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Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 13th – 19th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 13th – 19th, 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.   MONDAY || February 13th, 2012 The Gala 2/13 The Gala is... 
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Purple State: Dance, Kandinsky and Ohio at Links Hall.

Purple State: Dance, Kandinsky and Ohio at Links Hall.
Even Though Sixty Inches From Center (SIFC) focuses on the visual arts, sometimes we like to step over and see how the other half lives. Last week SIFC Media Director Andrew Roddewig caught a performance of “Purple State” at Links Hall. “The Purple State features three distinct female choreographers with deep connections to Ohio. From a state steeped with political party drama and cities steadily... 

Weekend Photos: Dayo Laoye and To Art & Profit

Weekend Photos: Dayo Laoye and To Art & Profit
This weekend at South Side Community Art Center they held the opening of a new exhibition of work by Dayo Laoye and the final panel discussion of the To Art & Profit Performance Festival. The following are some images from the events. Compositions | A Semi-Retrospective of Dayo Laoye Currently at South Side Community Art Center are the sketches, studies and paintings of Yoruba native and long-time... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || May 20th – May 22nd

Week Ends, Art Begins || May 20th - May 22nd
While there is always a lot happening on the weekends, here are some of the events we at Sixty suggest you check out. Click event names and locations for more information about each event.  And for more, check out some of our favorite links to Chicago art calendars at the very bottom. FRIDAY || May 20, 2011 May Craft Up This Friday join the creators of the Chicago Church of Craft as they teach... 

Survival of the Artist: An Interview with Abra Johnson

Survival of the Artist: An Interview with Abra Johnson
To Art & Profit Log0, 2011. (Image Credit Abra Johnson.) To art and profit. That is what every creative practitioner works towards. During a time when the war on the arts is getting brutal, conversations about how art and culture will survive are critical. Over three months this spring Links Hall will present the To Art & Profit Performance Festival which combines entertainment with practical... 

Survival of the Artist: To Art + Profit Performance Festival

Survival of the Artist: To Art + Profit Performance Festival
To Art + Profit Logo, 2011. (Image courtesy of Meida McNeal.) The question of financial value when discussing art has always proven to be a difficult one. How do you place a dollar sign on the work and services of artists? The process for assigning value, it would seem, is as mysterious as the process used to build the Pyramids of Giza or to haul those massive lintels onto the posts of Stonehenge.... 
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