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Emerged

Closing this weekend is one of our most impressive ceramics exhibitions to date, “Emerged: After the Residency”.  Curated by Bill Griffith, Program Director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, this exhibition showcases the talent of eleven early-career artists who have each completed a residency within the past three years.  With work ranging from detailed […]

NCECA 2014

The annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) conference was held on March 19-22 in Milwaukee and Lillstreet Gallery was proud to have a booth in the Gallery Expo, where we represented work from an ambitious 55 ceramic artists. In the spirit of education, the booth’s theme was Midwest Educators and Students. […]

Urban Erosion

CAUTION!  The Gallery Annex has changed again, this time filled with bold, graphic patterns and bright colors that energize the gallery space while conveying a familiar message of warning to viewers. “Urban Erosion” by Steven Driscoll Hixson explores the hazardous nature of walking in an urban environment.  Using traffic signage and crosswalks as inspiration for […]

Sense of Scale

Lillstreet’s Jewelry and Metalsmithing department is well-known for its strong community and abundance of talent, and this is impressively displayed in Lillstreet Gallery‘s first ever metals show, “Sense of Scale: Metal Sculpture and Wearable Art“.  This new exhibition displays work from four accomplished metalsmiths who all have ties, past and present, with Lillstreet Art Center. […]

I Wish You Where Here

Now on view at the Gallery Annex is a compelling new photography exhibition, “I Wish You Where Here“.  This show presents a series of photographs by Luke Strosnider taken during his time living in Amsterdam.  The photos investigate themes of connection and familiarity with a place while living simultaneously as a tourist and resident. Fifteen […]

Midewin Prairie: Where Earth Meets Sky

An exciting, new installation has taken over the Gallery Annex, covering the walls with a stunning landscape that transports viewers away from the city and into the peaceful Illinois prairie.  Nora Renick Rinehart and Liz Anna Kozik use the space to document their 24-hour visit to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, the first national tallgrass prairie. […]

Let There Be Light

Pine needles and poinsettias have invaded the gallery, marking the arrival of Lillstreet’s 38th annual holiday show and sale: Let There Be Light!  Though this show reappears every year, this time around we are exhibiting the largest collection of artists yet!  39 ceramic artists were invited to send their best collections of work, including pottery, […]

Forever Plus

New to Lillstreet’s Gallery Annex is Forever Plus, new work by Molly Roth.  An intriguing study of text, Roth uses installation and unusual materials to study words associated with “the artist”.  Some text is immediately legible, while other words are disguised, overlaid with more text and covered with household materials such as ribbon and house […]

“Will You Step Into My Parlour?”

Once again the gallery has transformed, but this time it is without the traditional pedestals or perfectly centered and spaced wall pieces.  For this exhibition Lillstreet has turned into a living room.  And not just any living room, the living room of Chicago cartoonist and writer, Nicole Hollander.  Known for her nationally syndicated comic strip, […]

2013 Student Member Show

This week the gallery has completely cleared its shelves and pedestals and in its place is a huge selection of stunning artwork by Lillstreet’s own Student Members.  Current students who also hold yearly artist membership at Lillstreet are invited annually to apply for a week-long exhibition and sale of the wonderful work that is created […]

About Lillstreet

Founded in 1975, Lillstreet Art Center is a large community of artists and students working side-by-side in a friendly environment which encourages and inspires artistic growth in the individual. Lillstreet supports the arts through an artist residency program, gallery, studio space, education, and an outreach program.

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Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

4401 N Ravenswood (at Montrose)
Chicago, IL 60640 / 773.769.4226
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