Javier Suárez


Chicago Zine Fest
Apr
30
12:00 pm12:00

Chicago Zine Fest

  • Plumbers Hall

The Chicago Zine Fest is a free annual event creating an outlet for small press and independent publishers to showcase their work.

The Dojo Presents : Vibes
Dec
5
7:00 pm19:00

The Dojo Presents : Vibes

"An homage to the kickback. This one's for the smokers and the steppers!

A monument to our resilience, our life-giving energy, and the good times ahead by Resident Curator and Director of DojoLit, Daniel Kyri.

Interim Gallery opens at 7pm featuring:
-The Sir Taylor
-Kobe Jordon
-Red's Garden
-Lobo Heights
* The Dark Fox Wood Shop by Matthew Vuckovich
**Live painting by Abena Motaboli and Alison Slack
***Slow-Motion Video Booth by Flow Motion Media

INSTALLATION:
The "I Can't Tell You About The War" Room
-by Ross Anderson

Dojo LiveLit at 7:45pm
-Curated by Daniel Kyri, Hannah Rae, and Emilie Modaff

MUSIC at 9PM with:
-MPYRE
-Daryn Alexus
-OBY
-Rich Jones
-Highness

*DRINKS by Raymond's Brewing
**VEGAN COMFORT FOOD from Laviyah Ayanna

GOOD VIBES ONLY! $5.00 at the door but the dance moves are FREE! Message for the address. THERE WILL BE CAKE (For Emily Woods is a jolly good fellow!)"

Check the Facebook Page.

Little Indie Press Festival
Nov
14
12:00 pm12:00

Little Indie Press Festival

  • Columbia College Library 3rd floor

Columbia College Library and The Aesthetics of Research Project, which is dedicated to exploring the role libraries play in the creative process, announces its first annual Little Indie Press Festival on Saturday, November 14th from noon-4pm. Featuring many manifestations of Independent publishing, including indie literature, comics, zines, and book arts, the festival seeks to bring together all manner of publishers under one roof to celebrate the spirit of independent publishing.

(Taken from the event facebook page)

Cartoons With a Conscious
Oct
24
Oct 25

Cartoons With a Conscious

  • Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery

from the Facebook Event page:

Cartoons have a long and storied history as artistic devices to make a political point, make a social commentary or critique, or simply to poke fun at a person in particular, or society in general. 

For this exhibit, Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts Gallery asked Eric J. Garcia, who has developed into one of Chicago's noted political cartoonist, to curate a show featuring cartoons that were in the finest traditions of what I will call, "Cartoons with a Conscience." 

This exhibit is presented as our gallery's entry into this year's 18th Street Pilsen Open Studios weekend event. 

The artist exhibiting in this unique exhibit will be:
Claudia Rangel, 
Katia Perez
Ricardo Gonzalez
Chema Skandal
Diana Solis
Bianca Diaz
Javier Suárez
Vico Álvarez
Eric J. García 

Of course, there will be food and refreshments during this weekend event.

PPC & The Dojo present : A Quarter Century of the Self
Oct
17
Oct 18

PPC & The Dojo present : A Quarter Century of the Self

  • The Dojo

Pages Per Content is at it again! This time to celebrate the 25th birthday of co-editor and manager Jessica Díaz! Pages Per Content will bring past issues and recently released Issue 24 all the way from Phoenix, AZ! This event also will introduce the all new PPC Chicago branch by a releasing a small October Chicago issue! (≧◡≦)

Bands :

Songs Lacking Talent - nü-age angst (Phx, AZ)
Ze'ev -noise, experimental (Chicago) 
Boxing Fetish -dream pop, shoegaze (Chicago)
Stuffy and the Sidekick (Chicago)
A Mammoth Task -gentle rock (Chicago)

Artists:
Naomi Powers
Bella Emmerich
Emelie Adele
Rosie Accola
Maya Ru
PPC Videoshowcase

*Information taken from the Facebook event.

La Catrina Cafe's Art Market
Oct
9
4:00 pm16:00

La Catrina Cafe's Art Market

  • La Catrina Café

Last year La Catrina Café had three great art markets, this year artists are taking over the entire café and opening it up to some talent from in and around Chicago. These artists will display and sell their handcrafted work during this one night only event.

check the facebook page here.

St Louis Small Press Expo
Sep
26
11:00 am11:00

St Louis Small Press Expo

  • St Louis Public Library

"A vibrant, small press culture exists in St. Louis. Small collectives of comic book artists are printing anthologies. Literary magazines are cultural institutions. Zinesters are challenging our political landscape and gender norms. Contemporary artists are discovering zines as a medium. Booklovers are investing their personal money into publishing fiction - not by themselves, but by other writers who they admire and adore.

The St. Louis Small Press Expo (SPEx) celebrates all these publishers (and more) by connecting them together, and to the public. It hosts a yearly–daring, sparkly, diverse, badass, free-entry–DIY bookfair"