Nancy Lu Rosenheim
Winter Burst the Steam Pipe!
Winter Solstice Flag-Raising: Friday, December 21
7PM at 7077 North Ashland
Join us for the Winter Solstice with Nancy Lu Rosenheim to install the next iteration of Woman’s Club – situating artist-made flags at 7077 North Ashland Boulevard, the former location of the Rogers Park Woman’s Club. Winter Burst the Steam Pipe! highlights the particular challenge of Chicago’s wintertime climate for aging buildings of our neighborhood, and the difficulties faced by new arrivals to the city unprepared for the harsh conditions.
Nancy Lu Rosenheim is an interdisciplinary artist who has maintained studio practices in New York City, Granada, Spain and presently, in Chicago, IL. Selected solo and group shows include Slow Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, Dickson Window Project Space, of Waubonsee College, Roman Susan, Fine Arts Gallery of Northeastern Illinois University, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska, Desert Museum of Art, Palm Springs, California, Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Gallery of Loyola University, Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines, IL, Nancy Hoffman Gallery and PS1 of the Institute of Contemporary Art, N.Y, the C.G. Jung Institute, Chicago, Galería Cartel and Galería Verlín in Granada, Spain and Singer Sweat Shop in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Rosenheim is founding director and curator of The Bike Room, a contemporary projects gallery in Chicago, where she has showcased forty-two emerging and established artists since 2011. For more information about the artist, please visit nancylurosenheim.com.
Woman’s Club is a collaborative initiative by The Cuckoo’s Theater Project and Roman Susan Art Foundation. Winter Burst the Steam Pipe! will be on display throughout the winter season – December 21, 2018 through March 19, 2019.
Founded by ten women in 1891, the Rogers Park Woman’s Club expanded to 900 members and worked for over a century to provide social and cultural services in North Chicago before disbanding in 1996. Early projects undertaken by RPWC included establishment of a public library and reading room, and the founding of pre-elementary school education – the former incorporated into the Chicago Public Library, the latter into the Chicago Public School system in the late 19th century. On the 25th anniversary of RPWC, the organization commissioned a clubhouse built at 7077 North Ashland Boulevard, which housed RPWC activities into the early 1980s.
The Cuckoo’s Theater Project purchased the historic site in 2016 and are in the process of rehabilitating the interior to become a dedicated performing arts center for Rogers Park. The Cuckoo’s Theater Project produces works that expose the discomforts of human nature. By navigating the struggle as a community, we seek to find light within the darkness in the hopes of creating a brighter future. For more info, please visit thecuckoostheaterproject.com.