Monday, September 07, 2009

David Miller(/Hull Partnership) tonight, FotU at Sanfilippo, Pecha Kucha at Big Bold - 11 new additions to September calendar

We start with a reminder that the post-holiday season kicks off tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Chicago Architecture Foundation with a lecture by David Miller of the Miller/Hull Partnership, AIA's 2003 firm of the year.

Then there's a dozen MORE events we've just added to the September calendar. There are still tickets available for Friends of the Uptown Theatre's September 20th fundraiser which offers a rare opportunity to visit the fabled Sanfilippo Estate and its priceless collection of of Jazz Age objects. The event includes a concert played on the estate's stunning theatre organ.

This Thursday, the 10th, curator Edward Keegan will be leading the first of three gallery talks for his new exhibition, Big. Bold. Visionary: Chicago Considers the Next Century. That same evening sees receptions for the opening of two more exhibitions, Glessner House's exhibition of the residential work of Burnham and Root in and around Prairie Avenue and, just down the street in Keith House, Prairie Avenue Gallery hosts a showing of the work of second year masters' students from the Art Institute's Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects program. On Sunday, the 27th, the Prairie Avenue Gallery will also be sponsoring a panel discussion with Vince Michael, Rolf Achilles, Bill Tyre, Mark Sexton and Tina Feldstein on the future of Glessner House and the Prairie Avenue district.

On Thursday, the 17th, the Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects offers up its first annual Architectural Jazz Night, while on Friday the 18th, the American Institute of Steel Construction sponsors SteelDay 2009 at Millennium Park.

On Tuesday, the 29th, there'll be a special Burnham edition of Pecha Kucha night at the Big. Bold. Visionary. show, with the list of presenters already including Burnham Pavilion lighting designer Tracey Dear, Kyle Reynolds of Valerio Dewalt Train and - apologies in advance - me.

We're now up to 70 - count 'em - 70 events on the September calendar. Check it all out here.

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