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Pay It Forward>>Johalla Projects

Pay It Forward>>Johalla Projects
  “These Moments” Installation by Matthew Hoffman at Pitchfork 2012. 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... 

Pay It Forward>>The CG Project

Pay It Forward>>The CG Project
  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... 

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... 

Studio Reflections with Angela Bryant

Studio Reflections with Angela Bryant
A view of Angela Bryant’s Studio. May 2013. (Photo courtesy of the artist.) More time. It is something that so many of us could use. Angela Bryant spends a large amount of her minutes curating and teaching, so finding free moments for the studio always proves to be a challenge. When she does find time, what emerges are paintings that exude the same electric energy that is embedded in Angela’s... 

Big Ideas: The Ideal Wall Text

Big Ideas: The Ideal Wall Text
This article is part of Big Ideas, a series exploring Chicagoan’s thoughts about contemporary art. To explore new approaches to wall text, I asked three Chicagoans to offer alternatives to the current style. Below is the second response by Greg Harris, Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum. Writing wall text for an exhibition is one of the trickiest things I do as a curator. The objectives... 

Color Bind: The MCA Collection in Black in White

Color Bind: The MCA Collection in Black in White
Installation view, Color Bind: The MCA Collection in Black and White, MCA Chicago. November 10, 2012 – April 28, 2013. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Curator Naomi Beckwith’s latest exhibition, Color Bind:The MCA Collection in Black and White, currently on view through April 28, is a dynamic and engaging mix of works from the MCA’s collection. Conceived... 

Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 1

Testing Thresholds: An Interview with Jan Tichy, Part 1
Installation view of East Gallery. Jan Tichy, Installation no. 15 (Siskind), 2012. 3-channel HD video installation, 11min. (Image courtesy of the artist.) “What they put on view says a lot about a museum, but what’s in storage tells you even more…” - Fred Wilson at The Sackler Conference for Art Education, 2010   When anyone brings up the idea of an artist occupying... 

The Great Fire: A Traveling Truck Show and What’s Next for Good Stuff House

The Great Fire: A Traveling Truck Show and What's Next for Good Stuff House
Kayce Bayer and Chris Lin work together as a curatorial and production duo called Good Stuff House.  Kayce and Chris met in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood in 2008 when Chris was playing ukulele at a show with his “folk-thrash band”, Hannis Pannis. Chris is from Taipei, Taiwan and Victoria, British Columbia and came to Chicago in 2006 to get his masters at the School of the... 

Arts Advocacy at Its Best and On the Wall: An Interview with Monique Meloche

Arts Advocacy at Its Best and On the Wall: An Interview with Monique Meloche
Situated between Chicago’s Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village communities is the gallery Monique Meloche. The gallery’s on the wall program has become one of the freshest art windows in the area and a conversation piece with which Meloche seeks to engage passersby. Here’s what Meloche had to say about the origins and future of this two-year old program, which seeks to encourage interest in the... 

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Danielle Jackson

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Danielle Jackson
Since she started with Sixty, Danielle Jackson has shown undeniable dedication to the art and artists that she chooses to write about.  In her short time with us she has brought a refreshing and often playful edge to the archive through her conversations with artists like David Leggett, Michael Rea, Willy Chyr, Claire Ashley, Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger and Adelheid Mers. In the final days... 
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