SOURCE: Tapestry Center

April 18, 2008 14:48 ET

Tapestry Announces New Art Opening: "Self-Perception" by Emerging Artist Jennifer Johnson

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) - Tapestry announced today an upcoming art exhibit by emerging artist Jennifer Johnson, titled "Self-Perception." Tapestry's goal is to expose the community to local artists. Artists have the opportunity to display their work, and attendees can view the various pieces of art and enjoy coffee and other drinks in the coffee house area.

The exhibit is a compilation of work the artist, Oak Lawn resident Jennifer Johnson, has developed over the last three years. The show focuses on the way the artist views herself, the way others view themselves, and the way we all feel others view us.

"All the pieces are fiber-based sculptures from various installations," said Jennifer Johnson. "My artwork tends to reflect things within my own life, but my intent is that others will find common ground in the thoughts and feelings I'm exploring through the work."

"We are excited to have the opportunity to show Jenn's work, because I hope it will push people out of the confines of how they may have traditionally thought one can express themselves through art," said Tapestry's Jeremy Junkin. "Jenn shows a deeply personal side of herself through unique mediums while challenging the viewer to consider themselves."

The show opens on May 2, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Visitors can enjoy refreshments, along with a musical performance by local band These Guys These Guys. Check out Tapestry on the Internet at www.tapestrycommunity.org. Jenn's work can also be viewed on Saturday mornings from 9am - noon or by appointment.

About Tapestry

Tapestry is a Christian organization on the North Side of Chicago looking to support the arts in all forms. Our hope is to give new and upcoming artists, musicians, performers, etc. an opportunity to showcase their talents in our space. Each month we feature a new artist in our coffee house area. That artist has the opportunity to have an opening and make their work available for sale. We are pleased to be able to provide a venue that can expose our community to local artists as well as give those artists an opportunity to connect with an audience and network with one another. We are located at 3824 West Irving Park Road in Chicago. We'd love to have you join us for any of our upcoming events. Feel free to contact Jeremy Junkin at jeremyjunkin@gmail.com for more information.

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