Artists at Play: Claudia Hart's Sensitive 3D
From character rigging to texturing, in the multibillion dollar commercial 3D game design industry an abundance of meticulous considerations are taken daily. But among the vast parts that comprise this machine, one detail has been historically neglected–gender sensitivity. Artist and School of the Art Institute... 
Investigating the Underground: The Art of Harry Sudman
I have been aware of Harry Sudman’s paintings for several years but routinely missed opportunities to view his pieces in person.  After getting in touch with Sudman, we scheduled to meet at his studio in early May to view his paintings and discuss his process.  What I had anticipated to be a brief display of paintings... 
The Multi-Sensory Experience: Kara Coraci
The Multi-Sensory Experience is an ongoing project investigating the similarities, differences, and overlaps between the Chicago art and music scenes.  RAW: Natural Born Artists is an organization truly for the benefit of artists.  From its beginnings in California as an idea to help artists get on their feet,... 
A New Art District from the Ground Up
Tom Brand. For Now We See Through a Glass Darkly, 2012. Oil on Panel. Michigan City, IN. (Photo Credit: Zachary Johnson) How do you start an art district from the ground up? Fifty-three miles east of Chicago, the answer is collaboration. A town of thirty thousand people connected to Chicago by the South Shore Electric... 
57th Street Art Fair
There is no better way to kick off summer than going to an outdoor Art Fair; freshly squeezed lemonade, the sun shining, and creativity all around. This past weekend was the 57th Street Art Fair in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood. Artist from around the country came to display their work from glass sculptures,... 
Black To The Future Series: A Conversation with D. Scot Miller
Portrait of AfroSurreal Manifesto Author D. Scot Miller. (Image courtesy of the artist.) Using a title borrowed from an essay by cultural critic Mark Dery, the Black To The Future Series is a sequence of interviews with artists whose practice has started to define a new generation of work in the realm of AfroFuturism... 
Artists at Play: Jeffrey Daniels’ Social Games
While games have historically crept their way into many creative endeavors– Surrealist, Dada, and Fluxus artists alike–the popularization of home video game systems in the 1990s  brought with it a new set of artists creating altered “art games” and a new batch of critical eyes on games as a medium.... 
Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago: June 4th – June 10th, 2012
Our weekly calendar is a list of visual art related events happening in Chicago. The events that we choose are loosely curated based on the information that is put in front of us. If you would like to take advantage of having your event listed on our website please send a press release to nicolette.caldwell(at)sixtyinchesfromcenter.org. MONDAY... 
Royce Deans and Tali Farchi talk Colorboration
The term multi-sensory falls short when attempting to describe The Colorboration Project experience. The sounds of Sid Yiddish and his Candy Store Henchmen, the rotating easels of Royce Deans and Tali Farchi and a little matzo together made for a on-the-spot improvisational experience that I won’t soon forget.... 
A Mile of Murals
Ride your bike down Hubbard Street in West Town and once you pass Milwaukee your peripheral vision fills with a riot of colorful images: A luchador, a howling wolf, African masks, Moammar Gadaffi, squids, butterflies, the Chicago Water Tower. Like most people, I usually zip on through, glancing briefly at the near... 
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