Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Giola Gallery, LLC

We have shrunk back from our living it large space in the 118 building North Peoria, we are now dealing directly to our client base without the wonderful but excessive space at North Peoria. Giola is pondering over a new location at the Iron-Studios Building.

The fire still burns within the Giola Gallery Team and we are planning on continuing to represent the artists that remain loyal to our cause.

We are organizing a mixed show for the spring of 2008 where we will showcase some of the highlights of work from 2007 shows. This will be a group show and the location is still undecided.

Most likely a private party at our house.

Watch this space and feel free to comment on what you would like to see in the future. If you would like to be notified of regular postings and updates you can subscribe to this blog.

Let this be a prosperous 2008.

Jason, Director Giola Galery, LLC.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Giola Gallery, Part of

Immediately Andrew Hollinger, 202-488-6133


U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan Andrew Natsios, Darfurian Refugee and Young
Rwandan Genocide Survivor to Speak at Program Launch on Nov. 20

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will project wall-sized
images of the escalating genocide in Darfur onto its facade during Thanks giving week,
marking the first time the national memorial’s exterior will be used to highlight
contemporary genocide. The program, “Darfur: Who Will Survive Today?” is a unique
and highly symbolic Museum project produced in association with Darfur/Darfur to
draw attention to the continuing crisis in Darfur.

The wall-sized photographs will be projected onto the Museum from Monday, November
20 through Sunday, November 26, between 5:30 p.m. and midnight. Andrew Natsios,
U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, will officially open the week-long project at a Museum
program on November 20, at 6:30 p.m. Other speakers include Holocaust survivor Nesse
Godin; Omar Ismail, a Darfurian refugee living in the U.S. since 1989 with family still in
Darfur; and Clemantine Wamariya, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, who was
recently featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show as a winner of Oprah’s nationwide high
school essay contest on Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night.

“We can’t afford to be bystanders to genocide in Darfur,” said Fred S. Zeidman, U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Council Chairman. “This Museum is a harsh reminder of the
consequences of inaction during the Holocaust. During Thanksgiving week, a time of
reflection and gratitude, we are lending the Museum’s moral stature to alert the public to
the urgency of stopping the human catastrophe in Darfur.”

The photographs of “Darfur: Who Will Survive Today,” were taken in Darfur and
neighboring Chad by former U.S. Marine Brian Steidle and photojournalists Lynsey
Addario, Mark Brecke, Helene Caux, Ron Haviv/VII, Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum, Ryan
Spencer Reed/GroupM35, and Michal Ronnen Safdie. The photographs will also be
available on the Museum’s Web site,

“Darfur: Who Will Survive Today,” comprises images from the exhibit Darfur/Darfur,
which was conceived and curated by Leslie Thomas, a Chicago mother and architect
who, with the support of her friends throughout the country, was motivated in July 2006
to provide national awareness of the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The exhibit is
presented in association with Global Grassroots, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which
invests in social entrepreneurship to advanced women’s well being in poor countries.
The show will be held in 24 cities over 24 months.

“Once you see photos of a murdered three year old little boy whose face has been
smashed or the body of a one year old girl who has been shot you cannot look honestly
look at your own children without doing something to stop this killing,” says Thomas.

In July 2004, the Museum’s Committee on Conscience declared a “Genocide
Emergency” for Darfur. Since then the Committee has been working to educate policy
makers and the American public about the urgent need to take action to end the genocide
there. The Museum has mounted a display on the emergency in Darfur; held educational
programming on the topic featuring members of Congress and Holocaust survivors;
hosted two national conferences for student leaders engaged on the issue; and more. The
Committee recently launched a weekly podcast series and blog, “Voices on Genocide
Prevention,” featuring leaders in government, media and advocacy addressing how
citizens can get involved in genocide prevention efforts.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum honors the memory of the victims by
teaching their story to each new generation; and stimulating citizens and leaders to
confront hatred and antisemitism; prevent genocide; promote human dignity; and
strengthen democracy. Through a public/private partnership, federal support guarantees
the Museum’s permanence and donors nationwide make possible its educational activities
and global outreach. More than 24 million people—including over 8 million
schoolchildren—have visited the Museum since it opened in 1993, and through its Web
site, podcasts, traveling exhibitions, and educational programs the Museum reaches
millions more. The Web site averages 15 million visits per year coming from more than
100 countries daily. For more information, visit

Review From Center Stage

Most art galleries located in the West Loop started out in less fashionable neighborhoods and upgraded once the art started selling. Jason Weedon went for broke right away, opening his first space in the 118 N. Peoria St. building in the winter of 2005.

On the fourth floor of a building housing many other top-notch art galleries, it is a worry that this space gets forgotten on opening nights. But, the trek is worth it, as Giola Gallery has a friendly staff and sophisticated, yet laid-back, atmosphere that only a new kid on the block could have. The set-up is typical West Loop: the gallery has three rooms, one big one at the front, a project room, and a back room.

Tagging the gallery as one that features "contemporary art and social documentary," Weedon has held true to his promise. The variety of engaging art on display has included Jeffrey Forsythe's paintings, which re-imagine classic Japanese prints as retro-surrealistic California surf fantasies; Judith Mullen's mixed media on plaster works featuring colorful and idiosyncratic lines etched with playful abandon; and work by Weedon's mother, British artist Fiona Weedon, whose paintings demonstrate a controlled yet abstract style.

Opening up the space to offering t'ai chi classes, fundraiser benefits and various special events, Giola Gallery may be new to Chicago, but it's quickly connecting to the local community.

Reviewed By: Joanne Hinkel

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Giola Gallery Events

More Info can be found on Giola Gallery's web site at Events

Giola Gallery hosts many events, each month Giola Gallery may host a plethora of private parties, corporate events and gatherings. This is due to Giola Gallery's exceptional $200 flat rate for a nights event for non-for-profit organizations.

Through this low cost space rental fee (which is actually a cleaning cost) Giola Gallery allows Chicago not for profit organizations in the city to have a low cost forum from which to meet.

Call Jason or Daniela for information or to reserve your event at Giola Gallery, LLC. in their prime loft location in the West Loop.




Book Launch

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Giola Gallery, LLC. Contemporary Art and Social Documentary

Giola Gallery, LLC 118 N. Peoria, 4th floor.
Giola Gallery represents European and north American contemporary artists. Giola Galleries artists are Emerging or Mid career Artists.