First Friday at the Flat Iron, Marci Rubin Exhibiting at Pen, Ink and Song.

12921092_240958576255170_1946666982_nMarci Rubin is exhibiting this First Friday May 6th (6pm to 10pm) and Saturday 7th (12pm to 5pm) at Pen, Ink and Song, Studio 344, Flat Iron Arts Building, Chicago.

Artist Statement: My process of direct printmaking on paper with fruit and ink led me to discover a basic, raw, and primary nature of creating work. Working with fruit as a material evoked questions regarding the origins of biological cycles and phases. Utilizing fruits such as limes, grapefruits, tomatoes, apples, bananas, berries or peaches as a material source captures the essence of the fruited body and transforms them into narratives of cellular cycles, phases, or generation. These works are a direct documentation of the lime, grapefruit, tomato, apple, banana, berry, and peach as symbols of a cellular structure and system. More specifically through printmaking, I am investigating my relationship with the structures and systems of the body such as skin, cells, organs, digestion, reproduction, etc…

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A Busman’s Gallery of the Art on the Walls at the Flat Iron Coyote.

After the Friday night opening, I took quick tour of the Flat Iron, camera in hand. I call it the Coyote ’15, the  Busman’s Gallery. Quick shots were taken while walking around the twisting halls. Many thanks to all the artists who participated in Coyote 15. Take a look at the gallery and enjoy.

Announcing the Winners of the Big Color Dance!

It was a wonderful First Friday evening at the Flat Iron. And we are delighted to announce the winners of the Big Color Dance.

The Judge’s selected Elan Lanier’s painting  “Do Not Feed” for the top prize of $500 in Blick Gift cards. Congratulations Elan.

Winner Big Color 2014
Elan Lanier


There was a tie for The Peoples Choice award for $250 in Blick Gift cards. Zsofia Otvos and Dana Parisi finished in a dead heat. Since we do  not have gift cards in $25 denominations, we are making the award $300 and giving each $150 in Blick Gift cards.

The FIAA thanks all of the artists for their participation in the Big Color Dance. And we thank all the wonderful visitors to the Flat Iron for their support.