For Immediate Release and Listing
Exhibition Dates: 4.1.17 - 4.2.17
Reception: Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 6 - 10pm
Matthew Rachman Gallery | 1659 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60622
Chicago, IL | Please join Matthew Rachman Gallery and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as they collaborate on the return of a very special event, “For the Love of Farnsworth: A Celebration to Benefit Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.” The second annual fundraiser will be held from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Matthew Rachman Gallery in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village.
The elegant evening will include libations from Chicago’s premier mixology boutique, SpritzOlogy, and craft beer from award winning Naperville brewery, Solemn Oath, as well as mouth-watering small plates and desserts from talented local chefs at Jordan’s Food of Distinction. The evening will also feature a short address by Mary Lu Seidel, Chicago Field Director for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a brief discussion led by Guests of Honor, Chicago-based artistic duo, Luftwerk.
The gallery will exhibit a specially-curated collection of artwork (at which ten percent of all art sales throughout the duration of the exhibition will directly benefit the Farnsworth House), silent auction items, and musical performances by original composer Owen Clayton Condon.
Tickets are $95.00 per individual, or $175.00 per couple, and can be purchased at www.farnsworthhouse.org/for-the-love-of-farnsworth. Proceeds from tickets sales directly benefit the Farnsworth House.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to learn more about the Farnsworth House, or to make a donation in your absence, please visit farnsworthhouse.org or savingplaces.org
Specially-curated artwork will hang in the gallery April 1 - 2, 2017.
About Farnsworth House: Designed by Mies van der Rohe in 1945 and constructed in 1951 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth as a country retreat along the Fox River in Plano, IL, the Farnsworth House is a vital part of American iconography. The House is an exemplary representation of both the International Style of architecture as well as the modern movement’s desire to juxtapose the sleek, streamline design of Modern structure with the organic environment of the surrounding nature.
About the National Trust for Historic Preservation: The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, protects America’s historically significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support.
About Luftwerk: Luftwerk is the artistic vision of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero. Bachmaier, originally from Munich, holds an MA from the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, Germany. She also holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Gallero, originally from the Bronx, NYC, studied at Lehman College and continued on to SAIC. The duo met during studies at SAIC and have collaborated since 2000, forming Luftwerk in 2007. Projects to date have been featured in periodicals such as Architectural Record, Condé Nast Traveler, Dwell, The Creators Project, designboom, and more. Recent awards include an Endorsement Award for Innovation from Surface Magazine, a Media Art Award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a CODA award for integration of commissioned art in a public setting, and two featured projects honored by the American for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN).
About Matthew Rachman Gallery: Matthew Rachman Gallery features a carefully curated collection of unique modern furnishings and original contemporary art. Exhibitions are held regularly and their collection of rare vintage decor changes constantly. The Gallery is also available for event rental for philanthropic and private functions. For more information please visit www.matthewrachman.com.
Current Gallery Hours: Tue - Sun 11am - 6pm
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