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Layers of Seeing: Minouk Lim’s Fire Cliff 4

Layers of Seeing: Minouk Lim's Fire Cliff 4
In his famous speech from 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. professed his dissatisfaction with the status quo of equality in the great United States of America. Fifty years later, inspired by Dr. King, South Korean artist Minouk Lim inserted herself into the conversation of race and equal rights in the United States. In doing so, Lim guided the audience through a performance that freed fixed and multi-layered... 

CAKE: The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo

CAKE: The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo
Comics in the United States stand out among other art forms as a uniquely stigmatized medium. A simple Google search for “comics stigma” will yield blogs, news sites, and academic articles including the terms unnecessary social stigma, geek stigma, kid stuff stigma, and low status. It’s hard to imagine a major art form in the US advocating a day where you experience it in public to combat its... 

A New Art District from the Ground Up

A New Art District from the Ground Up
Tom Brand. For Now We See Through a Glass Darkly, 2012. Oil on Panel. Michigan City, IN. (Photo Credit: Zachary Johnson) How do you start an art district from the ground up? Fifty-three miles east of Chicago, the answer is collaboration. A town of thirty thousand people connected to Chicago by the South Shore Electric line, Michigan City boasts an art center, a handful of commercial galleries, non-art... 

The Young Historians: Miles Johnson

The Young Historians: Miles Johnson
The Young Historians is a series exploring the lives of recent art history graduates with ties to the Chicago area. In this first installation, I spoke with Miles Johnson, my brother and a former contributor for Sixty Inches From Center. Miles graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Art History program in 2010. Zachary Johnson (ZJ): To start off, where did you study Art History... 
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