See the Sights, Sounds and Sensations of the City

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Select artists from "Cornelia Arts Building - Where Art Works" exhibiting at Robert Morris University Illinois State Street Gallery

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This collection of work focuses on the rich colors, textures and sounds that ebb and flow as one moves about the city.

Sights, Sounds and Sensations of the City is a juried exhibition of work from the Cornelia Arts Building artists that is currently on display in the State Street Gallery at Robert Morris University, 401 S. State Street. The exhibit brings Chicago's distinct neighborhoods, known for their appreciation of the arts, together in celebration of Chicago Arts Month. It will be shown until December 22, 2015. An artists’ reception will be held October 15, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm.

The city of Chicago boasts over 75 neighborhoods with distinguishing personas experienced through their cuisine, shopping, art, history, architecture and heritage. The common thread is they all bring an element of excitement to the senses. This collection of work focuses on the rich colors, textures and sounds that ebb and flow as one moves about the city.

The Cornelia Arts Building, established in 1986, is one of the largest all-artist studio buildings on Chicago's Northside. Situated in a former ice house built in 1910, the building is the working space of over fifty local artists and artisans, including sculptors, painters, photographers, ceramic artists, print-makers, jewelry designers, textile artisans, and more. Located at 1800 West Cornelia Avenue, the building rests at the border of three distinct Chicago Neighborhoods; Lakeview, Roscoe Village, and North Center. An open house at the Cornelia Arts Building is scheduled for October 2, 2015, 6:00-10:00 pm. For more information, visit

The State Street Gallery, established in 2004, is part of Robert Morris University Illinois’ main campus on the southeast edge of the Loop. The gallery is an outlet for art education and cultural enrichment for the University's students, employees and the surrounding community. The building itself, located at 401 South State Street, has a significant place in Chicago’s architectural history as it was designed by famed architect William LeBaron Jenney for Levi Leiter, Marshall Field's first business partner. It is also the site of the first downtown department store opened by Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 1932.

Artists on display: Alexander von Agoston, Micheal Bennett, Doug Birkenheuer, Janeane Bowlware, Katherine Chial, Tor Dettwiler, Doug Frohman, Philip Hartigan, Vincent Hawkins, Beth Kamhi, John Otto Kuhlmann, Richard Lange, Lisa Larson, Judy Lichtenstein, Jason Messinger, Diane Ponder, Darrell Roberts, Randi Russo,Susanne Siegel, Jordan Scott, Tiphanie Spencer, Michelle Stone, Sandra Stranz, Tiffany Stronsky, Kevin Swallow, Eric Weinstein, Judy Hinkes Zeddies

The 20th Annual Chicago Artists Month highlights the work of hundreds of artists throughout Chicago with performances, exhibitions, open studios, tours and neighborhood art walks. From October 1 to November 15, 2015, Chicago Artists Month (CAM) will invite residents and visitors to meet artists and see their work at venues across the city. As the world comes to Chicago to discuss the state of architecture, the CAM 2015 theme ,The City as Studio, looks at Chicago as a place for investigation, experimentation, innovation and production, and encourages a dialogue with the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial opening in October.

Chicago Artist Month is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) in collaboration with the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Public Library, and in-kind support from Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises®, Inc. Further information on CAM: 312. 744.3316 •

Robert Morris University Illinois is a not-for-profit, accredited baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution, serving over 4000 students interested in getting an education in business, graphic arts, nursing and health care, culinary and computer studies at its main campus in Chicago, as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Springfield, Peoria, Schaumburg and Lake County. For more information, call 800-762-5960 or visit the web site at

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