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Mad Hatter art gallery show reinterprets "Alice in Wonderland"

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Just imagine all the whimsical ideas, art and action that can emanate from “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. Artist Ayala Leyser, owner of Out of Line Art Studio, did. The result is “The Mad Hatter Tea Party,” the gallery’s next show running Sept. 14 through Nov. 4, 2013.

The show re-looks at the tale through the eyes of 10 artists plus Ayala, as she is known. The artists have reinterpreted the layered, symbolic tale using 3D photography, sculpture, painting and prints.

Show events are in the imaginative party style rather than in the usual sip wine, look and leave vein.

For the opening reception Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m., the dress code urges masks or costumes. Prof. John Long will talk about Carroll’s multi-layered tale and contributing performance artist Marianna Buchwald will do a mime/mask demonstration.

Ruth Sergel’s interactive film “Alice” style interpretation of world events is Oct. 19-20 at 6 p.m. followed by a Q & A.

The gallery hosts a Mad Hatter wine, cheese and tea party Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. with such characters as the Red Queen, Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat, Alice and the Mad Hatter on hand.

Marianna Buchwald will lead a salon discussion on “The Art of Hans Ulrich Buchwald and the Scharniertheater” on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.

Along with Hans Ulrich, Marianna Buchwald and Ayala Leyser, contributing artists include Scott Baker, JoJo Baby, Peter Jones, Andrew De Larosa, Lynn Chalupka, Ivan Phillips, Rainbow Kitty and Jeff Hughart.

For more information visit Out of Line Gallery or call 847-224-9344. Out of Line Art Gallery is at 2812 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622.

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