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The Great Suburban Frontier

The Great Suburban Frontier
On Sunday July 23rd, I boarded the Green Line to Oak Park and stopped by the opening of an exhibition of work by Simon Ingram and Douglas Melini at The Suburban. It was unlike any opening I’d been to in Chicago. Visitors hung around for hours in the back yard of The Suburban with co-founders Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam.  We sat on seats converted from tree trunks, eating peach pops, generously... 

My name is Tia Jones-Etu.

My name is Tia Jones-Etu.
Image courtesy of the artist. When I first met Tia Etu-Jones’ two years ago and saw her work I was impressed by her different choices of medium and themes which the resulting works explore. Not limiting herself to one medium and style has allowed her the freedom to create interactive sculptures, paintings, assemblages, murals and even fullyfunctioning marionettes. In her work it is not uncommon... 
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