AIA Chicago's LGBTQI+ Alliance's Winter Social Features Work by Doug Birkenheuer

Doug Birkenheuer's "Construction Lover" (1991). Image courtesy of the artist
CHICAGO--Nearly 200 members and allies of the LGBTQI+ Alliance of the AIA Chicago chapter gathered last Thursday at the Eggersmann showroom in River North for an evening of cocktails, canap├ęs, and queer art. Between bites of Mediterranean-inspired hors d'oeuvres and specially crafted mai tais, guests perused the paintings, sculptures, and performance pieces from local artists—many of whom are part of the LGBTQI+ community. Several black-and-white works by renowned photographer Doug Birkenheuer were on display, as well as Rick Sindt’s expressive and sensual graphite drawings. Both Birkenheuer and Sindt were in attendance at the event, as were fellow artists Michael Van Zyel and Garek. [More]