About this event:
WHAT: New Works by some wonderful local artists
SO WHAT: The 33 – A Cabinet of Curious Characters is the newest series of paintings by BaM!, Chicago area artists Bruce Bachelder and Mike Rende. This new batch of work was inspired by a box of old “cabinet cards” that Bachelder ‘s mother found while cleaning out her basement. After pulling out all of the relatives she could identify, she planned to discard the remaining photos that were of people she did not know, but Bruce rescued them from that untimely fate and inspiration struck when he presented them to Mike. Together they collaborated on a challenge to create 33 new portraits, each based on a cabinet card from the mysterious basement find. The opening reception will be a great opportunity to talk with BaM! while enjoying plenty of snacks and beverages (BYOB if you want beer or wine), and some awesome music courtesy of DJ Sean Doe.
NOW WHAT: This opening reception is completely free! Works from this series will be available to purchase at the gallery beginning on February 3rd at 11am or via email starting at 2pm the same day for members of the Gallery Previews List