Sunday, September 20, 2009
A Creative Social Club...
I took some time—yesterday—to drive downtown and meet with The Chicago Creative Social Club at Gallery 180. The creative networking organization is defined on its web site, as “THE Meet up Group for creative people in Chicago.” The group …“supports the Chicago creative community by promoting social connections, enjoyment, and learning across all creative disciplines…” So when the Director of the organization contacted me to ask if I would address the group, I agreed.
I was asked to cover a variety of art-related topics including: the current exhibition being presented at Gallery 180, titled “red”, information about The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, exhibition opportunities, the Chicago Gallery scene, and information on my duties as a Curator. I probably spoke a little too long but the amazing snacks—provided by the Ai Culinary School—kept the group conscious. After the very informal presentation, I spent time talking with some of the individual members. I met some wonderful people and ate a few too many of the monster chocolate, chocolate-chip cookies.
In any case, if you’re near Chicago and are looking for a creative group, with which to mingle, check out the Chicago Creative Social Club at: creativesocialclub.com