Group of 4 @ 20 X 20 – An Art Exhibit

| October 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

“The public is invited to attend the opening nights with special attention given to the Saturdays event (Nov 8) of informal artists talks, readings from their journals, and a special Tai Chi evening with green tea offered throughout the evening.”

The artists include: Ewa Bloch, Baltazar Castillo, Eulalio de Silva and Hiromi Tanaka.

Ewa Bloch emigrated to the U.S. from Poland in the 1980s. Having settled in Louisiana for nearly a decade she relocated to Chicago in the 1990s. Her painting ‘ Unravelled’ earned her Best of Show at the Polish Museum of Art.

Bloch has been featured artist at the annual Around the Coyote. Her collaboration “ Zippered” (Castillo/ Bloc) is part of the permanent collection at Chicago State University. Bloch studied at Barat College. She is presently pursuing her masters in Museum Studies/ Art education. Her website:

Baltazar Castillo Baltazar Castillo is a mixed media artist working from his studio in Wicker Park. His work has been exhibited and collected nationally. He is acting curator for Clareo Partners. Mr. Castillo’s work was part of ‘Arte Ahora’ Chicago’s first Latin American Art Expo. He is presently an artist- in –residence in the Chicago Public Schools. His website:

Eulalio de Silva has been part of more than 40 group shows and preparing for his first major solo exhibition at Riverside Arts Center in Riverside, IL in May of 2009. He has shown at Dream Box Foto & Gallery, Beyond the Barrellman Filipino-American Contemporary Art, and the Fulton Collective Open House, among others. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and pursued his love of nature in landscape paintings and the figures.

His works is an awareness of his surroundings and the intimate relationships of the figures known and unknown to him. Fusing the abstract expressionistic mannerisms and the love for the color yields a careful observation of his expressions.His website:

Hiromi Tanaka is a recent arrival to the Flat Iron Building. After a launching a successful career in Merchandising, Tanaka traveled about the country settling in New York, San Francisco and Chicago. She attended the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited her work locally.

Her works can be seen as iconography of colors and forms built layer by layer to present balance and subtlety. She finds inspirations from the common things and place such as the pattern “on the back of a tree or a stone that rests in an interesting position next to a flower” continually seeking subtle nuances in her work. Her website:

Group of 4 @ 20 X 20 exhibit is located at the 6 corners of Milwaukee Avenue, North Avenue and Damen Avenue – 1579 N. Milwaukee Avenue • Studio 220. Nov. 7, the Flat Iron Building holds its usual “first Friday” of the month open house show from 6-10pm.

Category: Art & Leisure

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  1. Jen says:

    I am there. Looks really interesting.

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