On Friday, January 11, Packer Schopf Gallery is hosting an opening reception from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm to kick off the exhibitions of Lauren Levato’s drawings, Andréa Stanislav’s sculpture and multi-media, Bruce Riley’s mixed media painting, and Deborah Baker’s embroidery. The work will remain on display through February 16 at the gallery on 942 West Lake Street in Chicago. For more information, visit www.packergallery.com.
A reception for the 5th Evolving Artists Competition takes place from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with awards presented at 8:00 pm. Sponsored in part by the Chicago Artists Coalition and hosted by YAB, the show features 2D works which will be judged by Kristine O' Reilly and Mathias 'Spider' Schergen at the Beverly Arts Center on 2407 West 111th Street. The work by Jamilah Adebesin Mason, Jo Beaudreau, Amanda Arroyo-Cabrera, Orlando Cabrera, Rosemary Callahan, Maggie Capettini, Gladys Carrillo, Matthew Coglianese, Nicholas P. Decker, Allison J. Flamm, Gabriel Garcia, Rachel Hewitt, Danielle Juracka, Amanda Kaliski Alvarez, Elizabeth Kennedy, David Krolikowski, Jamie Loftus, Raymond Joseph Miranda, Kristy Morris, Jessica Myers, Mary Overman, Pedro J. Palacios, Amy Roach, Erika Remzia Sarich, Laura Slonskis, and Elizabeth Wilson will be on view through January 31.
The Terry Adkins Recital brings together sculpture, photography and video works by the artist from January 11 to March 24 at the Winter 2013 main gallery exhibition in Evanston’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. An opening reception will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 12, at the museum which is located at 40 Arts Circle Drive on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. Adkins will take part in a conversation at 3:00 pm with artists Theaster Gates and Dawoud Bey, Renaissance Society associate curator Hamza Walker, and others. For details, visit www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu or call 847-491-4000.
Bead painter Lanre Buraimoh, mask maker Annette Jackson and sculptor Ning-Chiao Hsu will merge their respective talents in Cultural Collage, an exhibition celebrating West African and Native American culture and heritage that runs from January 18 to February 17 at Northwestern University’s Dittmar Memorial Gallery, located on the first floor of Norris University Center on 1999 Campus Drive in Evanston. The free opening reception takes place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 18. For more information, call 847-491-2348 or visit www.dittmar.northwestern.edu.
Elmhurst Art Museum presents the first exhibition curated by recently appointed Chief Curator Staci Boris from January 19 to April 20. Open House: Art About Home includes recent works by artists Gabrielle Garland, Martin Hyers, William Mebane, Alyssa Miserendino and Ann Toebbe. For details, visit www.ElmhurstArtMuseum.org.
On Friday, January 18 at 6:00 pm, there is an opening reception of Yuck Screen-printed works of Delicious Design League at saki on 3716 West Fullerton Avenue in Logan Square.
From March 3 to April 14, the Renaissance Society will present a solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist John Neff featuring a photographs made from a camera he designed by outfitting desktop scanners with the bellows and lens of an antique camera. For more information call 773- 702-8670 or visit www.renaissancesociety.org.