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Pay It Forward>>Johalla Projects

Pay It Forward>>Johalla Projects
  “These Moments” Installation by Matthew Hoffman at Pitchfork 2012. Pay It Forward is a collaborative, experimental fundraiser devised by Autotelic {Studios} and Sixty Inches From Center. We are experimenting with the idea of paying it forward to other arts organizations who work to support artists and a thriving arts community in Chicago. Our Pay It Forward Series will highlight... 

Archetype Drift: New Methods of Photographic Making

Archetype Drift: New Methods of Photographic Making
Located in a lofty warehouse space on West Hubbard, Johalla Projects seeks to collaborate with curators and artists interested in pushing boundaries. What Filter Photo set out to do with their most current juried exhibition is push the boundaries of photography, and it seems almost inaccurate to call Archetype Drift a photography exhibition. Presented by the folks behind the annual Filter Photo Festival... 

Attempts, Impulses and Talking With Fear, Revisited

Attempts, Impulses and Talking With Fear, Revisited
Forward motion is ineluctable. It is something that most of us accept as a part of life. Art-minded individuals tend to be particularly sensitive to this intrinsic vanward impulse, which makes the occasional chance to stop and reflect something to be appreciated. Almost two years after our initial interview about the series Talking With Fear About Dying Tomorrow, Matt Austin and I once again found... 

These (Art) Moments: Matthew Hoffman & Andrea Jablonski at Pitchfork

These (Art) Moments: Matthew Hoffman & Andrea Jablonski at Pitchfork
Matthew Hoffman's installation in collaboration with Johalla Projects at Pitchfork Music Festival, 2012. (Image Credit: Zachary Johnston) Matthew working on the stands for the letters in his studio. (Image Credit: Zachary James Johnston) When we talk about the Pitchfork Music Festival, we usually talk about the abundance of performers from across the country and globe. Perhaps we mention the heat... 

The Wonderment and Complexities of Nature: An Interview with Jenny Kendler

The Wonderment and Complexities of Nature: An Interview with Jenny Kendler
Jenny Kendler is extensively involved in the Chicago art scene, and also dedicated to environmental justice and activism.  In fact, her two passions are deeply intertwined. Through her work, she shares the wonder, beauty and complexity of nature and its relationship with human culture.  Jenny is a member of the BOLT Residency through the Chicago Artists Coalition, member of the feminist collective... 

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 6th – 12th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 6th – 12th, 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. TUESDAY || February 7th, 2012 The Big Big City: Chicago, A Pop... 
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Five Questions with Artist James Jankowiak

Five Questions with Artist James Jankowiak
I initially came across the work of James Jankowiak when it was being displayed in The Post Family booth at Art Chicago/Next in spring of 2011. In December of 2011, I got to work with James at What’s Your Art? and I finally had the chance to ask him the following five questions. Here are his five really insightful answers about his life-long passion as a creative and maker of art. If you had to... 

What’s Your Art? Celebrating the Art Centers of Chicago

What's Your Art? Celebrating the Art Centers of Chicago
In celebration of Chicago’s rich landscape devoted to artists, art education, and the opportunity to inspire and become inspired, WBEZ invites you to the Chicago Cultural Center to join us in exploring these spaces and the role they play in shaping the artist in each of us. WBEZ has teamed up with Sixty Inches From Center (SIFC) to create “What’s Your Art?” and couldn’t... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 7th – October 9th

Week Ends, Art Begins || October 7th – October 9th
FRIDAY || October 7th, 2011 The Future’s Past: Exhibition & Installations // Opening Reception and Trolley Tour The Future’s Past is a pilot curatorial project that consists of several public window installations and a collaborative exhibition completed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) Fellowship in Chicago, Illinois. It combines new technology and new media to create... 
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