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In the Photo Booth at, What’s Your Art?

In the Photo Booth at, What's Your Art?
On Saturday, December 3rd, Sixty Inches From Center (SIFC) and WBEZ teamed up to present “What’s Your Art?, a celebration of art centers in Chicago. SIFC took the opportunity to invite attendees to sit in our photo booth and tell us, why art matters to them. Throughout the day attendees participated in a wide range of activities from the twelve participating art centers and a performance by the... 

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... 

All for Art: An Interview with Robin Rios, PART I

All for Art: An Interview with Robin Rios, PART I
Robin Rios is the owner and founder of 4Art Inc. Gallery, currently located in the Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport. I had interned at 4Art during Summer 2008 in its original Pilsen location, marking my fortuitous foray into what I had feared was the bureaucratic cult that is the art industry, only to be greeted with friendly tattooed arms, a refreshing lack of pretension, and home-grown vegetables... 

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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