All posts tagged: WBEZ

Penning and Personal Style: A Prom Night Interview with Britt Julious

“It’s my Bladerunner, freelance writer uniform…” Britt Julious, The Back Talk Britt Julious is a writer whose articles have graced the digital and printed pages of the Chicago Tribune, Vice, The Guardian, MTV News, WBEZ–the list goes on. When she’s not writing for these publications, you can find her intelligence, quick-wit and charm  in the form of Britticisms throughout the web. What you may not immediately know when reading her writing is that she has a stunning signature style that truly reflects the energy held within her words.   This is one of many reasons that we have asked her to be a Chaperone for Prom Night.  In this short video, produced by Prom Night collaborators Matt Austin and Jeff Austin, Britt discusses her own style and what will potentially catch her eye when making her choices for Prom Court.   Catch Britt’s attention during Prom Night at Chicago Art Department on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7pm. Get your Stag, Couple or Clique tickets HERE. Feature Image Credit: Matt Austin

Tell the Next Mayor, Why Art Matters.

On Friday night, February 11th, 2011, SIFC partnered up with The Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) at their space in Pilsen. This was not just any event—it was an occasion, an opportunity for the art communities and political figures in Chicago to meet and engage in conversation with one another. Other partnering organizations included: Three Walls, Cro, New City, Chicago Reader, WBEZ Radio, Gozamos, Urban Gateways, Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago Public Art Group, The Chicago Art Department, Co-Prosperity Sphere, The Institute For Arts entrepreneurship and Barrio Bonito Urban Showcase. SIFC set up shop with a video confessional booth.  We invited anyone to address the mayoral candidates by answering one question: “Why is art in Chicago important to you, and why should it be supported by our next mayor of Chicago?” Lauren Pacheco and Peter Kepha (directors and founders of The Chicago Urban Art Society) have been pushing hard for progressive citywide support of the arts. They have met with numerous aldermen and are two of the most important ambassadors of art in the city of …

A Mayoral Engagement: What Does Art in Chicago Mean to You?

It is a Mayoral Engagement at The Chicago Urban Art Society. Join SIFC at Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) this Friday February 11th, 2011 for the Mayoral Meet and Greet for the Arts! SIFC will be asking, “What Does Art in Chicago Mean to You?” This is a great opportunity to engage in conversation and dialogue with other arts-minded people, local arts organizations, artists and arts educators. All mayoral candidates have been personally invited! On Friday, we are turning the SIFC photobooth into a videobooth confessional and asking one question all night long, “What does art in Chicago mean to you?” Help CUAS and the rest of Chicago’s art advocates in this extra campaign effort get ART elected!