Chronicles and Monocles! Oh My! Tonight the adventure began in our Gallery. Shawnimals’ new story line (The Chronicles of Professor Fliggins) comes to life with new paintings, tees, D.I.Y Fliggins, and limited edition plush & prints.
Tonight’s opening was a delightfully whimsical and lively event. Did you miss it? Don’t worry there is still time, the show’s last day is March 28th. Till then, check out what you missed…
The Chronicles of Professor Fliggins discovered at A.Okay Official
Shawnimals Creative Director Shawn Smith (aka – Shawnimal) has created an all new world within a world with the Chronicles of Professor Fliggins! Alongside the talented Shawnimals staff including partner-in-plush Jen Brody, illustrator Montgomery Smith and designer Eric Uchalik, this exhibit showcases a number of solo and group works inspired by this new storyline. Continue reading
Tonight we celebrated an A.Okay tradition, the 2nd Annual Chicago Train Art Show. Thanks to everyone who came out and to all who participated! This year our artists really thought outside the box…
You have 5 more days to see Slow Burning: Assembly Line Artists. The show comes down THIS Saturday (7th).
Last night was the opening reception for ALA’s Slow Burning show. Over 20 artists participated and a few of them flew in from California and NY.
The Show runs until Feb. 6th and features art from… Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who came out last night. This two-man show by Matthew Ryan Sharp and Project Detonate is top-notch. If you didn’t make it out to the opening (you know who you are!) the show runs until December 29th. For those who are out of town or do not wish to brave the cold you can view and purchase pieces here. Keep in mind the online gallery does not contain all the pieces that are in the gallery (like a multitude of $25 painted plaques). More after the jump. Continue reading
Tomorrow is the last day to see the Plush stylings of Lana Crooks at the A.Okay Official Gallery. If you have yet to come out and see it…well, you have precious little time left to do so. Come out and see it in person, put down the leftovers and bring your family and friends. If you can’t make it out you can still view and purchase pieces here.
Then next Friday (December 5th) Matthew Ryan Sharp and Project Detonate will blow you away with Weapons of Mass Construction! Music by DJ Madrid. Beverages by Sparks, Fuze, and Nos. 6-10pm
Thank you to everyone who came out to my opening, Crooked Critters! If you missed the event on November 1st it is not too late. The show runs thru November 30th so visit the store online or in person (3270 N. Clark St.). There are still pieces left so take a look, you may find something you fall in love with.
Window vinyls by www.fatblood.com
DJ Madrid provided the beats.
The First Drop provided amazing vegan baked goods. If you had some and you want more visit them online: www.thefirstdropchicago.com
Paolo wants you to come in and see the show!!! Don’t make Paolo cry…
Need another reason to come in?
There are also write-ups all over the place!
The Chicago Reader
“Lana, a self proclaimed ‘plushinator’, creates illustrative works with fabric. They are soft sculptures with an attitude. From plush that fit in the palm of your hand to the larger than life, each has been injected with a bit of twisted humor, a dash of whimsy and a whole bunch of cotton fiber. Her pieces are not cuddly throw pillows, most hang on the wall, fixed in place, while others are in fact content to sit on your couch. This exhibit showcases Lana’s new hand-made and one-of-a-kind works. Crooks’ Crooked Critters opens November 1st 2008 and will be up for viewing until November 30th at A.Okay Official in Chicago, IL.”
* November 1st is the opening reception 6pm-10pm
* Music provided by: DJ Madrid
* A.Okay Official: 3270 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657 (On the corner of Clark and School. Belmont Red/Brown Line)
* Refreshments provided by The First Drop, Fuze, Sparks, & NOS
Last night was the Mantrocities opening featuring the collaborative works of Bonus Saves and CZR PRZ. If you missed it don’t fret, the show will be up until Saturday October 25th. Can’t get into the shop in time? Well, you can view the work and purchase pieces by visiting the gallery online . For those of you who could not make it out or if you just like looking at yourself here are some photos from the event…