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Documentary Screening Set for Ed Paschke Art Center

 The 2014 documentary focuses on the Imagists, a group of artists that includes Ed Paschke.
The 2014 documentary focuses on the Imagists, a group of artists that includes Ed Paschke.
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JEFFERSON PARK — A 2014 documentary that goes inside the world of a group of internationally acclaimed Chicago artists will be shown Saturday at the Ed Paschke Art Center, officials said.

Directed by Leslie Buchbinder, "Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists" details the history and trajectory of a group of young artists in the 1960s know as the Imagists, which included Jim Nutt, Karl Wirsum and Ed Paschke.

After the screening, the filmmakers will host a discussion about how the film was researched. In addition, selected works from Paschke's archives will be shown, organizers said.

Paschke, who often was called Chicago's most important visual artist, rose to prominence in the late 1960s as part of a group of artists known as the Imagists. The son of Polish immigrants, Paschke was born on the Northwest Side near Central Park and Diversey avenues and raised in the northwest suburbs.

Light refreshments will be served at the Ed Paschke Art Center, 5415 W. Higgins Ave. Reservations are required.

For more information, email info@edpaschkeartcenter.org or call 312-533-4911.

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