Events

Paintings by Maggie Hubbard

Indigo | Paintings by Maggie Hubbard

Indigo | the color of whiteness, paintings by Maggie Hubbard

Where: Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson, Uptown, Chicago

When: Friday, July 20, 2018 through Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 2018, 6-8 pm

Media Contact: Jane Hertenstein, 773-454-4887

 

“For almost five millennia, in every culture and every major religion, indigo has been one of the world’s most valued pigments. No color has been prized so highly or for so long, or been at the center of such turbulent human encounters. Indigo was a cornerstone of the transatlantic slave trade—one of the hidden commodities, like cotton, sugar, salt, and gold…”

Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World, Catherine E. McKinley

“Indigo | the color of whiteness,” a series of paintings by artist Maggie Hubbard, presents icons of the white middle class. These objects and scenes take on new meaning when solely depicted with indigo dye, an ancient pigment fraught with power, colonization, and slavery. Hubbard’s work asks two critical questions of our time: who is white and what does it mean to be white? Indigo | the color of whiteness, Friday, July 20–August 29, will be on display at Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W. Wilson Ave., Uptown, Chicago

Maggie Hubbard is an artist from Chicago, IL and holds a BS in Illustration from Indiana Wesleyan University (2013). Her work has been featured in various exhibitions throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. She is pursuing a Masters of Fine Art at the University of Illinois at Chicago this coming fall. More of her work can be found at www.maggiehubbard.net.

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.