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Up the Stairs

Up the Stairs
Something incredible is happening in the Near West Side. Amid industrial complexes and warehouses, a group of seven artists have banded together in the newly-opened Stairway Studios, a massive space with room for painters, sculptors, metal-workers, and carpenters. Besides the seven core members—Jason Hawk, Eric Gushee, Trevor O’Neil, Laura Davis, Jonathan Cernak, Fred Gerdes, and Salvador... 

Collaging for A Cause

Collaging for A Cause
I am always interested in attending shows that integrate visual art and music, benefit a great cause, and take place in a space that I have yet to see.  Collage On Demand, a live collage show that took place on January 26, featured all of the above. Melissa Oresky at Collage On Demand Dan Sullivan and Edra Soto are co-owners of The Franklin, where the event took place and featured collage artist... 

Did You See Heaven? WYSIWYG @ Peregrine Program

Did You See Heaven? WYSIWYG @ Peregrine Program
Peregrine Program is poised at a unique threshold of the Chicago art scene. While it’s certainly not an apartment gallery, located inside of an East Garfield Park studio building, the space lacks the sterile snap of a commercial space. The walls are white, but the exhibition space is rather small, best lending itself to one person installations and the viewing of small works. Usually, the openings... 

Jon Waites: Radical, Work at PEREGRINEPROGRAM

Jon Waites: Radical, Work at PEREGRINEPROGRAM
Jon Waites (clockwise from left) Untitled, 2011, griptape on plywood, Righteous #4, 2011, acrylic, cotton, skate wax and wood, Sesh, 2012, latex paint, canvas and wood On February 4th, PEREGRINEPROGRAM introduced Jon Waites’ newest solo exhibition. Radical, Work is a collection of works investigating the forms of an adolescent obsession with the architecture and constructed spaces of wheeled street-based... 
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