Lot’s of changes in my Chicago Gallery… and a big opening to celebrate!!
Gallery KH, formerly known as Mary Bell Galleries, celebrates the opening of their luxurious new gallery space at 311 W. Superior St. with a public reception Friday, June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. www.gallerykh.com.
Mary Bell, who founded the esteemed gallery 32 years ago, has passed the torch on to Lissa Kivisto and Kristen Hagan, who will serve as co-directors of the new gallery. Shannon Rather, on staff currently at Mary Bell Galleries, also joins the team at Gallery KH.
For its inaugural show Gallery KH presents TRIBUTE, an exhibit featuring the latest work by 27 of the gallery’s core contemporary artists. The exhibit will run through Tuesday, July 15, 2008. “Each piece we have selected for TRIBUTE is a quintessential example of the artist’s work,” stated Kristen Hagan, Gallery KH co-director.
“We invite the public to come and explore the rich and multifarious talents of these extraordinary artists.”
At 3,000 square-feet, Gallery KH will be double the square footage of the former space at 740 N. Franklin St. The newly remodeled space will feature a private viewing area, Mid-Century Modern furnishings and classic loft details. Three street-facing windows will enhance the airy ambiance of the space and create a dramatic presence for the gallery on Superior Street. Gallery KH will showcase the work of two dozen established and emerging artists in the heart of the River North Gallery District.
The showcased artists in TRIBUTE include Scott Addis, Montréal, Canada; Miles Bair, Peoria, Ill.;Rodger Bechtold, Woodstock, Ill.; Robert Berlin, Toronto, Canada; Gary Bowling, Lamar, Mo.; Marla Baggetta, West Linn, Ore.; Amy Cannady, Indianapolis, Ind.; Ellen Cocose, Lake Forest, Ill.; Henry Coe, Parkton, Md.; Carolyn Cole, Portland, Ore.; Deborah T. Colter, Edgartown, Mass.; Mark Dickson, Denver, Co.; Lynn Dunbar, Louisville, Ky.; Peter Hoffer, Montréal, Canada; Honore Lee, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Jerry Ricketson, Tulsa, Okla.; Rick Stevens, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Carol Stewart, St. Louis, Mo.;Leslie Tejada, Corvallis, Ore.; and Mignonette Yin Cheng, Ann Arbor, Mich. Sculptors featured include:Greg Milne, Chicago; Dan McDermott, Richmond, Va; Richard Taylor, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Dennis Westwood, Stafford, England. Artists featuring works on paper include: Denise Presnell-Weidner, Sheboygan, Wis.; Victoria Ryan, Eureka, Calif.; and Seiko Tachibana, San Francisco, Calif.
Presenting an outstanding collection of significant contemporary artists working in a variety of styles and media, Gallery KH provides exemplary service in the acquisition of fine art. Gallery KH is located at 311 W. Superior St., Chicago. For more information, visit www.gallerykh.com or call 312.642.0202.
(Press release from : chicago artists resource.org )