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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 and supporters.

Once again, Sixty has teamed up with WBEZ and the Chicago Artists Archives at the Harold Washington Library for a new series of Get Archived! events in Little Village, Rogers Park, Englewood and Bronzeville.  At these events we invite artists, writers, exhibition spaces, curators and others like you to bring us your photos, sketches, catalogs, artist books, postcards, zines and other artifacts from your art history so they can be cataloged alongside over 10,000 Chicago artists.  The Chicago Artists Archives have been maintained for over 70 years and you should be a part of it.  You will also get the chance to get your work in front of writers and curators from across the city.

Who should attend: Artists, curators, exhibition spaces, collectives, collaboratives, art writers, art publications (online and print), and arts organizations.

Get Archived on one of the following Saturdays this summer:

May 25 | 12pm – 5pm
SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY ART CENTER
3831 South Michigan Avenue
Portfolio Reviews by Allison Glenn, Curator of the Arts Incubator in Washington Park
Click here to RSVP

June 1 | 12pm – 5pm
WBEZ’s SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY BUREAU
6957 South Halsted Street
Click here to RSVP

June 8 | 12pm – 5pm
WBEZ’s NORTH SIDE COMMUNITY BUREAU
2913 West Devon Avenue
Portfolio Reviews by JC Steinbrunner, Artist, Editor of Chicago Artists Resource and founder of The Salon Series
Click here to RSVP

June 15 | 12pm – 5pm
WBEZ’s NEW WEST SIDE COMMUNITY BUREAU
2710 West Cermak
Portfolio Reviews by Jenny Lam, Independent Curator and Arts Writer for Sixty Inches From Center and Artists On The Lam
Click Here to RSVP

 

Please note: The materials brought should be ones which artists can donate to the archive. Duplicates are encouraged, as all duplicate materials will be donated to the Pamphlet Files at the Ryerson Library at the Art Institute of Chicago.  Do you have materials that you want to include in your file but aren’t willing to part with it? Digital scans and files are welcome. Email your digital files to art@chipublib.org.

This event is a co-production of Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) and Sixty Inches From Center.  Support for Chicago Public Media’s Community Bureaus is provided in part by Polk Brothers Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.

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