I don’t remember the name of the coffee shop. I just remember that the floor was made of wood and I recognized Stephanie Burke from her picture – a shaved head except for bangs — and it all began there in 2009. The running joke was that people were always very surprised at two things […]
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As we continue the interview, Carlos Tortolero, founder and director of The National Museum of Mexican Art, discussed elitism in the art world.
Has the American dream turned into a scam? In the case of the for-profit this is not far from the truth…tead of receiving kudos for educating those who have felt a higher education was out of reach, for-profits are under the microscope for unusual recruitment techniques, high drop out rates, and lack in the quality of education. To add to the fire, for-profits are obtaining huge amounts of revenue that instead of being completely reinvested into the school, like in the case of non-profits such as SAIC and Columbia, the extra money is distributed to investors.
Fringe Fest 2011 promises to draw avant garde performance groups to Pilsen.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is ranked third in America’s top art schools according to US News and World Report. Neighboring art school, Columbia College, is the largest private arts college in the nation. I talked to representatives and students from both schools about the worth of an art degree in such a dire job market.
Though museums may lack contemporary Asian art, some galleries in Chicago have made a point of showcasing works that reflect modern Asia.
Currently serving as a tenured professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Candida Alvarez has been a part of the local Chicago art community since she first got a position with the Institute in 1998.
The Experimental Station at 6100 South Blackstone Avenue in the Southside’s Woodlawn neighborhood is a hodge-podge of creative enterprises. From the beginning, the location has gone through one transformation after another.
In retrospect, I realize my decision to go back to school deserved more thought and extensive research. Recently I came across information that every perspective college student should know before taking the plunge into higher education. And for those already in the deep end, you may want to avert your eyes.
33 Contemporary Gallery presents the 7th Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition.
“It’s simply a huge honor to be invited to have a solo show at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. I feel incredibly lucky both for the opportunity to show and for the support and response I’ve gotten since the opening last month. “