The year 2012 in the Chinese calendar is the Year of the Black Water Dragon. It began on January 23, 2012 and will end on February 9, 2013 and so as a point of departure, this years “CENTERLINE 2012” exhibition, featuring the Zhou B Art Centers resident artists, have created pieces that examine the dynamics of their own state of mind through out the year, for example; a significant turning point in their life, a spiritual awakening, an evaluation of their accomplishments or lack there of, an outlook for the future, etc.

Artists have created works that take on a variety of forms and pull from a plethora of inspirational materials.


PARALLEL VISION is a solo exhibition by Chicago based artist and curator Sergio Gomez. It explores aspects of our human weakness contrasted with ideas of spiritual empowerment. As a multidisciplinary artist, Sergio seeks to connect all the aspects of his creative career into an organic and parallel direction towards the future. Sergio Gomez is a Chicago based visual artist, Owner/Director of 33 Contemporary Gallery, Curator/ Director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center. Founder/Director of VisualArtToday.com; a curated online exhibition space for international contemporary art, Creative Consultant for Idea Seat Marketing & Advertising, Contributor for Italia Arte Magazine and Co-founder of 3C Wear. In addition, Sergio is an accomplished graphic designer, web designer and art & design professor at South Suburban College.

CREATED BY Christine Forni, with support from Michael Zhou and Sergio Gomez

ARTIST(S): Christine Forni, David Forlano, Erika & Monika Simmons, Gustav Reyes, James Charles, Laura Kochevar, Michael Dale Bernard, Sandra Leonard, Sara Goldenberg White, Sarah Holden, and Stephanie Voegele.

Jewelry And Wearable Art Chicago is a contemporary exhibition that blurs the lines between fine art and craft. It is an opportunity for collectors to meet artists who have shown work in museums nationally & internationally beside emerging artist who have recently graduated with art degrees, along side professional studio artists.


“Li – The River of Souls” gives name to an entirely new series of paintings inspired by the Li River in China. For the Zhou Brothers, this exceptional exhibition of symbolic abstract landscape paintings represents both a departure and a come back.

This exhibition is an exuberant visual excursion into the ethereal beauty of the Li River. The new abstract landscape paintings subtly pay homage to a historical past while revealing a visionary and modern future. Incorporating natural organic forms and delicate color palettes, the Zhou Brothers embrace a sense of intimacy with the landscape and demonstrate intense sensibility and reverence for the place they once called home.

“he river winds like a green silk ribbon, while the hills are like jade hairpins”
By HanYu (768-824), a famous Chinese poet of Tang Dynasty (618-907