Chicago (Art Show) - In A Brooklyn Minute (Week 77)


Chicago Art Show - In A Brooklyn Minute (Week 77) from Luci Westphal on Vimeo.

This week I was invited to show my "In A Berlin Minute" videos in Chicago - naturally I had to make a  "In A Brooklyn Minute" video about the experience.

Because I also wanted to show a little bit of Chicago it's a mix of city impressions and moments from setting up the show, the opening night and short glimpses of some of the art work. Please DO pause the video whenever you want to look at something for longer.


I wanted to take this opportunity to give special thanks to Pat McDonnell for originally asking if I would want to participate in the show, to Robyn Maitland and Phillip Schalekamp for organizing the event and including me, to Victoria and Phillip for hosting me.

An extra special thanks to Margaret Hicks for taking the two Pats and me on one of her amazing Chicago Elevated walking tours, which is how I got the more elevated shots of Chicago. I originally "met" Margaret together with her husband John through their awesome YouTube travel channel LostAndFoundTravel last year. It was amazing to finally meet them in person.

John and Margaret of LostAndFoundTravel "in Berlin"

Thanks to everyone who came to the show, especially Ryan Sarnowski, and Rich and Donna Darr!

Seeing the entire series of 70 (+1) weekly one-minute videos from Berlin projected in a room of very impressive art was incredible. I had never seen the videos as a body of work like this - nor had I shared equal space with art gallery artists. It gave me a different perspective of what I've put together.

The nice things that were said were, of course, more than appreciated.

It was wonderful to feel a sense of connection with the other artists. A definite highlight of this whole experience is that I've been able to reconnect with some people and have built new friendships with others. All people who are inspiring to me.

Extract; a multi-discipline, 2-day art event took place during the Chicago Artists Month and was presented by S3 Gallery, in conjunction with the Hive.


Featured artwork by:
Phillip Schalekamp | drawing | www.pschalekamp.com
Robyn Maitland | painting
Pat McDonnell | film / mixed media | www.medicinebleu.com
Brian O’Donnell | painting www.brianodonnell.carbonmade.com
Luci Westphal | film | www.goodhardworkingpeople.com
Sung Jang | drawing | www.sung-jang.com
Nathan Mason | ceramics
John Joyce | architecture
Jason Brammer | mixed media / painting | www.jasonbrammer.com
Kevin Lahvic | painting | www.kevinlahvic.com

There is an open studio event at the space this Sunday.

S3 Gallery
1907 N. Mendell Street, Suite 4-H
Chicago, IL