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Artist-Led Tour

Artist-Led Tour

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Tour of Outside Inside with the Artists as Your Guides.

This tour was be led by Stewart Cherlin, Charlotte Hart, Sandra Perlow, and Charles Rice.

Outside Inside: Exploring Boundaries and Otherness displays new works created by Spertus Institute's second Chicago cohort of the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab. This yearlong initiative brought together twelve distinguished local artists for workshops, study, and critiques. During the course of the program, each participant created an artwork or series around the theme of boundaries.

Stewart Cherlin relies on his Jewish roots and knowledge of religious texts as inspiration for digital images. He has exhibited his photography-based works at venues including art fairs, cultural centers, and restaurants, as well as a solo show titled Capturing Holiness at Chicago’s Temple Sholom. 

Charlotte Hart designs and creates drawings, paintings, and stained glass windows. She is also a poet, whose books of poetry include The Pegasus Ring, and a chapbook, Organic Spirits. Her work has been exhibited in a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Drawing Center and the National Institute of Design in New York, at the Smithsonian Institute in DC, and in the Jerusalem Biennial. 

Sandra Perlow is visual artist working in printmaking, painting, and collage. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including residencies at Yaddo in New York and the American Academy in Rome. She has lectured about her work at the Art Institute of Chicago and exhibited at Chicago's Linda Warren Galleries. 

Charles L. Rice is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago whose work focuses on identity through performance and material objects. His work has been shown locally and nationally. Recently, his The Black Velvet Cocoonwas performed in POW!POW!POW!POW! Action & Performance Festival at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. 

Images at left

Far left
Charles L. Rice
Chrismukkah (Cookie)

2017, Acrylic on canvas

Immediate left
Charles L. Rice
Chrismukkah (Holiday Cup)

2017, Acrylic on canvas

Exhibition Hours

Sunday 10 am- 5 pm
Monday-Wednesday 9 am- 5pm
Thursday 9 am- 6 pm
Friday 9 am- 3 pm

Outside Inside is on view September 17, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Spertus Institute is closed on Jewish and secular holidays.

Additional Artist-Led Tour

Sunday, December 10, 2017
from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Peter N. Gray
Joyce Polance
Pauline L. Silberman


The Midwest Jewish Artists Lab is generously supported by a grant from the Covenant Foundation.