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Gallery Guichard never fails to provide their patrons with works of art that transcend and inspire and that is true with the gallery’s latest offering titled “Audacity of Talent” is guaranteed to have audiences talking about the artists and their works. One creative talent featured is Nigerian-born artist  Abiola Akintola — referred to simply as…

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It is a well-known fact that Chicago’s Bronzeville community was an epicenter of African American culture. And although it has faced upheavals and change over the years, thanks to a renewed interest of artists, entrepreneurs and new residents, Bronzeville is on the heels of revitalization. Part of that revitalization is in the form of the…

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Knowledge Bennett trained his artistic talent through work in commercial photography and fine art studio practices. Bennett’s work uniquely blends numerous references from pop and street art, with contemporary and historical imagery — creating an aesthetic all his own. Recent works have been featured in numerous international art fairs and exhibitions as well as media outlets…

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Six participating artists, who live and work in the Bronzeville Artist Lofts (BAL), will use the original doors from their historic residence, the renovated building that once housed the Ben Franklin Store, historically known as the world’s first Black-owned and operated department store by the legendary policy kings, the Jones Brothers, to create art. In…

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Darren Pollard’s exhibition at Gallery Guichard is strong and bold.  The Detroit native, currently residing between Chicago and Detroit, is showcasing his work as part of a two-artists exhibition titled “Found.”  Pollard is best known for his use of a wide range of mediums to create a kaleidoscope of intertwining themes. Tell us about the exhibit…

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  Maxwell Emcays is the other talented artist at Gallery Guichard’s featured exhibition titled “Found,” a Chicago-based multidisciplinary creative who began his journey creating digitally born work, using a T-shirt as his only canvas. The T-shirt represents an allegory that references the social structure that his work seeks to navigate. His multilayered work strives to…

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The son of renowned Jamaican artist Barrington Watson, Basil Watson has followed in his father’s footsteps. His unique treatments of the human form have been displayed in his birthplace of Jamaica and around the world including the United States, China and Guatemala. Watson’s work is part of Gallery Guichard’s latest exhibition that is guaranteed to draw collectors to his…

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From her upbringing in Dumas, Arkansas, to providing interior design for the President Clinton Foundation building in Little Rock, Susan Williams has consistently made an impression on those around her. Her sculptures of the human form are nothing short of breathtaking. Tell us about creating the design for the President Clinton Foundation building? In 2004, I…

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Gallery Guichard’s latest exhibit deals with race in a very “in your face” manner. The surprise of this exhibit, titled “Confronting Truths: Wake Up!” is that the artist is a Caucasian woman from the Deep South — New Orleans. Ti-Rock Moore created 50 pieces for the exhibit, including a life-size replica of Michael Brown’s body lying…

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Affinity Community Services recently celebrated their 20th anniversary at Gallery Guichard in Chicago. The name of the event was Jazz N July. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies to identify emergent needs, create safe spaces, develop leaders, and bridge communities…

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Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ groundbreaking  2011 PBS series “Black in Latin America” explored how Africa and Europe came together to create the rich cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. The four-part special included the influences both cultures play in the lives of the people to this day. Andre and Frances Guichard are taking this…

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Coming from a family of artists can be intimidating particularly when an older sibling has set the standard for art and its value and overall appreciation. Adam Guichard is slowly making his foray into Chicago’s art world and at a recent exposition, he too, had audiences lined up to purchase his work.  –tony binns Talk…

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