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Photographers-works-document-LGBT-identities-

Photographers' works document LGBT identities - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Photographers Jess T. Dugan and Lorenzo Triburgo, along with Vanessa Fabbre, assistant professor at the Brown School and affiliate faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, joined Center on Halsted Director of Transgender Relations and Community Engagement Vanessa Sheridan, who moderated, for a panel titled "Vulnerability and the LGBT Community" on Nov. 15. The ...


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Riva Lehrer among grant recipients - The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced its 2017 Painters & Sculptors grant recipients, a group of 25 artists who will each receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds—and Chicago artist Riva Lehrer is among said recipients, according to ArtNews. Established by the foundation's namesake in 1993, the grants are awarded annually to under-recognized artists working in the United States through a nomination ...


Illumination-back-at-Morton-Arboretum-on-Nov-17

'Illumination' back at Morton Arboretum on Nov. 17 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Celebrating its fifth year, the winter-lights experience "Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum" returns Nov. 17, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018, to The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. During that time, 50 acres of the arboretum's trees will glow in hues of blue, green, purple and magenta. Along the wooded one-mile path, visitors will discover a series of experiences that encourage ...


Live-Out-Loud-fashion-show-benefit-Nov-19

Live Out Loud fashion show/benefit Nov. 19 - Sherrie Gearheart, the founder of Live Out Loud Charity ( LOLC ), is hosting a fashion show to raise funds for suicide prevention and anti-bullying. The event will take place at Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St., on Sunday, Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m. Models of all demographics will be represented: child, teen, adult, plus-sized, and all ethnicities and body types. ...


Movember-Bringing-back-the-mustache-for-a-cause

Movember: Bringing back the mustache for a cause - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It's November. In Chicago, that can either mean people all freeze to death from an arctic blast or that individuals dodge tourists from Indiana who just have to get a glimpse of the Marshall Field's windows this year. For many men, it also means sporting a mustache. This is not a new fashion trend started by Tom Ford to increase ...


Wright-studio-having-free-holiday-open-house

Wright studio having free holiday open house - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust welcomes the public on Saturday, Dec. 2, to Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio for "Home for the Holidays," featuring tours, refreshments and discounts. The open house is free, but registration is required online at FLWright.org/homefortheholidays. Entry is by general admission, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The Frank Lloyd Wright Home ...


Online-exhibition-has-Wright-photos

Online exhibition has Wright photos - The 40 photographs from Frank Lloyd Wright's personal album are now the subject of an online exhibition ( WrightsJapan1905.org ) titled "1905: Japan Through the Lens of Frank Lloyd Wright," curated by David Bagnall of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. In addition to Wright's photographs, the exhibition website includes an interactive map charting Wright's route through the country, interpretive essays ...


A-Squared-arts-festival-Nov-9-12

A-Squared arts festival Nov. 9-12 - Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., is presenting the second edition of the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival—co-produced in partnership with Links Hall Curatorial residents A-Squared Theatre ( Hope Kim, Cary Shoda, and Giau Truong )—on Nov. 9-12. Co-presented by A-Squared Theatre, Asian Improv aRts Midwest and Links Hall, the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival will feature contemporary ...


Woman-Made-Gallery-marks-25-years-new-location

Woman Made Gallery marks 25 years, new location - For 25 years, Chicago's Woman Made Gallery ( WMG ) has been staging a revolution. While this gallery, focused on showing, selling, and celebrating woman-made art, shouldn't be anything radical, the women of WMG emphasize that art produced by women continues to be pushed aside in favor of art produced by men. "It's not shown as much, it's not sold ...


Live-Out-Loud-Charity-Fashion-Show-and-benefit-for-suicide-prevention

Live Out Loud Charity Fashion Show and benefit for suicide prevention - From a press release - Sherrie Gearheart, the founder of Live Out Loud Charity ( LOLC ), is hosting a fashion show to raise funds for suicide prevention and anti-bullying. International and Chicago based fashion designers will showcase their collections on stage at one of Chicago's premier venues; the Palmer House. Models of all demographics will be represented: child, teen, adult, plus sized, all ethnicities, ...


BOOKS-Rewriting-Vivian-Maier-Book-uncovers-more-on-mystery-photographer

BOOKS Rewriting Vivian Maier: Book uncovers more on mystery photographer - Vivian Maier's photographs elevated a woman thought merely to be a reclusive former suburban nanny into an international phenomenon. Her life was presented as a mystery; her work, miraculous. None of this impressed Northwestern University photography professor Pamela Bannos when she took her class to see the first show of Maier's work at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2011. "It ...


The-life-of-Patty-the-Pin-Lady

The life of 'Patty the Pin Lady' - Nearly every weekend, some Sunday afternoons, and at big Boystown events like Market Days, you can find a feisty 74-year-old woman selling buttons out on street corners and in gay bars up and down the North Side. As she periodically has to remind her audience, the money isn't for her. Patricia Latham, better known as Patty the Pin Lady, is ...


Project-Runway-designer-shows-items-at-Paris-Fashion-Week

'Project Runway' designer shows items at Paris Fashion Week - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Openly gay fashion designer Matt Sarafa aspires to be on the same level as some of the greatest designers in fashion. The 19 year-old designer is a reality show veteran and is currently on his third collection, ROLEPLAY. Sarafa talked to Windy City Times about his reality TV experience, his fashions lines and why school is important to him. Windy ...


SOFA-CHICAGO-Nov-2-5-at-Navy-Pier

SOFA CHICAGO Nov. 2-5 at Navy Pier - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The art fair SOFA CHICAGO returns to Navy Pier's Festival Hall Nov. 2-5 with nearly 80 national and international galleries displaying sculpture, objects, functional art and design. SOFA CHICAGO will kick off with an opening-night preview on Thursday, Nov. 2, that will benefit Americans for the Arts. The preview will be as follows—VIP 5-7 p.m., and general admission 7-9 p.m. ...


Gayest-Halloween-costumes-of-2017

Gayest Halloween costumes of 2017 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Mikey Rox - It seems like every day is a new nightmare in America, but there's no substitute for the spooks and scares of Halloween ( which is really just Christmas-come-early for you queens ). This year, we were blessed with countless real-life jesters, jokers and fools to cop costume ideas from, and you'll save a bundle with these DIY tips to build ...


Online-exhibition-features-Wright-photos

Online exhibition features Wright photos - When Frank Lloyd Wright traveled to Japan for the first time in 1905, he used a 4-by-6-inch camera to document this adventure. The 40 photographs from Wright's personal album are now the subject of an online exhibition ( WrightsJapan1905.org ) titled "1905: Japan Through the Lens of Frank Lloyd Wright," curated by David Bagnall of the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. ...


Dyke-spaces-exhibit-debuts-on-National-Coming-Out-Day

Dyke spaces exhibit debuts on National Coming Out Day - A rousing night of queer women comedy kicked off Howard Brown Health's "Lost & Found: An exhibit exploring Chicago's dyke spaces of the 70s and 80s" on National Coming Out Day, Oct.11, at Reunion Chicago, 2557 W. North Ave., in Humboldt Park. The exhibit runs through Oct. 28 and features items from Gerber/Hart Library and Archives and the Windy City ...


A-Squared-arts-fest-Nov-9-12

A-Squared arts fest Nov. 9-12 - Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., is presenting the second edition of the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival—co-produced in partnership with Links Hall Curatorial residents A-Squared Theatre ( Hope Kim, Cary Shoda, and Giau Truong )—on Nov. 9-12. Co-presented by A-Squared Theatre, Asian Improv aRts Midwest and Links Hall, the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival will feature contemporary ...


Parking-meter-art-to-benefit-youth-homeless-projects

Parking-meter art to benefit youth homeless projects - CHICAGO—Ava's Change4Youth, a program of Pride Action Tank ( PAT ), is launching Oct. 11 as part of the Andersonville Arts Week on Chicago's North Side. The campaign visually raises awareness of youth experiencing homelessness in Chicago while collecting small change in donation stations to make big differences in the lives of youth. This program also promotes community building through ...


IN-THE-LIFE-Erik-Grazetti

IN THE LIFE Erik Grazetti - Talking with Erik Grazetti for a few minutes, one realizes that he is in his element as Loews Chicago Hotel's director of sales and marketing—and that he loves it. Grazetti was in the Washington, D.C., area for 25 years, moving to Chicago in 2011 when he was with a different hotel company. ( He's originally from a small town in ...


A-Squared-arts-fest-Nov-9-12

A-Squared arts fest Nov. 9-12 - Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., is presenting the second edition of the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival—co-produced in partnership with Links Hall Curatorial residents A-Squared Theatre ( Hope Kim, Cary Shoda, and Giau Truong )—on Nov. 9-12. Co-presented by A-Squared Theatre, Asian Improv aRts Midwest and Links Hall, the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival will feature contemporary ...


A-Squared-arts-fest-Nov-9-12

A-Squared arts fest Nov. 9-12 - Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave., is presenting the second edition of the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival—co-produced in partnership with Links Hall Curatorial residents A-Squared Theatre ( Hope Kim, Cary Shoda, and Giau Truong )—on Nov. 9-12. Co-presented by A-Squared Theatre, Asian Improv aRts Midwest and Links Hall, the A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival will feature contemporary ...


Puerto-Rican-Arts-Alliance-Natl-Museum-of-Mexican-Art-raise-funds-for-Mexico

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, Nat'l Museum of Mexican Art raise funds for Mexico - From a press release - The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance and National Museum of Mexican Art have created a relief fund for individuals and interested parties to provide financial assistance to people affected by the recent earthquake in central Mexico and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. - An account with Wintrust Bank has been set up for donations; the funds will be disbursed via Mexico ...


Year-of-Public-Art-includes-Kerry-James-Marshall-work-honoring-20-women-in-arts

Year of Public Art includes Kerry James Marshall work honoring 20 women in arts - From a press release - Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ( DCASE ) are pleased to announce that internationally renowned artist and MacArthur Fellow Kerry James Marshall will create an epic, large-scale mural for the Chicago Cultural Center ( 78 E. Washington St. ), honoring 20 women who have shaped the city's vibrant arts and culture landscape. ...


Tennessee-Loveless-tells-queer-stories-through-art

Tennessee Loveless tells queer stories through art - Tennessee Loveless is sick of talking about his color blindness. Yes, as a full-time artist, it can be a challenge, but it's something he's learned to work with and embrace. He'd rather focus his attention on his art, specifically on his latest project, "Drag Landscapes." For this series of paintings, Loveless has interviewed several drag queens from around the country ...


Andersonville-Arts-Week-to-include-70-businesses-150-artists-along-Clark-Oct-10-15

Andersonville Arts Week to include 70 businesses, 150+ artists along Clark Oct. 10-15 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( September 18, 2017 ) — In its 15th year, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce ( ACC ) will expand Andersonville Arts Week to a week-long celebration October 10 — 15, with over 70 local shops, restaurants, and businesses set to host more than 150 artists. This year's event will focus on nine specific genres of art: visual, theatre, ...


LGBT-exhibit-in-Indianapolis-center

LGBT exhibit in Indianapolis center - In Indianapolis, the Indiana Historical Society will host a fall exhibit featuring stories from Indiana's past and present LGBT community with the opening of a new exhibit, "Be Heard: LGBT Experiences in Indiana," the South Bend Tribune reported. The exhibit will be shown Sept. 16-Nov. 4 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center's Rosemary McKee Lanham Gallery. More ...


EXPO-CHICAGO-Sept-13-17

EXPO CHICAGO Sept. 13-17 - EXPO CHICAGO—a platform for global contemporary art and culture—will take place Sept. 13-17 at Navy Pier. Just a few of the expected exhibitors include Berg Contemporary ( Reykjavik ), Corbett vs. Dempsey ( Chicago ), AKINCI ( Amsterdam ), Richard Gray Gallery ( Chicago; New York ), Mariane Ibrahim ( Seattle ), Rhona Hoffman Gallery ( Chicago ), Karla Osorio ...


Opening-Reception-Womens-Rights-are-Human-Rights-posters-Sept-14

Opening Reception: Women's Rights are Human Rights posters, Sept. 14. - Women's Rights Are Humans Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence, and Discrimination is an exhibition that features posters created by both men and women to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens play in protecting and promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing reproductive and sexual rights, protecting women and girls against brutality, and ...


EXPO-CHICAGO-Sept-13-17

EXPO CHICAGO Sept. 13-17 - EXPO CHICAGO—a platform for global contemporary art and culture—will take place Sept. 13-17 at Navy Pier. Just a few of the expected exhibitors include Berg Contemporary ( Reykjavik ), Corbett vs. Dempsey ( Chicago ), AKINCI ( Amsterdam ), Richard Gray Gallery ( Chicago; New York ), Mariane Ibrahim ( Seattle ), Rhona Hoffman Gallery ( Chicago ), Karla Osorio ...


Gauguin-talk-Sept-7-at-Art-Institute

Gauguin talk Sept. 7 at Art Institute - The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., will host "Conversation: Gauguin—A Radical Dimension" on Thursday, Sept. 7, 3-4 p.m. Gauguin specialists Elizabeth Childs of Washington University and June Hargrove of the University of Maryland will join curator Gloria Groom to discuss the relationship of Gauguin's sculptures and wood-carvings to his creative process. They explore how his radical experiments ...


STAYCATION-REVIEW-The-Robey-A-stylish-fun-time-in-Wicker-Park

STAYCATION REVIEW The Robey: A stylish, fun time in Wicker Park - There has been a lot of buzz about The Robey Chicago ( 2018 W. North Ave.; TheRobey.com ) concerning everything from its restaurant to its rooftop—so I figured I had to check out this spot. ( By the way, The Robey takes its name from Robey Street, the north-south artery that would become Damen Avenue. It was the hotel's objective ...


Kirk-designs-River-North-home

Kirk designs River North home - Over the past two years—between art exhibitions, public murals and corporate projects—lesbian artist Sam Kirk has been designing a three-story, loft-styled, penthouse in Chicago's luxurious River North neighborhood. The walls feature unique color patterns, and a custom-designed elevator opens to the roof deck, allowing natural light to pour into the sixth-floor foyer. In recent years, Kirk has been commissioned by ...


MLS-commissions-Sam-Kirk-mural

MLS commissions Sam Kirk mural - Major League Soccer ( MLS ) celebrated All-Star week in Chicago last week—and, as part of the festivities, commissioned Sam Kirk to create a mural in Pilsen depicting four All-Star players playing against a Chicago backdrop. The mural, which is at 18th Street and Ashland Avenue, will remain up for at least the next three years. Kirk is currently exhibiting ...


Driehaus-exhibiting-French-posters

Driehaus exhibiting French posters - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., has announced the special exhibition "L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters," running through Jan. 7, 2018. The exhibition features 45 posters dating from 1875 to 1910 created by five grand masters: Jules Cheret, Eugene Grasset, Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha. Each of the five masters of the medium ...


Big-Orange-Ball-Oct-21-at-Carnivale-

'Big Orange Ball' Oct. 21 at Carnivale - The Halloween costume party known as the "Big Orange Ball" will take place Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., at Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton Market. Proceeds will benefit Howard Brown Health. Admission is $125 ( early bird ), $150 ( general admission ), $175 ( at the door ) and $300 ( "RIP" ). Attendees must be at least 21 ...


DIFFAs-White-Party-on-Aug-23-

DIFFA's White Party on Aug. 23 - The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) Auxiliary Board is hosting its third annual White Party—"Under the Midsummer's Sky"—on Wed., Aug. 23, at Exhibit on Superior residential tower, 165 W. Superior St. Venue tours with the bKL Architecture team will take place 5-6 p.m., with the White Party on the roof deck at 6-9 p.m. The building's in-house ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-ENTERTAINMENT-Tristan-Tom-spreads-pride-through-puppetry

NUNN ON ONE: ENTERTAINMENT Tristan Tom spreads pride through puppetry - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Tristan Tom is out to spread a message of acceptance into the world through puppets. He invites children between the ages of 2 and 8 to visit Pride Films & Plays, 4139 N. Broadway, where his velvet friends will be reading works such as I am Jazz and Red: A Crayon's Story at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout ...


Howard-Brown-Health-unveils-TRUE-LOVE-artwork

Howard Brown Health unveils 'TRUE LOVE' artwork - By Emagin Tanaschuk - Howard Brown Health unveiled interactive TRUE LOVE artwork at a community open house at its Rogers Park clinic on July 21. The installation includes the words "TRUE LOVE" with the word "TRUE" as flat vibrantly colored decals and the word "LOVE" as transparent three-dimensional acrylic boxes on top. In addition to the installation, there are brightly colored note cards right ...


ART-Event-looks-at-gender-mysteries-in-artist-Henry-Dargers-works

ART Event looks at gender mysteries in artist Henry Darger's works - Concurrent with its Henry Darger exhibit, "Betwixt and Between," coming to a close, Intuit: The Center For Intuitive and Outside Art has hosted a spate of events exploring gender identity in Darger's work. Darger was a Chicago-based artist who wrote and illustrated a lengthy manuscript about the adventures of a group of young girls, The Vivian Girls. The illustrations get ...


BOOKS-Brandon-Hayes-turns-his-camera-toward-US-parks

BOOKS Brandon Hayes turns his camera toward U.S. parks - by Jake Ekdahl - Brandon Hayes is a professional photographer who specializes in nature photography. He and his husband, Sean Santos, plan to travel to and photograph all 59 U.S. national parks. ( Their trips are documented on AsTheyAre.net. ) Windy City Times: What is the main inspiration for your work? Brandon Hayes: That's a really good question. Certainly, the biggest inspiration for my ...


The-fairy-gardener

The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Here's a lead item that may be unpopular among some who are "gardeners." I touched on this in my last column: There's an increasing number of horticulturalists, landscape architects, garden mavens and the like who have redefined "garden." ( We're talking decorative gardens here. ) A garden, they say, is not a few plants in a yard; it is a ...


Panel-looks-at-gender-sexuality-in-Dargers-art

Panel looks at gender, sexuality in Darger's art - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Art has a powerful and complex relation to culture as a whole. While some art fits into cultural norms, other pieces take a more critical lens and closely exam aspects of society that need to be explored and altered. Renowned Chicago artist Henry Darger took the latter route with his writing, painting and collaging, using his work to push back ...


Chicago-Design-Museum-explores-radical-modernist-directives-in-series

Chicago Design Museum explores radical modernist directives in series - From a press release - CHICAGO ( July 11, 2017 )— The Chicago Design Museum ( ChiDM ) has announced a series of events exploring the tenets of designer Dan Friedman's Radical Modernist Agenda as part of its ChiDM Presents bi-weekly event series. The carefully curated program ties to the current exhibition, "Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist." All events take place at the museum, located on ...


Remembering-NAMES

Remembering NAMES - From the inaugural display of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt at at Navy Pier in 1988. See http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Pier-Pride-at-Navy-Pier-to-host-AIDS-Memorial-Quilt-full-day-of-Pride-events/59414.html for info on the new display of the quilt this Pride weekend at Navy Pier. Photos by Lisa Howe-Ebright ...


Sam-Kirk-designs-ADA-accessible-penthouse

Sam Kirk designs ADA-accessible penthouse - Over the past two years, between art exhibitions, public murals and corporate projects, Sam Kirk has been designing a three-story, loft-styled, penthouse in Chicago's River North neighborhood. The penthouse is completely ADA-accessible, with customizations that allow additions to work with the design. According to a press release, "The walls are drenched in vivid color patterns, shimmering tiles blending a rustic ...


Tours-mark-Wrights-150th-birthday

Tours mark Wright's 150th birthday - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth on June 8 as it launches its 2017 summer schedule. Chicago is where Wright spent the first 20 years of his career during a time when he was at his most prolific. The Chicago area has more Frank Lloyd Wright buildings than anywhere in the world. ...


Art-expo-announces-DuSable-tie-in

Art expo announces DuSable tie-in - Expo Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art—with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Institut francais and The DuSable Museum of African American History, in partnership with Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States—announced The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum as the official location for a large-scale, off-site exhibition project and official program to ...


Gay-artists-works-at-MOCA-Cleveland

Gay artist's works at MOCA Cleveland - Gay artist Keith Mayerson is holding his first solo museum exhibtion, "Keith Mayerson: My American Dream," at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MOCA ) Cleveland until Sunday, Sept. 17. According to MOCA's website, "Mayerson offers a distinctive view of the American Dream at a critical moment in our sociopolitical landscape. Presenting more than 100 paintings from a twenty-year body ...


Art-expo-announces-DuSable-tie-in

Art expo announces DuSable tie-in - Expo Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art—with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Institut francais and The DuSable Museum of African American History, in partnership with Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States—announced The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum as the official location for a large-scale, off-site exhibition project and official program to ...


Field-Museum-unleashes-Jurassic-World-exhibit

Field Museum unleashes 'Jurassic World' exhibit - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinematic history, "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" is open at the Field Museum. Taking place in a 16,000-square-foot tent connected to the museum, the exhibit features settings the film inspired—blending real-world science and education. Visitors are able to see real dinosaur fossils at the museum, and will be able to imagine what it ...


FAIRY-GARDENER-planning-and-surprises

FAIRY GARDENER, planning and surprises - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Everything I ordered from catalogs is now planted: astranias, astilbes, ( so-called ) hardy gladiolas. The first two were bareroot and, as one is supposed to do I soaked them in warm water a couple of hours before planting them. I also mixed three kinds of viola seeds ( including Johnny-jump-ups ) and planted them on the edges of various ...


DIFFA-Chicago-holds-Gala-29

DIFFA/Chicago holds Gala 29 - Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) held its Gala 29 ( to mark its 29th anniversary ) at the famed Renzo Piano—designed Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago on June 10. This year featured for the first time a VIP cocktail event hosted by Diane Hoskins, FAIA, and Andy Cohen, FAIA, the event's honorary co—chairs and ...


Urban-Sketchers-8th-International-Symposium-to-be-Held-in-Chicago-July-2017

Urban Sketchers 8th International Symposium to be Held in Chicago, July 2017 - From a press release - Urban Sketchers will hold its 8th International Urban Sketchers Symposium in Chicago, July 26-29, 2017. Once a year a different city ( and continent! ) becomes a confluence for drawing enthusiasts from around the world as Urban Sketchers hosts its annual Symposium. The event attracts participants and presenters from a diversity of locations from around the world. Participants have the ...


Underwear-for-periods-not-gender-launches-in-Chicago

Underwear for periods, not gender, launches in Chicago - Pyramid Seven, a Black, queer-owned company designing underwear to address the needs of all menstruating bodies, is launching in Chicago. The boxer brief style is specifically engineered to stay close to the body and provide security, while curving the barrier of panties or bikini underwear that not all persons prefer. Join the company Sunday, June 18 at AMFM, 2151 W. ...


Intuit-event-focuses-on-LGBTQ-inclusivity

Intuit event focuses on LGBTQ inclusivity - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Students, artists, and professionals met at Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., as part of the Chicago Community Trust's On the Table initiative on May 16. The topic involved fostering LGBTQ inclusivity at Chicago's cultural institutions. Filmmaker Dan Rybicky hosted the hour-long conversation, and began by connecting the gallery's mission—presenting the work of outsider ...


Gay-artists-works-at-MOCA-Cleveland

Gay artist's works at MOCA Cleveland - Gay artist Keith Mayerson is holding his first solo museum exhibtion, "Keith Mayerson: My American Dream," at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MOCA ) Cleveland until Sunday, Sept. 17. According to MOCA's website, "Mayerson offers a distinctive view of the American Dream at a critical moment in our sociopolitical landscape. Presenting more than 100 paintings from a twenty-year body ...


Artist-Sam-Kirk-designs-Comcast-re-usable-bags

Artist Sam Kirk designs Comcast re-usable bags - Comcast announced today that artist Sam Kirk has created a special reusable Chicago-themed bag for the company. The bag will be available at the Xfinity booth at community events Comcast is sponsoring and participating in in the city and suburbs this summer. Kirk is a well-known Chicago lesbian artist whose mission is "to create artwork that celebrates people and inspires ...


Wachowski-Loveless-launch-art-exhibitions

Wachowski, Loveless launch art exhibitions - On June 2, The Center on Halsted hosted openings of exhibitions courtesy of artist/filmmaker Lilly Wachowski and artist Tennessee Loveless. "Say Our Names," by Wachowski, is in the second-floor gallery. This exhibit features 27 portraits of trans people murdered in 2016 in the United States. At the opening, Wachowski issued a statement ( written a day after Donald Trump's presidency ...


Then-They-Came-for-Me-Alphawood-Gallery-exhibit-looks-at-racism-and-xenophobia

Then They Came for Me, Alphawood Gallery exhibit, looks at racism and xenophobia - From a press release - ( June 5, 2017 ) What does an American look like? Who is welcome in this country? What is every American's duty in the face of racist government action? These and other important questions are posed by Alphawood Gallery's first original exhibition, Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, debuting ...


Acclaimed-Hip-Hop-Artist-is-Face-of-Urban-Outfitters-Pride-Campaign

Acclaimed Hip-Hop Artist is Face of Urban Outfitters' Pride Campaign - From a press release - New York, NY — May 30, 2017 — Award-winning music sponsorship and experiential agency MAC Presents today announced a multifaceted campaign partnership with Urban Outfitters on behalf of Chicago hip-hop artist Taylor Bennett. The campaign with UO will see Bennett become the ambassador of the retail giant's Pride collection, benefitting GLSEN and its mission to ensure safe and affirming schools ...


Wachowski-Loveless-art-opening-June-2

Wachowski, Loveless art opening June 2 - A special LQBTQ artists gallery opening of exhibits by artists Lilly Wachowski and Tennessee Loveless—"Say Our Names" and "Drag Landscapes," respectively—will take place Friday, June 2, 6-8 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. "Say Our Names," by Wachowski, is in the second-floor gallery. This exhibit features 27 portraits of all the trans women murdered in 2016 in ...


Working-In-America-Lunch-with-Ai-jen-Poo-Dir-Domestic-Workers-Alliance

Working In America Lunch with Ai-jen Poo, Dir. Domestic Worker's Alliance - From a press release - Working In America will hold a last Working Lunch with Ai-jen Poo, Director of Domestic Worker's Alliance, Thursday, May 25. 11:45am-1:30pm at Harold Washington Library. Programming begins promptly at noon. Ai-jen has been organizing with immigrant women workers for over two decades, forging pathways to sustainable quality jobs for the caregiving workforce, and working to ensure access to affordable care ...


Pickers-in-Illinois-throughout-June

'Pickers' in Illinois throughout June - The show American Pickers—a documentary series that explores the world of antique "picking"—will be filming throughout Illinois in June. The History Channel show follows Mike and Frank, two skilled pickers, as they hunt for the country's most valuable antiques. They find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. Those with large private collections of antiques that the ...


Wright-Plus-150-housewalk-May-20

'Wright Plus 150' housewalk May 20 - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is kicking off a year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Lloyd Wright with special features for the annual housewalk Wright Plus 150, on Saturday, May 20, in Oak Park. Wright Plus 150 includes: —Four private Wright homes: The Laura Gale House ( 1909 ), the Arthur B. Heurtley House ( ...


Internment-exhibition-to-run-in-June

Internment exhibition to run in June - Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., is showing "Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties" in June. Then They Came for Me will be unveiled in multiple phases in 2017. It will open with a major installation of photographs by several noted U.S. photographers, including Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange. ...


Fairy-gardener

Fairy gardener - The installation of the Empress Wu went well. She is resting her enormous self ( she's the biggest hosta ever bred—approximately six feet long and four feet high ) behind my yard's African sculpture. She is soon to be surrounded by an entourage of chartreuse Hakkone grass ( a Japanese shade grass ) and perhaps a couple of courtiers of ...


Chicago-Zine-Fest-taking-place-May-5-6

Chicago Zine Fest taking place May 5-6 - The Chicago Zine Fest—an annual celebration of independent self-publishing—will take place May 5-6, and will feature free workshops, discussions, readings and access to one of largest exhibition markets of zines in the country. On Friday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St., a panel will take place with librarian/zinester JC, manga artist Rinko Endo and ...


Driehaus-fashion-awards-April-28

Driehaus' fashion awards April 28 - Driehaus Design Initiative will celebrate the future of fashion at The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence on Friday, April 28. at 6:30 p.m. at Vintage Studios, 700 S. Desplaines St. Fox 32 reporter/anchor Sylvia Perez will emcee the event. The first place designer will win $7,500, including photography & make-up for the production of a lookbook, a garment ...


Driehaus-Awards-for-Fashion-Excellence-April-28

Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence April 28 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 2017 ) — Driehaus Design Initiative will celebrate the future of fashion at The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence on Friday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. The event features a runway show highlighting the talents of top emerging Chicago fashion design students. Hosted by Inese and Richard H. Driehaus, The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for ...


Chicago-Zine-Fest-May-5-6

Chicago Zine Fest May 5-6 - The Chicago Zine Fest—an annual celebration of independent self-publishing—will take place May 5-6, and will feature free workshops, discussions, readings and access to one of largest exhibition markets of zines in the country. On Friday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St., a panel will take place with librarian/zinester JC, manga artist Rinko Endo and ...


-Tattoo-exhibit-through-April-30

Tattoo exhibit through April 30 - As part of its newest exhibition, "Tattoo," The Field Museum is opening a working tattoo shop. Members of the public will be able to get a natural-history themed tattoo live in the exhibition on select weekends throughout the run of the show, which ends April 30. Visitors can choose from 42 different pieces of flash art ( pre-drawn designs ) ...


Aville-Flower-Show-April-22-23-

A'ville Flower Show April 22-23 - In its third and largest year to date, the annual Andersonville Flower Show will take place April 22-23. Conceived by the owners of Mercantile M in 2015 as an event for the home décor, furniture and vintage shops in the neighborhood to showcase their spring merchandise, the event has now attracted 28 Andersonville businesses, plus additional collaborators, such as retailers, ...


Plain-Sight-HIV-exhibit-thru-April-16

'Plain Sight' HIV exhibit thru April 16 - History Moves' current mobile exhibition, "In Plain Sight: A Women's History of HIV/AIDS," is at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., through Sunday, April 16. In fall 2015, students from the University of Cincinnati worked with the women of WIHS Chicago to present their stories as a public and collective history. "In Plain Sight" shows that women living ...


Gestalt-Series-Inner-Workings-of-Secrets-solo-exhibit-by-Sandra-Antongiorgi

Gestalt Series, Inner Workings of Secrets solo exhibit by Sandra Antongiorgi - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( April 3, 2017 ) "Gestalt Series:The Inner Workings of Secrets", a solo exhibition by Chicago-based Puerto Rican Artist Sandra Antongiorgi, will be on view at Paseo Boricua Gallery, located at 2636 W Division Street in the heart of the Humboldt Park community. The exhibit will run from April 3, 2017 through April 30, 2017. An opening reception ...







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