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Fat Cap Article Exchange // ROA in Chicago

Fat Cap Article Exchange // ROA in Chicago
This week we visit the work of ROA who came to Chicago a few months ago. His work left a lasting impression especially for those who ride the CTA blue line. This marks the second of a series of article exchanges based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and Fat Cap. The goal of this partnership is to build bridges within our writing community, help promote one another to new audiences... 

“Aqua Interlude & Reflection” Glass Mosaic Project

“Aqua Interlude & Reflection” Glass Mosaic Project
On Saturday November 12th, Chicago Public Art Group [Link: http://www.cpag.net/home/] celebrated their latest Glass Mosaic Project, “Aqua Interlude & Reflection. at the Columbus Dr. Pedestrian Underpass- just north of Roosevelt! Chicago Public Art Group describes the project as follows. “This 1,600 sq. ft. mosaic was made possible by over 50 youth apprentices, a top-notch group of artists... 

Man … The Times … Man: Looking at the Absurd with Don’t Fret

Man ... The Times ... Man: Looking at the Absurd with Don't Fret
Ever thought something but didn’t say it out loud? Ever been in a situation where another person said something that left you wondering why they said it at all? We tend to overlook many of the absurdities in our everyday lives that we feel precarious about. In this exhibition, Man… The Times … Man, artist Don’t Fret pokes a little fun at these absurdities and adds a little humor so we can... 

On Public Art: Catching up with Likeone

On Public Art: Catching up with Likeone
Likeone is a Chicago-based street and graffiti artist. Just a few months ago we sat down to do an introductory interview. So much has happened this summer that I wanted to share with all of you lovely followers of Sixty, the amazing work that this artist has created. In addition to exciting new solo work, Likeone has also collaborated with other prolific artists including Christopher Silva and Kevin... 

Concrete = Canvas: Project Buenos Aires

Concrete = Canvas: Project Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is not Chicago and Chicago is not Buenos Aires. Yet these two cities are connected in a strange way by a set of bleeding heARTS. Callie Humphrey and I met during an installation of a show about street art and graffiti art back in September of 2010. Realizing that we both had similar interests, we decided to keep our elbows within reach. Last week via Skype, Callie indulged me with amazement... 

“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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