Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare: As They Like It, part 2.

Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare: As They Like It, part 2.

Drawing of Shakespeare by Anne Farley Gaines for Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare

This is the second of two back-to-back art exhibits at Addington Gallery. It includes some Northwest Side artists.

The Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare show originated in 2012, curated by Anne Farley Gaines, Robert Kameczura, and Maureen Warren. The Addington Gallery is their 8th venue; the show has previously been exhibited in several galleries and public places in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

It is one of many arts presentations in Chicago this year commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Wikipedia says ekphrasis is a “device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form, and in doing so, relate more directly to the audience, through its illuminative liveliness.”

When I saw part 1, I was struck by the variety of styles and media in the responses to Shakespeare’s plays and characters.

Artists included in Exhibition Series #2 include:  Rene Arceo, Sharon Bladholm, Mario Castillo, Laura Coyle, Shiela Ganch, Fletcher Hayes, Deborah Maris Lader, Richard Laurent, James Mesple, BettyAnn Mocek, Geoffrey Novelli, Christing O’Connor, Charlotte Segal, Steve Sherrell, Grant Thye, and Audrey Ushenko.

During the opening reception, at 6:30 pm, actor Shamus Jarvis from the Saint Sebastian Players will be performing two soliloquies.

When: Opening reception Friday, April 1st from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Show runs through April 30th.

Where: Addington Gallery
704 N. Wells St., Chicago

Robert Kameczura with his pencil drawing Backstage During a Performance of Midsummer Night's Dream at Addington Gallery March 4 2016

From the reception at Addington Gallery for the show part 1: Northwest Side artist Robert Kameczura with his pencil drawing “Backstage During a Performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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