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TFP Students from New Sullivan Elementary meet with self-taught artist Eddie Harris

We’re small—though growing—and your support this year-end means we accomplish our vision:

We help each person discover art that is meaningful to him or her—Intuit impacts lives through art.

We do this through programs like:

  • our Teacher Fellowship Program, with 22 teachers actively engaged this school year
  • IntuiTeens teaching teens, adults and children to create their own art with found objects
  • creating cool and arresting exhibitions, like Collective Soul, which we’ve extended so as many people as possible can see it before it closes on December 31

Each gift helps us host these activities. We’re looking for two things as 2014 comes to a close:

  1. Year-end gifts to help us open the doors to audiences each exhibition and program day in 2015.
  2. Twenty donors to give us $20 a month in 2015.

Please help us launch 2015 with a strong end to 2014! Thank you for your support.

A Jan Terri Christmas

December 20, 2014

$5 Suggested Donation

Singer/songwriter and viral video legend Jan Terri has been entertaining audiences for decades with her special brand of DIY pop. Join us for a night of celebration featuring the premiere of Terri’s latest, never-before-seen music video of Ave Maria performed as a dance number! Chicago’s underground music fans will enjoy a video retrospective, special guest Dorian Taj performing Terri Classics, and a meet and greet with Terri via live video link.

Originally from Chicago, Terri graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 1983 and worked as a limousine driver for 14 years. Terri has performed throughout Chicago, including opening for Marilyn Manson at the Aragon in 1998, the WGN Morning News and was featured on The Daily Show in 2000.

Holiday Hours

December 24 and December 25: Closed
December 26-30: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Bonus: Open on Sunday and Monday
December 31: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
January 1-9: Closed for installation

Intuit will be closing early at 3 p.m. on December 31st and will be closed for installation until January 9th. Please join us from 5-8 p.m. on January 9th for the free opening reception of Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination.

Opening Reception

January 9, 2015

Free and open to the public

Join us for the free opening reception of Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination.

Curator’s Talk with Martha Henry

January 10, 2015

Free and open to the public

Intuit welcomes you to explore The World of Mr. Imagination with curator Martha Henry who will walk the viewers through this retrospective exhibition of one of Chicago’s most extraordinary artists. Ms. Henry will discuss the artist’s life and work with an emphasis on his themes and materials followed by a slide show presentation of his remarkable studio and various environments.

Film Screening: Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists

December 11, 2014

$8 / $5 Intuit Members

Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists

Click the image to view the trailer.

In the mid-1960s, the city of Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists. Collectively known as the Imagists, they showed in successive waves of exhibitions with monikers that might have been psychedelic rock bands of the era – Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some, False Image, Marriage Chicago Style. Kissing cousins to the contemporaneous international phenomenon of Pop Art, Chicago Imagism took its own weird, wondrous, in-your-face tack. Variously pugnacious, puerile, scatological, graphic, comical, and absurd, it celebrated a very different version of ‘popular’ from the detached cool of New York, London and Los Angeles. Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell their wild, woolly, utterly irreverent story.

Following the screening, Lisa Stone will talk with Imagist artists Barbara Rossi and Philip Hanson about their engagement with works by self taught and folk artists, and objects from popular culture––an interest shared by many Imagist artists. Lisa Stone is curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection and adjunct associate professor, both at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Online ticketing is now closed. Please arrive early if you’d like to purchase a ticket at the door.

Visionary Craft: Bookbinding

December 6, 2014

$25 / $20 Intuit Member

Regin Igloria will teach you basic bookbinding techniques that can be applied to a variety of projects. Students will start by making a book using only one sheet of paper, then move into variations of pamphlets. The final book will be a combination of the previous books and will be made from found and recyclable materials. Participants will also be introduced to journal/sketching exercises using collage as well as wet and dry media. Perfect for beginners or those with very limited bookbinding experience. All supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own source materials to incorporate into your new books.

Regin Igloria maintains a studio practice which revolves around teaching and serving as an arts administrator. He teaches studio courses at Marwen and Continuing Ed courses at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Igloria founded North Branch Projects, an artist-run space which offers free community bookbinding and serves as a resource and outlet for the creative process.

A Conversation with Chicago Collectors

December 4, 2014

Free and open to the public

Untitled by S.L. Jones, Arient Family Collection

In conjunction with Collective Soul: Outsider Art from Chicago Collections, three of Chicagoland’s biggest collectors will discuss the practice of collecting self-taught art. Gathering from years of experience, collectors Susann Craig, John Cain and James Arient will share stories about how they started to how they maintain and continue to expand their copious collections.

This conversation is an open discussion from the collectors perspective, providing insight on the work and artists included in the exhibition representing some of Chicago’s most noteworthy pieces of self-taught art.

Visionary Craft: Tin Can Papermaking

November 22, 2014

$25 / $20 Intuit Member

Instructor Julia Goodman, assisted by Kelly Schmidt, will teach you a creative way to make paper with minimal equipment and maximum fun. Borrowing inspiration from Arnold Grummer, this workshop includes a brief introduction to the history of paper, making your own mould and deckle using two tin cans, and a hands on introduction to making paper. Please bring two empty tin cans with you.

Please bring two empty tin cans with you. And in the spirit of FOUND: P.S. Page Me Later, please bring a found piece of paper to incorporate into a handmade piece of paper. Don’t worry, your found piece will remain intact.

Julia Goodman is a San Francisco based artist and is currently a 2014-2015 Visiting Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary MFA Program in Book and Paper at Columbia College Chicago. Goodman has exhibited over the past decade across the United States, including shows at the San Jose Museum of Art, Intersection for the Arts, Rena Bransten GalleryColumbia College Chicago and Machine Project.

New Music Concert Series: FLAK

November 20, 2014

$5 Suggested Donation

Desertion by Shawn LucasThe New Music Concert Series showcases a unification of contemporary art music by living composers, visual artwork, and improvisation. This installment of the New Music Concert Series will showcase a project created by composer and artist Shawn Lucas highlighting the relationship between improvised music, lights, and shadows. The shadows will be cast by throwing light on sculptures specifically designed to be interactive with sonic elements. This concert will also feature performances of intense theatrical works and vocal music including ?Corporel by Vinko Globokar and Mani.Mano by Pierluigi Billone.

Shawn Lucas is a composer and visual artist based in Chicago. He studied music composition with Juan Campoverde at DePaul University where he received his masters degree. Lucas also performs electric guitar with the Chicago-based chamber ensemble Fonema Consort.

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