Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ravenswood Artwalk @ Tai Chi Center of Chicago

2011 Special Events - 10th Annual Ravenswood ArtWalk
October 1st & 2nd

Ravenswood ArtWalk is two days event dedicated to honoring and celebrating artists and industry in the Ravenswood Corridor. The event 300 artists and local businesses! For the 10th RAW, the Tai Chi Center of Chicago (TC3) featured several artists in conjunction with various performances made by the instructors and the student body at large.

This year the theme of our show is The Small...
No matter the size, shape, or prominence of the person, place or thing, this show asks you to consider that joy and happiness can often be discovered by looking at the small.

Some small ideas to ponder

A single honeybee produces 1/2 a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. [projected video]
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. [painting]
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. [The Bullfrogs Community Choir, and nature soundscapes]
A small fist can delivered one heck of a punch [forms, weapons and application]
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. [The Hug - performance art]
It is health that is real wealth and not small pieces of gold and silver. [tai chi, qigong, yoga]

The journey of a 1,000 miles begins with a single step or from a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.
...a concept applicable to all forms of mastery

Demonstrating Master Instructors of the Tai Chi Center of Chicago:
Elizabeth Wenscott - Forms, Weapons, Application
Chris Zalek - Forms, Weapons, Application
Sas Stark - Forms, Weapons, Application
Don Tomei & Sharon Fierro - Wellness Qigong
Tracy Von Kaenel - Yoga and Aerial Yoga
Qi Zhou - Tai Chi Fan

Exhibiting artist:
Christine Wallers (Artist in Residence) - Drawings, Projected Video, and Installation Prototype
Steven Leavitt - Painting
The Bullfrogs Community Choir - Musical Guest
Paul Dickinson - Nature Soundscapes
Sara Zalek and Aurora Tabar - Performance Art

This years schedule of events.
Saturday - 9:30am - 6:00pm
9:30am - 10:30am - Qigong Introductory with Sharon Fierro (Participation welcome and FREE)
11:00am - 12:00pm - Tai Chi Introductory with Chris Zalek - (Participation welcome and FREE)
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Demonstrations lead by master instructors, along with members of the TC3
1:30pm - 2:15pm - Qigong with Don Tomei and Sharon Fierro - (Participation welcome and FREE)
2:15pm - 3:00pm - The Bullfrogs Community Choir
3:00pm - 6:00pm - School Open House - Art Viewing

Sunday - 11:00am - 6:00pm
11:00am - 12:00pm - School Open House - Art Viewing
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Yoga & Aerial Yoga Performance by program director and instructor Tracy Von Kaenel and her students
1:00pm - 2:00pm - The Hug - Performance (Participation welcome and FREE)
2:00pm - 6:00pm - School Open House - Art Viewing

For more information about the artists please visit