Dec 1st 2017

Ode to the National Parks

@ Sector 2337 + The Green Lantern Press

2337 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Friday, December 1st, from 6PM - 11PM

On view through Saturday, December 2nd

Bring the trail mix and binoculars for Ode to the National Parks, the Third Annual Fundraiser for The Green Lantern Press. Celebrating its fourth year at Sector 2337, Ode to the National Parks includes a silent auction, a raffle, necklaces for humans, trees, and birds, poetry readings, performance art, and music, plus campfire ready cocktails, a curated menu with artist-made appetizers, and additional drinks to suit an evening in the woods. Funds raised help The Green Lantern Press support noncommercial art and literary events throughout the year, furthering its role as an artist-centric hub for cultural activities in Chicago. This event is generously sponsored by UBS.

Ticket options:
Weekend Camper (Entry + food) $30 in advance / $35 at the door
Trail Walker (Entry + food + 2 Raffle Tickets) $40 in advance / $45 at the door
Survivalist: (Entry + food + 2 Raffle Tickets+ 1 drink + tote bag) $50 in advance / $55 at the door
Park Ranger: (Entry + 2 Raffle Tickets+ 2 drink + tote bag + 1 camping patch) $75 in advance / $80 at the door
New Mt. Rushmore: (Entry + One GLP Book and one pamphlet + Raffle + 2 drinks + camping patch) $100 in advance / $105 at the door
Bear, Scavenging the Camp After Dark: (Entry after 10PM) $15
And for our friends abroad:

7. Across the Grand Canyon (Send support long distance and get Pamphlet subscription / tote bag / patch / Sector newspaper bundle) $135

8. Subscribe to monthly pamphlet series, On Civil Disobedience $75(**info below)

Event Details:

6-10pm: Silent Auction featuring artwork by Alberto Aguilar, Andrew Bearnot, Manal Kara, Claire Sherman, and Edra Soto.

7-10pm: Big Lodge Menu includes an artist-made, park-inspired menu provided by Peter O’Leary, Josh Rios and Deanna Ledezma, Lindsey Dorr-Niro, Terri Griffith, Ericka Eregbu, house tacos, and a platter of hush puppies from Parson’s Chicken & Fish.

6-10pm: Campfire Cocktails courtesy of CH Distillery
6pm-12am All night wine selections from Sector’s menu + beer courtesy of Revolution Brewery

6-10pm: Workshop / “Necklaces for humans, trees, and birds” by Jenny Kendler

6:15-7:15: Performance / “Pseudocidal Camper” by Jake Vogds

7:45 pm: Poetry Readings by Feliz Lucia Molina + Chuck Stebelton

8:30pm: Raffle Drawing with prizes from the Ace Hotel, Challengers Comics, Chicago Symphony, Kenning Edition, Logan Theater, Lula, Mint Creek Farms, Jewelry from Rebecca Mir Grady, Tula Yoga, and others.

9pm-close: DJing with Devin King + Joel Craig

*2017 GLP Subscription to “On Civil Disobedience.” Subscribers recieve 12 issues of On Civil Disobedience once a month by mail (shipping included), receive a free tote bag, and have the first opportunity to RSVP to monthly reading groups that meet at Sector 2337 to discuss each pamphlet. Your support goes towards writer honorariums as well as printing and design costs affiliated with the series. Subscribers receive the first two pamphlets by Stephen Lapthisophon and Nathaniel Mackey on/after Dec 01, 2017.

On Civil Disobedience is a monthly pamphlet series featuring writers from a range of professional backgrounds to contribute essays addressing the title topic. The series will recall historical precedents set by Thoreau, Gandhi, King, Arendt and others while considering the pamphlet’s important role in American revolutionary history. Filtering civic responsibility through the combined awareness of histories and disciplines, we hope these essays will ask how citizenship and resistance intersect within the pledge of democratic ideals. Designed by Dakota Brown, confirmed contributors thus far include Ravi Agarwal (Environmental Activism), Robin Blaser (Poetry), Romi Crawford (Race and Affect Theory), Ilona Gaynor (Design), Stephen Lapthisophon (Art and Theory), Nathaniel Mackey (Poetry), Moshe Marvit (Labor Law), Abhishek Narula (Data Engineering), Nina Power (Feminist Theory), and Jennif(f)er Tamayo (Poetry).

Alberto Aguilar I will write this biography using 133 words but I won’t discover this number until I’m finished writing it. From this point forward he will speak in third person. Alberto Aguilar is a Chicago-based ___ist that uses whatever material is at hand to commemorate his exchanges and interactions. Aguilar’s work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Mexican ___, Museum of Contemporary ___ Chicago, Crystal Bridges Museum of American ___, the Queens Museum, Nelson-Atkins Museum of ___, Minneapolis Institute of ___, and the ___ Institute of Chicago. He currently teaches studio ___ at Harold Washington College where he also coordinates Pedestrian Project, a program dedicated to making ___ more accessible and available. In order to create slight confusion, he omitted the word art wherever it appears in this bio with one exception.

Pouya Ahmadi is a Chicago-based typographer and art director. He is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Design, and an editorial board member at Neshan magazine focusing on contemporary graphic design and the visual arts. His work has been showcased by AIGA Eye On Design, It’s Nice That, The Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, The Society of Typographic Arts, Moscow International Design Biennial, and Etapes. Pouya holds an MA/MAS degree in Visual Communication from the Basel School of Design in Switzerland and an MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Feliz Lucia Molina was born & raised to Filipino immigrants in Los Angeles. Her books and chapbook include Undercastle, The Wes Letters, Crystal Marys. Her generative long poem, Roulette, is forthcoming from Make Now Books. She can be found at

Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico) is a Chicago-based artist, educator, curator, and co-director of the artist-run outdoor project space THE FRANKLIN. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, as well as attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Beta-Local in Puerto Rico and the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Program in Captiva, Florida though a 3Arts Foundation Fellowship. Her work was featured at the 4th Poly/Graphic Triennial of San Juan and the Caribbean in Puerto Rico, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space and the Hunter East Harlem Gallery, in New York. She co-curated the exhibition Present Standard at the Chicago Cultural Center with overwhelmingly positive reviews from the Chicago Tribune, Newcity, PBS The Art Assignment, and Artforum. She was recently featured in Newcity’s annual Art 50 issue Chicago’s Artists’ Artists and at VAM Studio 2017 Influencers. Soto was awarded the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship and the DCASE for Individual Artists from the City of Chicago. Recent venues presenting Soto’s work include: Sector 2337, The Arts Club of Chicago, the Uni- versity Galleries at Illinois State University and Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Current and upcoming venues include: the DePaul Art Museum, Be- mis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, (NE), Gallery 400 at UIC and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago among others. Residencies attended by Soto this year include: Project Row Houses in Houston, (TX), the Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, (WI), and the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, (CA). Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Chuck Stebelton is author of The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012). His first book, Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005), was winner of the inaugural Jack Spicer Award. As a Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for arts organizations including Lynden Sculpture Garden, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, and Woodland Pattern Book Center. He was Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern from 2005 to 2017. He currently serves as Program Coordinator for Interfaith Older Adult Programs in Milwaukee and is a participant in the Lynden Sculpture Garden residency program.

Jake Vogds is a multidisciplinary performance artist/singer working in sculpture, painting, installation, visual media, and costume. Through surreal pop-vocal performances, Vogds toys with contemporary notions of camp, trend, and queer consumerism. In June of 2014, he was awarded the Shapiro Center’s EAGER Research Grant for his Queer Mixed Realities Collective from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has performed and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Defibrillator, Links Hall, Chicago Artist Coalition, The Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Three Walls Gallery, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, among others. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014) on a presidential merit scholarship. In fall of 2016, Vogds taught an undergraduate performance course at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. After completing four 2017 solo exhibitions throughout the Chicago area and abroad, Vogds is currently working collaboratively with Rebirth Garments and Compton Quashie for Evanston Art Center’s Shape of Now fashion residency coming March 2018.

Official Website

More events on this date

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,