Joliet, Unwell. – The College of St. Francis (USF) Artwork Gallery will open a new exhibit featuring the function of artist and USF professor Michael “Chester” Alamo-Costello, MFA, beginning on Monday, August 23.

The Chicago Portrait Venture, a collection designed by Alamo-Costello, stems from his 2018 e-book, Somewhere In-Among Chicago and is a selection of portraits of artists, musicians, and relaxed passerby contrasted with imagery created in metropolis streets and fringe environments considering the fact that the mid-1990s. These operates give insight into the metropolis as a imaginative environment and the numerous of socio-political issues it has encountered around the past 30+ many years. The Chicago Portrait Undertaking is supported by grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Grant money were being utilised to make the exhibition and to employ USF art and layout pupils Austin Hines and Odessa Villarreal.

The exhibition will run by way of Tuesday, October 5, at the USF Artwork Gallery, which is located at 25 E. Van Buren Avenue in Joliet. The gallery is open up to the public every single Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A public reception for the exhibition and a cookout will also be hosted at the gallery on Thursday, August 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit stfrancis.edu/artgallery for extra info.

About the Artist

Michael “Chester” Alamo-Costello is an American artist, educator, publisher and writer based in Chicago, Sick. He is most regarded for his extended-operating, global “Artwork Drop” sequence (1998 to current), which destinations artwork into non-regular configurations, such as community parks, and for his photographic publications, which have been observed for their rawness and each day immediacy. He has mainly demonstrated his do the job in the public domain in nations throughout Europe, the United States and Canada he has also experienced exhibits at the Museum of Present-day Pictures and the Hyde Park Artwork Center. His pictures and assignments have been reviewed or printed in the Chicago Sunlight-Situations, Chicago Tribune Magazine, De Telegraaf (Amsterdam), The World and Mail (Canada), New Artwork Examiner, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Journal, Nerve, and on Chicago Public Radio. Alamo-Costello’s guides of photography, artwork and writing incorporate: Someplace In-Among Chicago (2018), The Globe (2010), and Grandpa Danny (2008). Alamo-Costello is also the publisher of, and a contributor to, The COMP Magazine, a electronic artwork and design and style journal. He is a professor and former chair of the Division of Art and Style at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Unwell.

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