West Ridge Artists and Northtown Library invites you to join Silk Road Rising at the library at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 21 for a screening of Obstacle Course, a new video play written by Jamil Khoury, Founding Artistic Director of Silk Road Rising.
Set in Naperville, Illinois, this 45-minute video play, adapted from Khoury's stage play Mosque Alert, explores reactions to a proposed Islamic community center on the site of a beloved landmark. Allyship, municipal politics, and Islamophobia all intersect in this head-on collision between Not in My Backyard fear mongering, well-intentioned liberalism, and the peaceful practice of faith.
Screenings will take place in the Meeting Room at Northtown Library and will be followed by a lively discussion on the themes and issues surrounding the video play.
As part of Open House Chicago, eight visual artists from West Ridge Artists will have work on display October 19th and 20th from 10AM-5PM at Indian Boundary Park Nature Center. Artists include: George Blaha, Laksha Dantran, May Al Jumaily, Ingrid Nevinger, Raymond Noesen, Mirko Popadic, Daniel Staub Weinberg and Roger Stevens. John-Michael Korpal will also be presenting live art as a spirit tree.
BEYOND THE SURFACE
Work by Raymond Noesen
Medium: oil & wax pastel paintings on paper
Opening Reception: Sept. 1 from 6-9PM
Exhibit: September 2 - 7, 2019
Indian Boundary Park Nature Center
(corner of Estes and Rockwell)
2500 West Lunt Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645
Artwork by John-Michael Korpal
Opening Reception: May 16, 2019 from 5:00-7:00PM
Exhibit: May 16-June 16, 2019
Devon Bank - 6445 N. Western Avenue
Live music by West Ridge cellist Andrea Nott