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Unleash the lease. Torluemke and Soto

Unleash the lease. Torluemke and Soto
Joshua Ginsberg owner and founder of Chicago Art Leasing LLC discussed with me why he thinks leasing art is a great way to support artists aside from selling artwork outright, “it takes the hassle out of the art buying process because the 300+ artists on our roster gives an eclectic mix of art that you won’t always find in most commercial galleries and we offer a varied price range depending... 

Disco balls. Yoga. Painting for everyone.

Disco balls. Yoga. Painting for everyone.
Image from projection of Jettison Quarterlys Fall Issue, Release Party at Empty Bottle, September 2010 Fall rolled in today, which means soon the weather will be dreadfully cold and people will be making less effort to attend art events. This makes us sad but for those of you who plan to hibernate this winter you might want to consider some new reading material to get you through. For starters I recommend... 

If This Ain’t Love

If This Ain’t Love
Yesterday I attended the annual Meeting of Styles live graffiti event in Chicago’s Little Village. Participation in M.O.S is invite only so for first time participant artist Brooks Golden, this was a big deal. It was especially meaningful for me to witness so many talented artists coming together and converging their diversity with such honest styles of work right in the city I live in. If... 

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... 

Hey, We Are All Beginners Here!

Hey, We Are All Beginners Here!
Roots and Culture hosted a new exhibition about oral, performative, written and visual communication entitled, Hey, We Are All Beginners Here! Line, Color, Form, Nutrients, and Affection, presented by StopGoStop also known as The Network of Crowded Art. We Are All Beginners Here! is described by StopGoStop as, “… a multi-headed hydra, a trans-temporal, trans-spatial, trans-disciplinary... 

The Ripple Effect of SAIC’s Open Studios…

The Ripple Effect of SAIC's Open Studios…
Caitlin Cherry & Jes Standefer Last night SIFC had our first public outing as part of an extended invitation of an extended invitation.  Parking Space, “a collaborative project initiated by artists Andrew Greene, E.J. Hill and Matthew Schaffer that seeks to create a broader discourse and exchange of ideas within the Chicago arts community”, invited Sixty Inches From Center to participate... 

Off to a Strong Start: Fall Gallery Season Opening Night

Off to a Strong Start: Fall Gallery Season Opening Night
Recently, I attended the opening night of Chicago’s fall gallery season in the West Loop. Having spent the last four Septembers in Savannah, Georgia, this event was a first for me. The night ended up being a bit of a blur. No, I wasn’t drunk on gallery wine. Rather, I was overwhelmed. The crowds and my friends’ swift pace gave me little time to take everything in. I would squeeze in between... 
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