Opened June 2011,
URI-EICHEN Gallery is independent space for art and community building in Pilsen. For information about shows and for information about using the space for events please contact us @
2101 S Halsted. Corner of Halsted and 21st Street. CTA bus stop at gallery door. Nearest elevated train stop: Halsted orange line.
Calendar of EVENTS
A Different Way: Brazil
Opening: August 8 6pm-10pm
A Different Way: Brazil by appointment only through September 5.
For an appointment call 312 852 7717
Aliene de Souza Howell paintings of workers from the MST (Landless Rural Workers’ Movement), posters, and textiles from the MST and Solidarity Economy Cooperatives.
2101 South Halsted
CHICAGO Illinois 60608
8pm Discussion with Ruth Needleman and Jeff Frank: Lowering income inequality and growing social movements
Jeff Frank, a National Lawyers Guild attorney, has been involved with the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST) for over 10 years. Since 2009, Jeff has been the national coordinator for the Friends of the MST (www.mstbrazil.org), the US based support group for the MST. In that capacity, Jeff has coordinated the visits of MST militants to the US and facilitated US activists in connecting with the MST in Brazil. Most recently, Jeff helped lead a delegation of Friends of the MST members and US activists to the MST's 6th Congress in order to strengthen international solidarity.
Ruth Needleman is forever learning from Brazil. She has brought delegations of workers there to study social movements; has taught graduate courses twice in Fortaleza, and has studied popular education and the solidarity economy. This past January she spent three weeks in Canoas where the Workers’ Party is building a new system of democracy that is engaging thousands of people in self-government. Confused about recent protests? She can help you understand! Ruth is professor emerita from Indiana University Labor Studies and a lifetime activist.
Anya Ulinich presents Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel, a graphic novel about dating, love, sex, immigration, motherhood, literature, and the meaning of life.
August 22, 6 - 10pm Reception
URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 South Halsted CHICAGO Illinois 60608
On display in the gallery for one night only: Original drawings from Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel
8pm reading and signing
"Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel has no antecedents, that it transcends its influences so thoroughly it creates a form, a language, all its own." - The Los Angeles Times
"An honest and absorbing tragicomedy about love, sex, and everything that goes with them." - Publishers Weekly
“Funny, painful, outrageous . . . Anya Ulinich is the David Sedaris of Russian-American cartoonists.” - Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story and Little Failure
Anya Ulinich grew up in Moscow, Russia, and immigrated to Arizona when she was seventeen. She holds a BFA from SAIC and an MFA in visual arts from the University of California, Davis. Her first novel, Petropolis (Viking, 2007) was translated into ten languages and named Best Book of 2007 by the Village Voice and the Christian Science Monitor. Ulinich was awarded the Goldberg Prize for Emerging Writers of Jewish Fiction and the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" prize. Her graphic novel, Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel, is available at the end of July. Ulinich’s short stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Zoetrope: All-Story, n+1, and PEN America Journal. She teaches writing at the New School and has taught at NYU and Gotham Writer’s Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn with her two daughters.
2014 Global Human Rights and Economic Justice Series
September 12: BOYCOTT! The Art of Economic Activism from American Friends Service Committee and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, LA
October: Chicago Artists Month and Pilsen Open Studios: Kathy Steichen and Christopher Urias. The New Way of War: the Expansion of Drones and Seeking Sanctuary
November: Joe Hill 100 Years Part 3- GULF Labor Rights, with Joe Hill music from Bucky Halker
December: 3rd Annual Human Rights Day Show: Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers