Shari Currie has organized the inaugural Bad*ss Women’s Market, celebrating the local women artists and makers featured in her Harper Court store, Recycled Modern on Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, from 1-5 p.m. Recycled Modern’s unique finds were recently featured in Chicago magazine. Currie collaborated on the event with creative consultant and brand director Brianna J. Heath to highlight and support the women of Recycled Modern. Currie is bringing together bad*ss women artists and makers for a curated shopping experience at the store, located at 5231 S. Harper Court in Hyde Park. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and retail therapy while you browse work by participating artists and makers including:
- Found Objects (Jewelry) – The mission of Found Objects is to encourage women to embrace their power. Angelica Callanta’s designs reflect how she sees the world – colorful and multicultural. She believes strongly in diversity; which is always front of mind as she creates work that transcends age, race, and social class. The woman who wears Found Objects is at once classic and fierce; elegant and dramatic; powerful and graceful.
- Rose Cafe & Bookstore – Rose Café, owned by Iesha Malone, is a place of opportunity. We are creating a space that highlights all the positive aspects of our community. We are fostering a culture grounded in support, trust, and tranquility. Our mission starts with the community that surrounds the storefront of Rose Café and expands as far as the people that purchase our books and merchandise online. We are not just building a café. We are creating a movement.
- Raices Plants (Plants) – Raices focuses on bringing plants and people together for growth, self-love, and self-care. As people, we are plants and plants are people. They reflect our inner and outer growth in our day-to-day life.
- On The Go Jo (Specialty Coffee) – On The Go Jo began as a venture of three girlfriends looking to bring the magic of specialty coffee to events throughout the Chicagoland area. Outfitted in their signature red lips, they traveled around the city with their mobile coffee cart serving innovative coffee beverages that pushed the boundaries of the traditional cup of joe, and have now transitioned from event-only service to online sales and retail stores including Recycled Modern.
- Built by Brizzi (Pottery) – Ziti Brizzi learned to throw as an undergrad at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After a ten-year hiatus, she took a pottery class and fell in love with clay all over again.
- PLSH Lyfe Shop (Greeting Cards) – this bespoke greeting card shop evolved from owner Lisa Holloway’s love of words and the emotions they evoke. In addition to creating greeting cards, PLSH Lyfe Shop also partners with clients to create custom greeting cards, wall art, and marketing collateral.
- Locked & Layered (Jewelry) – Growing up in Chicago with one of the most breathtaking skylines in the world, artist Emily Shinnick often found herself looking up, fascinated by the intricacies of all the buildings. By combining all of these inspirations, Locked and Layered pieces speak to the masses and, more importantly, encapsulate everything she loves.
- Lingua Nigra (Jewelry) – Chicago native Alicia Goodwin has been creating jewelry since childhood, but it wasn’t until she was earning her degree at The State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology that she realized that creating impactful work in metal was her true calling. During her 18 years of living in New York City, Alicia worked for many talented small designers and also larger jewelry brands, all the while adding work to her own unique line of jewelry. Her work has been worn by celebrities including Garcelle Beauvais, Ava Duvernay, Macy Gray, and more.
- J. Hodges Art (Artwork) – Jennifer L. Hodges is an abstract acrylic and mixed media visual artist from Detroit, consistently creating new work from her studio on Chicago’s South Side. She exhibits across the nation and her work is featured in many private collections.