Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Galaxie's last days

When we set out, in November of 2006, the goal was to create a space where a multitude of arts can thrive, respond to one another, co-exist, and raise the bar of achievement in the Chicago creative community. We succeeded. We have played host to hundreds of performances, classes, workshops, art exhibitions, creatives-in-residence, new ideas, and creative foundations. At any moment during our past 4 years, one could enter The Galaxie and be struck by the sounds of clowns, the meditations of martial artists, the music of the swing era, a glimpse of painters and sculptors working, live African drum sounds emanating from a back room, actors rehearsing their lines, the whirl of a sewing machine, the voices of singers in perfect harmony, or kids swinging from aerial silks. Just about anything could happen at The Galaxie, and it did.
The Galaxie has been the result of the participation of artists, performers, devotees and students of the arts young and old. All of these creative factions coming together to support one another, and the creative process. Again- we succeeded.

Now, 4 years later, it is with a feeling of great accomplishment, and a great deal of sadness that we announce that The Galaxie will be closing as of September.

The business of art has always been challenging, and in the tough economic times that we are now experiencing, it has become more important then ever to support the arts. The loss of private and foundation based funding has struck the very core of arts organizations throughout the city and the country. School arts programming, theater companies, dance companies, private artists and educational institutions all need your support now more then ever. Through your support of visual and performing arts places that build a home for working artists, like The Galaxie, will thrive once more.

My sincerest thank you to everyone who has participated throughout the years; supported, imagined, dreamed, moved, believed.
Keep your eyes peeled to see what the Galaxie has in store for future classes, workshops and Galaxie hosted events at locations though-out the city.

With gratitude to all,

Nicolle Wood
The Galaxie
Where expression matters

To find out more about what's happening in the Chicago Creative community, and find places where you can make you dollars work, check out some of these fantastic Chicago creative companies and institutions:

500 clown

Jump Rhythm Jazz Project

Lucky Plush

Breakbone Dance

Links Hall

Mordine and Company Dance Theater
House Theater Chicago

Noble Fool Theater

Metropolis Performing Arts Center

Rumble Arts Center

Chicago Children's Museum

Old Town School of Folk Music

Lillstreet Art Center

Striding Lion Theater

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Closing Reception for Square Foot Show!

You are cordially invited to the 4th Annual Square Foot Closing Reception on Friday, June 4th, 2010 from 6-8 PM. This is a great casual opportunity for you to celebrate, meet fellow artists, and share your work one last time to interested parties. Light refreshments will be provided, and our doors will be open for warm summer breeze. 

Monday, May 10, 2010

Join Us This Saturday from 7-10 PM for The 4th Annual Square Foot Art Show!

With the music of Erwin Helfer, Boogie Woogie Piano Player....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Just a Few Examples of Work for the Square Foot Show....

                                           by Lisa Cowan
                                           by Hayden Ransom
                                           by Rebecca Graves
                                           by Jessica Taylor

Monday, April 26, 2010

Photographers Dream Special This May!

The Galaxie is hosting the Photographers' Dream Special in May!

Rent any one of our available rooms to shoot in for $100 per day, weekdays noon-7pm (earlier hours based upon availability) with a reserved rental, for the entire month of May.

Gain full access to our large open spaces and dressing rooms for your photo and film needs.

Remember: The Galaxie boasts 3 large studios, dressing/green rooms, kitchen/prep area, ample parking, access to public transportation, client waiting areas, free WiFi, and a great and creative atmosphere sure to impress you AND the client.

For more information, and to reserve a space email katy@galaxiechicago.com

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Alright Everyone! This is your LAST CHANCE to sign up for Art Classes!

The deadline is approaching for Spring Art Class Sign-ups @ The Galaxie! All classes are six weeks, take place at night, and are taught by working professionals in the Chicago area. Come take part in our active artists community and develop your artistic side. Click on the classes to see your teachers artwork!

Courses offered:
-Beginning Oil Painting
-Advanced Portraiture
-Intro to Screenprinting
-Relief Block Printing
-Adobe Creative Suite