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Flawed Illusions: Interview with Virginia Melanson

Flawed Illusions: Interview with Virginia Melanson
Virginia Melanson. Control. Acrylic on canvas, 6ft x 5ft. (image courtesy of the artist) Gender constructs are exactly that: constructed.  Many artists in the past have addressed feminism and gender issues through their work.  Gender constructs can be both subtle and obvious, elusive and profound.  Virginia Melanson is an artist who has addressed these issues in a form not often seen before: three-dimensional... 

Imaginary Creatures of Vivid Color: A Conversation with Lindsay Kunhardt

Imaginary Creatures of Vivid Color: A Conversation with Lindsay Kunhardt
Lindsay Kunhardt is a painter, illustrator, dragon fanatic, science nerd, lover of craft beer, and all around badass.  Relatively new to Chicago, she moved here on a whim from California and has quickly found roots here through her involvement with 4Art Inc, RAW Chicago, and other shows, both solo and collective.  Her body of work, which is largely listed under her pseudonym, Red Feathered Frock,... 

Interview with Joseph Cory

Interview with Joseph Cory
"Elgin no. 2 (Lights, Nocturne after JMW)"   Milwaukee Avenue’s I Am Logan Square gallery has assembled a new exhibit exploring the depiction and influence of light in contemporary art.  “Chicago Nocturne,” curated by Michael Langhoff, features works by Seungbin Choi, Nikki Fischer, Lauren La Rose, and Joe Cory, among others.  Cory, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute... 

Looking Back on September 11

Looking Back on September 11
George Kokines. September 11. Mixed Media. Elgin, IL. (Photo credit: Chris Johnson) On September 11th I attended the Elgin Choral Union’s “Concert of Remembrance”. For the performance the Elgin Choral Union, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and Elgin Children’s Chorus performed John Adams’ “On the Transmigration of Souls”. The performance was riveting. As the music came to a crescendo and the... 
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