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Plein Air Painters of Chicago

Our membership consists of those who paint with us–the goal being to encourage and promote the art and practice of painting in the open air, from nature.

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An Introduction to Curating: A Conversation with Patrick Bobilin

We try to use humor and intellect in equal measure, while being sincere but not overbearing to our audience and artists.

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John Henry in Chicago

During the late 1960s, Henry teamed with his peers to organize exhibitions of their work in public settings.

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Park West Gallery: Csaba Markus, Aesthetic Olympian

Are we in a time of aesthetic revival, or will art continue to be obsessed with defining itself? Park West Gallery Director, Morris Shapiro addresses these issues and discusses an artist who is relentlessly fighting back.

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Upgrade! Chicago Attracts New Media Artists

Upgrade! Chicago provides community and gallery space for new media artists.

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Chicago Urban Art Society Pilsen Artist Picks

There is a lot of art going on in Pilsen, but it just became even more bustling with the Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) digging in its young roots in this lower west side community.

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Japanese Prints at the Art Institute: Pure Delight

Japanese prints are housed in the Buckingham Galleries: the second-most visited place in the entire museum.

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“Unzipped”: The Expansion of Contemporary Polish Art in Chicago

Like our city in general, the Polish arts community fights a similar prejudice of provinciality and of “craft.”

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Magnanimous Media: Professional Film Production for All

Our belief is that we can keep growing our business by collaborating with companies and educating them about equipment and filmmaking options.

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Big Youth: Two Years After its Close, Where Are They Now?

Around this time two years ago, Corbett vs. Dempsey was closing an exhibition that focused on thirteen of Chicago’s most promising painters – where are they now?

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Outsider Artist, Clyde Angel: The Elusive Truths

Jeff Huebner delves into the mystery surrounding the outsider artist no one had ever talked to or seen.

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NMMA Part Two: Elitist Art / NMMA Segunda parte: Arte Elitista

As we continue the interview, Carlos Tortolero, founder and director of The National Museum of Mexican Art, discussed elitism in the art world.

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The Manly Art of Fiber: Steven Frost

His medium and subject matter create a visual tension that teeters on playful kitsch and gender identity.

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Artists Over 40 Series: A Studio Visit with Deborah Boardman

The mirroring of human personality with natural characteristics that occur in geography.

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Interview with Contemporary Artist Jason Appleton

When I create art, I want my intentions to be wrapped in ambiguity.

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Artists You Should Know: Pamela Fraser’s Picks

Here are just a few names that she came up with.

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Kip Pasta’s “Construction Sculptures”: A Creative Obsession

“The pieces that I create have an architectural lineage: definitive lines, angles, and space.”

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Quality Education: Part Three

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.

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From Insult to Injury: Shawnee Barton on Artist Rejection

Artist Shawnee Barton talks about having her application rejected…by something she never applied to!

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NMMA: Free Since 1987 / NMMA: Gratis Desde 1987

The NMMA (National Museum of Mexican Art) in Pilsen has been open for 24 years, remaining free and presenting exhibitions preserving Mexican culture for everyone.