This Store Too: Marion Wilson
October 21-22, 2006, 12-4 pm
In conjunction with the Fulton Market Arts Walk and Chicago Artists Month, kkap gallery presents This Store Too, a collaboration project between artist Marion Wilson and Chicago homeless veterans. This "store" is a home-made street vendors' cart, what Wilson calls "a cross between a hot dog stand and a boutique", from which the artist sells items she has bartered and collaborated on with the homeless. All decisions about marketing and pricing are made in conjunction with her collaborators, and a percentage of the profits are donated back to the local homeless program. In Chicago, the works made respond to the question, "What advice would you give somebody who is about to go into war?"
This Store Too at kasia kay art projects gallery is part of Chicago Artists Month, the eleventh annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community. In October, 250 exhibitions of emerging and established artists, openings, demonstrations, tours, open studios and neighborhood art walks take place at galleries, cultural centers and arts buildings throughout the city. For further information, call 312/744-6630 or visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org. The Sara Lee Foundation is the lead corporate sponsor of Chicago Artists Month 2006. Additional support is provided by the Chicago Office of Tourism and Podmajersky, Inc. Chicago Artists Month is coordinated by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.