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I have a monthly show at the Upstairs Gallery where the topics, format and performers are different each time. Tomorrow is all about Kate Bush! AAH!
The Steamroller asked me to write up some thoughts about her and the show. Check it out: http://steamrollerchicago.com/home/2013/11/19/irene-marquettes-intro-to-kate-bush-freak-diva
You don’t need to be a fan to go! It is for ALL!
Rebecca Sohn Wes Perry Alisa Rosenthal Darling Shear Sierra Dufault Katy ConroyMatt Beard on music and youtubeAmanda Holland will be taking photographs.
The Curio Show8pm Nov 20thUpstairs GalleryBYOB FREE (donations accepted)https://www.facebook.com/events/127758467393098/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

I have a monthly show at the Upstairs Gallery where the topics, format and performers are different each time. Tomorrow is all about Kate Bush! AAH!

The Steamroller asked me to write up some thoughts about her and the show. Check it out: http://steamrollerchicago.com/home/2013/11/19/irene-marquettes-intro-to-kate-bush-freak-diva

You don’t need to be a fan to go! It is for ALL!

Rebecca Sohn
Wes Perry
Alisa Rosenthal
Darling Shear
Sierra Dufault
Katy Conroy
Matt Beard on music and youtube
Amanda Holland will be taking photographs.

The Curio Show
8pm Nov 20th
Upstairs Gallery
BYOB FREE (donations accepted)
https://www.facebook.com/events/127758467393098/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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A chat with Irene Marquette and Andrew Tisher of The Curio Show: The Early Work

Matt Byrne of The Steamroller talked to Andrew Tisher and I about the show we are hosting TOMORROW NIGHT at the Upstairs Gallery! We’re so excited about it and hope to see you there!

5219 N Clark 8pm
FREE (donations accepted)
event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/160557477483015/

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FWD: FWD: FWD: SUPER HUMAN 1 NIGHT ONLY SKETCH SHOW

Remember the kinds of email forwards you’d get on your AOL account in like 1998? Well imagine that was a show announcement. Check out what Annie Donely created. And see Super Human's sketch show at Studio Be on Sunday at 8pm.

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I love myths, legends, fairy tales, folklore … anything that starts with an oral tradition. They are all so simple and straightforward they give your imagination the chance to fill in the gaps and flush out the world. The great illustrators of this genre have always been equally inspiring to me.
Gustave Dore with his bleak and creepy carvings of Grimm’s fairy tales or Biblical stories always puts me in a very particular mood but I also love the big bright and colorful fantasies that bring out the magic of these stories.
I’m really digging Chicago native Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900-1931) today. She dropped out of high school to attend the art institute as a teen then dropped out of the art institute to care for her mother. By 19 she was supporting her family on illustration commissions.
I love looking at these and imagining that all the androgynous heroes and princes she draws with their 1920’s paige boy haircuts, red cheeks and colorful eyes are really flapper heroines taking charge. 
Like this one where Louise Brooks slays a dragon: 

See more of Virginia’s work here: http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=1461And read more about her here:http://sterrett.artpassions.net/virginia_sterrett.html

I love myths, legends, fairy tales, folklore … anything that starts with an oral tradition. They are all so simple and straightforward they give your imagination the chance to fill in the gaps and flush out the world. The great illustrators of this genre have always been equally inspiring to me.

Gustave Dore with his bleak and creepy carvings of Grimm’s fairy tales or Biblical stories always puts me in a very particular mood but I also love the big bright and colorful fantasies that bring out the magic of these stories.

I’m really digging Chicago native Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900-1931) today. She dropped out of high school to attend the art institute as a teen then dropped out of the art institute to care for her mother. By 19 she was supporting her family on illustration commissions.

I love looking at these and imagining that all the androgynous heroes and princes she draws with their 1920’s paige boy haircuts, red cheeks and colorful eyes are really flapper heroines taking charge.

Like this one where Louise Brooks slays a dragon:

See more of Virginia’s work here:
http://www.gallery.oldbookart.com/main.php?g2_itemId=1461
And read more about her here:
http://sterrett.artpassions.net/virginia_sterrett.html

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Super Human is hosting a benefit to raise money for Chicago Women’s Health Center who is moving into a new Uptown location in early 2013. 
Check out this line up!Super Human with special guest Katie RichGreg Holliman and Marz TimmsWes PerrySkinny Jeansand your host for the evening Ashley Thornton
November 27th 10pm at Studio BeFREE!! (all donations go to benefit the CWHC)
Facebook event

Super Human is hosting a benefit to raise money for Chicago Women’s Health Center who is moving into a new Uptown location in early 2013.

Check out this line up!
Super Human with special guest Katie Rich
Greg Holliman and Marz Timms
Wes Perry
Skinny Jeans
and your host for the evening Ashley Thornton

November 27th 10pm at Studio Be
FREE!! (all donations go to benefit the CWHC)

Facebook event

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I’m excited about this!

I perform with the Rhythm Method, a musical improv group. Every other month we play on Mondays at the Playground with Bella to raise money for a different charity. This month I picked the charity and it’s the Chicago Women’s Health Center a non-profit committed to providing women and trans people access to health care services in respectful environment where clients pay what they can afford.

They have a matching grant so they will get DOUBLE anything we raise this month at the Playground. Come by and see us and the hilarious Bella and donate to this incredible organization!

CWHC provides access to gynecological health care, alternative insemination, health education, counseling services, acupuncture, and massage services.  CWHC provides care and services that people in Chicago need, but often cannot find anywhere else. Since opening their doors in 1975, CWHC’s programs have been shaped by clients’ needs for accessible, high quality health care. CWHC provides services to more than 6,000 clients annually.

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