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NEW ART SHOW: Transparency by Robin Rios

Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 6–8 pm

September 30–Nov. 7

Everybody’s Coffee

935 W. Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Robin Monique Rios was never one for waiting and watching. As a kid she was a whirl of movement, a biker/skater girl, until sidelined by a hip disease that put her into a brace from her waist to her knees. From that experience Robin emerged as an observer, with a whole new way of seeing and experiencing the world, and her place within it.

Her work, though not exactly collage nor strictly digital, is a combination of borrowed images re-shot or painted into a composition. Her work can best be described as digital paintings. The hands and eyes are all hers, the x-rays are donated, all transforming into something old into something new. Reinventions.

“This series is truly my voice, it conveys my personal emotional and intellectual understanding of myself and the world around me. This series is about tearing down those superficial layers built up by society, religion, politics and our own family. It’s only by shedding all that’s been put on us that we can begin to reconnect.”

Robin also works 3-dimensionally, with her abstract robots put together with wire and found objects which presage the future by letting her imagination run wild. Harkening back to her days as a skater, Robin also paints on decks incorporating a gritty, urban feel with a wicked sense of movement.

“This show is about opening up, making my art and process transparent.” Just like the human body woven into her pieces, it is about opening her heart, putting it out there for all to see.

Robin Monique Rios is a Chicago native and founder and director of 4Art Space. Robin graduated with honors from the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, with a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts in Visual Communications in June 2003. She currently works out of the Zhou B Art Center on the South Side.

Everybody’s Coffee is located at 935 W. Wilson, Uptown Chicago. The show runs from September 30–Nov. 7. Opening reception is Friday, September 30, 6–8 pm. Come inside and have a look.

Events

Great Lakes Coffee Showcase 2018

Great Lakes Coffee Showcase 2018

The Great Lakes Coffee Showcase is here again!

The Great Lakes Coffee Showcase is a free event that introduces the public to coffee roasters and brewers from all over the midwest. There will be a New Gotham Latte Art Throwdown and Third Coast Brew Fight that will have some of the best baristas in the midwest competing for great prizes. Come to this free event to sample some coffee and cheer on your favorite barista as they compete. Vendors and competition information coming soon!

Third Coast Brew Fight: Noon to 3 PM

New Gotham Latte Art Throwdown: 4PM to 6PM

Paintings by Alexandra Stevenson, June 8 to July 18 at Everybody's Coffee

Alexandra Stevenson: City in a Garden

New Art Show: “City in a Garden,” paintings by Alexandra Stevenson

Chicago’s motto is urbs in horto, meaning city in a garden. After a long cold spring Everybody’s Coffee welcomes “City in a Garden,” its latest art exhibit, June 8–July 18, paintings by local Ravenswood artist Alexandra Stevenson.

A vibrant color palette is inspired by Chicago’s many parks and gardens. Even in a dense city, there are pockets of green, pop-up flower beds, window boxes crowned with fuchsia, golden yellow, periwinkle, and heliotrope purples. “The paintings are a product of daily observation—the view from the El train platform, from my third-floor window, along the North Branch trail, walks along the lake and river.” Ms. Stevenson’s paintings reveal a side of the city teeming with color and life. Between narrow rectangles and rooftop triangles, we get a glimpse of a City in a Garden.

You can find out more about Alexandra at her website: http://astevensonart.com/

City in a Garden opens Friday, June 8, opening reception is 6 – 8 pm, and runs through July 18. Everybody’s Coffee is located at 935 W. Wilson, Chicago, Illinois. Come revel in the delights of our city in a garden.