8/31/14

South Side Manifesto Drop Off Schedule

September 15 & 16th DROP OFF YOUR ART AT CO-PROSPERITY Sphere. See Mike. Label and sign all work. 4-7pm Include all necessary hanging hardware with your piece.  Contact m_pocius@yahoo.com  with any questions.

8/29/14

8/28/14

Weekend Hours

The studio will be open Noon to Four pm Saturday and Sunday.  Stop in and visit Gran OM's exhibition. 

7/20/14

Gran OM Meets Chicago

Hours: Open by Appointment



Gran OM Meets Chicago:
Contemporary Political Mexican Poster Art
Friday, August 15 – September 14, 2014
In collaboration with Cobalt Studio and Pilsen Out Post, Mexico City based artist Gran OM debuts his solo exhibition, "Gran OM meets Chicago".

Mexico City’s most recognized wheat paste and poster artist. Working in Mexico’s rich tradition of the political poster, and contemporary gig poster design. Gran OM, Omar Inzunza will exhibit for the first time in Chicago at Cobalt Studio. Creating a wheat paste installation and displaying his posters, Gran OM transcends the worlds of propaganda and street art. His contemporary aesthetics reflect a rich commentary on today’s social issues.
As one of Mexico’s most respected music video, film directors and multi media creators. Gran OM has his finger on the pulse of contemporary social political themes that are affecting communities today. Coinciding with his visit to Chicago throughout the month of August, he will also be creating two site-specific murals in Pilsen. Dates and locations are to be announced. Cobalt Studio and Pilsen Outpost welcomes Gran OM for his first solo exhibition in Pilsen.
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6 – 10pm. "Gran OM Meets Chicago" will be open to the public through September 14 at Cobalt Studio 1950 W. 21st Street, Chicago. IL 60608. This event is free and open to the public.
Colbalt Studio is an artist run alternative exhibition/project space in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The name refers to blue-collar/working class status. The space is Antonio Martinez’s art studio. He exhibits work by emerging artists and experimental art collectives, as well as invites guest curators that share a common vision. Colbalts mission is to present contemporary practices that are relevant and engaging to the community. More information about Colbalt Studio can be found at colbaltartstudio.blogspot.com
Pilsen Outpost is a local Chicago artist collective and pop-up shop comprised of Teresa Magaña, Pablo Ramirez and Diana Solís, longtime Pilsen artists and residents. Founded in 2013, Pilsen Outpost has sought to provide a much needed outlet for engaging the public with local emerging artists, working within the Contemporary arts scene by promoting their work through exhibitions, workshops, collaboration and sales. We carry the works and craftsmanship of over 30 local artist and artisans, from original work, prints, artist custom toys, hand crafted clothing and accessories including the print and poster art of international artists such as Gran OM from Mexico City. More information about Pilsen Outpost can be found at www.pilsenoutpost.com.
 
Colbalt Studio
1950 W. 21st Street, Chicago, IL 60608 cobaltartstudio.blogspot.com

7/6/14

VISIT COBALT JULY 11TH

Our Closing Party
6PM-10PM

We will offer NEW original coasters at discount prices.
Wood
Ceramic
Cork
Metal
all unique...Some 20%-50% OFF the original price. Save the Date!

Cash and Credit accepted.

6/28/14

A Viking Invasion Across America



LIVE MUSIC!!! From Denmark, New York, and touring across the U.S.

BROTHERS MOVING playing at
COBALT STUDIO
Sunday, June 29 
6PM



Cobalt Studio
1950 W. 21st Street
Chicago IL 60608

5/21/14

COAST TO COASTER

The long awaited return of the Coaster Show is happening at Cobalt Studio this year. Save the Date.

SOUTH SIDE MANIFESTO

Our friend Mike Pocius is putting together a massive group show at Co-Prosperity Sphere. Here is the flyer with a CALL FOR ARTISTS. Contact Mike about participating.

COLLABORATION SHOW

Viewing hours for our Collaboration Show exhibition will be posted to our FB page. Weekends are available and by appointment.  Be sure to find more info on Twitter also.   All art work is available for purchase for the current show.

5/7/14

COLLABORATION SHOW SUBMISSIONS ARE COMING IN

Artists Danielle Rappaport & Nelson Kahikina
Submission: "Cloud Flight" 2014, (detail) mixed media, framed size: 25"x25"x2"


Collaboration Show Deadline

The Collaboration Show Deadline is upon us. Make sure all work is labeled and priced, but most important ready to hang. Cobalt's commission is on 35% of the cash sale price. 40% in sales using credit cards. Price your work accordingly.

Arrange to drop off your work this weekend.
1-5pm Saturday 5/10
and 1-4 Sunday 5/11. 

Cobalt Studio
1950 W. 21st Street. [1st]
Be cautious about parking, 21st Street is a 1136 Permit Parking ONLY zone. Damen is a good alternative most of the time.

Coaster Show submissions will also be accepted.

4/24/14

SOUTHSIDE MANIFESTO at CO-PROSPERITY SPHERE


SOUTHSIDE MANIFESTO at CO-PROSPERITY SPHERE
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((((((((((OPENING SEPT. 19, 2014)))))))))))
Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219-21 South Morgan Street
Chicago Illinois, 60608
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*ART FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
*STAMP OUT HYPOCRISY
*REGAIN DEMOCRACY
*EXPOSE CONTEMPORARY DECIETS
-------NOW! NOW! NOW!-------

If you care to participate in this affirmative action show.
Contact Mike Pocius of The Birdhouse Museum of Bridgeport.
Call 630.248.9008 or to schedule deliveries of work contact Co-Prosperity Sphere via email: edmarlumpen[at]gmail[dot]com

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DEADLINE: AUG. 31, 2014
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ALL MEDIUM AND TECHNIQUES ACCEPTED

4/1/14

COLLABORATION SHOW 2014

 
We invite you to see a new group exhibition. Showing the work made by artists collaborating in various mediums and techniques. All the work has been made in the spirit of creativity and collaboration amongst artist.

 Opens FRIDAY: May 16 at 6PM

 Cobalt Studio 1950 W. 21st Street [1st] Chicago IL 60608 

 The show runs May 16 - Jun 8. With extended viewing hours on weekends and by appointment.