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In the Photo Booth at, What’s Your Art?

In the Photo Booth at, What's Your Art?
On Saturday, December 3rd, Sixty Inches From Center (SIFC) and WBEZ teamed up to present “What’s Your Art?, a celebration of art centers in Chicago. SIFC took the opportunity to invite attendees to sit in our photo booth and tell us, why art matters to them. Throughout the day attendees participated in a wide range of activities from the twelve participating art centers and a performance by the... 

Gallery Provocateur: Fostering Decadence

Gallery Provocateur: Fostering Decadence
Christopher Shy "Origami Ballerina"   Gallery Provocateur 2125 N. Rockwell St.   When viewing art in a gallery, it is traditional for the gallery to provide a neutral, blank space that will not detract from the art on display. This setting is ideal for clean, crisp works but for exhibitions focusing on more alternative fair, a sterile, sparse gallery would contradict the work to... 

I Am Logan Square Article Exchange // AnySquared Studio Day

I Am Logan Square Article Exchange // AnySquared Studio Day
This marks the first of a series of article exchanges based on a partnership between Sixty Inches From Center and I AmLogan Square. 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 our Chicago experience compelling. I Am Logan Square is a local, non-profit organization... 

The Centre Gallery: Batavia’s newest art space

The Centre Gallery: Batavia's newest art space
On Sunday October 7, Batavia High School held its rededication ceremony. All afternoon, the community gathered to see the school’s first expansion in decades. Filled with curiosity, residents explored light-filled classrooms and hallways as well as the high school’s first field house, auditorium, and art gallery. Named The Centre Gallery, it displayed work by high school alumni as part of Relic,... 

Holocene Overkill (Phase 2) @ Defibrillator

Holocene Overkill (Phase 2) @ Defibrillator
The Holocene has been the age of man. During the ten thousand years since the last big ice age, homo sapiens have dominated the earth. Our societies, civilizations, empires, and digital networks have spanned the entire globe, in the process coming to fundamentally change the the natural processes that preceded and created us. The global climate, natural resources like fossil fuels and forestation,... 

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... 

Cole Pierce and Rusty Shackleford at Hinge Gallery

Cole Pierce and Rusty Shackleford at Hinge Gallery
Hinge Gallery Having just opened in June, the bright lights and white walls of Hinge Gallery were welcoming against the coming cold on the night of November 5th. A lovely space in an ideal location among the bustle of Chicago and Damen, Hinge Gallery opened its doors for a dual artist exhibit featuring recent paintings by Cole Pierce and prints by Rusty Shackleford. Pierce and Shackleford have known... 
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