Posted on July 12th, 2010 No comments
Book a stay at the Hotel Felix, which recently earned the Green Seal Environmental Standard for Lodging-Silver certification, and enjoy a night out in eco-friendly style. Hotel Felix has teamed up with the 360SEE Gallery to give guests an inside look at the gallery’s sustainable art, for a truly eco-evening in Chicago.
Guests at the Hotel Felix who book the 360SEE package will be picked up from the hotel in a hybrid Going Green Limousine and drive to the 360SEE Gallery, located in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. At the Gallery, guests will receive a private tour by owner Jordan Witkov, who will show them the gallery’s sustainable art, furniture and design object collection while they enjoy a sampling of organic wine, beer, cheese and fruit.
The package is available for $175 in addition to the hotel room rate. For rates, reservations and more information, visit www.hotelfelixchicago.com or call toll-free 877-848-4040 or direct at 312-447-3440. For up-to-the-minute information on special promotions, become a fan of Hotel Felix on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Posted on July 7th, 2010 1 commentLooking for something cool to do this summer?
Check out the newest show at 360SEE (1924 North Damen Ave), entitled “2nd Anniversary Show: 3rd Year, 3 New artists, 3 Media” running from July 17 through August 20 (gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10-7, and Sunday 11-2 or by appointment).
The exhibition will feature new work by Eric Bessel, Stefanie Dueck, Heidi Martin Kuster, as well as showcase work by two years of gallery represented artists and designers.
Jordan Witkov, 360SEE director and owner, hand picks artists and designers from around the country and the world exhibiting offerings exclusive to Chicago, the region, and the country. The three new artists in this show, Bessel, Dueck, and Kuster, offer unique, well-executed pieces using a variety of media elements.
Brooklyn photographer Eric Bessel’s newly completed series of photographs, grass / hair , explores the similarities in captured moments of wind-combed marsh grass and the parts and tufts of hair on the back of people’s heads.
Metal sculptor, and trained blacksmith, Stefanie Dueck creates fine art, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind flatware out of her Vancouver studio. Her pieces focus on the relationship between animals, material, and environment.
Chicago trained painter Heidi Martin Kuster currently creates art in Paris. Her series of work focuses on geological forms starting from a micro focus such as small pebbles and rocks developing into images that evoke the feel of vast aerial cartography. Her pieces contain hip, sustainable elements, such as tree-free paper and aluminum from organic food containers.
“2nd Anniversary Show: 3rd Year, 3 New artists, 3 Media” is running for a short time only so don’t miss it! We can’t wait to view and learn more about these outstanding (and eco-friendly) works of art. For more on this must-see-event, head to www.360SEEgallery.com, and follow 360SEE on facebook and twitter.
Posted on April 22nd, 2010 1 comment
The Hotel Felix is excited to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day! We hope you take the time to stop by this afternoon and enjoy several of special Earth Day events.
• 360SEE Gallery display in the lobby
• Allen Christian’s Elmer the Art Car & Loren the Doorman
• Tesla Roadster on display and ready for a test drive
• TreeTini -portion of this cocktail’s proceeds goes towards planting new trees
Posted on April 21st, 2010 3 comments
We’re bursting at the seams, we’re so excited for Earth Day tomorrow. If you’ve been proactive (and we know you have been!) and already sipped a TreeTini while admiring the 360SEE Gallery art in the hotel lobby and taken the Tesla Roadster for a spin, you may be wondering what else you can do for Earth Day? Well, the Hotel Felix has got you covered, covered in paint that is…OK sort of!
Elmer the Art Car will be on display outside the hotel starting tomorrow April 22 until April 24. Elmer is 1966 pick-up truck decorated in recycled materials and uniquely painted by sculptor Allen Christian. Once you’re outside, go enjoy the sunshine and check out some of the other Earth Day events in the neighborhood. You can find a listing of local events here.
Posted on April 18th, 2010 2 comments
The Hotel Felix is happy. naturally. to be a part of the the Live It Green TreeTini program. This organic cocktail is made from VeeV acai spirit, a sustainable liquor made from acai berries. A portion of each martini ordered goes to planting a new tree. So relax in the lobby, sip your TreeTini slowly and enjoy the sustainable artwork by Curtis Frillmann and Brian Mock of 360SEE Gallery. If you want to see more from the artists, the 360SEE Gallery (located at 1924 N. Damen in Chicago) will be open on April 23 from 7 – 10pm for a special Earth Day show.
Before you start ordering the TreeTini’s – be sure to swing by of the Tesla Roadster display. A Tesla representative will be in the lobby from noon until 4pm on Earth Day, April 22 to take guests on a test drive of this green vehicle. Anyone who take this electric car for a spin is entered in a raffle for a Tesla Motor corporate jacket (retail value $109).
Posted on April 7th, 2010 No comments
Earth Month 2010 is underway and the Hotel Felix is happy to have 360SEE Gallery’s art on display in the lobby. Check out what’s on display at 111 W. Huron or take a sneak peek here….