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Odd Occurrence: Exhibition @HumanThread Gallery

“The first time you witness real violence, real brutality, you were just a kid being pushed down the street in a stroller. It happened like all the violence I’ve ever experienced, instantly, without warning or cue; it was just there in all our faces like a reality TV celebrity: we didn’t know why and the memory lingers.”

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Gallery Spotlight: DANK-Haus

An exploration into the German historical, cultural, and artistic epicenter of Lincoln Square.

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Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Hosts First Competition

When Deborah Lader, the director of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, decided it was time to host a competition, she didn’t realize how far the news about it would travel.

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HTML5: Transforming Digital Art

While paint, canvas and brushes have largely stayed the same over the past few centuries, the Internet offers dynamic, cutting-edge tools to create digital art. HTML5 is one such evolution of new media.

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Arts Incubators Heating Up: A Revival for Professional Innovators

An introduction to our local art incubators.

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Spider Silk: A Modern-day Myth Verified

Godley and Peers’ fantastical spider silk textile, the only one in the world, is currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Dak Art 2: Contemporary Art from Senegal, West Africa

Dak Art 2, an exhibition of Senegalese art, opens Friday.