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Art Thu May 08 2014
International People in the Know, an exhibit of works in colored pencil by Vito Desalvo, opens Wednesday at the Bluebird in Wicker Park. The works are the artist's reflections on "interpersonal relations in today's world."
Desalvo uses both fictitious faces and the faces of real people in his life; each portrait includes a caption-like statement. The backgrounds provide no clues as to place, identity or nature of the "conversation." Desalvo, a Pittsburgh native, studied art at Carnegie Mellon University and has worked as an artist in Chicago since the late 1970s.
The exhibit will open with a reception from 7 to 10pm Wednesday. King Art Collective is curating the exhibit.
The Bluebird, a wine bar and gastropub at 1749 N. Damen, is open from 5pm to 2am seven days a week. The works will be on display through the summer.