Friday, February 11, 2011

They're bringing sexy back

Following the success of the first private viewing of the conceptual showcase Erotic Photography, previously presented by art gallery newcomer *soaringbird studios*, a second installment, open to the general public, will be held on Friday, February 11th, from 6:00-10:00PM, at Canale Gallery located at 500 W. 18th Street in the Pilsen arts district.

Friday, February 11th also marks the second Friday of the month, which means Pilsen, just south of the loop, takes over the night. The Pilsen Art Walk, a monthly event, offers an opportunity for anyone to enjoy the vast array of galleries located on Halsted Street. Gallery owners, artists, musicians and creative types of all kinds, open up their galleries to the public allowing a glimpse into their artistic endeavors. Canale Gallery, which will host Friday's Erotic Photography Showcase, is located just a few blocks east of Halsted on 18th Street, directly on the corner of Canal and 18th.

*soaringbirds studios* will continue to create one-of-a-kind art showcases in 2011. The Erotic Photography exhibit includes work by Jacinto Ariza, Daniel Rangel, Jose Calvo and creative concept director Julieta Alvarez. The night will also feature a live darkwave-melodrama performance by band Future Passion and music by DJs Anthony Macias and Angelfuk . In addition, enjoy the variety of sexy treat selections offered by Passion Parties by Yesenia.

All this will be streamed live online by Mas Perros Productions .

Join us:
Friday, February 11th
Canale Gallery
500 W. 18th Street
6:00-10:00PM, Free

soaringbird studios presents
Erotic Photography Showcase
Jacinto Ariza, Daniel Rangel, Jose Calvo, Julieta Alvarez

Music provided by: Future Passion, Anthony Macias, Angelfuk
Eye candy: Passion Parties by Yesenia
Streamed live by: Mas Perros Productions
About Julieta Alvarez:
Julieta is a freelance photographer and founder of soaringbird studios.

About Jacinto Ariza:
Professional photographer, Jacinto Ariza has been in the industry for over ten years.  His career shaped with the commitment to communicate with images, what is difficult to describe in words.  Ariza’s conceptual approach is channeled through various photographic sorts: Entertainment, Commercial, Fashion, Photojournalism, and Fine Art.  His career has taken him to various notable events such as the Latino Billboard Awards and Premio Lo Nuestro, covering personalities such as Thalia, Juanes, Rosalyn Sanchez and Ricky Martin.  Ariza’s work has been featured in various magazines, newspapers and websites. He’s collaborated with renowned international news agency EFE,, Extra Newspaper, La Raza and Hoy Newspaper. Most recently he worked with the annual Chicago Latino Film Festival and with Comcast in Vive la Hispanidad: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration.

About Jose Calvo:
Jose Calvo is the official photographer of Enchufate, Chicago's first latin alternative media and entertainment portal.  In addition to capturing most of latin music's top artists, his work includes professional photography for local media outlets, creative photography for some of Hollywood's newest up-n-comers and modeling shoots with some of Chicago's most sought after models. Jose also plays music with rock band [.DESCARGA.] and his paintings can be found at local art exhibits.

About Daniel Rangel:
"I started out mainly as a street photographer.  The street is my personal joy capturing people in the moment.  This includes passerby individuals, protesters, city workers, etc.  Since then, I have worked in several fashion shows and trunk shows.  I have enjoyed working with teams of people including designers, models, make-up artists, and hair stylists.  It’s the people in all these experiences that I have enjoyed and I hope that comes through in my work."

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