JASON WATTS ART SHOW (Signs of Life) featuring live music w/ The Peter Joly Group and The Magikists

The Outta Space, 6840 32nd St., Berwyn

SIGNS OF LIFE a JASON WATTS ART SHOW Jason Watts’ work could only have evolved out of an intimate love and understanding of Americana. With a stylized realism, his work celebrates color and pattern with an emphasis on graphic compositions. Residing and working in the Chicago area as a studio painter and designer, he has recently turned his attention to larger exterior mural commissions and art installations. His recent successes include a mural commission for Lincoln Square in Chicago, a new mural for the Des Plaines History Center, a community mural for a West Loop development, and a large 2 sided mural for the city of Suwanee, Georgia. His studio paintings are part of many private and corporate collections. “I like to think of my paintings as a a celebration of artists that I learned from, especially the American Realists of early 20th century, the Ashcan school, and with a heavy debt to the works of Edward Hopper. These painters chose to portray the american city, and celebrated its everyday inhabitants. Documenting what makes our towns and cities work, I like to portray our rich, diverse society in an idealistic way- and hope to create uplifting works that are familiar and make us smile. ” Jason Watts

FEATURING MUSIC by The Peter Joly Group and Jason Watt's band, The Magikists

6pm doors/ 8pm music $10