Installing the DOT Show

So after all the dot-making, the time came to load everything into a car.

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Drawing Dottie assisted in packing everything up.

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The Dot Show is an exhibition of 14 FUSEDChicago members at the Chicago Arts District in Pilsen which opens May 13 with a reception in ShowPOD7, from 6 to 10 pm at 1834 S. Halsted in Chicago.

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On my way to 18th Street and Halsted I had two stowaways who wanted to make sure all dots were accounted for.

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Our window was a blank canvas.

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Our pods were opened for us and we unloaded our art work.

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For the DOT Show, 2 artists are paired in each of the 7 ShowPODs to create an installation of loveliness.

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Carol Hamilton had made giant wooden circles to fill up the space.

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She also made 3 sentinels, pillars covered in encaustic paint, to keep watch over our window.

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She had given me clues to her color scheme, and it was fun coordinating our pieces with each other.

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It got pretty hot on the 80-degree day, so our initial plan of having pieces close to the window and in the window was pared down a bit.

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But the result is marvelous.

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FUSEDChicago is an organization of Midwest artists who share an interest in encaustic, a method of making art using pigmented wax fused to a surface by heat.

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Textures can be smooth or dimensional, and art work can be bold or understated.

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Each of the 7 windows is an installation by two artists, which is joined to the other 6 windows by the medium of encaustic and the connecting form of the dot.

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I love seeing how our different styles have a dialogue with each other, and seeing how each artist pair interpreted the theme.

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showPOD1 contains art by Sue Cahill & Marian Ostrowski

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showPOD2 is Carol Hamilton & Maike van Wijk

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showPOD3 holds work by Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg & Carol L. Myers

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showPOD4 shows the collaboration of Alicia Forestall-Boehm & Amy Van Winkle

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showPOD5 includes Michele Thrane & Pat Lagger

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showPOD6 has work by Joan Moriarty & Karen Tichy

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showPOD7 showcases Kathy Blankley Roman & Jenny Learner

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The artists were curated by VA de Pintor, Elyse Martin, and Linda Sorkin-Eisenberg.

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A second event will be held June 10th, 2016, 6 to 10pm in ShowPOD7, 1834 S. Halsted in Chicago.

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showPOD is a high exposure exhibition space, compact, dynamic, unmanned, and designed to support concepts of art experimentation and installation.

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Developed by the Chicago Arts District, showPOD creates an instant art experience in the non-traditional space and format of 24/7/365 exposure to art installation.

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showPOD by design can be viewed by anyone at anytime during the life of its installation, allowing a rich public art experience that breaks down the traditional limits of gallery space or museum.

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The ShowPODs are on both sides of South Halsted between 18th Street and19th Street (close to Chocolat Uzma Sharif).

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It is worth seeing the effect each installation has from the other side of the street.

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FUSEDChicago is an organization of Midwest artists who share an interest in encaustic, a method of making art using pigmented wax fused to a surface by heat.

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Our mission is to advance public awareness of encaustic art through workshops and thematic exhibitions of member work, and to create professional opportunities for networking and learning exchanges for our members.

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Drawing Dottie is eager to greet you!

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