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A Traveling Handmade Market Puts Down Roots

A Traveling Handmade Market Puts Down Roots
Since their first market nearly two years ago, the Urban Folk Circuit has been an ambitious endeavor. Setting out as Chicago’s only year-round, traveling handmade market, the circuit has been committed to spreading handmade goods to a wider variety of Chicagoans and providing opportunities for local artisans. In a recent press release they state proudly, “We believe that handmaking is powerful;... 

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... 

BUILT: An Interview with Tristan Hummel

BUILT: An Interview with Tristan Hummel
Tristan Hummel is an extraordinary creative. His notoriety came from the last three years introducing the first ever public art experience on a CTA train called Art On Track. It is a widely anticipated annual event by Chicagoans and it is one of the most broadly accessible art related ‘goings on’ in the city. Anyone can enjoy the experience. You don’t have to be an art collector or... 

Happy Birthday Inkling!

Happy Birthday Inkling!
Customers make a quick purchase during the festivities. June 3, 2011. (Photo Credit: Zachary Johnson) On June third, Inkling, a handmade gift shop in Lakeview, was full of life. The air inside was thick from the heat that comes with a large group of people engaged in lively conversation. In the back sat a generous display of cupcakes and beer and people were not shy about taking seconds. It was Inkling’s... 
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