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Brewery Cats Inspire 'Working Cats' Art Exhibit at Empirical Tap Room

By Patty Wetli | February 17, 2016 5:38am | Updated on February 18, 2016 10:33am

RAVENSWOOD — Cats have a reputation for being lazy, but members of the feral colony at Empirical Brewery are some of the hardest working felines in Chicago.

The cats, which have kept the brewery rodent-free for more than a year and also manage a Twitter account, were adopted through Tree House Humane Society's Cats at Work program, now the subject of an art exhibit.

"Working Cats" will have its grand opening 6-8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Empirical's tap room, 1801 W. Foster Ave., featuring the work of more than two dozens artists. The event is free and open to the public.

The show is the latest from Random Acts of Gallery, which mounts its exhibits in non-traditional spaces — office cubicles, churches, businesses, etc. — in order to make art more accessible.

A preview of the exhibit:

[Robert McQuillan]

[Jessica Q. Lucas]

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