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Assemble at Vertical Gallery

Assemble at Vertical Gallery
This article was originally published on May 13, 2013 on Art Nerd by writer Rachel Kaplan. This article is part of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar to ours–to document and support the visual arts in Chicago. The goal of these partnerships is to build bridges within our writing community, help... 

Celebrating 40 Years: A Chicago Public Art Group Collaboration

Celebrating 40 Years: A Chicago Public Art Group Collaboration
To celebrate 40 years of public art throughout the city’s neighborhoods, the Chicago Public Art Group has partnered with Sixty Inches From Center to find out what Chicagoans think about the work that has lined our streets, bridges and community spaces.  What do you think about the public works that occupy your neighborhood?  This is your opportunity to tell them what you think.  Visit one... 

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 27th – March 4th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 27th – March 4th, 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 27th, 2012 Panel Discussion: Art and... 
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Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 20th – 26th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 20th – 26th, 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 20th, 2012 Winter Open House at Rumble Arts... 

Gabriel Specter: Repeat Offender

Gabriel Specter: Repeat Offender
This week will be the last chance to view New York street artist Gabriel Specter’s solo show, Repeat Offender. The artwork was created specifically for this show during a short-term residency at Chicago gallery space, Pawn Works. If you missed out on this one [no worries] Nick and Seth (Co-Directors of the space) have plenty more programming worth checking out this summer. Gabriel Specter from... 

The Chicago Street Art Show: Artists Goons & Don’t Fret

The Chicago Street Art Show: Artists Goons & Don't Fret
During the week of installation for The Chicago Street Art Show at The Chicago Urban Art Society I had the opportunity to speak with several participating artists including Don’t Fret and Goons. The closing reception for the show will take place this Friday, June 3rd.  If you are unable to make it to the reception, keep posted for future coverage including a video reflection consisting of interviews... 

The Chicago Street Art Show: Interview with curator Joseph J. Depre

The Chicago Street Art Show: Interview with curator Joseph J. Depre
During the week of installation for The Chicago Street Art Show at The Chicago Urban Art Society I had the opportunity to speak with several participating artists including curator Joseph J. Depre. Joseph and I discussed the nature, relevance and timeliness of the show and his involvement with the street art community. The closing reception for the show will take place this Friday, June 3rd. If you... 

On Public Art: “An Artist Without Parameters” A conversation with Brooks Golden

On Public Art: “An Artist Without Parameters” A conversation with Brooks Golden
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 and those that foster it. Through these interviews our hope is to not only... 
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