Ed Paschke Art Center Announces Artist Residency

Ed Paschke Art Center Announces Artist Residency

Something exciting is brewing at Ed Paschke Art Center!  It has teamed up with Luminarts Cultural Foundation of the Union League Club Chicago, to create a residency for two artists, Erin M. Chlaghmo and John Metido,- who will transform one of its galleries into a working studio.


You will be able to step in to their workspace and see art making in action, watching as they move from concept to completion over the course of the residency. They will exhibit finished pieces alongside work in progress, transforming the space into an “open studio.” The residency will run through April 26, 2015. Erin M. Chlaghmo uses textiles to create everything from large-scale installations to intimate wall hangings. She will be working with a Moroccan artisan to construct a working loom in her studio space.


John Metido employs the centuries old technique of trompe l’oeil painting, with a contemporary twist. His subject matter are the cheap, mass produced toys and gag items. Metido’s usage of traditional painting techniques to depict pop subject lend his work its complex ambiguity.


Ed Paschke Art Center provides permanent, free public access to the world’s largest collection of Paschke’s work. The renovated building contains 2,800 square feet of gallery space, 1,700 square feet of educational space, alongside a re-imagination of Ed Paschke’s 2004 studio.


About the Ed Paschke Art Center

The Mission of the Ed Paschke Art Center is to preserve and provide public access to the work of the legendary Ed Paschke; to serve as an educational resource for youth, adults, artists and academics; and to function as an accessible platform for artists to showcase their work.


The Ed Paschke Art Center is proudly funded by The Rabb Family Foundation. Additional major supporters of the Ed Paschke Art Center include the 3M Company, Bank of America and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


For more information call 312.533.4911 or visit

The Ed Paschke Art Center is free and open to the public seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
5415 W. Higgins Avenue
Chicago IL 60630

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