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Memory, War and Whimsical Robots: An Interview with Kathy Weaver

Memory, War and Whimsical Robots: An Interview with Kathy Weaver
Highland Park artist Kathy Weaver uses the persona of the robot as a metaphor to touch on subjects such as the turmoil of war, human rights issues, political tensions and conflict, and her own memory. Through the labor intensive, and time consuming medium of quilting, Weaver creates vibrantly colored, playful textiles that express her appreciation for the sciences and artificial intelligence. Her work... 

Sixty On Sixty | Getting to Know Andrew Roddewig

Sixty On Sixty | Getting to Know Andrew Roddewig
Andrew Roddewig brings much more than his media expertise to Sixty Inches From Center. An artist in his own right, Andrew is a master with a camera and in the early days of the organization he generously stepped up to be our Media Director. The videos produced by his company, Clarion New Media, have been central to adding an exceptional edge to the documentation efforts that our organization was... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 14th – October 16th

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 14th – October 16th
FRIDAY || October 14th, 2011 ALive Installation Project a WALL runs down the middle of DEFIBRILLATOR. Paired and paralleled side-by-side with a wall between them, two artists present a three-hour performance installation in order to explore the boundaries between dance and performance art. This is a DANCE UNION and DEFIBRILLATOR production. DEFIBRILLATOR Performance Art Gallery 1136 N Milwaukee Avenue Chicago,... 

A Brief Exchange with Anders Nilsen

A Brief Exchange with Anders Nilsen
A featured artist of Chicago Artists Month, Anders Nilsen’s work is a part of the exhibit CartoonInk!: Emerging Comics in Context, showing at the Betty Rymer Gallery of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago through October 15th. The show brings together works from artists dealing with contemporary and evolving mediums of comics, including artists with ties to SAIC. Anders Nilsen did a year... 

Art Depth // An Art Party, a Draw-a-thon, and an Interview with Cheryl Postrozny

Art Depth // An Art Party, a Draw-a-thon, and an Interview with Cheryl Postrozny
Art Depth’s 2nd Annual Art Party & 1st Annual Draw-a-thon. Featured artist Laura Mae Noble. October 2011. (Image courtesy of Jenny Lam.)   A welcome and well-timed reprieve from a temperamental September (a strange string of 90º weather to a seemingly unending bout of torrential rain? not cool, fall), the clear skies and ample sun on Saturday provided the perfect backdrop for the first... 

Site-Access Symposium with Jillian Soto

Site-Access Symposium with Jillian Soto
HyPA Space, 5226 South Harper Avenue The thought of the city as studio can be a very exciting thing. It means no public (and in some cases even private) space is safe when the minds of artists are finding new ways to use it for their own creative practices. Some of the work created during Chicago Artists Month tested new grounds, revisited old grounds and pushed the limits of the type of public... 

Art Here Art Now

Art Here Art Now
The great thing about attending events with professional  photographer friends is that they steal your camera and start snapping great pictures.  Jabari Zuberi, an artist who has a solo show at UIC in December, acted as my personal photographer for the evening.  Last night for the Kick-off of Chicago Artists Month, Jabari and I met in Hyde Park for Art Here Art Now, a show coordinated by the... 

Unleash the lease. Torluemke and Soto

Unleash the lease. Torluemke and Soto
Joshua Ginsberg owner and founder of Chicago Art Leasing LLC discussed with me why he thinks leasing art is a great way to support artists aside from selling artwork outright, “it takes the hassle out of the art buying process because the 300+ artists on our roster gives an eclectic mix of art that you won’t always find in most commercial galleries and we offer a varied price range depending... 
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