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Spark!: The Things You Can Learn Stepping onto the Other Side of Art

Spark!: The Things You Can Learn Stepping onto the Other Side of Art
Meg Duguid and Catie Olson at Defibrillator during set up. December 17, 2010. (Photo Credit: Tempestt Hazel) If I could recommend one thing for all the non-artists on the other side of the art spectrum, it would be to at some point in your life try to create or participate in the art-making process. At least once. It can completely change how you look at work, as it did for me when I participated... 

SPEAK! Project: Sean Starowitz

SPEAK! Project: Sean Starowitz
Sean Starowitz wants to put Chicagoans on a soapbox.  His custom-built soapbox.  In August of 2010 as part of the Hey! We’re All Beginners Here exhibition at Roots & Culture, Starowitz walked the streets of Noble Square and asked passers by, friends and curator Mike Wolf to get on his soapbox and SPEAK! I took a moment and walked the streets with him, asked him a little about the project... 

Art On Track Kick Off Event at Flat Iron Arts Building

Art On Track Kick Off Event at Flat Iron Arts Building
On August 6, 2010 Art On Track had a kick off event at the Flat Iron Arts Building.  Many of the artists that would be installing work the next morning were there to meet and mingle with fellow artists, art enthusiasts, press and the art in the open studios of the Flat Iron Building.  The following are images from that event. Art On Track Kick Off from Tempestt Hazel on Vimeo. Music by Tall Black... 

Transformers: Nick Cave at the 2010 CAA Conference

Transformers: Nick Cave at the 2010 CAA Conference
Ever since I first saw one of Nick Cave‘s Soundsuits, I’ve been fascinated with them. Then I got the opportunity to see one in person at the Rubell Family Collection Museum in Miami this past summer. So, imagine my excitement to discover that he would be presenting his work during the Transformers panel with Sabrina Raaf and Jason Salavon. Cave later went on to elaborate on his video... 
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