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Meet The Artist Behind The Pope's 'TIME' Portrait

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.16.2013 | Chicago

As media watchers waited to see who would be chosen as TIME Magazine's 2013 person of the year last week, artist Jason Seiler -- known for his hyper-r...

Bucktown Bazaar: the Art of Community

Sally Duros | Posted 11.07.2013 | Chicago
Sally Duros

The people who settled the neighborhood in the 70s, 80s and 90s are keeping Bucktown's homespun tradition of supporting artists and the arts going, despite tight wallets in a down economy.

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 ...

Three Strong Shows

Paul Klein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein

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The Populist, Butter President and Other Art Exhibits Opening This Weekend

Paul Klein | Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

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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...

Being An Artist Is Willing to Be Embarrassed: Highlights From the September 20 Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It was tricky taking Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party on the road last month. The challenges of a new space, unions, no real lighting to speak of and a set that came together at the last of last moments were, well, challenging.

Old Is New As the Fall Art Season Opens

Paul Klein | Posted 09.05.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Here we go again. With a very limited number of exceptions, most Chicago galleries open their fall season this weekend. This is the weekend those who usually don't make it to the Friday night openings get out and get seen.

Sculptor Tom McDonald

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

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Got ART?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It's February and time to help to highlight some of the very cool art happenings going on around town and give you a nudge to see some of them or all of them. Getting a little bit (more) of art in one's life is never a bad thing.

A Hairy New Genre? 'Bear Rapper' Makes His Video Debut

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Chicago-based queer rapper Big Dipper late last month released a new music video for his debut single, the "Bambi" soundtrack-sampling "Drip Drop." ...

Art About Us Opening This Weekend

Paul Klein | Posted 02.09.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

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Chicago Give Thanks: Politicians, Foodies, Bloggers & Artists Weigh In

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

With Thanksgiving now upon us, HuffPost Chicago wanted to take the opportunity to reach out to some of our favorite Chicagoans and find out some of t...

A Weekend Full of Art

Paul Klein | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

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Artist Interview: John Himmelfarb

Judy Chang | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Judy Chang

John Himmelfarb's studio is like a candy store, a visual onslaught of excitement, followed by a desire to have everything at once. The subject of new documentary, Himmelfarb's work is in more than 40 museums.

Joseph Erbentraut

Can They Kick It? 'The Apocalypse Calendar' Counts Down To The Mayans' End Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

"So what are you waiting for? Your money's going to be no good in a year anyway. Buy this calendar," proclaims the Kickstarter video promoting "The Ap...

Local Cab Driver Shares Tales From The Job In New Book

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

"A raised hand generates an irresistible magnetic pull on a taxi driver. After some years the mind is trained to seek it out to the point of forming l...

Chicago Doesn't Need More Famous Artists

Monica Westin | Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago
Monica Westin

It's not that Chicago needs more famous artists. We have a lot of them. Instead, what Chicago needs is more of a famous and overarching art world.

The Opening of Chicago's Fall Art Season

Paul Klein | Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

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PHOTOS: Check Out Recycled Art From New Ravenswood Remix Fair

| Lauren Drell | Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

As the city’s neighborhood street fests wind down and the threat of colder air looms, Chicagoans can celebrate the last days of warm temperatures ov...

You Can't Step in the Same Society Twice: Art by Mark Bradford

Paul Klein | Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Mark Bradford's art is gorgeous, thick, meditative, relevant.

Portrait of an Arts Entrepreneur: Artisan Businesses Now an Economic Indicator

Patricia Martin | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts
Patricia Martin

If you need evidence that the pallid economy is regaining its color, just ask mural artist Doug Coggeshall. Last week, I caught up with Coggeshall for...

PHOTOS: The Brilliant (And Unknown) Work Of Vivian Maier

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — She scoured the streets day and night, venturing into strange and sometimes dicey neighborhoods. She wore a hat, sturdy shoes and a c...

Talented and Honest Art on View in Chicago Galleries

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

I keep learning more about Dawoud Bey. He's a wonderful human being and a brilliant artist. He reveals himself, his depth, his generosity and his talent, slowly.

Artists And Soldiers Team Up To Help Traumatized Veterans

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In January 2006, two days before her second deployment to Iraq, 21-year-old Army specialist Suzanne Swift went AWOL. Arrested six months later at her ...