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EXPO Art Week explodes with city art exhibitions all month long

A free artists’ reception for three solo exhibitions taking place during EXPO Chicago is slated for Friday, September 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Packer Schopf Gallery on 942 W. Lake Street. Not All Angels Have Wings featuring the work of Teresa James; Lauren Levato Coyne’s Wolf Peach, and Ellen Greene’s Murder Ballads are complemented by Vintage Employee Photo Badges from Keith Sadler’s vernacular photography collection that expands from 1930s to the 1970s. For more information on the exhibitions which will be on view through October 18, visit www.packergallery.com.

Vernissage, the opening-night benefit and preview of EXPO Chicago, is set for Thursday, September 18, at Festival Hall on Navy Pier on 600 East Grand Avenue. Hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), the event gives guests an exclusive preview of art from 140 international galleries. Tickets ($100+) can be purchased at mcachicago.org/vernissage2014 or by calling 312-799-3531.

“We are once again thrilled to partner with EXPO Chicago in order to kick off the fall arts season in Chicago and welcome the rest of the world to our incredible city,” says MCA Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn. “This benefit allows art enthusiasts to appreciate the exceptional art that exhibitors of EXPO Chicago bring together on an international level, while also raising awareness for the MCA’s distinctive programming, including our upcoming exhibition, David Bowie Is, presented during EXPO Art Week.”

For more information on EXPO Chicago and EXPO Art Week (September 15-21), visit www.expochicago.com.

A free opening reception for Dimmer, a solo exhibition featuring BOLT Resident Erik L. Peterson and Topography of Knowing, a group exhibition of new work by HATCH Projects Residents, will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on September 26 at the Chicago Artists Coalition’s West Loop gallery space on 217 N. Carpenter.
 Both exhibitions are open to the public through October 16, 2014.