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“Being Bipolar in a Polarized World” by Kelly Mathews

JULY 16 – AUG 16

“All in the same boat – or are we?”

“All in the Same Boat – or are we? Artists respond to the first 6 months of 2020”
A diverse group of over 50 Chicago area artists together in response to the pandemic isolation, climate change, and the peaceful and violent protests engendered by the loss of lives triggered by police brutality against African Americans
The two opening receptions are: Friday, July 31, from 6-9PM and Saturday, August 1st, from 2-5PM.  All who attend must practice social distancing and wear masks, preferably decorative. Gloves are also recommended. Prizes will be given for the 3 best masks on both days.
Curated by Anne Farley Gaines.


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17 Artists reaction to America’s Gun Culture

VA de Pintor

Kelly Burke

Corrina Sephora

Maxine Hess

Peter Mars

Kelly Mathews

Phil Robinson

Ariel Kirkland

Rosemary Meza-DesPlas

Lou Eberhard

Christopher Lavery

Robert C Buitron

Carol Williams

Kim Laurel

Kathy Weaver

Sara Peak Convery

Kelly Burke

Maria Forbes


“In the House” is a celebration of the Fabulous group of artists that originally came together to help us open Stola Contemporary Art. Included artists are:

  • Peter Mars
  • Mike Kranz  
  • Ken Hirte
  • Brian Bonebrake
  • Karl Emanuel
  • Kelly Mathews
  • Kathy Roman



A new Contemporary art gallery in the Old Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago