Week Ends, Art Begins || November 18th – November 20th
FRIDAY || November 18th, 2011 3rd Friday Opening | CURRENT Opening Reception Noun: A body of water or air moving in a definite direction, esp. through a surrounding body of water or air in which there is less movement. Adjective: Belonging to the present time; happening or being used or done now. 33 Contemporary Gallery... 
“Art Is a Way of Life”: An Interview with Martin Bernstein
Martin Bernstein's studio. Entry to "the paint room." November 2011. (Image courtesy of Andrew Roddewig.) Martin Bernstein’s studio is probably one of the best artist studios you will ever visit in your entire life. At least, any artist studio that elicits the seemingly universal reaction of “Whoa.... 
Dealing With New Demands // The Happiness Project // Part II
At the opening reception for Dealing with New Demands, Jennifer Mills and her art consultant trio engaged in a one-night only performance that encouraged the audience to participate by purchasing art on the spot. The exhibition is part of a larger project called The Happiness Project, which is taking place in a variety... 
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... 
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