Some photos from this last weekend’s GEOMETRIC VILLAGE installation at Pitchfork Music Fest.  Some photos from this last weekend’s GEOMETRIC VILLAGE installation at Pitchfork Music Fest.  Some photos from this last weekend’s GEOMETRIC VILLAGE installation at Pitchfork Music Fest.  Some photos from this last weekend’s GEOMETRIC VILLAGE installation at Pitchfork Music Fest.  Some photos from this last weekend’s GEOMETRIC VILLAGE installation at Pitchfork Music Fest.  Some photos from this last weekend’s GEOMETRIC VILLAGE installation at Pitchfork Music Fest.  Some photos from this last weekend’s GEOMETRIC VILLAGE installation at Pitchfork Music Fest.  Some photos from this last weekend’s GEOMETRIC VILLAGE installation at Pitchfork Music Fest. 

Some photos from this last weekend’s GEOMETRIC VILLAGE installation at Pitchfork Music Fest. 

Newcity covers our GEOMETRIC VILLAGE at Pitchfork! 

JOHALLA PROJECTS AND THE CHICAGO LOOP ALLIANCE “ACTIVATE”

Thursday, May 1 from 5-10pm 
Sullivan Center alley between State Street and Wabash Avenue

Johalla Projects is pleased to announce a new public art project in partnership with the Chicago Loop Alliance. The large public installation will ACTIVATE the expansive alleyway located on Monroe Street between Wabash Avenue and State Street with a large number of works created by local artists that celebrate the annual “death” of winter and “rebirth” of spring. DJ Curse Mackey (Pigface, Thrill Kill Kult, Evil Mothers) will also perform.

For this pop-up installation, Johalla Projects will collaborate with a number of Chicago artists, including Todd Diederich, Ben Foch, Heather Gabel, Brittni Hessler, Andrea Jablonski, Damara Kaminecki, Ellen Nielsen, and Meg Noe to create an immersive experience for the public. Replete with a variety of artwork that stimulates the senses and celebrates the new season, the installation also provides a space for reflecting on the cyclically charged experience of life.

The event is free and open to the public. Beverages will available for purchase. 
RSVP here for a free drink ticket. You can also RSVP to the Facebook event here.

A special thanks to Pabst Blue Ribbon and CIMMFest for their support of this event.

For more information about this project, please contact Anna Cerniglia at info@johallaprojects.com.

Check out Johalla Projects and Blue Moon Brewing Company #RaiseAMoon in DUMBO this weekend!

We also want to give special thanks to our good friends Russian Circles for letting us soundtrack our video to “Ethel” from the album “Memorial.” Courtesy of Sargent House.

VIDEO — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bH_NXwtO70

POCKET CHANGE
RYAN DUGGAN: LAST CALL

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH 
9:00PM

The Empty Bottle 
1035 N. Western Avenue 
 
 
Chicago, IL 60622 
$5 | Tickets

Johalla Projects is pleased to announce the third iteration of POCKET CHANGE with RYAN DUGGAN: LAST CALL. This special, one-night-only event at The Empty Bottle will feature mixed media works by Duggan and music from Tinker Belles, Young Moons (Basic Cable, Why Intercept), and a DJ set by Heather Gabel.

Ryan Duggan’s work is keenly informed by the oddity of the everyday. Often fueled by his appreciation of signage and text, Duggan utilizes advertising strategies to subvert a traditionally informative message into something more intriguing or surprising. In this sense, Duggan challenges notions of purpose in visual communication and suggests an alternative way of “looking.”

For POCKET CHANGE Duggan will install a special vending machine at The Empty Bottle. Visitors to the venue will have the opportunity to receive a dispensed “last call” pick-up line (Men’s) or a fake phone number (Women’s). Furthermore, POCKET CHANGE attendees will have the opportunity to write on and interact with Duggan’s hand-designed wallpaper, which will be integrated throughout the space. The artist will also have Drug Factory Press editioned prints available for sale.

$5 tickets are available in advance here or are available at the door.

POCKET CHANGE is an ongoing fundraising event series started by JOHALLA PROJECTS and is designed to benefit public arts projects in various neighborhoods of Chicago. Each event at The Empty Bottle will cost $5 for admission, includes a complimentary PBR, and features a music performance. All money collected at the door will go directly to the event’s featured artist to produce a public art piece in Chicago.

Johalla Projects is grateful to have support from its partners in this venture, including Empty Bottle, PBR, Sixty Inches from Center, and Alderman Joe Moreno.

For more information, please contact Anna Cerniglia at info@johallaprojects.com.

Hyperallergic’s Alicia Eler writes about our CTA Damen Blue Line Station project and Stephen Eichhorn’s work: [here]. 

We’re very excited and proud to be included in Newcity's annual “Best of Chicago” for “Best El Station Art Installation!”