It was announced today that veteran Chicago art authority Judy Saslow will retire and close her River North gallery by the end of August 2015. When the Judy A Saslow Gallery opened 20 years ago, the Gallery focused exclusively on art created by self-taught (‘outsider’) artists from Europe that were otherwise not represented in the River North district. Works by the American outsider artists followed, augmented later by contemporary art. The Gallery, located at 300 West Superior Street, will host a retirement celebration in tandem with the River North art community’s “First Fridays” series on Friday, June 5, from 5-8pm. David Jenson Catering, helmed by Saslow’s dear friend and chef, David Jenson, will provide refreshments. The retirement celebration will also include the Gallery’s final exhibition: artworks selected during a recent visit to Japan by Saslow and

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