"Waukegan Tire has been a big supporter of the Artspace Karcher Lofts project and had been involved with the Waukegan Public Library (sponsoring) interactive exhibits for learning, so this seemed like a natural fit to get involved," Lori Nerheim said. "I think what they've come up with is incredibly creative and innovative.
Karcher Artspace Lofts resident Ivy Ford has more than just vocals to offer. The young blues star also can play the guitar, drums, bass and piano — and all were self-taught. “I love playing,” Ford says. “I am going to be playing music whether I get paid for not. It’s not just music to me — it’s a social commentary and dialogue.”
To celebrate the start of construction on Lake County's new $110 million Court Tower."Justice Tower" was built by Waukegan artist and Karcher Artspace Lofts resident Eric Marston, who used found items to create his original work.
“Justice Tower” was built by Waukegan artist Eric Marston, who used found items to create his original work. “I used the scales of justice as the overall theme,” said Marston, who lives across the street from the project site at the Karcher Artspace Lofts.
ART Live, also in the Karcher Artspace building at 405 W. Washington, will present the final weekend for “The BenchMark,” a play by Richard Roberts. The $20 admission fee to the performance will benefit Public Action to Deliver Shelter Lake County.
Rahal is an artist who has been painting and showing her work for more than 20 years. Best known for her color saturated abstract works, she works with oils and pastels but enjoys working with all mediums. She uses her art to express emotion and her view of the world.
Titles like ArtWauk and the Karcher Artspace Lofts might not call to mind spoken-word poetry and acoustic riffs on the Rolling Stones, but this weekend’s grand opening of Art Live will serve as a reminder that not everything in a gallery involves paint on canvas.
In what was once a retail shop for the Karcher Hotel on Washington Street, Marston was asked on a recent afternoon to explain where he got the material for a bar he created in what is now Sidecar Studios on the ground floor of the Karcher Artspace Lofts.
Have you made plans to attend the 11th annual Creative Chicago Expo this weekend at the Chicago Cultural Center? Join Artspace, Landon Bone Baker Architects and others at the Expo on Saturday afternoon for “New Creative Spaces: Live/Work/Community.” Free Event!
The Karcher ArtSpace Lofts, 405 Washington St., will host Kinder Fest, featuring jewelry making and cookie baking. Also at the Karcher, holiday pet photos will be offered by Waukegan Animals Getting Saved, or WAGS.
Fresh off its $14.6 million renovation, the Karcher Hotel on Washington Street is in line to receive landmark preservation status from the city for its “significant value as part of the historic, heritage or cultural characteristics of the community.”
At the Karcher 405 gallery in the Karcher Artspace Lofts, 405 Washington St., the theme for July is “Americana,” featuring floral design, gourmet desserts, jewelry, music, painting, poetry, photography, sculpture and other media from resident artists.
We had a great turn out for back-to-back Grand Openings last week at two special Artspace buildings in Illinois; Elgin Artspace Lofts and Karcher Artspace Lofts. From the studio tours to the live music and great food, attendees had a lot to talk about and much to celebrate.