Earth Abundance
Reception: Friday, April 22, 5-9 (open from   to May 14)
Oliva Gallery, 3816 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago

curated by Pauline Kochanski

Oliva Gallery presents for Earth Day 2022, “Earth Abundance”, an exhibition that features the works of local and national artists curated by Pauline Kochanski. A local artist herself, Pauline uses elements from nature in her drawings, ceramics and daily rituals. In this exhibition, she invites the audience to pause and reflect on the beauty of the planet. Pauline recalls, “In 2020, a walk in nature was my only remedy to counteract the feelings of isolation, loss and grief. So Earth Abundance was initiated (born).”

Participating artists were chosen for their personal and creative relationship to nature, either by their choice of materials and art rituals celebrating the Earth or singularly for documenting a weed flourish even when left to its own devices.

The Earth’s Abundance is omni present in the flora, fauna and the waters of our planet. This exhibit is a reminder of its beauty and a call to be kind to her. One art exhibition cannot change the world. But art can be compelling and cause us to pause. It has the power to reflect who we are and who we want to be.


Build: A Sculpture Show
Dedicated to Mary Ellen Croteau
Reception: Friday, March 6, 5-10
Oliva Gallery, 3816 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago

The show is to honor the legacy of Mary-Ellen Croteau, director and artist of Art on Armitage and to feature artists who showed in her window gallery, her colleagues and peers as well as contemporary sculptors in Chicago. Also to gather Chicagoland artists in an exhibition at Oliva Gallery as part of International Women’s Month and to potentially install a sculpture at Chicago Park District Mozart Park in her name.



SOFA (Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art and Design), Navy Pier, Chgo 

I am participating in the following two exhibits at SOFA this year
Still Counting, Inspired Interiors Design Group Booth
- Group exhibit, Oliva Gallery

SOFA dates and times

Thursday, October 31, 2019 |  5 - 9 pm
Friday, November 1, 2019 | 11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11am VIP hour)
Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 11 am - 7 pm (10 - 11 am VIP hour)
Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 12 - 6 pm

Dear Earth...juried by Catherine Game
June 29–July 20, 2019
Friday, June 29, 6-9 pm
Woman Made Gallery, 3816 W Armitage Ave, Chicago


Reception, The Next Cairn at p:ear Gallery

338 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 
Friday, December 15th
5 - 7 pm Cairn Building by participants in Shaping Clay, Shaping Life workshops in October
7 9 pm Celebration Reception for everyone

Launch of Cairn & Cloud Chronicle: news, resources and stories related to the Cairn Project
Tuesday, November 15th

Cairn Project Web Archive: 

Ongoing expansion

C G Jung Institute 2017 Founders Day Symposium

One of four speakers, Healing Trauma through Myth, Story, and Image - March 18th


"An Extended Interview of Corinne D Peterson"
The Spontaneous Vegetation Show
WPLN 105.5 FM or stream at:
Wednesday, December 7, 11 am to 12 noon

by Nance Klehm, who has been an ecological systems designer, landscaper, horticultural consultant, and permacultural grower for more than two decades…A consultant, speaker, and teacher, Nance is internationally respected for her work on land politics and soil heath. Her work has received extensive national and international media coverage. See more on her website:

Launch of developing Cairn Project Web Archive:

Cairn & Cloud: a collective expression of trauma and hope
Corinne D Peterson and over 550 collaborators

Citlalin Gallery, 2005 S Blue Island Ave. Chicago, IL

Friday, Nov 18 - Reception 7 - 10 pm
Browse our new (under development) website shown on a large screen.
You’ll  have the chance to add your stories and reflections.

8:00 pm   Dance  Video  Poetry  Story  Music  Light
Witness the celebration of healing demonstrated by a variety of performers.
Silvia Inéz Gonzalez, Victor Sanders, Ginny Sykes, Elaine Bachman,
Rebekka Brennan, Christopher Elmore, Béthany Pozzi-Johnson,
Sarah Gottlieb’s BodyCompass Dance Project with Chrissy Martin,
Amanda Maraist and Cat Miller

Dramatic lighting by Dana Major

This final exhibition is open by appointment

November 19 - December 31
Citlalin Gallery
2005 S Blue Island Ave
in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood

Gustavo Sanchez: 312.480.1096
Corinne D Peterson: 773.742.5037

•personal stories are told by workshop participants 
•join in wrapping and packing Cairn & Cloud for safe-keeping until the next exhibit  
                 (come anytime)

               Enjoy music, food and drink all afternoon

Cairn& Cloud: collective expression of trauma and hope at NVAM

National Veterans Art Museum, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

May 27 through June 11, 2016

May 27 - Reception for all museum exhibit, Friday, 4-7 pm

May 29 - Shaping Clay, Shaping Life, drop-in workshop, Sunday 1-3 pm

May 29 - Tones of Belonging by BodyCompasss Dance Project, Sunday 3-4 pm

Cairn Project Kickstarter

completed on 4/12/16 $9,970 

Cairn and Cloud:
collective expression of trauma and hope 

Lillstreet Art Center, 4101 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL

November 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016

Reception: Friday, November 27 


Wicker Park Lutheran Church, 1500 N. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL
November 1-15, 2015
Reception: Friday, 6-9 pm, November 13


Art on Armitage: a window gallery
4125 W. Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL
August 2 - August 30

Zhou B Art Center, part of Seductive Material Exhibition
1029 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609
May 15 - June 13