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Chat With He(artist) Chris Uphues At MCA's Works In Progress

By Jen Hazen in Arts & Entertainment on May 19, 2009 6:20PM

Created by Chris Uphues via bitchcakesny
Need a break from the doom and gloom of la recession? Head to the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday, June 2 for Works in Progess with artist Chris Uphues. Uphues, an SAIC graduate who currently lives in Brooklyn, will be at the museum drawing and painting his supercutesy-faced hearts, robots, and other twee creations that resemble stickers you put on your Trapper Keeper in grade school. Actually, Uphues’ adorable pop culture characters can be found virtually everywhere these days—on buttons, t-shirts, storefronts—even farm silos.

And the best part about Works in Progress? Visitors can chat with the artist and ask questions about his creative process. We’re all about accessible art and being inspired, so this just takes the event to an entirely different level of awesome.

After all, it’s not every day that you get face time with an artist whose work is included in major art collections, like NYC's Museum of Modern Art.

MCA, 220 E Chicago, Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Education Center lobby, Tuesday, June 2; 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission is FREE all day on Tuesdays year round.