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Arow Collective, PART II // The Drop Out Kids

Arow Collective, PART II // The Drop Out Kids
Ian Mitchell Wallace, "Friends With Golden Benefits." Watercolor. (Image courtesy of Ian Mitchell Wallace.) Two young artists, two vastly different backgrounds, one art show in a vintage thrift store where I used to find and buy three-dollar grandma blazers in its basement. Presented by Arow Collective, The Drop Out Kids features new artwork by Gianni Onassis, who grew up on the South Side... 

Spotlight on Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education

Spotlight on <em>Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education</em>
Non-profits like Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education were among the highlights of this year’s Art Chicago lineup. CAPE is an organization which works on many levels to advance the arts within education by working with teachers, artists, and students.  The organization is involved in very important work within Chicago, but people may not know much about what they do.  I was recently able to follow... 

Wear Your Geese with Confidence: An Interview with the Puterbaugh Sisters

Wear Your Geese with Confidence: An Interview with the Puterbaugh Sisters
In anticipation of their Art It Out show, I sat down and chatted with Danielle and Tiffany Puterbaugh, sisters whose brand of comedy is “experimental ridiculousness.” Before I hit “record,” we talked about how someone broke into their Humboldt Park apartment and stole their 11-year-old computer and their weed; how I heard about El Circo Cheapo Cabaret, where I first saw the duo perform as... 

The Fulton Street Collective: An Interview with Director Joe LaNasa, PART II

The Fulton Street Collective: An Interview with Director Joe LaNasa, PART II
Local musicians of 2011, time to embellish your résumés and secure somewhat stable day jobs—you actually have it worse than your 90s predecessors. What follows is the second half of my conversation with Joe LaNasa, Director of the Fulton Street Collective. We discussed Chicago’s music scene, street poetry, and what’s in store for the artist community. Read PART I here. The Fulton Street Collective’s... 

Sixty in 60, Episode 4: Lillstreet Art Center

Sixty in 60, Episode 4: Lillstreet Art Center
For the fourth episode of Sixty Inches From Center’s on-going web series, Sixty in 60 we visited the Lillstreet Art Center, at 4401 N. Ravenswood, to find out about the classes being offered. Lillstreet is open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 7:30pm, Friday through Saturday from 10am-6pm and on Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Classes and workshops are available for students of all skill levels.... 
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