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Sixty on Sixty: Jennifer Patiño

Sixty on Sixty: Jennifer Patiño
As part of our Sixty on Sixty series where we take our staff out from the shadows and into their own article, I had he pleasure of sitting down with Jennifer Patino. Patino is the other half of the editing team here at Sixty and while picking her brain we ventured not only into her involvement with the publication, but her heritage and poetry as well. Ray Figlewski: So I guess the best way to start... 

Galerie F: An Art Space for the Masses

Galerie F: An Art Space for the Masses
Accessible art. The phrase seems to be as dependable as an honest politician, but owners Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff and Billy Craven along with Gallery Director Allie Whalen are trying to make it a staple of the Chicago art scene. Emerging from Tasseff-Elenkoff’s successful silk-screening studio FugScreens, the duo decided to open a space in Logan Square that not only showcases printmaking and street... 

Sixty on Sixty: Ray Figlewski

Sixty on Sixty: Ray Figlewski
Ray Figlewski is one of the two editors at The Chicago Arts Archive. This week I sat down with him as part of  Sixty on Sixty, a series in which SIFCers interview one another, to learn more about what brought him to SIFC and what his life is like outside of editing. ZJ: What kind of writing do you do outside of editing for SIFC? RF: A bit of poetry, short fiction, and screen plays. I’ve been... 

Bibiana Suárez: Memoria(Memory) and the Latino Experience

Bibiana Suárez: Memoria(Memory) and the Latino Experience
"Se Habla Ingles" and other pairs, 2011. (Image Credit: Ray Figlewski.) When considering Bibiana Suárez’s exhibition Memoria(Memory), one must look past the distinction of Chicano, Cuban, or Puerto Rican art as separate entities and instead view the exhibition as a portrayal of the  Latino experience in the United States as a whole.  While a daunting task, Suárez narrowly escapes... 

Miami Art Basel Through the Eyes of a Virgin Attendee

Miami Art Basel Through the Eyes of a Virgin Attendee
Miami Art Basel banner on a lamp post outside, on Dec 3 2011. (Photo Credit: Ray Figlewski) It seemed to happen in a whirlwind, one minute I was walking through the grey streets of Chicago trying to protect my face by the whipping wind only to find myself six hours later on a flight to my second home.  One of those sudden explosions of opportunity that could only come from determination, circumstance... 
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