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In Conversation with Nancy Wolfe

In Conversation with Nancy Wolfe
  Nancy Wolfe considers her practice a form of journaling and “visual poetry.” The Ann Arbor-based artist’s paintings were recently featured in Minor Key, a music-influenced exhibition at Kerrytown Concert House in her hometown. Her solo exhibition, Nancy Wolfe: Painting Poetry, is currently on display at Josef Glimer Gallery in River North, and opened, appropriately, with live music... 

Inside Marwen Lab: The Voice and Vision of Young Artists

Inside Marwen Lab: The Voice and Vision of Young Artists
For the past month and a half the Marwen Lab students and teaching artists have been kind enough to let me attend their meetings and workshops as Sixty prepared to have our first article created by youth. We decided some time ago that we wanted to provide a unique platform for young artists in Chicago to discuss the work they are doing. The students of Marwen Lab immediately came to mind. I’ve... 

An Escort Through Xpressionism

An Escort Through Xpressionism
Xpressionism, curated by famed photorealist painter Harry Sudman, is a beautifully extensive and thorough examination of different artists’ connections to the aesthetic of the erotic, fetish, and kink lifestyle. Sudman’s paintings of women within the Chicago kink and S&M scene are as much works of cultural anthropology as they are respectfully erotic paintings. What separates Sudman from many... 

The HumanThread: Connecting Communities, Art and Peace.

The HumanThread: Connecting Communities, Art and Peace.
 I have known Michiko Kobayashi for quite some time and I’ve always wanted to share her story. I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with her to discuss her organization and story in depth.   Michiko is the founder and director of The HumanThread Center/Gallery for Peace, Arts & Education, a nonprofit organization that engages individuals in conversations about peace, non-violence and... 
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