Nitey Nite

Friday, February 27, 2009
6p.m. - 9p.m.

Come in from the cold. Bring your snacks, drinks, pillows, sleeping bags and stories. Kick back to readings and performances by Diego Leclery, Charles Mahafee, Karolina Gnatowski, Dan Gunn, Shannon Schmidt, Amira Hanafi, Kevin Fink, Lane Williams, Eric Lebofsky, Rory Jobst, Kayce Bayer, Chris Lin, Ryan B. Richey and you.

My Whole Life

Thirty paintings from the pages of Ryan B. Richey
February 14-28, 2009
Opening: Friday, February 20th 6p.m. - 9p.m.

Richey's words capture flashes from his experience quicker than visuals. At the heart of his practice, they spring from the page and have manifested into his latest ongoing projects - his painting series, My Whole Life, and his music collaboration, Hannis Pannis.

Opening night will feature readings from the text and a performance by Hannis Pannis.

Closing Event Friday, February 27th 6-9p.m.: Readings and performances by Diego Leclery, Charles Mahafee, Karolina Gnatowski, Amira Hanafi, Kevin Fink, Lane Williams, Eric Lebofsky, Rory Jobst, Kayce Bayer, Chris Lin, Ryan B. Richey and numerous other artists.

Spoke Open Hours: Tuesdays & Saturdays 11a.m. - 5p.m.

please visit to view Ryan B. Richey's project of ongoing collective works as part of this exhibition.

Quilting Project Continues

Thank you to Spoke for hosting the quilting events this month and last. We've had so much interest that Kim Jackson DeBord and Rachel Moore will be adding two more days at Lill Street Art Center. Feel free to join us. As usual all materials and supplies will be provided, however we could use donations of quilt batting or old blankets such as fleece for the middle layer. 

For more information, please see:

Special thanks to those who have volunteered and donated already.

Thursday, February 12th 11a.m. - 3p.m.
Sunday, February 15th 2p.m. - 6p.m.

Lill Street Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-4226

Call for Events

Spoke invites you to submit your creative event ideas!

Do you have an event you want to make happen? Are you a member of a community group who needs a place to meet? Do you want a venue to teach a small workshop or class? Do you have a film you want to screen? Are you a musician or performer who needs a place to play? Are you a writer who needs a venue for a reading?

You get the point. We want to make your events happen!

These events are an opportunity for you to be spontaneous, while keeping in line with Spoke’s mission.

Events will take place between February and August 2009 and last for one day only. Entry Deadline: on-going. Event Fee (if accepted): $25.

To apply, send a brief description of your idea to