Zoe Spirra Studio
JUNE 2012 UPDATES
Lots of activity this month.....I sent out 6 pieces from my "superimposed" series for a show in Frisco, TX. It's at the Frisco Merchantile, in the gallery run by Brenda Thomas. The show will be up through July. And one of my Chinese watercolors, "Green Bamboo," left my studio for its new home in North Carolina.....enjoy, Bill and Maggie!

The Second Friday Open Studios at the Fine Arts Building was a relaxed, successful night. Our floor was quieter than usual, but many people stopped by my space. We had lots of interesting conversation about the artwork, and I always get new insights and information on technique from those who visit.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012: OPEN STUDIO
I will once again open my studio to the public as part of the Fine Arts Building Studios monthly event. Come visit me in Studio 522 between 5 and 9 pm, and see who else is working here too!

The Fine Arts Building
410 S Michigan Ave
Studio 522
Chicago IL 60605

1/27/12 CHINESE NEW YEAR EXHIBITION
I'm happy to report that one of my large hanging scrolls will be in a group show of traditional Chinese paintings to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The exhibition is being held at Oakton Community College in Skokie, IL, and opens Sunday, January 29, 2012.
OPEN STUDIO February 10, 2012
I plan to be open for the Fine Arts Building's February Second Friday event--stop by for a visit in studio 522! I may have some artist-made valentines for sale, just in time for a special gift...

Hours are 5 pm to 9 pm, and studios throughout the 10 floors of the building will be open. You can get more info about our artists' group online at Fine Arts Building Studios

The address is 410 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605.

Hope to see you there!
A NIGHT AT THE FINE ARTS BUILDING
December 9, 2011

Annual celebration of the historic building and artists' community. Featuring exhibition of members' work in the 2nd Floor Gallery, including my latest work, "Dissected Bamboo, Turquoise/Multi."
THE FINE ART OF FRIENDS
November 11, 2011 to December 5, 2011

A group show, in which 7 pairs of artists--one a FAB studios artist and one an artist friend--explore their artistic connections. I showed two paintings using Chinese calligraphy as a base: "Poem, Orange" and "Poem, Antique Green." These were hung alongside two "glyphs" encaustic works by Chicago-area artist Michele Thrane.
EAST MEETS WEST
OPENING APRIL 9, 2011

I will have three pieces of my recent work and one traditional Chinese scroll painting in a group show at the Murphy-Hill Gallery in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. This invitational exhibition showcases the work of 40+ artists who work in both western and eastern styles of painting. The opening reception will be on Saturday, April 9, from 6 pm until 11 pm. Visit the gallery website for more information:

Murphy Hill Gallery

The show will run through May 20.