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The Questionable Aspects of the Chicago Cultural Plan Draft

The Questionable Aspects of the Chicago Cultural Plan Draft
This article was originally posted at Gapers Block on July 20, 2012 by Jason Prechtel.  In line with our past coverage of the Chicago Cultural Plan, this article is a response to the recent release of the first draft of the plan. This article is also part of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar... 

A New Art District from the Ground Up

A New Art District from the Ground Up
Tom Brand. For Now We See Through a Glass Darkly, 2012. Oil on Panel. Michigan City, IN. (Photo Credit: Zachary Johnson) How do you start an art district from the ground up? Fifty-three miles east of Chicago, the answer is collaboration. A town of thirty thousand people connected to Chicago by the South Shore Electric line, Michigan City boasts an art center, a handful of commercial galleries, non-art... 

Pullman Community Conversation

Pullman Community Conversation
This article is part of a new effort by the Chicago Arts Archive to cover the development of the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan as well as the legacy of the previous 1986 plan. In the coming weeks and months we will be publishing articles on the 2012 planning process and the successes and failures of the 1986 plan. To see our previous articles, click here. “What is seen in a walk or drive through the... 

The First Step in a New Cultural Plan

The First Step in a New Cultural Plan
This article is first in a new effort by the Chicago Arts Archive to cover the development of the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan as well as the legacy of the previous 1986 plan. In the coming weeks and months we will be publishing articles on the 2012 planning process and the successes and failures of the 1986 plan. In 1986, the residents and city government of Chicago took a good, hard look at the state... 

Palette Knives and EKGs: A Conversation with Arts Cardiologist Dr. Bryk-Serna

Palette Knives and EKGs: A Conversation with Arts Cardiologist Dr. Bryk-Serna
Heart & Lung Illustration from Gray's Anatomy or Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical, 1858. Picture this: It’s 3am. You’re in your studio. The paint is slinging, ideas are flowing freely–almost poetically. Then suddenly, you see the color start to drain from the surface of your piece. It falls to the floor, motionless with shallow breaths, clinging to life. What do you do? Frantically... 

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 13th – 19th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 13th – 19th, 2012
Our weekly calendar is a list of visual art related events happening in Chicago. The events that we choose are loosely curated based on the information that is put in front of us. If you would like to take advantage of having your event listed on our website please send a press release to nicolettecaldwell(at)sixtyinchesfromcenter.org.   MONDAY || February 13th, 2012 The Gala 2/13 The Gala is... 
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