Game Art vs. Art Game
August 18–October 28
618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Opening: Friday, September 23, 2016, 6–9pm,
part of EXPO Chicago's Art After Hours
Organized by VGA Gallery, Game Art vs. Art Game is a group exhibition of video games of artistic significance, made by both experimental game designers and fine artists experimenting with games. Within the conversational space of Columbia College Chicago's Arcade gallery, this selection of playable, iconoclastic video games will yield rare opportunities for comparison, contrast, appreciation and enjoyment.
Game Art vs. Art Game artists and participants include:
Michaël Samyn & Auriea Harvey (Tale of Tales),
Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball
September 6–November 5 2016
The Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Skillshot presents pinball machines as interactive artworks that are created through a collaborative process involving many skilled artisans such as designers, sculptors and engineers. As Chicago is the birthplace and world headquarters of pinball, Skillshot intends to capture the spirit and momentum of this dynamic art movement by highlighting the accomplishments of both industry professionals and enthusiasts. The exhibit will feature pinball machines, documentary videos, zines as well as original pre-production illustrations and sketches by iconic pinball designers.
Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball artists and participants include:
Angela Drokba (The Trophy Witch)
12 for 12
Jeremy Packer (Zombie Yeti),
Gene X Hwang
Events and programming
Thursday, October 6, 4–6pm
The Game About Diversity
Columbia College Chicago
Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.
This panel is a cross conversation between our current exhibitions Game Art vs Art Game andSkillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball as we explore how pinball and gaming leagues navigate diversity within its players, along with possible solutions to bringing together players of different communities. This panel is moderated by Echa Schneider, founder of the first women's pinball leagueBelles and Chimes; Keisha Howard, founder of the female gamer's community Sugar Gamers; Jamie Sanchez; co-founder of Voxelles, a gaming league focused on fostering gender diversity in the gaming industry; Brice Puls, Exhibitions Manager of The Video Game Art Gallery, Whitney Pow, PhD Candidate of Screen Culture at Northwestern and Amanda Hamrick, Columbia College Student and Interactive Arts + Media major.
Friday, October 21, 6–9pm
In Conjunction with Columbia Weekend and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) Crawl
VGA Gaming at Game Art vs. Art Game
A night of interactive gaming with the playable video games featured in the Game Art vs. Art Gameexhibition. No registration required, free and open to all.
Pinball Tournament at Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball
A one-night only pinball tournament conducted by the International Flipper Pinball Association. A minimal entry fee is requested as a donation to Project Pinball, a non-profit organization that raises funds to place pinball machines in children's hospitals across the country. Trophies created by artist Angela Drobka, AKA The Trophy Witch, will be awarded for first place, second place, third place and an award for the highest placing Columbia College student. Interested players can register via EventBrite here.
LINK: SKILLSHOT & THE ARCADE