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Assemble at Vertical Gallery

Assemble at Vertical Gallery
This article was originally published on May 13, 2013 on Art Nerd by writer Rachel Kaplan. This article is part of a series of article exchange partnerships between Sixty Inches From Center and other online blogs and journals that have missions similar to ours–to document and support the visual arts in Chicago. The goal of these partnerships is to build bridges within our writing community, help... 

The Chicago Street Art Show: Artists Goons & Don’t Fret

The Chicago Street Art Show: Artists Goons & Don't Fret
During the week of installation for The Chicago Street Art Show at The Chicago Urban Art Society I had the opportunity to speak with several participating artists including Don’t Fret and Goons. The closing reception for the show will take place this Friday, June 3rd.  If you are unable to make it to the reception, keep posted for future coverage including a video reflection consisting of interviews... 

The Chicago Street Art Show: Interview with curator Joseph J. Depre

The Chicago Street Art Show: Interview with curator Joseph J. Depre
During the week of installation for The Chicago Street Art Show at The Chicago Urban Art Society I had the opportunity to speak with several participating artists including curator Joseph J. Depre. Joseph and I discussed the nature, relevance and timeliness of the show and his involvement with the street art community. The closing reception for the show will take place this Friday, June 3rd. If you... 

I AM Logan Square: An Interview with Cara Dehnert Huffman

I AM Logan Square: An Interview with Cara Dehnert Huffman
Cara Dehnert Huffman has a vision: to “promote and increase awareness of the arts while enhancing cultural development in Chicago’s vibrant Logan Square neighborhood.”  Appointed Executive Director of I Am Logan Square at the beginning of December 2010, Cara has transformed the non-profit arts organization into a reflection of the community it supports – a thriving commitment to local artists... 

Tell the Next Mayor, Why Art Matters.

Tell the Next Mayor, Why Art Matters.
On Friday night, February 11th, 2011, SIFC partnered up with The Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) at their space in Pilsen. This was not just any event—it was an occasion, an opportunity for the art communities and political figures in Chicago to meet and engage in conversation with one another. Other partnering organizations included: Three Walls, Cro, New City, Chicago Reader, WBEZ Radio, Gozamos,... 

“All Forms of Rocking”: Meet Christopher Tavares Silva

“All Forms of Rocking”: Meet Christopher Tavares Silva
Puerto Rican born and a resident of Chicago since 1983, Christopher Tavares Silva has been a long-time contributor to the Chicago art community. After living in Puerto Rico for the past few years, Silva has made a recent return and planted new roots in his lifelong city.  Silva’s career as an artist began with the influence and then eventual practice of graffiti writing and street art. He received... 
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