Chicago’s renowned ARC Gallery, 2156 N. Damen Avenue has generously offered to host a special exhibit featuring photos taken by ASV artists.
The show will run from May 24 through June 17. An Opening Night reception will take place this Friday, May 26, from 6-9PM. The gallery hours will be: Wednesday- Saturday, 12-6PM and Sunday, 12-4PM.
ARC Gallery is a non-profit cooperative operated since 1973 by women artists. As the ARC website states, “ARC works to empower women by providing professional and mentoring opportunities in the visual arts.” One way ARC does this by offering assistance to underserved populations.
Regarding the upcoming ASV exhibit, longtime ARC Gallery Member Amy Zucker says, “ARC is committed to being not just an exhibition space, but an educational foundation, as well. Part of that is providing experiences that feature artists who might benefit from showcasing their work at our gallery, while at the same time bringing attention to important issues. We are glad to soon feature the work of artists from After Supper Visions.”
Beyond donating the gallery space to display ASV photos for over three weeks, ARC Gallery also is generously foregoing the fee to host the exhibit and the 50% commission most galleries make for revenues generated while an exhibit is on display. ARC also is donating the refreshments for the Opening Night Reception on May 26. As ASV volunteer Linda Roxe explains, “I submitted an application on the ARC website’s Community Service link and we have been astounded at the generosity of their response.”
Every artist who participated in the 2016 ASV Photo Exhibition will have one photo on display at the ARC exhibit. Prints of these photos will be available for purchase and ASV will have other new items for sale at ARC, including magnets, coasters, cards and ornaments, all made from photo prints taken by the artists. Learn more at http://www.arcgallery.org/after-supper-visions.
Our sincere thanks to Amy, ARC President Cheri Naselli and everyone at ARC Gallery for this fantastic opportunity. Please join us this Friday from 6-9PM!