Archive | September 2011

1821 W Hubbard Street, Suite 110, Chicago, IL 60622: Home Sweet Home

Johalla Projects is excited to announce that we have moved to a new space in the Hubbard Street Lofts, located at 1821 W Hubbard Street, Suite 110, Chicago, IL 60622. With added help from Aimee Quinkert, Emily Barney and Michael Pedersen, we will continue to be dedicated to our mission of presenting emerging and contemporary art.

Anna Cerniglia founded Johalla Projects in the fall of 2009 as a live/work project space, and, in a year, it grew into a full-fledged gallery space. We have had many wonderful experiences on Milwaukee Avenue; but, thanks to our artists and patrons, Johalla Projects, once again, needs to expand. Though we are sad to leave our home in the heart of Wicker Park, we will still have a presence in the community: our application for the Adopt The Station program is in progress, and Anna Cerniglia remains on the Wicker Park Arts Committee. We look forward to having a larger space that will better showcase our artists’ work, as well as having The Post Family and Spudnik Press among our new neighbors.

Our first event in our new space will be on October 7th with a reception of work by Heather Gabel and a retrospective of her work with Alkaline Trio, in honor of their 15-year anniversary. We hope to see you there.


Heather Gabel: Black & White & Red All Over

Black & White & Red All Over

Heather Gabel has an upcoming show titled, “Black & White & Red All Over” on October 7th, 7-10pm at the Johalla Projects!

Be sure to read all about it at Dying Scene, AMP Magazine and at Punk News.


Matthew Hoffman

Johalla Projects is formally hosting an emerging art area at the Lakeview Arts Festival. Johalla Projects is a group of artists and curators that manage an independent project space. The collective, which was established in the fall of 2009 by Anna Cerniglia, is a venue for emerging and mid-career artists.

In conjunction with the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, Johalla Projects aims to attract new business, provide entertainment, and bring the art community and its supporters to this corridor of Lakeview. Johalla will collaborate with artists, each of whom will create an installation-based exhibit consisting of crafts, posters, toy art and more.
The Johalla Projects section of the Lakeview Arts Festival will emulate a car sales lot with creative signage and flags. The section will include organizations and artists such as Chicago Zine Fest, Rebecca Rar Rar Press, Steff Bomb, Matthew Hoffman, Brooks Golden, Adie Janci, Reckless Records, Graham Cracker Comics and a Poster Alley featuring Ryan Duggan, Johnny Sampson, Rick Leech and Josh Davis.

Some displays to look forward to: at the entrance to the designated Johalla Projects space, there will be two large, silver deer sculptures by Andrea Jablonski, taken from our Urban Dwellers public installation. Also, artist Steff Bomb will make a large, fabric drum set on which children can play, and Chicago Zine Fest will set up a workshop table. There will be workshops explaining book-binding zines and one-page zines. Zines are an effective, though unconventional, way to show one’s art without publications. It has successfully provided a national platform for many artists. Additionally, Rick Leech will be demonstrating printmaking. We will also be serenaded by music from DJ British Knights! These are just a few of the displays that will be featured in the Johalla Projects area of the Lakeview Arts Festival.


Our installation is located at Broadway and Roscoe

hours: 10-6 on Saturday

10-5 on Sunday!

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