INVITE / The ENERI Access Series Presents: "Crossing Borders" at Oishii Thai/In Celebration of Chicago Artists Month 2014 - 10/22/14 (REGISTRATION Opens 8/18/14)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
This registration is for the October 22, 2014 event only.
The ENERI Access Series Presents: "Crossing Borders" at Zhou B Art Center
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
ENERI at Zhou B Art Center!
In Celebration of 2014 Chicago Artists Month
and the 10 Year Anniversary "10 Years of Art Innovation" of Chicago’s Renowned Zhou B Art Center
The ENERI Access Series Presents:
at Zhou B Art Center
LIVE IN CONCERT!
with Special Guests
LOUELLA MANINGAS CABALONA, Singer
BARON CABALONA, Drummer and Bassist
(ENERI reserves the right to substitute artists in the case of an emergency.)
“Crossing Borders: The Video”
An ENERI Group Audio-Visual Show Set to Matt Miller’s Original Music from his CD “Daydreams”
showcasing artwork by
Benjamin “Benz” Abino, Photographer
Ken Carl, Photographer
Susan Cua, Painter
Rieny G. Cualoping, Photographer
Kimbirdlee Fadner, Chinese Brush Painter
Dan Gutierrez, Videographer/Editor
Amie Hana, Photographer
Matt Miller, Chinese Brush, Watercolor Painter and Oil Painter
Michael Nguyen, Photographer – Bright Young Star
Injung Oh, Painter
Martino Tangkar, Photographer
Derek Tokarzewski, Photographer
Lauren Uchima, Photographer/Blogger – Bright Young Star
Excerpts from the photo book, “Everyday Inspirations for Mindful Living” created by Rieny G. Cualoping with 'Isms by Arun Sampanthavivat, AAA Five Diamond Chef, Owner of Arun’s Thai Restaurant, Chicago; Artist, Poet, Writer and Songwriter; and Leader, Development of Chicago’s Thai Town Project
CROSSING BORDERS - ENERI CONCEPT DESCRIPTIVE
ENERI will playfully present the 18th Annual Chicago Artists Month theme, “Crossing Borders,” in several ways – between colorful Chicago neighborhoods, across state and national borders, through several artistic genres that include music, video, photography, painting and prose. This project will showcase Chicago and Wisconsin artists crossing various age groups.
Musician/composer/singer/songwriter Matt Miller of Mukwonago, Wisconsin has composed and written over 300 songs. His original compositions will form the framework of a live musical performance scheduled on Friday, October 17, 2014 at Chicago’s renowned Zhou B Art Center (1029 West 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60609, http://www.zhoubartcenter.com) during its regular monthly innovative “Third Fridays ” *series (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
Established by the world-famous Zhou Brothers, the Zhou B Art Center has become a creative hub crossing borders between Chicago and the international art community.
The October 17th Third Friday exciting musical performance will feature prolific Matt Miller on keyboards, performing in public for the first time live with Chicago artists Russell Kuzuhara (guitarist/singer/songwriter), and Louella Maningas Cabalona (singer) and Baron Cabalona (drummer and bassist), of the popular SamaSama Project Filipino fusion band fame. (Last year, SamaSama Project appeared in concert at Broadway star Lea Salonga’s Chicagoland concert at the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University.)
"Crossing Borders: The Video,” will be screened in large projection that evening. Videographer Dan Gutierrez will take us visually through Chicago neighborhoods in his new “1SecondVideo,” created especially for this project, and we celebrate crossing other physical borders in a vibrant audio-visual composite musical video (set to Matt Miller’s original music from his CD album “Daydreams,”) that includes artwork by eight photographers and four painters.
The project includes two Bright Young Stars – two recent college graduates. These videos will also be shown in other Chicago venues throughout the month of October.
Matt Miller’s Chinese brush, watercolor and oil paintings will be showcased in “Crossing Borders: The Video,” as well as that of his sister Kimbirdlee Fadner, a professional actress/singer/dancer/painter of Wisconsin and New York. Guests will enjoy everyday engagements in the pastel paintings by artist Susan Cua (Greenleaf Art Center, Chicago’s Rogers Park) from her Chicago and European collections; vibrant scenes of Macaw by popular international destination, theater, documentary, and wedding photographer Ken Carl; while Bright Young Stars Michael Nguyen and Lauren Uchima showcase breathtaking panoramic views taken during their respective recent trips to Mexico City and Japan. Lauren Uchima’s story will feature excerpts in prose from her blog story on the trip to her homeland.
Rising star Injung Oh (Zhou B Art Center: 33 Contemporary Gallery; Bluerider ART Taipei) shares some of her paintings, such as those shown in “Volossom,” a solo exhibition that featured her work in a 2013 exhibition in Taipei City, Taiwan.
Bold conceptual borders are crossed in the work of popular celebrity fashion photographer Amie Hana and fashion photographers Derek Tokarzewski and Benjamin “Benz” Abino (“Tiara” Magazine), while Martino Tangkar, 2014-2015 Chair of the Asian American Coalition of Chicago, a systems engineer by profession but an avid photographer and community leader, captures up scenes of Chicago’s communities at work and play.
Rounding it all up will be prose, some selected from Project Creator Rieny G. Cualoping’s photo book, “Everyday Inspirations for Mindful Living,” which features her photography and everyday ‘isms by AAA Five Diamond Chicago Chef Arun Sampanthavivat, who is also an accomplished artist, poet, writer and songwriter; and currently leading the development of Chicago’s Thai Town Project (in the former 17th District Chicago Police Department Station.)
Everyone attending this multi-media extravaganza will be touched with the telling of these personal stories and the artistic talent exhibited by these bright stars.
NOTE: Matt Miller is based in Wisconsin and Kimbirdlee Fadner is based in Wisconsin and New York. All other project artists listed are Chicago or Chicagoland-based.
The October 17th events are free and open to the public. Food and Drink – Culinary creations, small batch wines and craft beers, will be available for purchase at Kenmare Catering’s EAT ART Pavilions.
CROSSING BORDERS: ON THE ROAD
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Vora, 1028 North Clark Street, Chicago, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. (Looped On TV Screens, During regular dinner/bar hours; regular menu available for purchase) http://www.vorachicago.com (Registration opens August 18, 2014 at https://enerivora10914.eventbrite.com) hashtags #ENERIChicago #VoraChicago.
Friday, October 17, 2014 at Zhou B Center, 1029 West 35th Street, Chicago, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (During Third Friday/Zhou B 10th Anniversary Celebration Series – On the Big Screen with Matt Miller and others appearing in person!) http://www.zhoubartcenter.com (Registration opens August 18, 2014 at https://enerizhou101714.eventbrite.com) hashtags #ENERIChicago #ZhouBArtCenter
SUBURBAN RELEASE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Oishii Thai, 1113 Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.(Looped On TV Screen, During regular dinner/bar hours; regular menu available for purchase) http://www.oishiithai.com (Registration opens August 18, 2014 at https://eneriothai102214.eventbrite.com) hashtags #ENERIChicago #othai
YouTube Release - Friday, October 31, 2014 on The ENERICom Channel (TENTATIVE subject to change as of presstime; please check back at time of article) hashtag #ENERIcomChannel
Media requests for interviews and images about the Zhou B Art Center and The Zhou Brothers may be directed to ENERI Communications at info(at)enericom(dot)net or Donna Bliss at press(at)zhoubartcenter(dot)com .
Additionally, media requests for artist profiles, interviews, images and musical sound demos relating to the program, “The ENERI Access Series Presents: Crossing Borders” may be directed to ENERI Communications at info(at)enericom(dot)net .
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