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Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // January 30th – February 5th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // January 30th - February 5th, 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 nicolettecaldwell(at)sixtyinchesfromcenter.org. TUESDAY || JANUARY 31st, 2012 Re-Thinking Soup: Cultivating Creative... 
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Weekend Photos: Dayo Laoye and To Art & Profit

Weekend Photos: Dayo Laoye and To Art & Profit
This weekend at South Side Community Art Center they held the opening of a new exhibition of work by Dayo Laoye and the final panel discussion of the To Art & Profit Performance Festival. The following are some images from the events. Compositions | A Semi-Retrospective of Dayo Laoye Currently at South Side Community Art Center are the sketches, studies and paintings of Yoruba native and long-time... 

Survival of the Artist: An Interview with Abra Johnson

Survival of the Artist: An Interview with Abra Johnson
To Art & Profit Log0, 2011. (Image Credit Abra Johnson.) To art and profit. That is what every creative practitioner works towards. During a time when the war on the arts is getting brutal, conversations about how art and culture will survive are critical. Over three months this spring Links Hall will present the To Art & Profit Performance Festival which combines entertainment with practical... 

Survival of the Artist: To Art + Profit Performance Festival

Survival of the Artist: To Art + Profit Performance Festival
To Art + Profit Logo, 2011. (Image courtesy of Meida McNeal.) The question of financial value when discussing art has always proven to be a difficult one. How do you place a dollar sign on the work and services of artists? The process for assigning value, it would seem, is as mysterious as the process used to build the Pyramids of Giza or to haul those massive lintels onto the posts of Stonehenge.... 
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