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Fruiting Bodies  

Sculptural works by Laura Marmash

October 21 - 23, 2011

Friday 6pm - 10pm   Saturday 12 - 6pm   Sunday 12 -5pm

Zhou B Art Center, Studio 406

Chicago, IL 60609

The inspiration for Fruiting Bodies stems from my fascination with fungi, molds and spores. A mushroom is actually the fruiting body of the fungus, and designed to  emerge or “sprout” when the fungi is ready to reproduce. The mushroom itself is just a small part of the overall fungi, and can often signal the breakdown and eventual decay of the host.

From this decay new life forms are created, and the cycle begins again.

Friday, November 4   11 am – 7 pm

Saturday, November 5   11 am – 7 pm

Sunday, November 6   Noon – 6 pm

One weekend. One location. Two great shows.

The 18th Annual Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art + INTUIT SHOW OF FOLK AND OUTSIDER ART are gallery-presented, international art expositions dedicated to bridging the worlds of design, decorative and fine
art. Works by emerging, outsider and established artists and designers are available for sale by premier galleries
and dealers.

3rd Biennial Central Time Ceramics

Heuser and Hartmann Galleries
February 27 – March 23, 2012

Lecture by Central Time Ceramics Juror, Delores Fortuna
Date: March 1st, 5:00pm
Horowitz Auditorium, Global Communications Center
Reception: March 1st, 6:00-7:30pm

This exhibition is the third installment of the biennial juried exhibition of ceramic artwork, Central Time Ceramics. Produced by Bradley University, this show brings together ceramic artwork from across the Central Time Zone to a city not only centrally located but also commonly associated with the central United States: Peoria, Illinois. Assembled in Peoria at the Bradley University Galleries are 54 ceramic works by 37 artists living and working in the Central Time Zone. From Minnesota to Texas, the locales represented are as varied as each artist’s aesthetic, yet the level of craftsmanship and innovation remains high throughout.

“Central” often refers to being in the middle, inferring sameness or mediocrity, yet the multiplicity of styles, methods and materials in this exhibition is anything but. Delores Fortuna, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the SAIC has superbly selected a diverse group of work full of color, technical expertise, and experimentation. This exhibition may be centrally located yet it depicts The Central Time Zone as a multifarious region including diverse perspectives on the materials, methods, and styles of contemporary ceramic art. Bradley University Galleries is proud to announce the following artists have been accepted into the 3rd Biennial Central Time Ceramics juried exhibition;

Zach Balousek
Amanda Barr
Bo Bedilion
Jill Birschbach
David Bogus
Eric Bosch
Keith Carter
Cassandra Lawlor
G E Colpitts
Kelly Cox
William Cravis
Audra Darbyshire
Angela Dieffenbach
Daniel Gardner
John Gargano
Kelly Kessler
Tim Kowalczyk
Chris Kukla
Chris Leonard
Hollie Lyko
Laura Marmash
Eric Mullis
Kate Nelson
Tybre Newcomer
Sheryl Paulson
Nila Petty
Don Pilcher
Megan Quinn
William Rimel
Tammie Rubin
Jessica Smith
Mike Stumbras
Sarah Teasley
Julia Timm
Kelsie Ward
Jennifer White
Sarah Zaleski

8th Annual Lillstreet Art Center
Student Member Show

Lillstreet Art Center

4401 Ravenswood Ave., Chicago IL  

October 22-28

Opening Reception Friday, October 26,  6-8pm

Now What?, 2013
Stoneware, slip, underglaze, oxides,

Empty Bowls at Lillstreet Art Center

The Empty Bowls Project is a nationwide effort by potters
to end hunger.
Lillstreet Art Center hosted the 6th annual
event March 1st to benefit
First Slice, a local hunger-fighting organization.

In addition to donating a bowl, one of my latest figurative sculptures, Now What?, was donated to the silent auction.

The event was a success, the soup was delicious, and nearly
500 bowls were sold to help fight hunger in Chicago

See my new work at Lillstreet Member Show

9th Annual Lillstreet Art Center Student Member Show
Lillstreet Art Center, 4401 Ravenswood Ave., Chicago IL   
October 7-13

Opening Reception Friday, October 11,  6-9pm

Exhibition hours Monday - Thursday, 9am - 7pm

                            Friday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

                            Sunday, 10am - 5pm

                            FREE and open to the public

For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org

Check out some local art!

The annual Lillstreet Student Member Show is a showcase of Lillstreet’s own vibrant artist community. Come enjoy the full spectrum of painting, digital art, glass, fabric, prints, jewelry and ceramics. All items on view are available for sale.

Member Appreciation Party: Thursday, October 2, 6-8pm
Reception: Friday, October 3, 6-9pm

Lillstreet Loft   4437 North Ravenswood Ave

The Student Member Show will be presented in conjunction with Ravenswood Art Walk and is part of Chicago Artists Month 2014, the 19th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. 

For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.

Succumb at Baltimore Clayworks

Looking at Ourselves: Contemporary Figure Exhibition
October 4-November 15, 2014
Juried by Adrian Arleo

An exhibition  exploring the resurgence of the human form in clay,
a genre that's extremely wide-ranging in it's aesthetics, content and approach to the material.

Adrian Arleo, the juror, is one of my favorite figurative sculptors
and a great source of inspiration. She chose the piece Succumb
to be a part of this show.

See more of my sculpture at:

Point of Departure

The exhibition "Point of Departure," delves into the transformations
and inceptions that emerge after crossing a threshold, whether
it be logistical, temporal or abstract. The artists explore growth
and evolution, metamorphosis and detours encountered in
life's unravelling.

Featuring the work of Michelle Anderson, Martin Chadwick,
Tatjana Jovancevic, Vesna Jovanovic, Laura Marmash,
Sari Maxfield, Victoria Szilagyi

Opening:  Saturday, September 27, 2014   7pm-10pm

Viewing hours:  Friday & Saturday noon to 6pm or by appt


Show runs through Oct 12th as part of Chicago Artists Month.

CHAPEL PROJECTS at The Charnel House

3421 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago


America’s Clayfest III

I could not be more thrilled to have my piece “Erupted”

juried into America’s Clayfest III by one of my favorite artists Tip Toland and the venerable Peter Held.

Of the 557 entries 80 pieces were selected to be included

in the show.

Check out this link to see the other participants in the show:


In solidarity with sister events around the globe, come together for Nasty Women Art Chicago: A one-night exhibition and fundraiser to hear and support the voices of artists identifying as Nasty Women.

While Donald Trump used the phrase “nasty woman” to belittle and disrespect Hillary Clinton in a presidential debate, millions around the world have used it as a powerful rallying cry against the current administration. We join Nasty Women and their allies in the mission to challenge increasing threats to reproductive freedom, women and minorities, the LGBTQ community, and human rights of immigrants through mobilization and artistic expression.

This is a free event with music and more. 100% of profits will benefit Planned Parenthood of Illinois

Visit www.nastywomenartchicago.org for more info.