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Who Are You? | A Brief SIFC Questionnaire

Who Are You? | A Brief SIFC Questionnaire
As an organization that lives primarily in cyber space, Sixty Inches From Center would like to take a moment and learn more about our readers. Some of you we know, some of you we don’t. Therefore we’ve created a short questionnaire to learn more about you. Complete the Questionnaire  Read More →

BIFORA | Carlo LoCascio Exhibition at Blanc Gallery

BIFORA | Carlo LoCascio Exhibition at Blanc Gallery
Detail of the work Violated Stability, a work in Bifora: Portrait of a Moment, the work of Carlo LoCascio at Blanc Gallery, July 4, 2011. (Image Credit: Tempestt Hazel.) “Living isn’t space or time; living is only many moments, the sum of which is also but a moment.” – Carlo LoCascio   When you step inside of Blanc Gallery you quickly realize just that–it’s... 

One State Together In the Arts | Bruce Mau, Massive Change Network

One State Together In the Arts | Bruce Mau, Massive Change Network
“A new world is evolving. It is driven by purpose and committed to sustainable human development. The new world inspires and demands a new approach. Our future is no longer about selling more stuff to more people — it’s about understanding our potential as citizens and designing and producing shared prosperity and abundance.” – Bruce Mau At the end of May, Sixty Inches From Center... 

The Art of Cultural Fusion: A Conversation with Gitte Bog

The Art of Cultural Fusion: A Conversation with Gitte Bog
The art world is a small world. As we move through it, it tends to shrink more and more. This was made clear when I found myself in conversation with Danish artist Gitte Bog. She was in town for two days completing two ongoing projects with parts that started in Chicago more than a year ago. Curious about her request for a sign that read, “I am looking for participants for two art projects relating... 

“Introverted Excavator”: An Interview with Jennifer Nalbantyan

In light of her solo exhibition at Chicago Art Department, I asked Atlanta-turned-Chicago artist Jennifer Nalbantyan about how the relocation to Chicago has influenced her practice, how dreams and memory have served as inspiration for her latest work and more. Tempestt Hazel: In the first image I saw of you on your website you were screen printing in pearls.  Are you always so well-decorated when... 

“What’s Your Art?” | SIFC & WBEZ Celebrate Chicago’s Art Centers

For the inaugural Collective Project, Sixty Inches from Center is collaborating with WBEZ for “What’s Your Art?”: Celebrating the Art Centers of Chicago as part of the Off Air Series to showcase unique art centers within our city.  This showcase is our effort to bring attention to the art centers that are doing great things in our neighborhoods.  We also want to provide these art... 

Going Mobile Photo Booth

Going Mobile Photo Booth
On October 30th SIFC celebrated our launch by Going Mobile. We traveled through out the city in mobile art installation featuring work by Hebru Brantley and Brooks Golden.  As we traveled around the City we stopped at several locations including Hyde Park Arts Center and Chicago Urban Art Society. At the stops SIFC team members set up a photo both and invited the public to have their portrait taken... 

Art Here Art Now

Art Here Art Now
The great thing about attending events with professional  photographer friends is that they steal your camera and start snapping great pictures.  Jabari Zuberi, an artist who has a solo show at UIC in December, acted as my personal photographer for the evening.  Last night for the Kick-off of Chicago Artists Month, Jabari and I met in Hyde Park for Art Here Art Now, a show coordinated by the... 

Hyde Park Op Shop 3: Where PBR meets S.Pellegrino…

Hyde Park Op Shop 3: Where PBR meets S.Pellegrino…
If you know EJ Hill then you’ve probably gotten food for your mind, body and intellectual soul from him.  You’ve probably entered a very inviting environment.  You are probably an amateur artist without even knowing it–just by being who you are and doing what you do, and participating when invited. For “Us”, the closing event for Op Shop, EJ invited the public to participate... 
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