Opened June 2011,
URI-EICHEN Gallery is independent space for art and community building in Pilsen. For information about shows and for information about using the space for events please contact us @
2101 S Halsted. Corner of Halsted and 21st Street. CTA bus stop at gallery door. Nearest elevated train stop: Halsted orange line.
Calendar of EVENTS
The complete collection: Madison Wisconsin-Occupation of the Capitol
Join us Friday the 14th for an amazing show about hundreds of courageous citizens, fighting for democracy in Wisconsin. At 7:30 pm join us for a discussion about how the attack on labor is now nation-wide in Harris v. Quinn, a Supreme Court case that originates in Illinois and could take Walker's plan from Wisconsin national. Please join us for this very important show and discussion on opening night. To top off the evening Chicago's troubadour Mark Dvorak will play for attendees!
March 14 6pm-10pm
2101 South Halsted
CHICAGO Illinois 60608
Inside at Night - Origins of an Uprising was a collaborative effort of nine photographers - both professional and not - who were actively shooting inside the Capitol Rotunda during the occupation. It is a collection of 160 photos curated by John Riggs of Tamarack Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin.
Inside at Night tells the story of the few hundred who held the Capitol against all efforts to remove them while the Senators stayed in Illinois.
Without the heroic sacrifice (many were neglecting jobs, school, family, their own needs) of those inside to a higher purpose, none of the rest could have happened. In the face of intimidation, harassment, lies by the press and administration, and finally a condition of siege (the nights got colder, the lights brighter, the police scanners louder, the granite and marble floors harder, the air smellier, the food staler and scarcer, support more difficult to access, and replacements impossible because the doors were all barricaded against entry), a few hundred citizens held the Capitol. As long as they stayed inside, the Senators stayed away (preventing a vote on the seditious Act 10), and the crowds continued marching outside in solidarity.
Discussion 7:30pm Harris v. Quinn: the Attack on Labor Goes National - Panel with Thomas H. Geoghegan, Mike Newman, and moderated by In These Times David Moberg
Thomas H. Geoghegan is a Chicago lawyer and author. He is the president of the law firm of Despres, Schwartz and Geoghegan, Ltd. The firm has won many victories for unions and employee groups in the federal courts, brings suits to enforce the minimum wage laws, recover pension and health benefits for displaced workers in connection with plant closings, public-interest lawsuits to restrict the sale of handguns, to enforce child labor laws and to require public health measures for the homeless.
Recently, Mr. Geoghegan and his colleagues represented parents trying to block the closing of 49 public schools in Chicago. He and his colleagues are currently representing taxi drivers trying to enforce their rights to receive the federal and state minimum wage from the City of Chicago. The firm is also currently in an appeal of a challenge to the gerrymandering of the 50 wards by the Chicago City Council.
Mike Newman is Associate Director of Council 31, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents 70,000 public employees in Illinois. He has also served as Council 31's Assistant Director and Legislative Director, as an organizer for both AFSCME and the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, and as a Labor Educator. Among his current duties, he oversees the negotiation and contract administration of over 200 collective bargaining agreements between AFSCME and various employers in Illinois. He is the chief administrator for the union’s contract with the State of Illinois, and is the union’s chief negotiator with the City of Chicago and Cook County
Musical Guest: Mark Dvorak and Kara Jackson
By appointment through 4-5-14. For an appointment, call 312 852 7717
Sunday, March 2nd
5:00-8:00 pm, screening begins at 6:00
Uri-Eichen Gallery, 2101 S. Halsted
Bring food to share for a potluck
Sponsored by: Anti War Committee - Chicago and Uri-Eichen Gallery
UPCOMING SHOWS Openings:
April 11: John Pitman Weber: Prints
TBA Ludlow Massacre 100 Years: Remembering the Southern Colorado Mining Strike
TBA Joe Hill 100 Years Part 2 Bucky Halker plays Joe Hill’s Music
MAY-SEPTEMBER 2014 Global Human Rights and Economic Justice Series
May 9: Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca: Seven Years- Prints from the movement and the story of the revolution
June 13: Trans Pacific Partnership and NAFTA at 20 featuring work of ASARO and Artists’ Rapid Response Team and more!
July 11: Austerity and Greece. Group show of Greek artists interpreting the chaos of life after austerity at home. Discussion: The global failures of austerity
August 8: A Different Way: Brazil: lowering income inequality and social movements: group show and discussion
September 12: BOYCOTT! The Art of Economic Activism from American Friends Service Committee and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, LA