complexity of detail and nuance which gradually build a three-dimensional understanding of each piece.


Melzer’s work with collage takes the viewer into a nontraditional world of changing shapes and colors- replete with an occasional shimmer to invite the viewer deeper inside her work.. Her pieces are abstract and whimsical. She finds inspiration in working with shades of pink- signs of energy, hope and peace.

This group exhibit will continue through March 31, 2015. It is the third show in continuing collaborations that are planned between the Northwest Arts Connection and PERKOLATOR. A “Meet The Artists” event will take place on February 28, 2015, from 2:30-4:00pm. PERKOLATOR is located at 6032 W. Irving Park Road.

For more information about the artists, contact Frank Styburski.

For more information about the Northwest Arts Connection, contact Marlena Ascher.

Contact Perkolator at (773) 853-2261 or visit them on Facebook.

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