The Hills Esthetic Center opens their doors to the viewers, artists and greater community that have supported the gallery space in its inaugural year. The Hills Esthetic Center began in January 2010 and has developed throughout the year as a unique presence in Chicago’s artist-run gallery scene. We have been pleased to provide solo and group exhibitions for Mike Kloss, Frank Van Duerm, Scott Cowan and Katy Keefe, Joseph Mohan, ACRE Residency Program, Jessica Taylor Caponigro, Beach Party Participants, Caitlin Arnold, and Le Dernier Cri; the upcoming year features a calendar of shows with the same critical rigor and significantly local focus. We will continue to support emerging artists, curators, and artists groups, providing a space for the growth of ideas in Chicago.
On December 4th we will be hosting a silent auction and raffle, in addition to a Christmas gathering, with hopes of raising funds for improvements to the gallery. Artists include Caitlin Arnold, Jessica Taylor Caponigro, Scott Cowan, Edmar, Ron Ewert, Frank Van Duerm, Eric Fleischauer, Aron Gent, Emily Green, Drew Griffith, Michael Hunter, Leo Kaplan, Katy Keefe, Nicole Kita, Michael Kloss, Chad Kouri, Jason Lazarus, Joseph Mohan, Dustin Ruegger, Greg Stimac, Ben Speckmann and Nicholas Wylie. The Hornswaggler Arts bar will be slinging handcrafted cocktails, live Christmas music on guitars and saxophones, carolers and magicians will populate the crowd. Please join us and continue your support and to celebrate our first successful year!