Artist include: JoJo Baby, Hans Ulrich and Marianna Buchwald, Scott Becker, Lynn Chalupka, Andrew De Larosa, Jeff Hughart, Peter Jones, Rainbow Kitty and Ayala Leyser.
The term that stands out when the folks at Out Of Line write on this exhibit is "wacky." There also must be an honorable mention for "whimsical." The group exhibit features both soft and hard sculptures, 3D photos, prints and paintings. All of these, as you might imagine, are inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland or fairy tales. Some of the stories are revised, some remain true the original tales in these pieces.
For the opening the gallery recommends costumes and masks. There will be a brief talk by Professor John Long on Lewis Carroll. The Red Queen will be on hand with surprises too.
-Saturday and Sunday October 19 and 20 at 6 pm: An evening with Alice and Ruth. Alice in Berlin, is an interactive short film, depicting Ruth Sergel’s contemporary world- events’ interpretation of what’s cooking ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’. Following this short film, Alice will “dance” with any viewer who is willing to do the same in front of the screen. Screening ongoing. There will be a question and answer session with producer Ruth Sergel at 7:30 p.m. both days.
-Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 pm: Wine n' Cheese--plus Tea--in an early Halloween costume party. Characters from Wonderland will present in Mime. Other performance “Lill’ Red Riding Hood meets Monsanto”, with choreography by Marianna Buchwald with music composed and directed by Renee Baker. Musicians from the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project perform.
-Sunday October 27, 2013 at 5 pm: Artists' salon: The Art of Hans Ulrich Buchwald, and his Carnival size puppet theater; "Scharniertheater”, Also a talk with Marianna Buchwald, performance artist Buchwald’s daughter, Doll Making and a Q & A with Jo Jo Baby.