Antiques, Art and Jelly Wrestling (Oh My!)

Artopolis, Chicago's celebration of art, antiques and culture opens this Friday, and includes some really sweet installations.

Much of Artopolis will be held at the Merchandise Mart.  One must-see this year is "Jelly Roll: The Spectacle," in which the artist challenges spectators to wrestle in Smucker's (or some other brand of fruity, sticky sweetness).

Artist Tara Strickstein said she's been trying to find a way to combine food and art.  Looks like she worked that out.

Other Artopolis events include NEXT, an exhibition of emerging art, and the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair with keynote presentation by Martha Stewart.

The good news is, if anyone gets jelly on the antique chez lounge, Martha will know just the thing to get it out.

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