Art at Cole's is a regular art series
showcasing local artists on the
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Art at Cole's is an AnySquared Project
Cole's Bar, 2338 N Milwaukee, Chicago

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Group Show
March 14—April 24, 2010
Featuring 40 diverse works from 24 eclectic artists.

Artists Reception
Monday, April 5, from 5pm to 8pm

Music with DJ A VAN K


Art at Cole's Group Show April 5th 2010 Reception photos

Exhibiting Artists  *Art at Cole's hanging crew
Karen Becker Wayne Bertola Daniel Figatner Robert Andre Gregorio Jennifer Hines
Sharon Hoogstraten
Susie Inverso Annette Jackson Anna Karewicz Tracy Kostenbader*
lewis lain
Jeff Libersher Natasha Mark Keelan McMorrow Iris Iris Pasic* Gabriel Patti
Katina Petsas
Thomas Plum Julia Rochholz* Chris Roberts Vanessa Shinmoto
Lauren Strehlow
Brett Swinney* Alex Uribe

Art @ Cole's is an AnySquared Project. Also check out Cinema Minima.

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Karen Becker

Mariah, 2009
Charcoal/Pastel/White chalk
18.5” x 25.5”

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Wayne Bertola

Untitled, 2009
“Cut & Paste” paper collage, 16” X 20”


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Daniel Figatner

Collision 4, 2008
Ink on paper, 8” x 12”

My drawings explore the idea of
capturing motion in a still image.


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Robert Andre Gregorio

Goliath, August 2009
Oil on canvas, 16” x 20”

“Goliath” is the name of a boat, made from a cutout of a plastic container lid. My childhood’s most prized possession.

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Jennifer Hines

honeysuckle, part of the Flower series, 2006
Digital printout, collage with tea-dyed paper, Xerox transfer, 13.5” x 16.5”

A series of works that explore memory and how plant growth is symbolic of all forms of personal growth, from physical to mental growth.


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Sharon Hoogstraten

Flamingo, 2005
Photography, 44”  x 54”


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Susie Inverso

Keys, June 2009
Digital Fine Art, 11” x 17”


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Annette Jackson

Moon Lighting - triptych, 2008
Copper, Plastic Face Shield, Phenolic Plastic, electric wiring, 40 watt candelabra bulbs, 8" Diameter and 12" Diameter


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Anna Karewicz

Danielle: Lips
cyanotype on canvas, 12” x 16”

Surreal images, mostly film but also uses
digital, old photographic techniques (cyanotypes,
tintypes), sandwiched or scratched negatives.

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Tracy Kostenbader

Objects (Suspend, Scrub, Dispense, Sit, Roll, Lighten, Whistle and Clean), 2010
Acrylic on masonite panels

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lewis lain

the key to the golden path, 2010
acrylic and cardboard on window, 32” x 37”

lewis lain utilizes ‘resonant’ materials such as glass (rehab windows) and cardboard to paint a multi-layered story he observes through old windows—textural artistic urban recycling.

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Jeff Libersher

Fathers, 2007
Oil on canvas, 24” x 20”

Surrealistic, visceral oil paintings that depict the artist’s inner-most fears, idiosyncrasies, and childhood monsters.

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Natasha Mark

Emma, 2008
acrylic on canvas, 16” x 20”

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Keelan McMorrow

Domestication, 2009
Acrylic on panel, 18” x 24”

“Squaring meticulous executions of figurative subjects within a juxtaposition of abstract yet balanced landscapes, McMorrow’s artwork cultivates a timely and fresh reconciliation of conceptual insights, contemporary design, and classical integrity.”

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Iris Iris Pasic

Defaceted Double, 2010
Sumi ink on macau rice paper,
four 9” X 12” frames

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Gabriel Patti

Wanton Wunch, 2009
Oil & marker on canvas, 36” x 24”

What if c.e.o. Bankers had to live in their failed real-estate ventures?

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Katina Petsas

Being & Nothingness (Existentialism and the Big Bad Wolf), Spring 2008
India Ink, Watercolor & Gouache on Arches Hot Press Paper, 11” x 14”

Illustrative Narrative Artwork - revisionist folklore

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Thomas Plum

Hey, Charlie!, 2009
Inkjet Print, 32” x 46”

How do cartoon characters function as symbols?

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Chris Roberts

Conceptual Art..., 2008
Conceptual Art. Acrylic and enamel on canvas, 20” x 20”

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Julia Rochholz

Mixed media, 36” x 41”

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Vanessa Shinmoto

Islands 1
Mixed media oil on canvas/collage
11” x 14”

Practicing transformation with line and pigment

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Lauren Strehlow

Oil on Canvas, 32” x 32”

Abstract Oil on Canvas, music and emotion
are my inspiration, working with light and
texture to create each piece and make it unique.

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Brett Swinney

Lincoln Ave, 3:30 am
Photograph, 20” x 24”

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Alex Uribe 

The Morning After, 2005
Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”

Inspired by Magical Realism and Pop Surrealism and working mostly with oil paint, I create a disjointed world, part fairy tale, part nightmare, where it’s inhabitants are damaged yet hopeful.

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Call for Artists
Art at Cole's is seeking artists and proposals for future shows. Changing exhibitions of featured artists, curated and/or group exhibitions will be shown on the walls of Cole’s throughout the year.

Interested individual artists:
E-mail Tracy Kostenbader at
Put Art at Cole’s in subject line and include:
1) name
2) date
3) medium
4) general sizes
5) email and/or website
6) phone number
7) a one sentence description
8) attach 3 jpg images of your work.

Interested curators or art group:
Curated or group exhibition proposals will also be considered.
E-mail proposal and suggested dates to

Most exhibitions will be planned at least 2 months ahead.Tracy will coordinate the schedule as well as placement of work with Cole’s (schedule includes: hanging, opening, duration and take down). Most openings will be on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday evening depending on the other events scheduled at Cole’s.

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Archive of Exhibitions
Art at Cole's #1: Group Show featuring 24 eclectic artists and 40 diverse works (March 14–April 24, 2010)
Art at Cole's #2: The Light Years with Justus and Andre (April 25–May 29, 2010)

Art at Cole's Group Show April 5th 2010 Reception photos

Art @ Cole's is an AnySquared Project. Also check out Cinema Minima.
Cole's Bar, 2338 N Milwaukee, Chicago, Illinois