Chicago Architects Redefine Their Work for Exhibit

October 05, 2011

If you could pick another career right now — actually, many of us have had to do just that in this tough economy — what would it be?

A new exhibit called a.DOT is opening on October 6 in which Chicago women architects show off their artistic side.

a.DOT stands for Architects. Doing Other Things.

The exhibition, organized by the Chicago Women in Architecture, is part of Chicago Artists Month 2011, a celebration of Chicago’s vibrant visual art community.

The city’s theme for this year’s 16th annual event is “Artful Networks,” which explores the communities that nurture and inspire Chicago artists.

The art on display was created by 52 Chicago-based women from the architecture and design community who have redefined their careers by Doing Other Things.

The women who applied for the exhibit and were accepted fell under one of these categories:

*Earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture but is Doing Other Things.

*Practiced architecture but left and is now Doing Other Things.

*Practicing architecture and is now Doing Other Things within the industry.

*Practicing architecture but is Doing Other Things outside of work.

The art will be on display during the month of October at the Ross Barney Architects Gallery Space, and the artists are allowed to sell their pieces.

A free opening reception will take place at the gallery on Thursday, October 6 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

What: a.DOT

When: October 6 through October 28

Where: Ross Barney Architects Gallery Space, 10 West Hubbard St., Chicago

Visit: cwarch.org for more information

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