2017 Events

Horizons Creative Writing Showcase

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public


Join Intuit for a night of poetry and prose showcasing the voices of Chicago families experiencing homelessness. Each piece is written and performed by a participant of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) Horizons Creative Writing Workshops. The workshop’s participants are invited to reflect upon various poems, essays, and writing prompts to then craft a creative work of their own. Horizons is staffed by Wayne Richard, Assistant Director of Training and Development at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, along with yearly interns from the Adler University.

Learn more about the Horizons Creative Writing Program and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless at www.chicagohomeless.org.


Greetings! from Art After Work:
Card Collage Workshop

Thursday, June 15, 2017
5:30-8 p.m.
$5 Voluntary Admission


Have you been looking for that perfect card to send to a friend or loved one? Look no further, this month artist Ruth Hutchison will be guiding us through collaging our own greeting cards and folding handmade envelopes.

Make your greeting cards great again with your own personal flair! As always at Art After Work, no experience or supplies needed, just come and have fun!

 


Intuit at The 606 Block Party

Saturday, June 3, 2017
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free and open to the public


It's back! The 606 Block Party returns for its third annual day-long celebration of the community spirit of The 606 trail. Enjoy lively processions, two music stages, a community-centered street festival on Humboldt Boulevard, kids activities and more!

Stop by Intuit's booth to enjoy hands-on activities inspired by the art of Henry Darger and walk away with your own temporary Darger art tattoo!

To learn more about The 606 Block Party and view the full event lineup, visit www.the606.org.



Spring Intuit: ART BREWT
A Benefit for Intuit

Monday, May 22, 2017
5:30-8:30 p.m.
THE TapRoom at Lagunitas Brewing Company
2607 West 17th Street
21+ event (beer service only)
General Tickets: $25
VIP Tickets: $75


Please join us for a night of fun, food, entertainment and beer at Spring Intuit: ART BREWT, an evening inspired by Chicago’s Henry Darger, the Vivian Girls and the botanical beauty of spring.

Come dressed in creative spring attire inspired by Darger's Vivian Girls! All proceeds benefit Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art’s programming and exhibitions.

Event highlights include:

Please note: Onsite parking is limited. Street parking is available around the brewery but ride sharing and/or public transportation is highly recommended!

TICKETS

General Ticket: $25

VIP Ticket: $75

  • Two tickets to Spring Intuit
  • One year Intuit Family/Partner Membership

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Friend: $250

  • Two tickets to Spring Intuit: ART BREWT
  • One year Intuit Family/Partner Membership
  • Acknowledgment on Intuit's website and social media
  • Recognition in event program and signage
  • Special mention by emcee during event announcements

Patron: $500

  • Four tickets to Spring Intuit: ART BREWT
  • One year Intuit Family/Partner Membership
  • Acknowledgment on Intuit's website and social media
  • Recognition in event program and signage
  • Special mention by emcee during event announcements

Sustainer: $1,000

  • Four tickets to Spring Intuit: ART BREWT
  • Five Spring Intuit: ART BREWT raffle tickets
  • One year Intuit Family/Partner Membership
  • Acknowledgment on Intuit's website and social media
  • Recognition in event program and signage
  • Special mention by emcee during event announcements

Benefactor: $2,500

  • Four tickets to Spring Intuit: ART BREWT
  • 10 Spring Intuit: ART BREWT raffle tickets
  • One year Intuit Family/Partner Membership
  • Acknowledgment on Intuit's website and social media
  • Recognition in event program and signage
  • Special mention by emcee during event announcements

Intuit thanks the following for their sponsorship of this event:

  • Sam Rosenberg

  • Michael Sullivan

  • David Walega and Christopher Ambroso


On the Table at Intuit: Fostering LGBTQ Inclusivity in
Chicago's Cultural Institutions

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
noon-1 p.m.
Lunchtime roundtable discussion
Free (RSVP required, limited seats available)
Lunch provided


On May 16, thousands of Chicago area residents will pull up a chair at On the Table gatherings like ours to discuss the future of our communities while sharing a meal together. Intuit will be one of thousands of locations across the Chicago region hosting similar events where community residents from all ages and backgrounds will come together to put real issues and solutions “on the table” and share their commitments to helping shape our collective future.

Let’s gather, share a bite to eat, and talk about how we can improve our community! Our conversation will focus on LGBTQ inclusivity in Chicago's cultural institutions. Facilitated by professor, artist, and filmmaker Dan Rybicky, this roundtable discussion will allow attendees to share experiences, address challenges, and propose solutions to overcoming barriers existing within our city's institutions.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be an impactful discussion! After lunch, we also invite you to explore our new exhibition, Betwixt and Between: Henry Darger's Vivian Girls.

Click here to read coverage of this event in Windy City Times!

Dan Rybicky is an award-winning filmmaker and tenured professor in Cinema Art and Science at Columbia College Chicago. He recently produced and co-directed the critically-acclaimed feature documentary Almost There, which screened at over thirty festivals in 2015 before being distributed theatrically, digitally, and on public television in 2016. After receiving his BA at Vassar College and his MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Dan began working with and consulting in various production capacities for Martin Scorsese, John Sayles, and John Leguizamo. Dan's latest project - a short documentary about health care filmed in (and titled) Accident, MD - will be released in fall 2017.


DIY Workshop: Exploring Text and Image

April 29, 2017
1-4 p.m.
$25/$20 Intuit Members
 

Artist Hilesh Patel will lead a hands-on art workshop in conjunction with the Year of Darger. The workshop will be divided into two parts, Imaging Space and The Architecture of a Darger World. Participants will use memory recall to generate text and consider how they exist alongside image. They will explore gesture drawing and create their own imaginary spaces for silhouettes of the Vivian Girls to live.  All supplies included.


Flak Performance Series

Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:30 p.m.
$5 voluntary admission at the door


FLAK returns to Intuit for an evening of musical and improvisational performances. Join us for an unforgettable night of experimental music.

LINEUP
Sivan Cohen Elias
Born in Jerusalem, Sivan Cohen Elias sees herself as an interdisciplinary composer. In her work she investigates the boundaries and possibilities of integrating different art forms into a unified medium. Movement, sound, space and visual objects are sewn within themes corresponding with the failure and limitations of systems and bodies.

Ms. Cohen Elias is currently a doctoral candidate and a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University under the guidance of composers and professors Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku. In 2012, Ms. Cohen Elias relocated to Germany for an 11-month fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. In 2007, she attended the postgraduate program at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. She holds a master’s of music with high distinctions from Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University, where she studied with composer Ruben Seroussi. Ms. Cohen Elias has participated in lessons and master classes with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Georges Aperghis, Pierluigi Billone, Steven Kazuo Takasugi, John Luther Adams and Rebecca Saunders, among others.

Chicago Academy for the Arts, New Music Ensemble
The CAA New Music Ensemble is comprised of five emerging composer-performers currently studying music at the Chicago Academy for the Arts. These young artists create new works by composing collaboratively and performing together, focusing on works which utilize graphic scores, electronic components, games and extended techniques. 

 Under the leadership of Jesse Langen, the CAA New Music Ensemble has become an essential presence in Chicago’s exciting new music scene. The group has performed with Eighth Blackbird at the Museum of Contemporary Art and participated in the inaugural Ear Taxi Festival this past fall. Last summer many members of the ensemble traveled to Germany to participate in the International Music Courses for New Music at Darmstadt, where they worked collaboratively with Cologne-based Studio Musikfabrik.  CAA New Music Ensemble members regularly work with world-class composers and artists, including Danny Clay, Jenna Lyle, Sivan Cohen Elias, Ray Evanoff, Pablo Santiago Chin, Fredrick Gifford, Eliza Brown, Peter Veale, Mabel Kwan, Bethany Younge and Shawn Lucas.


Slow Flow and Self-Express Yoga

Sunday, April 23, 2017
1 p.m.
$15 suggested donation at the door


Join us for a day of yoga with the backdrop of outsider art. Ignite your creative fire with a meditative, slow flow yoga class led by Eva Baldinger. 

Stay after class for a DIY Henry Darger-inspired workshop, using found and re-used materials to create new pieces. Beginner artists and yogis are encouraged to join this exploration!

Support Wheels for Women's Interlink Foundation with a tax-deductible donation to Seva Soul in partnership with Village Cooperative Inc via Crowdrise. Click here to view the fundraiser page!


FEED Salon: to play, to be happy, and to dream
A celebration of Chicago’s Henry Darger

Saturday, April 22, 2017
6-9 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Seating promptly at 6:30 p.m.
General Tickets: $75 (includes one year Intuit membership)
Member Tickets: $65 (must use the code "Darger" at checkout)


In celebration of Henry Darger’s 125th birthday, NON:op Open Opera Works and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art present FEED: to play, to be happy, and to dream. Honoring Darger as a Chicagoan and outsider artist, join us as we present performances by a range of artists from the disability art and culture movement and gender fluid performers.

The evening’s performances will include five courses of food from Chicago chef Mickey Neely of Castle Door Supper Club and beer courses by Lagunitas Brewing, all within a lavish visual environment.


Art After Work:
Drawing Darger in the Galleries

Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Henry Darger Room Collection, HDRC80a

Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Henry Darger Room Collection, HDRC80a

April 20, 2017
5:30-8 p.m.
Free ($5 voluntary admission)


In this month's installment of AAW we are going straight to the source. We will be drawing like Henry Darger in the galleries using materials and resources similar to those he used to create his epic work. No drawing experience or supplies needed, just come and be ready to have fun!

The event is free only we suggest a $5 voluntary admission to support Intuit's programming.


Henry Darger's 125th Birthday Celebration

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Join us for a day-long celebration in honor of Henry Darger's 125th Birthday!

12 p.m.
Film Screening of In the Realms of the Unreal, directed by Jessica Yu

1 p.m.
Intermission: Q & A with Betsy Fuchs,
Henry Darger's neighbor

2-5 p.m.
Enjoy birthday cake and hands-on art activities inspired by Darger

5:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk with curator Leisa Rundquist

5:30-8:30 p.m.
Opening Reception for Betwixt and Between: Henry Darger's Vivian Girls


Slow Art Day

Saturday, April 8, 2017
1-2 p.m.
Free and open to the public


On one day each year, people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at three to five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together over lunch to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing. In fact, Slow Art Day works best when people look at the art on their own slowly and then meet up to discuss the experience (though some hosts decide to do the discussion right in the gallery).

Join Intuit on April 8 at 1 p.m. to spend time on our current exhibitions, Henry Darger: Author/Artist and Henry Darger: Source Materials and discuss what you learned over coffee.


Closet Clearance Sale

Photo by Patty Carroll

Photo by Patty Carroll

VIP First Dibs: Friday, March 31, 6-8 p.m.
$20 at the door/Free for donors

Closet Clearance Sale: Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Half Price Sale: Sunday, April 2, 12-3 p.m.
Free and open to the public Saturday and Sunday


Intuit's annual Closet Clearance Sale features new, vintage and gently used upscale women’s clothing and accessories (hats, bags, shoes, belts, scarves, jewelry, etc.) donated from Chicago’s best closets. 100% of the event proceeds directly support Intuit's exhibitions, programming and educational efforts.

Donations will be accepted through March 26, 2017 and can be dropped off at Intuit (756 N Milwaukee Avenue) Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m. Items should be in clean, wearable condition and on hangers. This is an upscale sale. Please no blue jeans or ripped t-shirts. All donations are tax-deductible (you will receive a receipt upon donation). The value of your items is determined by you.

All donors of clothing items receive a free ticket to the VIP First Dibs event on Friday, March 31, 6-8 p.m. Tickets for the First Dibs Event are $20 at the door for the general public.

Any remaining items will be half price on Sunday, April 2, 12-3 p.m.


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Friday, March 24, 2017
7:30 p.m.
$10 voluntary admission


The next installment of our FLAK Performance Series features High Concept Labs, an organization that provides Chicago artists with flexible, affordable space. Join us for an artistic dialogue and unforgettable experience with High Concept Labs.

Click here to learn more about High Concept Labs!


Edward M. Gómez: Investigating Unreal Realms

Saturday, March 18, 2017
2 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Photo by Cheri Eisenberg

Photo by Cheri Eisenberg

In response to Intuit’s current exhibition Unreal Realms, art critic and author Edward Gómez will examine what is meant by an artist's "vision."  How can or do we discern what a particular artist's vision might be, and why has this notion played such an important role in the history of research and collecting in the art brut/outsider art field? How do the four artists (Adolf Wölfli, A. G. Rizzoli, Ken Grimes and Charles A. A. Dellschau) whose works are included alongside Henry Darger in the exhibit offer ample and vivid evidence of each one's respective artistic vision and broader worldview? What else does each of these artist's body of work express?

EDWARD M. GÓMEZ  (www.edwardmgomez.com) is a critic, author and contributing writer/editor for Art in AmericaArt + AuctionARTnews, the Brooklyn RailHyperallergicMetropolisSculpture, the New York Times, the Japan Times (Japan) and other publications; New York correspondent, ART & ANTIQUES Magazine (U.S.A.), New York;  senior editor, RAW VISION Magazine (U.K.), New York and London; and member of the Advisory Council/membre du Conseil Consultatif/美術館諮問機関員, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland.


Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$40/$35 Intuit Members


In this three-hour workshop, you will learn basic book binding techniques to get started in the book arts. We'll discuss materials, tools, and methods for making variations of books, such as pamphlets, stab bindings, and other common non-adhesive bindings, but will focus primarily on learning the Coptic Stitch. You will walk away with a small hard cover book by the end of the session!

Instruction provided by Chicago-based artist, Regin Igloria founder of North Branch Projects.

North Branch Projects uses the book arts to expand the creative reach of individuals. Dialogue is encouraged between people in an inclusive setting, making it possible for ideas to have a positive impact in the place we live. The studio community fosters an open approach to sharing work with new audiences and encourages collaboration and integration.

Learn more about North Branch Projects at www.northbranchprojects.org


FLAK Performance Series

Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:30 p.m.
$5 suggested donation at the door


FLAK returns to Intuit for an evening of musical and improvisational performances. Join us for an unforgettable night of experimental music.

LINEUP
NbN Trio (Nora Barton, Billie Howard, Nomi Epstein) 
Explores sonic textures through manipulation of acoustic instruments to investigate various color combinations between instumental forces, while also creating juxtapositions of textural strata.

Weston Olencki
A New York City based trombonist and composer specializes in the performance and production of new music.

Jesse Langen
A classical and electric guitarist, seeks to push both the technical boundaries and the conceptual functions of the instruments.

Jen Hill
Makes stuff with sound, image, music, ideas, internet, jokes, etc.


Slow Flow and Self-Express Yoga

Sunday, February 19, 2017
1 p.m.
$15 suggested donation at the door


Join us for a day of yoga with the backdrop of outsider art. Ignite your creative fire with a meditative, slow flow yoga class led by Eva Baldinger. 

Stay after class for a DIY Henry Darger-inspired workshop, using found and re-used materials to create new pieces. Beginner artists and yogis are encouraged to join this exploration!

Support Wheels for Women's Interlink Foundation with a tax-deductible donation to Seva Soul in partnership with Village Cooperative Inc via Crowdrise. Click here to view the fundraiser page!


Curator Talk: Henry Darger's Writing
with Michael Bonesteel

The Henry Darger Room Collection Photo by John Faier

The Henry Darger Room Collection
Photo by John Faier

Saturday, February 18, 2017
2 p.m.
Free and open to the public


Henry Darger curator and scholar Michael Bonesteel will address some of the major issues in Darger’s epic novel, In the Realms of the Unreal, and discuss their relationship to the artwork in the exhibition he assembled at Intuit, Henry Darger: Author/Artist.

There is no question that Darger had his own “voice,” that he wrote from a definite perspective and that his personality pervaded his work. Even when he borrowed texts from other sources, he transformed them into his own vernacular. But why should we read the work of a writer who violates most of the rules of English grammar and what we are accustomed to recognize as “good literature?” Bonesteel discusses the problematic internal inconsistencies, contradictions and lapses within Darger’s Realms, as well as how his juxtapositions of fatuous humor, childish charm, sentimentalism, poignancy and graphic gore make his work so surprising, strange and somehow compelling.

Michael Bonesteel is an adjunct assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the author of Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings (Rizzoli International), the first definitive publication in English on Darger.


Valentine Portrait Slam

Art by Stephon Doby

Art by Stephon Doby

Saturday, February 11, 2017
11 a.m.-3 p.m.


We are hosting a Valentine Portrait Slam in collaboration with Project Onward! Bring your sweetheart and let Project Onward's artists create a unique masterpiece that you both will cherish.

Artists will create your portrait immediately or work from a photograph for later completion. Portraits typically are 30 minutes each.

Single Portraits:
David Holt: $40
Stephon Doby: $40
George Zuniga: $40
Fernando Ramirez: $50

Double Portraits:
David Holt: $50
Stephon Doby: $50
George Zuniga: $50
Fernando Ramirez: $60

Schedule your portrait with the artists at (708) 990-0041 or email robyn.jablonski@projectonward.org. Walk-ins also welcome! 

Project Onward is a nonprofit studio and gallery for professional artists with mental and developmental disabilities.

Learn more about Project Onward at www.projectonward.org


Intuit at Outsider Art Fair 2017

Thursday, January 19: Early access 2-6 p.m., Vernissage 6-9 p.m.
Friday, January 20: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, January 21: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, January 22: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY


Intuit is excited to return to Outsider Art Fair New York for its twenty-fifth edition. The Fair will feature more than 60 galleries from nine countries, including eight first-time exhibitors, showing work by self-taught artists from their respective regions.

We will be selling Intuit's original publications at the Fair. Stop by our booth and say hello!