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Sixty’s Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2011

Sixty's Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2011
As the People Don’t Like to Read Art show at Western Exhibitions proved, people do like to read art–and they will. The following are the top ten Sixty articles that you read (or watched) this past year. #1  || Hyde Park Public Art 5 of 5 The Spirit of Hyde Park, 2010. Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. (Photo credit: Zachary Johnson) “Taking in the wall, a mix of styles was evident. Bold, abstract... 

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Andrea Sparr-Jaswa

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Andrea Sparr-Jaswa
In the wake of her 30th birthday, I joined Andrea Sparr-Jaswa in her beautifully decorated Logan Square apartment. Andrea is a long time resident of the neighborhood and a contributing writer to the Chicago Arts Archive.   Amidst bites of fudge cake, we chatted about Andrea’s academic background, and her opinions on art, Chicago, and orbital sanders. Sixty on Sixty is a new series in which SIFCers... 

I AM Logan Square: An Interview with Cara Dehnert Huffman

I AM Logan Square: An Interview with Cara Dehnert Huffman
Cara Dehnert Huffman has a vision: to “promote and increase awareness of the arts while enhancing cultural development in Chicago’s vibrant Logan Square neighborhood.”  Appointed Executive Director of I Am Logan Square at the beginning of December 2010, Cara has transformed the non-profit arts organization into a reflection of the community it supports – a thriving commitment to local artists... 

The Logan Square Comfort Station: In the ‘Art’ of a Community

The Logan Square Comfort Station:  In the 'Art' of a Community
Last fall, as the end of sweater weather drew near, three local artists took advantage of the final surge of Logan Square outdoor market goers to breathe new life into a neighborhood landmark.  If you live or work in the area, you’ve probably passed by it a hundred times, that little Tudor-style building across from the Logan monument.  For years the building dubbed the “Comfort Station” sat... 
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