CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Why Marriage? Arts Festival on February 22

This is an opportunity to network and assist some really incredible artists and to be a part of a festival t that addresses one of today’s most relevant issues – marriage.

Why Marriage?, an arts festival and book launch on Feb 22 needs volunteers.
Festival Information:
The festival includes visual art and performances that critique marriage.
Prominent chicago artists and curators are participating.
The event will be on Feb 22 from 6 to 10pm at the Darst Center which is in Bridgeport.  Volunteers anytime on Friday or Saturday, during set up and during the actual event. Volunteers will be asked to help during set up by assisting artists with installing their work, and during the event by “hosting”, ie monitoring that the performances aren’t interrupted by people walking around, answering questions, giving directions. During performances we will want someone to close the doors to the room, and then open them after. Meals provided during the time volunteers are helping.
If  interested, please write to

Please join us for

Why Marriage?

an art festival and book launch
Saturday February 22, 2014
6 to 10pm at the Darst Center
2834 S Normal Avenue in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago.

The arts festival, a one-night event, questions the validity of heteronormative models of relationships and visualizes alternatives..  Exhibitions and performances will include:

Martha Burgess, installation
Drew Frees, comedy performance, spoken word
Shane Huffman, installation
Darrell Jones, dance
Lisa Lindvay, photography
Madsen Minax, video
Dmitri Peskov and Inna Peschanskaya, performance, spoken word
Oli Rodriguez, photography
Christine Shallenberg, new media
Anna Shteynshleyger, video
Lord Sunder and Mariano Chavez, artist’s book

Group exhibitions:

Familial Territory curated by Jessica Cochran, featuring Artists will include Alicia Eler, Rebecca Parker, Miller&Shellabarger, Melissa Potter, and Miriam Schaer.
Do you see what I see? curated by Tricia Van Eck, featuring Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Alice Berry, Jefferson Godard and Jeroen Nelemans, and Jennifer Reeder

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