Enid Smith takes inspiration from oil paintings by Chicago artist Andrew Rauhauser for her new piece, entitled “Pier.” Rauhauser’s beautiful and quietly menacing series of paintings depicting ice formations, rocky outcroppings, steel grey waves and frozen pilings along the North Shore inspired Smith to create an interpretation of Chicago winter in late August—a chilly reminder of the season past and to come. Warnecke—Performing Arts Coordinator at the Menomonee Club for Boys and Girls and collaborator/grant writer for Synapse Arts—wrestles with definitions of artistic success in “Grind,” specifically the maddening process of creating artistically gratifying work in the shadow of financial return. She uses the word “irrational” to describe her investigation: a fitting term when considered next to our nation’s current approach to economic realities. (Sharon Hoyer)
At Links Hall, 3435 North Sheffield, (773)281-0824. August 26-28, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm. $12.