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Memory, War and Whimsical Robots: An Interview with Kathy Weaver

Memory, War and Whimsical Robots: An Interview with Kathy Weaver
Highland Park artist Kathy Weaver uses the persona of the robot as a metaphor to touch on subjects such as the turmoil of war, human rights issues, political tensions and conflict, and her own memory. Through the labor intensive, and time consuming medium of quilting, Weaver creates vibrantly colored, playful textiles that express her appreciation for the sciences and artificial intelligence. Her work... 

The Multi-Sensory Experience: Mojdeh Stoakley

The Multi-Sensory Experience: Mojdeh Stoakley
The Multi-Sensory Experience is an ongoing project investigating the similarities, differences, and overlaps between the Chicago art and music scenes. The multi-talented Mojdeh Stoakley is a practicing commercial photographer, writer, and musician.  She is also the Director of the cross-collaborative project Lethal Poetry, now in transition to a nonprofit, LUCID Art Lab.  An interdisciplinary artist... 

The Multi-Sensory Experience: Kara Coraci

The Multi-Sensory Experience: Kara Coraci
The Multi-Sensory Experience is an ongoing project investigating the similarities, differences, and overlaps between the Chicago art and music scenes.  RAW: Natural Born Artists is an organization truly for the benefit of artists.  From its beginnings in California as an idea to help artists get on their feet, RAW has expanded internationally and showcases artists in 60 cities.  RAW’s monthly... 

RAW: The Blend

RAW: The Blend
Art is not just about the visual.  It is an experience that excites all of the senses.  This is something that RAW: Natural Born Artists embraces with enthusiasm.  The Chicago chapter of the nationwide artists collective hosted their May show “The Blend” at the Double Door in Wicker Park this past Thursday night. The Blends’ lineup featured 27 different artists, including painters, photographers,... 

The Wonderment and Complexities of Nature: An Interview with Jenny Kendler

The Wonderment and Complexities of Nature: An Interview with Jenny Kendler
Jenny Kendler is extensively involved in the Chicago art scene, and also dedicated to environmental justice and activism.  In fact, her two passions are deeply intertwined. Through her work, she shares the wonder, beauty and complexity of nature and its relationship with human culture.  Jenny is a member of the BOLT Residency through the Chicago Artists Coalition, member of the feminist collective... 

Time, Travel, and the Beauty in Found Objects: An Interview with Amie Sell

Time, Travel, and the Beauty in Found Objects: An Interview with Amie Sell
Amie Sell is a sculpture, installation, and all-around experimentation artist and resident artist at Chicago Art Department in East Pilsen.  Her work consists largely of the collection and manipulation of found objects, and has been shown at CAD and the Logan Square Art Center.  Another of her projects is the documentation of the bioluminescence of fireflies captured through a printing process called... 

From Michigan to Chicago, Punk-Rock to Animals: An Interview with Matt Maniscalco

From Michigan to Chicago, Punk-Rock to Animals: An Interview with Matt Maniscalco
   Matt Maniscalco is a painter, graphic designer, and resident artist and co-owner of Black Cloud Gallery in East Pilsen. Currently, his work is featured in Black Cloud’s April show, Embody, along with fellow figure artists Jennifer Cronin and Ian Mitchell Wallace. His paintings feature scenes from punk-rock concerts juxtaposed with simple geometric shapes in the center, creating a feeling of... 

Behind The Chicago Scenes: An Interview with Christopher Galvin

Behind The Chicago Scenes: An Interview with Christopher Galvin
Watercolor painter and graphic designer Christopher Galvin has an undeniable appreciation for the city of Chicago.  Native of the South Suburbs, his admiration is expressed through his vibrantly colorful watercolor paintings depicting pedestrian scenes and iconic images throughout the city.  His graphic, eye-popping style has undoubtedly been influenced by his thirteen years of work in the Design... 
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