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Fat Cap Article Exchange // Snacki’s Secret Pizza Party

Fat Cap Article Exchange // Snacki's Secret Pizza Party
Continuing with our third consecutive week of exchanges, this week we visit the work of Chicago-based artist Snacki. This series of article exchanges are 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 across the board and give more exposure to the art that keeps... 

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... 

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Nicolette Caldwell

Sixty on Sixty: An Interview with Nicolette Caldwell
In between rounds of PBJ at The Boiler Room, I interviewed our very own Nicolette Caldwell, who co-founded Sixty Inches From Center with Tempestt Hazel. Sixty on Sixty is a new series in which SIFCers interview one another, allowing readers to get to know the fine folks who bring you the latest from Chicago’s art scene. Nicolette Caldwell in Paris, France. June 2007. (Image courtesy of Nicolette... 

The Chicago Street Art Show: Artists Goons & Don’t Fret

The Chicago Street Art Show: Artists Goons & Don't Fret
During the week of installation for The Chicago Street Art Show at The Chicago Urban Art Society I had the opportunity to speak with several participating artists including Don’t Fret and Goons. The closing reception for the show will take place this Friday, June 3rd.  If you are unable to make it to the reception, keep posted for future coverage including a video reflection consisting of interviews... 

The Chicago Street Art Show: Interview with curator Joseph J. Depre

The Chicago Street Art Show: Interview with curator Joseph J. Depre
During the week of installation for The Chicago Street Art Show at The Chicago Urban Art Society I had the opportunity to speak with several participating artists including curator Joseph J. Depre. Joseph and I discussed the nature, relevance and timeliness of the show and his involvement with the street art community. The closing reception for the show will take place this Friday, June 3rd. If you... 

On Public Art: “An Artist Without Parameters” A conversation with Brooks Golden

On Public Art: “An Artist Without Parameters” A conversation with Brooks Golden
Chicago has an abundant history of prolific graffiti writers and street artists. Outside of their own trusted community, many of these artists do not get the chance to speak about their experiences and their love for what they do. This series focuses on giving the microphone back to the artists who create public art in Chicago and those that foster it. Through these interviews our hope is to not only... 

Issues with Urban Art and Capitalism: Polymetric Panel Discussion, Part I

Issues with Urban Art and Capitalism: Polymetric Panel Discussion, Part I
Murphy Hill Gallery. Current Exhibition Polymetric. Chicago, IL. February 2011. (Photography by Nicolette Caldwell) If you have not visited the Murphy Hill Gallery you are missing out on a truly fascinating experience. Off the path of some of the most frequented art districts in Chicago, the space is located at 3333 W. Arthington just off Kedzie Avenue. Murphy Hill is situated on the third floor inside... 

“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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