You are here: Home // SIFC News

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... 

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>>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,... 

Pay It Forward>>Composite

Pay It Forward>>Composite
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,... 

Getting Archived in Roger’s Park

Getting Archived in Roger's Park
JC Steinbrunner on duty at Sixty Inches From Center’s Get Archived event in Roger’s Park. (Image credit: Melissa Patiño) For three Saturdays in a row now, Sixty has been hosting archiving events on both the city’s North and South Sides. We’ve been able to spend time with some talented artists and collect a treasure trove of new material to add to the Chicago Artists’... 

Dig It Up, Dust It Off, and Donate It: Get Archived 2013

Dig It Up, Dust It Off, and Donate It: Get Archived 2013
South Side Community Art Center, 2012. Photo by Sixty Inches From Center. Pull out the old shoe boxes. Look into the cracks of books, sketchbooks and notepads. Dig into your hard drives and collect the images and files that have been created, rearranged, updated and buried through out your career.  Gather them all together and join us this summer to build up the archives with Chicago’s art-makers... 

Sixty’s Top Picks of 2012

Sixty's Top Picks of 2012
As Sixty continues to explore all facets of visual art in Chicago, we asked some of our contributors to reflect back on this past year and discuss the most memorable encounters of 2012. Time Zone – Toby zur Loye Of the Chicago art events that I attended in 2012, a summer exhibition in the Fulton Market District has left the most lasting impression.  Time Zone was on display from June 8-28 in the... 

Sixty’s Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2012

Sixty’s Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2012
Who doesn’t love a good year end best of list? It has become an annual tradition for us at Sixty to put together the most read articles on our website as a way to reflect on the art we have seen and the minds we have picked throughout the past year. Making up a large percentage of the tens of thousands of people who perused our website in 2012, the following are the top articles that grabbed your... 

We don’t want you to give us money…

We don't want you to give us money...
In case you haven’t heard, Sixty recently crossed the finish line of getting our 501c3 status.  And thanks to the generosity of the Jane and Tad Shepard Family Foundation, we have received our first grant under our new status, allowing us to start the new year off with new plans and fresh ideas for how to support the Chicago artists and work that bring some warmth to this chilly time of year. In... 

Sixty on Sixty: Brian Willard

Sixty on Sixty: Brian Willard
The following is part of our series of Sixty on Sixty interviews which give our readers the chance to learn more about us by turning lens towards the people behind Sixty Inches From Center. Brian Willard SNR: Much of your work reveals a fixation with the human figure. Why does this subject matter interest you? BW: I go back to my creative writing classes at Columbia wherein my professors always pushed... 
Copyright © 2010 Sixty Inches From Center, All rights reserved.