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Papermaking and Mimosas with Molly Blumberg

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1010 West 35th Street

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Chicago, IL 60609

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A paper making workshop led by Chicago-based artist Molly Blumberg.

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Join [salonlb.] for an afternoon of Paper Making and Mimosas, instructed by Chicago-based artist, sculptor, and papermaker, Molly Blumberg ,on Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00-4:00PM.

During this class participants will learn the fundamentals of paper making - - from preparing pulp from plant fibers, to pigmenting, pulling sheets of paper, sculpting, and drying. Led by artist Molly Blumberg, participants will learn multiple paper making techniques and will have the opportunity to create their own works of art in paper. The workshop will feature demos and guided time with the artist as well as open studio time for participants to play, experiment, and create.

In line with the artists' practice, participants are encouraged to experiment by including other materials. If you have small objects that you'd like to embed in your paper (fabric scraps, confetti, dried flowers, photographs, beads, etc.), bring them along!

If you have any objects or materials that you'd like to turn into a small paper sculpture, bring those too! An assortment of scrap materials will be available as well.

While learning the art of paper making, guests have the opportunity to explore [salonlb.]'s current exhibition, "Material Girls: Materiality in a Material World", and take in the panoramic views of Chicago's stunning skyline. All experience levels are welcome!

Doors Open: 12:45PM

Class Time: 1:00 - 4:00PM

SPECIAL STUDENT/TEACHER DISCOUNT: Use code BACK2SCHOOL to receive $15 off tickets. *guests will be asked to show school ID's upon arrival

Program Fee: $50 per session, includes instructor fee as well as all paper making materials, and light refreshments. Guests are welcome to bring any additional materials or special papers that they may prefer to use for the session. We recommend wearing waterproof clothing such as a rain jacket, poncho, or boots for the process.

About Molly Blumberg:

Molly Blumberg is an artist based in Chicago, IL. She earned her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in fiber & material studies in 2020 and her BFA from the Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts in sculpture in 2012. Trained as a sculptor and a papermaker, her work is grounded in an extreme engagement with materiality. Through a playfully physical studio practice and a dedication to process based exploration, she explores how it feels to be a body. Pulling from art-historical depictions of the female body and employing feminist practices of fragmentation and reassembling, she focuses on the phenomenology of a fleshy body that is a site of constant state change.

About Material Girls: Materiality in a Material World:

MATERIAL GIRLS explores the practices of Théo Bignon, Molly Blumberg, Rachel Hefferan, and Parvin Peivandi, an international cohort of material-based artists, who investigate material as a means to embody the human experience and communicate from an authentic, internal source. This is art of excess, an indulgence to craft and process. But do not confuse materiality for materialism. Materiality, “the quality or character of being material or composed of matter,” is distinct. Physicality impacts content, and subsequently meaning.

MATERIAL GIRLS: Materiality in a Material World deconstructs and reimagines domestic, intimate objects and unconventional raw material embedded with personal narratives and cultural codes, conveying feelings of sexuality, nostalgia, tension, desire, and transformation translated into material. Materiality in all its manifestations.

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PARKING: When you arrive, please park in the lot located on the westside of the building (across the street from the Zhou B Art Center and Tripp-Lite Facility). There is also plenty of metered street parking available along 35th Street.

ENTER: Enter the building through the main doors located adjacent to the parking lot (to the right of the loading dock). From the lobby, take the elevator up to the 5th floor. salonlb. is located at the end of the long hallway.

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salonlb. IS A PROGRESSIVE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITION SPACE WITH AN EMPHASIS ON SCULPTURE, MIXED MEDIA, AND CONTEMPORARY CRAFT. IT IS A FORUM DESIGNED TO ENGAGE CRITICALLY WITH ART, EMBRACE A GROWING AUDIENCE, AND SUPPORT A DIVERSE RANGE OF ARTISTS

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