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Chicago-Based Artists and Musicians Work Together to Benefit Mental Health Resources

Lauren Rabin | Posted 04.06.2016 | Chicago
Lauren Rabin

On April 28th, Chicago's artists, musicians, and businesses are coming together for one event at Restock Shop in Wicker Park to benefit mental health resources in underfunded neighborhoods.

An Interview With Jeffrey Breslow: Sculptor, Creator and Artist -- Boulder and Bolder

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts
Carroll F. Gray

Jeffrey credits his University of Illinois Professor, Edward Zagorski, for helping him to develop a clear sense of Design, as distinct from "shaping and making." Jeffrey calls Design "the secret operator behind everything-automobiles, furniture, appliances, toys..."

Chicago Seven Bring Art to The People

Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
Vivien Lesnik Weisman

On February 23rd, Chicago's guerilla curator Claire Molek revealed her latest show "Seven Over Seven" in a 5000 square feet converted factory space on Chicago's far west side.

EXPO/CHICAGO 2014, an Artistic and Commercial Success

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

Alvaro Alcazar of his eponymous gallery in Madrid uttered, "As soon as I saw who was coming into my gallery space at Thursday's opening, I knew I was at the right fair."

'The Makeout Project' Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Photographer Jedediah Johnson is far from the first person to be terrified of making out. The rejection, the tongues, the dental hygiene -- there's a ...

LOOK: Poet, Graffiti Artist Partner For Hauntingly Beautiful Mural

Posted 12.15.2013 | Chicago

"There is one thing the richest man can never purchase: yesterday." Thus begins the stirring poem written by Chicago poet Malcolm London that inspi...

LOOK: Gaga-Inspired 'Mandalas' Exhibit Opens In Chicago

Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago

Chicago artist Jesus Salgueiro last Friday unveiled his latest exhibit, "Going Gaga for Love Mandalas," at the River East Arts Center, The latest w...

WATCH: A Chicago Street Mural In The Making

Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

After a particularly grim weekend in Chicago, this recently uploaded video of Chicago street art in the making is a refreshing change of pace. Rec...

Artist Pokes Fun At Financiers In Patron Portraits

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts

Back in the golden age of civic portraiture, a powerful painting didn't just capture a subject's likeness, but communicated status, power and wealth. ...

Kim Bellware

PHOTOS: The Open Key Illustrates Chicago's Police Scanner | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago

As reporter/producers for DNAinfo Chicago, Kyla Gardner, 24 and Darryl Holliday 27, spend their days covering stories that come across the Chicago pol...

MAP: Exploring Chicago's Overpass Murals

Curbed Chicago | Posted 05.07.2013 | Chicago

Here at Curbed, it's no secret that we like pretty things. Cut us some slack; Chicago has a whole lot to offer — we dare you to walk around town for...

Hebru Brantley Talks Chicago's Art Scene, His Jay-Z Sale

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

Just two weeks ago, the line stretched around the corner of the Lacuna Artist Loft Studios' Pilsen home as hundreds hoped to spend their evening comme...

PHOTOS: 'Green' Art Installation Debuting This Spring

Posted 03.28.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's new look for spring? Green. Beginning soon, a new interactive public art installation is slated to premiere that aims to inspire the city...

This Super Mario Bros. 'L' Map Is Amazing

Posted 03.21.2013 | Chicago

"Doors open on the right at Mushroom Kingdom." Thanks in particular to recent closures, slow zones and "switching problems," riding the Chicago Tra...

Artist Has His Eye On Revolution With New Photo Book

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 03.08.2013 | Chicago

With a new photography book in the works, Pilsen artist Todd Diederich is already aiming high -- but don't think he's stopping there, and don't think ...

'That Little Cottage' Just Off Logan Square Has Big Plans

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 03.01.2013 | Chicago

Say it with us, Chicago: "Make no little plans." Seemingly heeding the advice of Daniel Burnham, the curators behind Comfort Station, a multi-disci...

In Praise Of The Bean

Daniel Maidman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I haven't been back to Chicago since 1996. Among the things I've missed was the creation of Millennium Park, and with it, of the Bean, a 100-ton sta...

Bend, Fold, & Mutilate at the MCA's 'Destroy the Picture'

Paul Klein | Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void is an exhibit that looks at the global redirection of art immediately after World War II, which reinforces the notion that the same good idea can happen in multiple places at once.

Not Your Momma's Saturday Night

Nora Younkin | Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

Two tickets to the ballet and a fine dining experience sounds like a great night in a Frommer's guide or penciled in your rich aunt's pocket calendar, but let's face it: Sounds a little stuffy and expensive, doesn't it?

PHOTOS: Chicago Designers Deck White House's Halls

Posted 11.30.2012 | Chicago

There's an extra Chicago touch in the White House this holiday season, but it's not from Obama. David Lee Csicsko was among several local artists and ...

Three Strong Shows

Paul Klein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein


Art Blooms in the Fall

Paul Klein | Posted 01.06.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein


PHOTOS: Obama Butter Bust Unveiled Downtown

Posted 10.27.2012 | Chicago

Did you think you imagined a grayish yellow bust of President Obama catching your eye in the Loop Friday? Fear not, friends: The bust, crafted enti...

Chicago: The City That Creates

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I have been singing the praises of Chicago as a cultural force since my first move abroad to Paris in 1986. However, there is no need take my word for it, or the promises of a government document.

PHOTOS: Hebru Brantley's Solo Show Opens Friday

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

Hebru Brantley, a Chicago-based artist in residence at Lacuna Artist Lofts, on Friday will open "Brothers of the Robbing Hood," his third major solo s...