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EXPO CHICAGO 2013 // An Interview with Tony Karman

EXPO CHICAGO 2013 // An Interview with Tony Karman
Expo Chicago 2012 Vernissage. (Image courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations.) Art lovers, clear your schedules. This week, Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, is back for its second year. Art from 125 premier galleries will grace Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, transformed once again by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects into an engaging interior... 
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Dialogic Communities: Informal Art Education Discussion Group and Research Project

Dialogic Communities:  Informal Art Education Discussion Group and Research Project
In my first month as director of education at the Evanston Art Center, I organized and moderated a panel discussion on the Chicago-based art magazine The New Art Examiner (1973-2002). I organized two panels, one for those who used to contribute to the NEA and another comprised of present-day art critics working in all corners of Chicago. Our audience was extremely vocal and highly opinionated, which... 

Pullman Community Conversation

Pullman Community Conversation
This article is part of a new effort by the Chicago Arts Archive to cover the development of the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan as well as the legacy of the previous 1986 plan. In the coming weeks and months we will be publishing articles on the 2012 planning process and the successes and failures of the 1986 plan. To see our previous articles, click here. “What is seen in a walk or drive through the... 

Photos:Chicago Zine Fest 2012

Photos:Chicago Zine Fest 2012
Making its third year the Chicago Zine Fest is an independent two day event that features readings, workshops, lectures, panels, a Zine exhibition, and a film festival. For those unfamiliar with the term, Zines are self published booklets or magazines done by one person or a group of individuals purely for the love of doing it. Zines feature a wide variety of content such as art, fiction, essays, poetry,... 

Behind the Salons: An Interview with Ania Szremski and Rebecca Hernandez

Behind the Salons: An Interview with Ania Szremski and Rebecca Hernandez
I recently met up with the two women behind threewalls’ current threewallsSALON series, Ania Szremski and Rebecca Hernandez.  Both are currently studying for their MA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have a breadth of knowledge about, well, the idea of knowledge itself.  We covered a range of topics, from our realization that we each have an apparent “imposter complex” to professionalization... 

Issues with Urban Art and Capitalism: Polymetric Panel Discussion, Part I

Issues with Urban Art and Capitalism: Polymetric Panel Discussion, Part I
Murphy Hill Gallery. Current Exhibition Polymetric. Chicago, IL. February 2011. (Photography by Nicolette Caldwell) If you have not visited the Murphy Hill Gallery you are missing out on a truly fascinating experience. Off the path of some of the most frequented art districts in Chicago, the space is located at 3333 W. Arthington just off Kedzie Avenue. Murphy Hill is situated on the third floor inside... 

Art History in Motion: Dr. Amy Mooney

Art History in Motion: Dr. Amy Mooney
As promised, the art nerd in me comes out at different levels when discussing different topics. Amy Mooney, a professor at Columbia College Chicago, touches the heart of the art nerd in me with her research in the field of visual culture, art education and positive social contributions through art. Along with another thread in the Columbia College Chicago fabric, Joan Giroux, Amy Mooney will be serving... 
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