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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS–ISSUE TWO: EPHEMERAL

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS–ISSUE TWO: EPHEMERAL
Dear Readers, Longtime readers of Sixty Inches From Center know that archiving has always been a central pillar of our organization. Through our partnership with the Chicago Arts Archive, and our neighborhood Get Archived events, we’ve always made collecting and preserving the works of contemporary artists one of our main goals–or even the main goal. But there’s something about the act of... 

Weekly Picks: August 25 – 31

Weekly Picks: August 25 - 31
Monday || August 25 Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging, and the Future - Photographs by Judah Passow Award-winning documentary photographer Judah Passow spent a year photographing Scotland’s Jewish community, producing a portrait that captures the complexity and diversity of the Scottish Jewish life at the beginning of the 21st century. Based in London, Judah Passow has been working on assignments... 

Weekly Picks: August 18 – 24

Weekly Picks: August 18 - 24
Monday || August 18 Senior Artists Network Fiber Art Exhibition Come one and all to Senior Artists Network’s  first ever fiber arts exhibition, curated by Beverly Alice Nash.  The show runs through Labor Day, September 1 and is open for viewing Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm. Curt’s Cafe is a casual, inviting place, with excellent food and a wonderful social mission.  The Senior... 

Weekly Picks: August 11 – 17

Weekly Picks: August 11 - 17
Monday || August 11 glitChicago: An Exhibition of Chicago Glitch Art Over the past decade Chicago has enjoyed a reputation as a center for artists within a worldwide subculture of experimentation in electronic media. Knit together by global communications networks, the tendency known as “glitch” or “glitch art” centers around the noisy and colorful errors propagated when electronic media... 

Weekly Picks: July 21 – July 27

Weekly Picks: July 21 - July 27
  Monday || July 21 Gestos Gráficos: René Arceo & Friends This exhibition at the Bridgeport Art Center opened June 20th and will run continuously until August 1st.  Chicago print maker ReneArceo’s work constitutes the main body of this exhibition and represents a selection of gestural prints (Gestos Graficos) created in the last decade. Included are relief prints,lino-cuts,... 

Weekly Picks: July 14- July 20

Weekly Picks: July 14- July 20
Sixty Inches from Center recently launched the inaugural issue for our new online magazine.  But don’t worry!  We are still going to be posting content on our archive site here.  Please continue to enjoy our weekly calendar, a list of visual art related events happening in Chicago. The events that we choose are loosely curated based on the information that is put in front of us. If you would... 

Sixty Launches a New Online Magazine…

Sixty Launches a New Online Magazine...
Dear friends, Sixty has been pretty quiet since 2014 began. Maybe you noticed. Either way, we have a lot of new things happening that we’d like to share with you. First and foremost, we have spent much of the past six months reflecting on what we’ve done over the past three years. We have thought about the ways in which we are contributing to the art historical narrative in Chicago, supporting... 

Pay it Forward>>Revival Arts Collective

Pay it Forward>>Revival Arts Collective
Pay It Forward is a collaborative, experimental fundraiser devised by Autotelic {Studios} and Sixty Inches From Center. We are experimenting with the idea of paying it forward to other arts organizations who work to support artists and a thriving arts community in Chicago. Our Pay It Forward Series will highlight one of the eight projects that we have chosen to be part of our fundraiser each... 

M.U.R. XIII: Monthly Experiments in Placemaking

M.U.R. XIII: Monthly Experiments in Placemaking
Sambre Installation. 2013. Wood. 24′ x 8′. Mur XIII, Pasarrelle Simone de Beauvoir. Paris, France. (Image Credit: Caitlin Bruce) As I write this I have been looking at updates from artists and friends about “Paint, Paste, & Sticker: Chicago Street Art,” the current show at the Chicago Cultural Center (running from October 18, 2013 to January 12, 2014).  The show, which... 

Pay It Forward>>Peanut Gallery

Pay It Forward>>Peanut Gallery
Pay It Forward is a collaborative, experimental fundraiser devised by Autotelic {Studios} and Sixty Inches From Center. We are experimenting with the idea of paying it forward to other arts organizations who work to support artists and a thriving arts community in Chicago. Our Pay It Forward Series will highlight one of the eight projects that we have chosen to be part of our fundraiser each week,... 
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