Sunday, June 21 would have been Chicago artist, Ed Paschke's 76th birthday and to celebrate it, the Ed Paschke Art Center (EPAC) throws a party for the revered painter and also commemorates the museum's one year anniversary. Paschke in the Park takes place from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. and the free admission fest will include Paschke-esque art projects, refreshments and entertainment in Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave. which is adjacent to the art center.
While you're there, be sure to see Journey to Art: Ed Paschke and Zhou Brothers, a visually stunning and often gritty exhibition at EPAC (half of the exhibit is available to view - the other half is across town at Zhou B Art Center'in Bridgeport) featuring the work by all three artists. The Chicago Imagist was a graduate of the School of the Art Institute.
Peek in to the recreation of Ed Paschke’s 2004 studio, the permanent Paschke collection, work by additional Chicago artists. Paschke's work hangs on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., and the Louvre Museum in Paris; among others
Music fans will want to pencil in time to view the exhibit by Chicago rock photographer, Paul Natkin, called Superstars. The career retrospective includes portraits and stage performance shots of Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Ice Cube and Guns and Roses and other performers.