Blog | August 1, 2017
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Young Collectors Presented By Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Allan Weinberger, Featuring Paintings by Jas Petersen

Jas Petersen‘s largest, most comprehensive show to date, Not a Still Life, will be held at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in conjunction with a Young Collectors charity auction and cocktail reception. A selection of paintings by Petersen will be auctioned, and proceeds from the sales will benefit Young Chicago Authors. Prior to the auction there will be a brief tutorial on “how to bid at auction” for new collectors and first time bidders. The evening will conclude with comedy performances by Tyler Snodgrass and Allan Weinberger.

Following the Young Collectors evening event, Petersen’s show will be open to the public Friday, August 25 (12 – 5 PM) and Saturday, August 26 (12 – 4 PM).

 August 24 | 6:00pm- 9:00pm

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

1338 West Lake Street 

Chicago, IL 60607

Entertainment begins at 7:30pm

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JAS PETERSEN is a painter and muralist. Raised as a first generation by an Ecuadorian mother and Danish father, Jas takes an interest in viewing American life from an outsider perspective. Like so many, Jas is a child of new America and engages with the culture from an always questioning and curious perspective.


Her current series of portraits revolves around coming-of-age figures. The female form is central to each painting and is depicted in a way that explores consumption in contemporary society. The FastGirl character represents both the heroes and villains of present day America, asking the audience to continuously question what they consider beautiful.


JAS PETERSEN is a graduate from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With a special thanks to Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, this is her largest, most comprehensive show to date.

Since 1991, YOUNG CHICAGO AUTHORS has been transforming the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication, and performance education.


YCA exposes young people to hip-hop realist portraiture and teaches them how to create their own authentic narratives through a variety of arts education programs both in and out of the classroom. These programs include free Education Partnerships for qualifying Chicago schools, free weekly writing workshops and open mics for young poets, journalists, and emcees, and Louder Than A Bomb, the largest youth poetry slam in the country.

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