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The Young Historians: Jennifer Patiño

The Young Historians: Jennifer Patiño
The Young Historians is a series exploring the lives of recent art history graduates with ties to the Chicago area. In this fifth installment, I spoke with Jennifer Patiño, editor at SIFC and 2010 graduate of Columbia College’s Art History program. She is currently pursuing her masters in journalism at Columbia College. Zachary Johnson (ZJ):  To start off what was the topic of your senior thesis... 

The Young Historians: Marcy Thomas

The Young Historians: Marcy Thomas
The Young Historians is a series exploring the lives of recent art history graduates with ties to the Chicago area. In this fourth installment, I spoke with Marcy Thomas, who was one of the earliest graduates to receive a degree from North Central College in art history, a major established in 2010. She is currently preparing to enter Northern Illinois University’s MFA program, focusing in fibers. ZJ:... 

The Young Historians: Margaret Marnell

The Young Historians: Margaret Marnell
The Young Historians is a series exploring the lives of recent art history graduates with ties to the Chicago area. In this third installment, I spoke with Margaret Marnell, 2010 graduate of Depaul’s Art History Program. She is currently working as a departmental program assistant in the Art History department at Depaul and preparing for graduate study in ancient Meso and South American art history. Zachary... 

The Young Historians: Miles Johnson

The Young Historians: Miles Johnson
The Young Historians is a series exploring the lives of recent art history graduates with ties to the Chicago area. In this first installation, I spoke with Miles Johnson, my brother and a former contributor for Sixty Inches From Center. Miles graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Art History program in 2010. Zachary Johnson (ZJ): To start off, where did you study Art History... 

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Nicolette Caldwell

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Nicolette Caldwell
In between rounds of PBJ at The Boiler Room, I interviewed our very own Nicolette Caldwell, who co-founded Sixty Inches From Center with Tempestt Hazel. Sixty on Sixty is a new series in which SIFCers interview one another, allowing readers to get to know the fine folks who bring you the latest from Chicago’s art scene. Nicolette Caldwell in Paris, France. June 2007. (Image courtesy of Nicolette... 

On Public Art: YAMS ONE

On Public Art: YAMS ONE
Chicago has an abundant history of prolific graffiti writers and street artists. Outside of their own trusted community, many of these artists do not get the chance to speak about their experiences and their love for what they do. This series focuses on giving the microphone back to the artists who create public art in Chicago. Through these interviews our hope is to not only archive the efforts... 

An Artist’s Wonderland: The Dorchester Project

An Artist's Wonderland: The Dorchester Project
The Dorchester Project, a highly anticipated multi-use space in Chicago, is the workings of internationally celebrated artist Theaster Gates. The space, which has a tentative completion date of 2012, is a wonderland for the artist, designer, architect, music lover and scholar with the entire former art history slide collection from University of Chicago, the remaining records that were left in the... 
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