The Future’s Past: Revisiting the Bronzeville Community // Part II
The Future’s Past, curated by Tempestt Hazel, co-founder and co-executive director of Sixty Inches From Center, is a project initiated on behalf of a fellowship that she received from the Black Metropolis Consortium (BMRC). This exhibition is based on a year’s worth of intensive research through a variety of archives... 
Purple State: Dance, Kandinsky and Ohio at Links Hall.
Even Though Sixty Inches From Center (SIFC) focuses on the visual arts, sometimes we like to step over and see how the other half lives. Last week SIFC Media Director Andrew Roddewig caught a performance of “Purple State” at Links Hall. “The Purple State features three distinct female choreographers with deep... 
Fat Cap Exchange Partnership || The Chicago THC Crew
This marks the first of a series of article exchanges based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and Fat Cap. The goal of this partnership is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences across the board and give more exposure to the art that keeps our Chicago... 
Week Ends, Art Begins || November 11th – November 13th
FRIDAY || November 11th, 2011 ART FAIR 2011: EXHIBITION AND ART SALE Art work by teaching artists, students, alumni, and staff will be on display and for sale. Proceeds benefit the artists and Marwen programs for under-served youth. Catering is by e.leaven Food Company. Beer is provided by Half Acre. Marwen 833 North... 
Moments of Possibility - An Interview with Dave Murray
In September, I attended an exhibit at the LVL3 Gallery titled This is the Same as That, a joint exhibit between New York artist Letha Wilson and Chicago artist Dave Murray. The show dealt with examining the real and the unreal, the physical and the imagined. The exhibit included photography, sculpture, and installation... 
Spoke Exit Interview: Part II
Kristin Mariani. A Sample of Making, 2009. Spoke, Chicago, IL. (Photo courtesy of Spoke) Spoke, a mixed project and studio space in the West Loop closed its doors in August after hosting over forty artist projects, events, experiments, and residencies in its nearly three years of programming. What always struck me... 
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ChicagoArts | Michelle Bibbs Talks DCASE Arts Funding
Artist and fellow documenter of the arts MartinJon speaks with many people across the city who help build, maintain and practice art in Chicago. As part of the growing series of Sixty Inches From Center Exchange partnerships, his ChicagoArts videos will be featured on our website as part of Sixty’s effort to promote... 
Dealing With New Demands // The Happiness Project // Part I
Art you an artist? Art patron? Are you happy? Wonder if the quality of your life is good? Dealing With New Demands explores these questions. Curated by Jennifer Mills, this group exhibition is currently on display at The Comfort Station a gallery and community space located in Logan Square. It is just one component... 
Water Street Studios Second Anniversary
A few weeks ago I attended the opening of Water Street Studios’ Second Year Anniversary Show in Batavia, IL. Like each of the previous shows at Water Street, the work was numerous, diverse, and stunning. The two-dimensional pieces displayed a wide range of media, from carbon print photography to encaustic and... 
Creating Community through the Arts
On Saturday, October 22, I had the pleasure of attending the “Creating Community through the Arts” panel discussion at the Bridgeport Art Center, held during the Bridgeport Art Walk as part of Chicago Artists Month 2011. The panel, moderated by visual artist Luis DeLaTorre, was made up of Jose Barrera, a Surrealist... 
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