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Wooden Awesomeness for Weirdos & Perpetual Nerds: The Work of Michael Rea

Wooden Awesomeness for Weirdos & Perpetual Nerds: The Work of Michael Rea
Looking at the idea of failure and drawing from pop culture inspirations, Michael Rea creates enormous wooden sculptures. To borrow from Jeriah Hildwine, he produces a “wooden wonderland for nerds.” Remnants of your favorite movie or book are manipulated, altered, and combined in an attractively entertaining way. Last weekend, I caught up with Mike for a studio visit and interview. We spoke about... 

Sixty’s Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2011

Sixty's Top 10 Most Read Articles of 2011
As the People Don’t Like to Read Art show at Western Exhibitions proved, people do like to read art–and they will. The following are the top ten Sixty articles that you read (or watched) this past year. #1  || Hyde Park Public Art 5 of 5 The Spirit of Hyde Park, 2010. Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. (Photo credit: Zachary Johnson) “Taking in the wall, a mix of styles was evident. Bold, abstract... 

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 21st – October 23rd

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 21st – October 23rd
FRIDAY || October 21st, 2011 Hand in Glove Conference Hand-in-Glove is a new semiannual conference that addresses the pragmatic realities and imaginative possibilities of self-organized, noncommercial and artist-run spaces, publications, residencies, and a variety of other projects that challenge traditional formats for the production and reception of art at the grass-roots level. 9:30 AM –... 

The work of Sarah Belknap & Joseph Belknap

The work of Sarah Belknap & Joseph Belknap
Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap were recently selected to participate in Chicago Artist Month and participated in another show that opened last week entitled, Wood Worked. This show was visualized and co-curated by Chicago Urban Art Society’s Chief Curator and Co-Founder Peter Kepha along with Kevin Wilson, who currently serves as the Chicago Urban Art Society’s Pop-Up Satellite-Space... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || September 23rd – 25th

Week Ends, Art Begins || September 23rd – 25th
FRIDAY || SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2011 FAIR WARNING: closing PARTY and AUCTION Moving Design, in coordination with Comfort Station, and support from 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón, presents a multidisciplinary gallery exhibition and public engagement exposition on the advancement of bicycle safety. On Friday, September 23, there will be a closing party and auction! Come purchase Moving Design’s bicycle... 

Summer Guide To Chicago Art: August

Summer Guide To Chicago Art: August
It’s hard to believe we’ve just survived the rainiest July in Chicago history. Fortunately for us, as the rain lets up, the art keeps pouring in. To help you enjoy summer in Chicago to it’s fullest, we’ve put together the latest digital installment of our Summer Art Guide. Click the image for a downloadable PDF and enjoy everything August in the Windy City has to offer. Designed... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || July 8th – 10th

Week Ends, Art Begins || July 8th - 10th
By now, you know the drill. Weekend. Art. Repeat. FRIDAY || July 8, 2011 “100 CANVASES FOR A BETTER WORLD” Art Exhibition Fundraiser The Silver Room, a lifestyle boutique that has been a pillar of Wicker Park for 13 years, is hosting the art exhibition titled “100 Canvases for A Better World”. This is a juried group show and all procedes from the silent auction will go to funding The... 
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