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Harrington Foundations instructors Andrew Conklin and Helen Oh will be featured in an upcoming group exhibition at Chicago’s Murphy Hill Gallery, East Meets West. East Meets West features prominent realist painters from the United States and China. Don’t miss the opening tomorrow night!

East Meets West
April 9th – May 20th, 2011
Opening reception: Saturday, April 9th from 6 pm – 11 pm
Murphy Hill Gallery
3333 W. Arthington Ave, Chicago, IL 606024

The Murphy Hill Gallery is a Chicago-based fine art gallery displaying an array of work in the media of painting, photography, sculpture, film, video and performance art. The gallery is located on the 3rd floor of the Historic Sears and Roebuck’s building.

Andrew and Helen’s work above will be featured; to see other featured works in the exhibit, click here. You can also see more of Andrew and Helen’s work at their site: http://www.ohandconklin.com/.

Work by Andrew Conklin and Helen Oh

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On Friday, January 28th, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation‘s 14th Annual Grand Chefs Gala and Jean Banchet Awards took over 500 guests on a journey down the yellow brick road at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. The fundraiser included tasting stations from more than 40 Chicago chefs, pastry chefs and bartenders.

From delectable food to stunning Emerald City décor, the event featured premium silent and live auction items and presented Jean Banchet Awards to Chicago’s outstanding chefs, restaurants, and catering companies in their respective categories. Also present at the black-tie event was a stunning display crafted by a team from the Harrington College of Design!

For the “Emerald City” theme, a team of students from Harrington built a life-size poppy field display with a replica of the gates of Oz. They also created matching centerpiece decorations. Check out a glimpse of the making of the display (recognize the room??) and the final piece at the event!

Special thanks go to Harrington’s Andy Conklin and Dirk Fletcher, who donated work for the silent auction, and Demetra Vartzikos and John Martin-Rutherford, who led this project, and all Harrington students who helped:

Annie Davies, Amanda Hines, Brian Naglich, Natalie Malik, Elizabeth Campbell, Emily Wiegel, Jaclyn Moser, Joanna Peterson and Shauna Schurman.

Photos courtesy Harrington Interior Design instructor Demetra Vartzikos

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Harrington held a welcome event, Food for Thought, on Wednesday evening, September 22nd. Over 60 students, faculty and staff stopped by the event, hosted by instructors Helen Oh and Andrew Conklin, along with a guest, restaurateur Meg Trboyevic, former owner of Les Nomades restaurant in Chicago, who spoke briefly about her experiences and showed a mural she designed for her restaurant’s dining room.

The participants sampled tasty homemade dishes and cookies, made from quick and easy recipes, and a few made their own maki rolls. The event’s goal was to raise awareness of inexpensive, healthy eating options for busy students on a budget, who were provided with recommended recipes and information about specialty food stores in the city.

Here are a few dessert recipes and photos from the event:

MEG TRBOYEVIC’S COCONUT MACAROONS
Preheat oven to 350F
14 oz. tin of Sweetened Condensed Milk
14 oz. bag Shredded Coconut
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Mix together. Use small ice cream scoop for each macaroon, tapping lightly and not overloading scoop.   Place on parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. Bake about 15 minutes.   Allow to cool. Makes around 36 macaroons.

HELEN OH’S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1 1/4   cups all-purpose flour
1tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cups (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbs. yogurt
2 cups of Ghiradrelli bittersweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. In a small bowl, cream the butter with sugar, egg, vanilla, and yogurt. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt. Add the butter mixture above and chocolate chip and mix them with wooden spoon. Drop by tablespoon onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.

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October will be quite a busy time for our Harrington College of Design instructors during the upcoming Chicago Artists month:  not only will Duffy O’Connor and Megan Sterling have work featured, but work will also be shown by Andrew Conklin, Helen Oh and Tim Arroyo

Andrew Conklin’s and Helen Oh’s work…
Will be a part of a group exhibition, The North Park Art Walk.

The first North Park Art Walk will take place October 9 & 10, 2010 from 12pm-6pm in the North Park community. Dozens of professional Chicago artists will display their work and show films at several galleries located along the 5500 blocks of N. Kedzie and 3200-3300 blocks of N. Bryn Mawr Avenues at this free event. An Artist’s Opening will take place on Friday evening, October 8th from 5-9pm at the Koh-Varilla Guild, 5518 N. Kedzie.

Tim Arroyo’s work…
Three pieces by Tim were selected to be in the “Bauhaus Inspired Photography” exhibit as part of the Filter Photo Festival and Chicago Artists Month at the Chicago Photography Center.

Jurors for the show are Justine Jentes, Director of the Mies Van der Rohe Society, and Susan Aurinko, Independent Curator and photographer.

The show opens on Wednesday, October 6, and runs through October 29th. For more details please visit Chicago Photography Center at chicagophoto.org.

 Way to represent Duffy, Megan, Andrew, Helen and Tim!! Look forward to seeing your work throughout Chicago 🙂

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Yesterday, Harrington instructors Helen Oh and Andrew Conklin were joined by Chicago restaurateur Margaret Abbott Trboyevic. Their aim: to discuss and demonstrate simple, healthy foods that won’t break a student’s budget. Students learned where to find great local grocery shops, good and cheap restaurants, and sampled some tasty homemade treats.

This free event welcomed Harrington Students, Faculty and Staff, who all benefited from an insider’s tasty insight! 🙂

Photo courtesy williamcho

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Recently Harrington College of Design Instructor, Andy Conklin, had one of his paintings featured in the New American Paintings #83, a competitive exhibition in print published out of the east coast. Founded in 1993, New American Paintings features painters from across the United States and facilitates contact directly between artists and art enthusiasts.

“The painting of Woman and Waiter was inspired by the concept of duality or symmetry, something manifested in the balance of opposites we see all around us. Our own bodies, for example, exhibit bilateral, or left and right, symmetry. Biology also displays this duality, most obviously the difference between male and female sexes.
http://www.newamericanpaintings.com/competitions.html
Andrew S. Conklin is Program Coordinator of Critical Studies & Foundations Department at the Harrington College of Design.

You can see Andy’s selected painting here, titled “Woman and Waiter.” When I followed up with Andy about the painting, I had the opportunity to learn more about its theme.

This balancing of dual forces occurs in other ways. In politics there are conservatives and liberals; in economics, buyers and sellers, as well as upper and lower income groups. Hunting consists of pursuer and prey.

My aim in the painting was to personify this concept by depicting a young woman and middle-aged man. Their roles, as buyer and seller, innocent and experienced, highlight their differences, and the complementary nature of their interaction. Each has different aims that can only be realized by mutual reciprocation.

This work is one of three of a similar format and subject that I submitted to the New American Paintings competition. The original impetus for the image came from a famous painting by the Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the few professional women painters of that era. Her work is a biblical subject, Judith and her Maidservant. I first saw the painting on a trip to Rome.”

Interested in submitting your own work to the New American Painting publication? You can find out more by visiting:

Painting Courtesy Andrew Conklin

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