Kulturbrücke 2018

On Saturday, after the Handmade Market, I will head over to the DANK Haus for the opening of Kulturbrücke 2018. Culture Bridge/Kulturbrücke 2018 is a month long cultural bridge of poets, musicians painters, dancers, and sculptors from Germany, the United States and around the world. Curated by Laura Engel and Marianna Buchwald of International Art Group Chicago, the exhibit will feature a broad range of works with the intention to deepen cross-cultural ties. There will be a series of events that will entertain and stimulate thinking about how many cultures can create a dialog about what matters in the world of art.

The opening reception is February 10th from 6 to 10 pm in the DANK Haus Scharpenberg Gallery, located at 740 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625. The evening will include live performances by Ginny Ching Yin Lo, Kao Ra Zen and Michael Abcede. There will be food and a cash bar. Free Parking is available at MB Financial, 4800 N Western Ave, Chicago.

2018 Culture Bridge Visual Artists include: Adriana Poterash • Amy Regutti • Betty Johnson • Bishal Bhaikaji Manandhar • Brittany Boyer • Claudia Cleveland • Cleofe Casambre • Colleen Ostrander • Daniel Weinberg • Danny Diallo Hinds • Deanna Persson • Didier Nole • Dorothy Straughter • Elizabeth Parker • Elsa Töbelmann • Erin Weseli Rossi • Felicia Grant Preston • George John Larson • Gwyneth Lewis • Hans Ulrich Buchwald • Iwona Duniec • Jean Roberts Guequierre • Jenna Moudy • Jin Choi • Joanna K. Szymanska • Jo Scheder • Jose Aggari • Juan A. Cano • Judith Kempa • Juliann Wang • Kasia Szczesniewski • Kathryn Gauthier • Kelly Anderson • Kerri Mommer • Kristin Heike • Laura Engel • Lisa Metz • Maike van Wijk • Mami Takahashi • Margie Lawrence • Marianna Buchwald • Mary Ellen Croteau • Michael Abcede • Nadine Yadi Royster • Nancy Strahinic • Nora Moore Lloyd • Paulo Carvalho • Penelope Thrasher • Robert Pockmire • Rob Hogan • Sara Peak Convery • Sheree Blakemore • Socorro Mucino • Stanislaw Kielar • Stefan Föge-Riekenberg • Susan M. Fong • Teresa Gierwielaniec Rozanacki • Warren Perlstein • Yu Huaung • Zitlali Yunuhem

The gallery will be open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 pm. The Willi Scharpenberg Gallery hosts rotating artistic and historical exhibits year round. The Gallery was created to support the DANK Haus mission of preserving and promoting cultural heritage. Special weekend and extended evening hours will apply throughout the exhibition to  events. Stay tuned for updates on weekly Culture Bridge events including musical performances, theater, and dance.

The DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a nonprofit cultural center and language school located in the heart of one of Chicago’s traditionally German neighborhoods, Lincoln Square. Open to all ages and backgrounds, the center features a language school, a museum, an art gallery, and a library. Regular programs include a monthly open house, movie screenings, cooking classes, as well as concerts, plays and other performances.