Pen, Ink & Song is a creative space in Chicago’s storied Flatiron Arts Building dedicated to the production of black & white sequential art (comics) original acoustic guitar songs (folk music) and the synthesis of the two.
PI&S is proud to present the work of artists using ink, music, comix, assemblage, sculpture and/or other hybrid media forms. Here’s a look back at our last few years…
Pen, Ink & Song is cartoonist/musician Karlis Kandero’s workspace, but also functions as a gallery, hosting about two dozen openings/events per year, including monthly First Friday open studios and curated happenings such Jackson Pollock Taco Night (splatter painting with taco ingredients, otherwise known as “Abstract-Mexpressionism”) and Blacklight Bioluminescence (a group show of UV-activated art…the one rule is that pieces must be made from naturally-derived phosphorescent inks and dyes).
Open to the public Tuesday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons, PI&S is located in the heart of Wicker Park, at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue, studio #344.