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Celebrating Black History Month: Artist Meet and Greet

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Celebrating Black History Month: Artist Meet and Greet

Saturday, February 22, 2020 February 22, 2020 The Blackstone

Meet the Artists whose work is currently being exhibited in the lobby of The Blackstone Hotel on Saturday, February 22nd from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit our Facebook event page here to RSVP.

Dovie Golden
Jamiah Calvin

There will be live jazz courtesy of Columbia College Chicago and Mercat a la Planxa will be open for business. Guests are welcome to bring any beverages from Mercat down to the lobby.

The artwork exhibited was curated by Elephant Room Gallery (704 S Wabash Ave.). Artwork will be on view through mid-March and is available for purchase. Contact kim@elephantroomgallery.com or 312-361-0281 for details.

Dovie Golden is a visual artist who uses painting and drawing as an introspective tool for understanding issues of identity, race, gender and mental health, as well as an attempt to reconcile the harsh realities of life. His imagery is personal, incorporating realism through portraiture with cartoon style inclusions. The drawings depict angels, halos, devils, ropes and ribbons that bind and unwind, claws that cling, faces in crowds and huge teeth clamped like bear traps. Golden was born and raised in Chicago and studied Graphic Design/Multimedia Production at the International Academy of Design and Technology, earning his BFA in 2007. He has exhibited at various galleries including Elephant Room Gallery, Line Dot and Vault Gallerie. Golden was awarded 1st Place at the Black Creativity Expo at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago in 2018 for his painting "Promises...Promises". He currently lives and works in Chicago, continuing to expand his body of work through exhibitions, commissions and murals.

Jamiah Calvin is a visual artist and muralist from Chicago Illinois. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in studio art with an emphasis on painting. He specializes in figurative and narrative oil paintings that captures raw emotions and nostalgic experiences growing up in Chicago. His works has been displayed in various galleries throughout Chicago and the Midwest as well as Art Basel Miami. His latest works are currently featured in a nationwide group exhibition January 20th-March 1st at the Museum of Science and Industry.