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Getting Archived in Englewood and Bronzevile

Getting Archived in Englewood and Bronzevile
Avery R. Young getting archived at South Side Community Art Center, May 25, 2013. (Photo by Sixty Inches From Center.) Sixty spent the past two Saturdays on Chicago’s South Side archiving the work of artists and spaces across the city.  One thing you may not know about these events is that they don’t just open the door for artists to have their work included in the archive, but they also... 

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... 

Galerie F Opens It’s Doors

Galerie F Opens It's Doors
A few months ago Sixty posted a piece on a Kickstarter project designed to raise money for a new, innovative gallery in Logan Square called Galerie F.  On July 20th, that project came to fruition with the gig/art poster haven’s grand opening. Boldly standing on the corner of Fullerton and Milwaukee, this new cultural epicenter is a place to find affordable yet pioneering art without the suffocating... 

Photography at the Margins

Photography at the Margins
With documentary photography, the artist becomes our extended set of eyes, capturing images we would not normally be able to see. He or she can take members from the edge of society and place them in the center of our vision. It is these qualities that are the power behind Golden States of Grace: Prayers of the Disinherited, an exhibition of fifty-two photographs by Rick Nehmias currently on display... 

The First Step in a New Cultural Plan

The First Step in a New Cultural Plan
This article is first in 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. In 1986, the residents and city government of Chicago took a good, hard look at the state... 

Spudnik Press // Screenprint Your Own T-Shirt

Spudnik Press // Screenprint Your Own T-Shirt
Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago’s printmaking studio, offers classes to those who are fascinated, intrigued and eager to learn the art of printmaking. I had the pleasure of attending the “Screenprint Your Own T-Shirt” workshop and watch as individuals from all different career backgrounds learned and explored the craft of screen printing. This one-day workshop, led by Spudnik instructor Megan... 

March’s Atomic Sketch Round-Up

March's Atomic Sketch Round-Up
Last month, Sixty Inches From Center attended the monthly drink ‘n draw event known as Atomic Sketch. We asked several participating artists to share a little bit about themselves by illustrating their answers to four simple questions. The results, both varied and delightful, are shared below. Our artists this month include: Nate Otto, Jeremy Blake, Binx, and SIFC’s own Miles Johnson. Like... 

Craft Up Chicago

Craft Up Chicago
Image Credit: Zachary Johnson. On Friday January 14th, eight people made it over to Inkling, an arts and crafts gift shop in Lakeview, for the first Craft Up Chicago of 2011. Organized by Columbia senior Casey Champion and yours truly, Craft Up Chicago aims to inspire everyday creativity and to create a greater sense of community within the Chicago craft world. From seven to nine pm, participants snacked... 
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