Chicago Artists Month 2010: Vector: “The Art of Fabricating”

“The Art of Fabricating” is an exhibition and history of three artists who made careers collaborating with sculptors and architects. For the last 32 years Barry Hehemann, Steve Mueller and Mike Wilke have established a reputation for custom metal fabricating and sculpture. On view is the work of the eight professional sculptors who are employed by Vector.

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In collaboration with The Cliff Dwellers arts club in Chicago, SculpTours has curated a variety of exhibits showcasing Chicago sculptors. The Cliff Dwellers is located on the 22nd floor at 220 North Michigan Avenue. One can view the artwork of regional artists alongside the expansive view of Grant Park, Millennium Park, the Art Institute, and Lake Michigan. The opening receptions and artists talks are free and open to the public. 

Chicago Artists Month 2011 at the Cliff Dwellers with Terry KarpowiczPhoto by Jyoti Srivastava

Left to Right: Boyan Morinov, Elena Rakochy, Terry Karpowicz, Ruth Aizuss Migdal, Christine Rojek, Bob Gordon, Carol Hammerman, Jenny Webster and Suzanne Cohan Lange.                                                                            

Chicago Artists Month 2009:   Ed McCullough  SculpTours inaugural event featured the sculpture of Chicago sculptor Ed McCullough.  On exhibit were 9 stainless steel maquette-size works of his outdoor commissioned sculptures in addition to site-specific photos of these works.  McCullough’s fascination with space, form and time is showcased in both the maquettes and his public sculpture.   Ed also engaged over 100 friends, students, and professionals with an informative and insightful artist talk.

Photo by Carol Hammerman

Chicago Artists Month 2011: Terrance Karpowicz “Celebration of Form”

Karpowicz exhibited a selection of mid-size sculptures.  Known for his innovative joinery, a variety of organic materials, and tension, these works offer actual or implied kinetic relationships among the elements and between the sculptures. After the 9/11 attacks, Terry also began a cacoon series.  On exhibit was a 15 foot installation of 20+ mixed media reliefs called “Cacoon”. 


Photo by Jyoti Srivastava

Chicago Artists Month 2012:  Preston Jackson  “Seeing Beyond”

Preston Jackson exhibited selected bronze sculptures and paintings. Jackson’s  works display precise depictions of well-known historical figures as well as innovative portrayals of individuals.  His latest series, “Fresh from Julieanne´s Garden”, reveals the lives and personalities of his ancestors and the stories of all of our forbears who lived in the Southern United States in the 19th and early 20th century.  Over 100 friends, students, and colleagues attended Preston’s artist talk.

Photo by Jyoti Srivastava


Featured Artists 2009-2013

Ron Gard                                           Photo by Jyoti Srivastava

Derik Malkemus                        Photo by Jyoti Srivastava

Donna Hapac

John Adduci

Erik Lowe

Vivian Visser

Michele Lanning

Michael Young

Travis Lanning   Photo by Jyoti Srivastava

Ted Sitting Crow Garner

Tom Scarff

Adrian Calderon Photo by Jyoti Srivastava