16 Feb AnySquared
AnySquared is “an all-volunteer collaborative and artistic network. Propelled by a deep sense of cooperation with artists, neighbors and the wider community, we support, produce and promote collaborative projects that facilitate arts activities through inclusive participation. Our foundation is built upon the idea that we can do anything as long as we do it ourselves and do it together.”
There are two weekly participatory studio events, Draw Humans! (Tuesdays) and Make & Meet! (Wednesdays). AnySquared Studio at 2328 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
In addition, they curate art exhibits at Cole’s, 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Draw Humans! Figure Tuesdays (at studio)
Weekly 7pm to 10pm
Brush up on life drawing skills, or try for the first time. Although not a formal class, we share knowledge and skills. Limited basic materials available to share, but bring your own if you have them. Drop-ins are welcome, but attending multiple sessions encouraged. $12 donation each session to pay the model.
Make & Meet! Studio Day Wednesdays (at studio)
Weekly. Official drop-in hours 3pm to 8pm but tend to go to 9pm or 10pm. If the sandwich board is out front, we are open
We have plenty of basic supplies and share them, but you are welcome to bring your own and make, share ideas, brainstorm, or discuss collaborations. While many of us are visual artists, all art forms are encouraged.
AnySquared is excited to relaunch regular exhibits in 2016 for our Art @ Coles series. To celebrate AnySquared’s 6th anniversary and our 28th exhibit at Cole’s, we are featuring the bold and colorful paintings of Andrea Kaspryk, longtime resident of Logan Square and AnySquared regular.
Andrea Kaspryk’s background as a writer and long-time student of literature informs her narrative visual art. Much of her work explores experiences of conflict and division that stems from having been a young adult at odds with her transgender identity. She also explores related and universal themes such as social conformity and dignity in the face adversity.
AnySquared Projects has organized 28 curated exhibits for our Art@Cole’s Series showcasing over 350 artists since 2010. In 2016 we will continue to feature both artists from the neighborhood and the wider Chicago community and change exhibits every couple of months.