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Art Happenings

By Lauri Apple in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 28, 2009 8:15PM

plainandfancycard_front.jpg With the weather being all gray and gloomsville as it has been lately, making art at home seems like a preferable alternative to actually leaving the house to go places/have a life/recreate. But Chicagoist understands that some of you might have no interest in making art whatsoever, or might be allergic to the chemicals in paint, so here are some artsy events you can check out instead:

Bucktown's Believe Inn is going international this weekend with Letting Go: a solo exhibition by Belgian artist Ephameron. All week long, she'll be working on a site-specific mural installation; Chicago's a stop on her summer American art tour (because why should rockers have all the touring fun?). The Post Family collective will curate the Believe Inn Gift Shop.
Saturday, Aug. 29. 6-10 p.m. 2043 N. Winchester.

Movie time at the Chicago Cultural Center tomorrow! Estilo Hip Hop is a documentary by Loira Limbal and Vee Bravo that focuses on three Latin American hip hop enthusiasts who use their rhymes to foster political activism among young people. The discussion will be moderated by Jonathan St. Clair (a.k.a. Super InLight
Movement/teaching artist, choreographer, and director of the Stick and Move Dance Crew), with presentations and more.
Saturday, Aug. 29. 2 p.m. 78 E. Washington St.

After cinemating, head farther south to Pilsen's Golden Age for Plain & Fancy: a photography exhibition and publication release by Nicholas Gottlund. Raised in a log cabin in Pennsylvania, and the name behind the Gottlund Verlag printing press, Gottlund has a thing for animism and nature — and he presents it in stark, expressive photographs. Sculptures will also be on display.
Through Sept. 24. 6-10 p.m. 1744 W. 18th St.

Illustration from Golden Age