IPaintMyMind and All Star Press are happy to announce the beginning of an awesome partnership between kindred organizations that are excited to support each other’s work.
Evan La Ruffa of IPMM and Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff of ASP, have been working together for years through Tasseff-Elenkoff’s other amazing outlet, Fugscreens Studios. IPMM has been proud to collect and display screen prints made by Zissou in a couple business spaces, as well as schools, parks, libraries, and youth centers as part of our Shared Walls Rotating Art Program.
When IPMM decided to downgrade its need for a full-time gallery space to focus on all the momentum Shared Walls has been garnering, a perfect opportunity to work together arose. With All Star Press planning for an awesome lineup of art openings and serving as home for a handful of local working artists, IPMM and ASP began to think about what an official collaboration would look like.
Since we love similar stuff, the curation was always a fit.
The result has both organizations excited about efficiency, impact, goodwill, and a whole lotta art. As such, IPaintMyMind will be hosting 3 gallery openings at All Star Press in 2018, while cross-promoting our events and making All Star Press Gallery that much more of a hotbed of great curation & positive people, creating an environment in Chicago where artists and neighborhoods are supported through a focus on mutual benefit.
All Star Press is poised to build on Zissou’s successes with Fugscreens and Galerie F, and IPaintMyMind is thrilled to help curate shows for a schedule that is going to be packed with screenprints, photography, mixed media, and much more.
All Star Press is one of the best art galleries in Logan Square, providing the perfect platform for IPMM to curate while supporting mission to make art accessible to all communities in Chicago. We’re excited to work together in an official capacity to continue making Logan Square a great community to connect with emerging art.
What’s more, we’re excited about the ways in which All Star Press and the artists it works with can be an additional resource for IPaintMyMind, who is dedicated to bringing creative experiences to every neighborhood in Chicago, not just the ones along the lakefront. It’s precisely that ethos, that desire to give back, and the desire to create that brings together IPaintMyMind and All Star Press in a true spirit of collaboration.
In addition to IPMM hosting 3 shows at All Star Press, be on the lookout for a few special projects & print releases that will showcase the best IPaintMyMind and All Star Press have to offer.
Visit All Star Press Gallery at 2775 N. Milwaukee, sign up for their newsletter to get event news, and be sure to pick up one of the beautiful art prints they have in stock from a wide range of artists.