Thesis-Year Student Heather Buechler Exhibits Work from TRANSIT Residency

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After an exhibition-hiatus last year, TRANSIT is back participating in Chicago Artists Month, with the Artists Crossing Borders exhibition, at Arts on Elston. This year’s Chicago Artists Month is the nineteenth annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. This year’s theme for CAM is “Crossing Borders.”

For Artists Crossing Borders, TRANSIT is proud to partner with Caxton Club to co-present the work and research of TRANSIT’s first artist-in-residence Heather R. Buechler, created during and inspired by her artist residency this past summer at theHamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, in Two Rivers WI.

Buechler speaks of her two main works she produced at the residency: “The first was a three volume collection of specimen books, a selection of agricultural related cuts from the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. The three volumes exist in two forms: printed and bound in a limited edition, and digitally with corresponding archival images and an excel catalogue.


The second bi-product was Neshotah. It is a reflection on my time spent in Two Rivers, WI (Neshotah), and research on the history and impact of industry on early life in Two Rivers. While the story is unique to Two Rivers, it has commonalities with many other rural histories along the shores of Lake Michigan. It was printed using pressure prints at the Center [for Book & Paper Arts] this past summer.”

Exhibition runs October 6 -30, 2014 at Arts on Elston, 3446 N. Albany, Chicago IL 60618
Reception: Friday October 10th, 6-9pm
Artist Lecture by Heather R. Buechler: Friday October 17th, 6pm
Gallery hours: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 2-6pm or by appointment