Hang Date 11/6/17 Art Opening 11/9/17 6-8pm Strike Date 1/22/18


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Anastasia Mak Art Show up at uncommon ground 10/23/17- 1/15/18

Art Opening Reception 10/26/17 6-8pm


About the artist:


Anastasia Mak was born in Ukraine, and moved to the U.S. as a teenager. She now lives and works in Chicago.

Anastasia’s love of travel has always been a driving force in her artwork. She takes multiple trips to different destinations each year to feed her inspiration. Having only lived in large cities, she also carries great appreciation for urban architecture. Chicago landmarks are a theme in many of her pieces. In her Ravenswood studio, she paints from photographs and sketches that she has captured while out exploring.

Pairing realistic and abstract elements, Mak creates vivid acrylic paintings in the style of expressionism.

Anastasia has exhibited internationally, and her originals are housed in numerous private and business collections. Through her work, viewer gets to share the adventurous energy.

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Anastasia Mak
phone: 312-401-2770
web: siamakart

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Uncommon Ground patrons will be dining with demons at the uncommon ground Lakeview restaurant hosts “Believe in Your Demons,” an exhibition of sculpture by Heather Hug.


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Show goes up on Monday 2/13/17 ART OPENING Thursday 2/16 6-8pm


I currently work as a color specialist for a large printing company but would at some point like to create art full time. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with duel bachelor degrees in interactive multimedia and fine arts painting with a minor in photography.
I work in a diverse array of mediums: Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, latex, spray), Photography, Drawing (colored pencil, oil marker, fine point pen, oil pastels, chalk, charcoal) Sculpture(Clay, paper-mache, digital) Graphic Design (logos, Icons, front end design,3D).
Chicago, IL, USA

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Josh Moulton Art Show up at uncommon ground - Edgewater Hang Date 2/6/17 Art Opening 2/9/17 6-8pm

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Steven Green Art Show up at uncommon ground- Lakeview 12/5/16 Artist Reception Thursday 12/8 6-8pm



My professional life as an artist has always been process oriented. Early in my career, it was the nonrepresentational image derived from the use of materials or the process of multiple layering of the art materials in which the image would emerge. In the last eighteen years this same process orientation is the means that my current land and city scape images occur. When asked,” What is my source for the image?” I need to mentally pause to explain that the process of starting from a place of nothing, or one can say the blank paper, canvas, or panel surface is my source. From this starting point I attempt to remove all images from my mind and begin as rapidly or non-consciously as possible. Through this process of application and interpretation, layer upon layer of art material is applied until a final image emerges. Another perspective can be quoted from John Daido Loori’s, “The Zen of Creativity”, about the Zen aesthetic. “…In no mind there is no intent. The activity, whatever it may be, is not forced or strained. The art just slips through the intellectual filters, without conscious effort and without planning. This functioning of no mind is sometimes called the action of no action. This is the Taoist concept of wu-wei: a continuous stream of spontaneity that emerges from the rhythm of circumstances.” The phrase, “…without conscious effort and without planning…” is the key to developing the ultimate, in my case, land and city scape image. My recent artwork has begun to explore a new image, “the city”. I have discovered on the most recent large scale paintings that the same process of discovering form and rhythm occurs with both the city as well as natural landscape.

P.O. Box 476765 Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 370-9370, email:

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"Grounded in Hope" Art Show by Chai Wolfman

December 1, 2016 - February 6, 2017

ART OPENING December 1st 6-8pm Complimentary Appetizers

About the Artist
Chai Wolfman creates paintings that draw from her urban life as an artist, writer, yogi, partner, and mother. She participates in art fairs and sells her work online in her etsy shop, Chai Wolfman Studio. Her paintings, prints, and cards can also be found at Local Goods Chicago. She started The Found Painting Project as a way to spread joy and spark curiosity using art, hanging small paintings on trees for people to discover and take home. She lives in Chicago with her wife and two children. Find out more at

"Guiding a painting through the sewing machine connects me to past generations who created quilts to warm their loved ones. I infuse that same love and intention of warmth into my paintings."

"My imagined landscapes blend buildings and natural elements. I use paint and thread to create a world of color and texture that is grounded in hope."

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Uncommon Ground patrons will be dining with demons this fall as the

Lakeview restaurant hosts “Believe in Your Demons,” an exhibition of sculpture by Heather Hug.

Art show runs 9/22-12/5/16


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Hang Date: June 27th

Art Opening: June 30th

Strike Date: December 15th


I was born and raised in Lima, Ohio and have loved making art since the 3rd grade. I earned my BFA and teaching degree from Bowling Green State University.

I moved to Chicago in 1998 for my first teaching job, where I taught and shared my enthusiam for Art to K-8th graders for eight yrs. Supportive administrators allowed me to use my classroom as a studio on the weekends and summer.

At the first art festival I participated in, a buyer from Saks Fifth Avenue bought 9 of my shoe paintings for their Las Vegas store. This was a pivotal sale in my career, that gave me the confidence to continue following my dream.

My work has been ex...

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