Exhibitions & Events

Privacy, Disability and Fame

April 3, 2014
7pm

Free and open to the public

Randy M. Vick will address these three terms—privacy, disability, and fame—and examine how they come together in the context of studios that support the work of artists with disabilities. These core concepts represent a kind of tension between the clinical world and the commercial art world and between the medical and social models of disability.

Randy M. Vick is an Associate Professor of Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has over three decades of experience working in both inpatient and community settings and has written and presented widely on the relationship between art therapy and the field of outsider art.

Archiving & Amplifying Chicago’s Experimental Creativity

March 29, 2014
7pm

Free and open to the public.


This discussion and performance will investigate the influence of Malachi Ritscher—the late Chicago-based documentarian, activist, artist, musician, photographer, and supporter of experimental and improvised music whose thousands of audio recordings fill the shelves of the Creative Audio Archive at Experimental Sound Studio.

Marc Fischer, Administrator of the initiative Public Collectors whose project for the 2014 Whitney Biennial focuses on Malachi Ritscher, will moderate a discussion alongside independent curator, writer and executive director Tempestt Hazel of Sixty Inches From Center, Peter Margasak—a longtime music writer for the Chicago Reader, and musician, composer and producer Michael Zerang who has curated and presented hundreds of events at Links Hall, Cafe Urbus Orbis and his own space The Candlestick Maker, which existed in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood from 2001-2005.

Following the discussion, there will be a musical performance by Jim Baker, Jim Becker, Jim Dorling, and Michael Zerang. It is worth noting that Jim Dorling will perform using an Indian harmonium that was once owned by Ritscher and was recently recovered from a Chicago consignment shop with the kind permission and assistance of Malachi’s parents Dick and Betty Ann Ritscher.

Film Screening: Magical Universe

March 22, 2014
5pm

$8 / $5 Intuit Members

Magical Universe

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Step into the unique and wondrous world of lifetime eccentric artist Al Carbee, an 88-year old eccentric who spends his days creating outlandish works of art featuring Barbie Dolls. Filmmaker Jeremy Workman has spent over a decade of friendship with Carbee compiling extensive footage and memories to provide audiences with a look into the magical universe of Carbee’s bizarre creative force.

What began as a simple trip to Maine with his girlfriend became, over time, a life-changing partnership between Workman and Carbee that culminates in this extraordinary bio-pic, a glimpse of an otherwise unknown artist’s lifelong body of work. Workman is able to come full-circle in this documentary and brings his audience along with him, revealing the astoundingly powerful role of creativity in the human mind while emphasizing the importance of mutual inspiration. Magical Universe provides a priceless look at the immeasurable wonder of creative drive and inspiration.

Director Jeremy Workman will be on hand for Q&A at this special screening event.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

DIY Workshop: Beaded Jewelry

March 15, 2014
2-4pm

$40 / $35 Intuit Member

Jewelry by Paula AddingtonLocal artisan Paula Addington will lead a hands-on workshop about the basics of beaded jewelry making. Participants will learn how to make and design necklaces and bracelets using many different types of techniques and assorted beads including resin, antique, natural stone, glass, and recycled beads. Necklace materials will be included with a limited supply of beads. Students are encouraged to BYOB (bring your own beads) by collecting old beaded jewelry that can be re-purposed or bringing new beads and pendants from local craft stores.

Intuit tours Project Onward

March 8, 2014
1pm

Free and open to the public
Location: 1200 W. 35th Street, 4th Floor

Worlds Apart exhibition at Project Onward

Cinderfrost by John Behnke

In the fall of 2013, after nearly a decade at the Chicago Cultural Center, Project Onward moved into an expansive new studio and gallery at the bustling Bridgeport Art Center. Learn about Project Onward’s mission and programs from Executive Director Rob Lentz, meet the artists and browse their amazing work, and tour the current gallery exhibits. Project Onward artist John Behnke will share insights into his extraordinary paintings featured in the exhibition Worlds Apart: Imaginary Cities and Mythical Kingdoms. Please RSVP to intuit@art.org.

RAW DRAW App Launch Party

March 6, 2014
5:30-7:30pm

Tickets: $5 / Free with proof of App purchase

RAW DRAW appJoin Intuit for the official launch party for our RAW DRAW iPad/iPhone app and pit your drawing skills against your friends or complete strangers! Based off the well-known surrealist drawing game, Exquisite Corpse, it is an artistic journey into chance encounters with surprising juxtapositions. Completed “corpses” will be projected for everyone to see. Creative fuel will be provided by Duvel, proud sponsor of Brewed in Belgium, and music will be provided by Intuit’s very own DJs ala Darger.

Film Screening: Share My Kingdom

February 27, 2014
6:30pm

$5 / Free for Intuit Members

Share My Kingdom presents the lives and showcases the art of three mentally disabled artists who emerged from the art studio of Little City Foundation: Harold Jeffries, Wayne Mazurek and Luke Tauber. Despite their great capacity for bringing beauty into the world through their artwork, they are marginalized and dismissed by the society that they live in. By frankly presenting their lives and work in all of its bizarreness, its sublime beauty and its mundane tedium, Share My Kingdom hopes to promote better understanding of the disabled and to generate enthusiasm for their art.

John Grod (Director/Producer), Frank Tumino (Producer/Art Director, Little City Foundation), and Jennifer Mannebach (Co-Producer/Art Facilitator), will be present for a Q+A after the screening.

DIY Workshop: Valentine Charms

February 8, 2014
10am-12pm

$20 / $15 Intuit Members

Do you want to create a Valentine that will not only be unique but one of a kind? Come to this DIY workshop and take home a Valentine that will make your friends jealous and your beloved jump for joy! These unusual Valentines will be made of wood and can be collaged, painted, pierced, nailed, beaded and embellished in any way that will make them personal to you. All hearts will be able to be converted into pins, necklaces or other body adornments.  All supplies will be provided including jewelry findings, but feel free to bring something to contribute. Hearts range in size of 1/2 inch to 3 inches. Email intuit@art.org to reserve your spot today!

Portrait Slam with Project Onward

February 8, 2014
11am-5pm

$25 individual / $30 couple
$10 for each additional person

Portrait by Sereno WilsonThis Valentine’s Day, show that special someone how much you care with the gift of hand-made portraiture! Come to Intuit and sit for a portrait created by a talented professional artist from Project Onward. Sit with your sweetheart for a one-of-a-kind memento or give the gift of your own likeness! Portrait sittings take about half an hour and are a great way to obtain cool and affordable original art. They also provide a unique opportunity to get to know an artist and to support the amazing work they do. Participating artists include Fernando Ramirez, David Holt, Adam Hines, Sereno “Glitterman” Wilson, George Zuniga, Jackie Cousins, Stephon Doby, and Dan Willow.

Space is limited, so reserve your sitting today by calling Project Onward at (773) 940-2992 or info@projectonward.org.

Gallery Talk: Brewed in Belgium

January 18, 2014
1pm

Free and open to the public.

Please join us for an in-depth view of Brewed in Belgium: The Collection of MADmusée followed by a gallery talk with Pierre Muylle, director of MADmusée, and Randy Vick, Associate Professor of Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This talk is available to view on YouTube.