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Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 6th – 12th, 2012

Weekly Guide to Art in Chicago // February 6th – 12th, 2012
Our weekly calendar is a list of visual art related events happening in Chicago. The events that we choose are loosely curated based on the information that is put in front of us. If you would like to take advantage of having your event listed on our website please send a press release to nicolettecaldwell(at)sixtyinchesfromcenter.org. TUESDAY || February 7th, 2012 The Big Big City: Chicago, A Pop... 
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Five Questions with Artist James Jankowiak

Five Questions with Artist James Jankowiak
I initially came across the work of James Jankowiak when it was being displayed in The Post Family booth at Art Chicago/Next in spring of 2011. In December of 2011, I got to work with James at What’s Your Art? and I finally had the chance to ask him the following five questions. Here are his five really insightful answers about his life-long passion as a creative and maker of art. If you had to... 

Week Ends, Art Begins || September 9th – 11th

Week Ends, Art Begins || September  9th – 11th
FRIDAY || SEPTEMBER 9th, 2011 Overkill Group Video show with work from Manon de Boer, Candice Breitz, EJ Hill, Diego Leclery and Casilda Sanchez. The Mission Projects 1431 W. Chicago Ave 6:00p – 9:00pm FREE Public School PUBLIC SCHOOL is an Austin-based collective focused on design, illustration and photography. For a group based around creative collaboration, Homework is an opportunity to show... 
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Week Ends, Art Begins || July 8th – 10th

Week Ends, Art Begins || July 8th - 10th
By now, you know the drill. Weekend. Art. Repeat. FRIDAY || July 8, 2011 “100 CANVASES FOR A BETTER WORLD” Art Exhibition Fundraiser The Silver Room, a lifestyle boutique that has been a pillar of Wicker Park for 13 years, is hosting the art exhibition titled “100 Canvases for A Better World”. This is a juried group show and all procedes from the silent auction will go to funding The... 

Culture as Collective: An Interview with Abraham Velázquez Tello

Culture as Collective: An Interview with Abraham Velázquez Tello
I recently sat down with a fellow Chicago Art Department member, Abraham Velázquez Tello, who has been a very busy man lately with projects like his year-old website, Gozamos, which spotlights Latino culture in Chicago, and the brand spanking new screen printing studio he built with Jason Frohlichstein within the Chicago Art Department communal studio space on W. Hubbard. We talked about his ongoing... 

Chad Kouri & The Post Family

Chad Kouri & The Post Family
I met with Chad Kouri at his home studio and during our session he discussed the path and progress of the The Post Family. They are stepping into their fourth year and not your ordinary group of artists working-in-a- studio-space type of deal. These folk look at art communities as a way to inspire each other and expand on their own art making. It is all give give for them. On The Post Family website... 
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