An Acrobatic Art Installation at the Acme Hotel
This article was originally published on July 31, 2013 on Art Nerd by writer Lauren Albrecht. This article is part of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar to ours–to document and support the visual arts in Chicago.... 
Melody Saraniti's Gravitational Pull
Angela Bryant curated this selection of drawings and paintings by Melody Saraniti for Gravitational Pull at Design Cloud. Melody’s work adds to an ongoing conversation on Abstract Expressionism that’s spoken through gestures, layers, color, and spills. She drains the work of emotion by manipulating Pollock’s... 
How Green Star Movement is
As Chicagoans, we are lucky to be exposed to a variety of different forms of public art.  Blessed with numerous blank walls, building faces and underpasses, we have a vast “urban canvas” to be transformed into accessible works of art for all to enjoy.   Many talented artists have seized the opportunity to turn... 
 Green Star Movement is a non-profit organization that strives to revitalize urban Chicago neighborhoods by teaching young people and community members to design and create public art.  Their large-scale mosaic murals can be spotted in over 40 locations across the city.  I had a conversation with founder and executive... 
Archiving with the Arts Incubator
For the past two Saturdays, Sixty Inches From Center has been working with the Arts Incubator to document and collect stories from residents and artists of the Washington Park neighborhood. As envisioned by Theaster Gates, the Arts Incubator, which opened in March of 2013, has become a space for artist residencies,... 
Rebeldes: A Proyecto Latina Anthology
  For the past seven years, Proyecto Latina has been inspiring women to write and share their stories online and at their reading series on the Southside of Chicago. “Writing is for everyone and it’s important for our stories to have a place where they’re valued,” says Paloma Martinez-Cruz, the... 
Taking Back Bohemia
Talking to an NYU friend on the phone the other day, she brought up the East Village beats on Mad Men. “They remind me of me and my friends in a lot of ways,” she commented. I’d thought the same thing when I saw them. It was easy for me to use the words “beat”, “beatnik”, or “bohemian” when talking... 
Error 415: Glitch Art, The Newest Unsupported Media Type
In partnership with Click | Gallery, TriTriangle Gallery hosted works by artist/programmers Jon Satrom and Daniel Temkin. The artists’ preferred medium is glitch art, which is made by corrupting or altering digital code for aesthetic effect. I got to speak with them about their interest in the medium, organizing... 
Embody at Design Cloud
Those that attended Embody were treated to an eclectic night of entertaining and enlightening performances curated by Angela Bryant. Also part of the Design Cloud event, Embrace by Meredith and Anna reached a broad, unprepared audience at Randolph Fest when the artists held each other for hours on the corner of Randolph... 

Lights in the City

// Jul 22nd, 2013
Lights in the City
This article was originally published on July 16, 2013 on Art Nerd by writer Amy Krafft. This article is part of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar to ours–to document and support the visual arts in Chicago. The... 
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