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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 ...


Darwin-receives-LAGBAC-Vanguard-Award

Darwin receives LAGBAC Vanguard Award - Longtime legal and political advocate Susana Darwin ( left ) received the 2017 LAGBAC Vanguard Award. The Hon. Cecilia Horan ( right ), Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago board president, presented the award. Photo courtesy of Darwin ...


Andersonville-Flower-Show-with-28-Andersonville-businesses-April-22-23

Andersonville Flower Show with 28 Andersonville businesses April 22-23 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( April 10, 2017 ): In its third and largest year to date, the annual Andersonville Flower Show returns to the district this month to welcome the spring season in a uniquely-Andersonville fashion. 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 ...


Wright-Plus-150-housewalk-May-20-Robie-House-tours-in-April

'Wright Plus 150' housewalk May 20, Robie House tours in April - 'Wright Plus 150' 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. ...


Allyn-Mansion-mixes-BB-charm-hotel-luxuries

Allyn Mansion mixes B&B charm, hotel luxuries - Located about two hours from Chicago, the Allyn Mansion in Delavan, Wisconsin, promises bed and breakfast-style hospitality with the attention and amenities of a boutique hotel. The mansion was built in 1885 as the principal residence of the Alexander Allyn family, wealthy local farmers; it was designed by noted Milwaukee architect E. Townsend Mix. Alexander Allyn died in 1913, and, ...


The-fairy-gardener

The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Although not everything at my age is annoying, the fact that I ordered plants from catalogs specifying they be sent in late April, and that have arrived in late March, is obnoxious. Fortunately, nothing is a little miniature leafed plant—they're all bulbs, corms, seeds or dry roots. They're hibernating on the cool back porch. I was careful not to order ...


Hundreds-attend-Art-for-Life

Hundreds attend 'Art for Life' - More than 350 people attended the inaugural Art for Life Chicago, a juried art exhibition and live and silent auction that benefited those living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. The auction includes work from both famous and established professionals to new and emerging artists, and selected by a jury of renowned art experts, including New York Magazine's Senior Art Critic ...


Internment-exhibition-to-run-in-June

Internment exhibition to run in June - Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., will show "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. ...


Flower-Garden-Show-celebrates-Chicago-

Flower & Garden Show celebrates Chicago - A sure sign of spring is the annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano's, which took place March 18-26 at Navy Pier. This year's theme was "Chicago's Blooming!" As always, there was an Evening in Bloom presentation. This year's was "Fleurotica," presented in collaboration with the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance on March 17. Proceeds from Evening in Bloom ...


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'Women of Courage'exhibit in March - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In celebration of National Women's History Month, the Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago, 2249 W. Superior St., is showing "Celebrating Women of Courage," a traveling exhibition that local Vietnam veteran/artist Jerry Kykisz ( U.S. Army ) curated. The exhibition ( running through March 31 ) features photography, paintings, mixed media, poetry and short films of and by more than 15 ...


Final-week-of-Art-AIDS-America-events-March-27-through-April-2

Final week of Art AIDS America events March 27 through April 2 - From a press release - March 27 through April 2 will be the final week of the Art AIDS America exhibit and events at Alphawood Gallery. Extended hours for Free HIV Testing*: Thursday, March 30, 11am - 8pm Saturday, April 1, 11am - 6pm Theatre | AIDS On Stage Monday, March 27, 6-9pm About Face Theatre presents a series of readings ...


Explore-Wrights-Robie-House-during-April-After-Hours-

Explore Wright's Robie House during April After Hours - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust will host its semiannual After Hours gathering at Wright's Prairie-style masterpiece, the Frederick C. Robie House in April. Robie House will be open 5-8 p.m. every Friday in April, beginning April 7, and continuing on April 14, 21 and 28. Robie House is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Drinks ...


Childrens-Museum-hosts-inclusive-castle-exhibit

Children's Museum hosts inclusive castle exhibit - Children's Museum hosts inclusive castle exhibit Chicago Children's Museum ( CCM ) invites young imaginations to reign in a castle fit for royalty at their new Once Upon a Castle, now open. In this original exhibit, children hold the power to play in a castle complete with secret tunnels, a rope bridge, tower, dungeon, throne room, wizard's room, kitchen, feasting ...


Art-AIDS-hosts-Karen-Finley-event

Art AIDS hosts Karen Finley event - As part of the Art AIDS America Chicago series, Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., hosted "The Anti-Workshop: Call to Action with Karen Finley" on March 12. The event featured local artists forming collections that ACT UP/Gran Fury and other community-based activist groups inspired. Following the presentations, there was a conversation involving Finley, whose work is included in Art AIDS ...


Art-expo-announces-DuSable-tie-in

Art expo announces DuSable tie-in - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - 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 ...


DIFFAs-Art-for-Life-event-March-22-

DIFFA's 'Art for Life' event March 22 - The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) has announced its inaugural Art for Life benefit. The juried art exhibit and auction is the newest extension of DIFFA Chicago, created to benefit those living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Taking place Wed., March 22, at Venue One, 1034 W. Randolph St., Art for Life Chicago will showcase a juried ...


Art-AIDS-America-Closing-Weekend-events-April-1-2

Art AIDS America Closing Weekend events April 1, 2 - From a press release - ( CHICAGO, March 10, 2017 ) The groundbreaking traveling exhibition Art AIDS America must close at the new Alphawood Gallery ( 2401 N. Halsted Street, Chicago ) on Sunday, April 2, 2017. In its final weeks, visitors are invited to participate in the following special related on-site programming, all free and open to the public: 'Sharing Stories/Open Conversations' Saturday ...


Then-They-Came-for-Me-exhibit-at-Aphawood

Then They Came for Me exhibit at Aphawood - From a press release - CHICAGO ( March 9, 2017 ) Alphawood Gallery announces Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, an original exhibition opening at 2401 N. Halsted Street, Chicago in June 2017. Then They Came for Me will examine a difficult and painful episode in the history of the United States when the ...


Childrens-Museum-hosts-inclusive-castle-exhibit

Children's Museum hosts inclusive castle exhibit - Chicago Children's Museum ( CCM ) invites young imaginations to reign in a castle fit for royalty at their new Once Upon a Castle, now open. In this original exhibit, children hold the power to play in a castle complete with secret tunnels, a rope bridge, tower, dungeon, throne room, wizard's room, kitchen, feasting table, market and more. The Once ...


-OUT-Chicago-live-broadcast-at-Art-AIDS-America-March-12

OUT Chicago live broadcast at Art AIDS America March 12 - MB Financial Bank and its LGBTQ Business Resource Group is sponsoring the OUT Chicago ( WCPT AM 820 ) live remote broadcast from the Art AIDS America exhibition at the Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., on Sunday, March 12, 11 a.m-1 p.m. This event will provide a panoramic historical perspective of the AIDS epidemic and will explore the future ...


Chicago-artist-heals-through-InHonor-portraits

Chicago artist heals through #InHonor portraits - While Black History Month played host to a wide array of events and contributions from historical and cultural academia and activists, it is the work of the artist which can have the most profound impact in both celebrating and lifting up Black lives while inspiring the kind of understanding and healing needed to bridge the chasms that have formed in ...


THE-FAIRY-GARDENER-Light-levels-in-the-garden

THE FAIRY GARDENER Light levels in the garden - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I've come to the conclusion that one of the most useful tools to a city gardener would be a light meter, which would show you the amounts of light in different parts of your yard. After years of struggle trying to grow coneflowers, daisies and hydrangeas ( all supposedly easy-to-grow plants ), it has dawned on me that my failure ...


New-gallery-space-plants-artistic-seeds-in-West-Pilsen

New gallery space plants artistic seeds in West Pilsen - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Ciera McKissick—founder of music, art and lifestyle magazine AMFM—found writing to be her vehicle for artistic discovery. She remembers carrying a notebook as a kid, and scribbling anything from prose to poetry, a drive that eventually helped her start AMFM. "When you're a writer you're kind of meticulous, and I also think that artists are meticulous in a sense too. ...


Chicago-artist-heals-through-InHonor-portraits

Chicago artist heals through #InHonor portraits - While Black History month plays host to a wide array of events and contributions from historical and cultural academia and activists, it is the work of the artist which can have the most profound impact in both celebrating and lifting up Black lives while inspiring the kind of understanding and healing needed to bridge the chasms that have formed in ...


Celebrating-Women-of-Courage-includes-photo-tribute-to-military-women-

Celebrating Women of Courage includes photo tribute to military women - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL - Just added to the Celebrating Women of Courage exhibition at the Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago is an important, first-of-its-kind veteran-made memorial, honoring 194 fallen women who served in various branches of the U.S. military under the department defense since September 11, 2001. The display case ( designed to accommodate wheelchair accessibility ) contains 194 dog tags ...


Randolph-Street-Market-in-full-swing

Randolph Street Market in full swing - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Contrary to what some may believe, the Randolph Street Market Festival is a year-round event. Usually taking place on the last weekend of each month, the event is located at the 1350 block of West Randolph Street and inside the beautiful Beaux Arts Plumbers Hall at 1340 W. Washington St. ( Until May, it will be strictly indoors. ) The ...


ART-Examining-Distance-Is-Not-Separation-by-Brandon-Sward-for-Sixty-Inches-From-Center

ART Examining 'Distance Is Not Separation' by Brandon Sward for Sixty Inches From Center - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Distance Is Not Separation begins with the artist, Keijaun Thomas, naked. Although at times "clothed" by rope, a garbage bag and packing tape, these makeshift outfits often accentuate this nakedness instead of covering it. There is not a moment during the performance where we are not forced to deal with the material reality of a black body before us. But ...


World-news-Queer-Heritage-Croatian-protest-Brazils-Carnival

World news: 'Queer Heritage,' Croatian protest, Brazil's Carnival - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Activists planted unofficial "Queer Heritage" plaques on the House of Lords and other landmarks, Evening Standard reported. Four women put up the blue plaque to commemorate lesbian activists who caused an uproar by entering the chamber in 1988 in a protest against Section 28 of the Local Government Act, which banned local authorities from "promoting homosexuality." The plaques are modeled ...


OUT-Chicago-broadcast-from-the-Art-AIDS-America-Exhibit-March-12

OUT Chicago broadcast from the Art AIDS America Exhibit March 12 - MB Financial Bank and its LGBTQ Business Resource Group is sponsoring the OUT Chicago ( WCPT AM 820 ) live remote broadcast from the Art AIDS America exhibition at the Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., on Sunday, March 12, 11 a.m-1 p.m. This event will provide a panoramic historical perspective of the AIDS epidemic and will explore the future ...


Out-at-CHM-to-explore-Art-AIDS-and-Activism

Out at CHM to explore Art, AIDS and Activism - From a Chicago History Museum press release - CHICAGO ( February 24, 2017 ) — Discover how art was used to speak out about the AIDS pandemic, advocate for its victims and critique public response to this health crisis at the Chicago History Museum's Out at CHM program, "Art, AIDS, and Activism in Chicago." The program takes place on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Chicago History Museum. ...


Love-Out-Loud-Ball-closes-10-day-festival-of-events

Love Out Loud Ball closes 10-day festival of events - On Feb. 12, In Demand Entertainment closed out The Love Out Loud Festival of Events with the 14th Annual Love Out Loud Ball at Captain Hardtimes Dining. The ball featured a full-course dinner, a fashion show, a talent competition and a ball competition that included categories for lip sync, "realness," hair performance and "shoe fetish." Awards were presented at the ...


Rolling-Stones-exhibit-at-Navy-Pier

Rolling Stones exhibit at Navy Pier - The Rolling Stones' first-ever major exhibition, "Exhibitionism," will make its Chicago debut at Navy Pier April 15-July 30. The Chicago engagement follows the exhibit's global premiere in London and its star-studded U.S. premiere in NYC. Exhibitionism is the largest touring experience of its kind ever to be staged, and the first time in history the band has unlocked its vast ...


Ads-address-stigma-with-Asian-American-queer-community

Ads address stigma with Asian-American queer community - When Joanne Lee's child, Skyler, who was born female, told his mother he was transgender, she had trouble accepting it. "I made progress, but it was too slow," said Lee, who was born and raised in South Korea, which had a culture she described as "strict and binary." But when Lee received the news one morning in 2015 that Skyler ...


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Chicago's Blooming Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier, March 18-26 - From a press release - CHICAGO ( Jan. 27, 2017 ) — Spring arrives in vivid splendor as the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano's, blooms March 18-26, 2017 at Navy Pier. With more flowers, foliage and fragrance in 2017 — and the theme, "Chicago's Blooming!" — the show is a welcome feel of spring at the end of Chicago's winter. Opening the ...


New-art-by-Erik-R-Sosa-on-display-at-Sleep-In-Feb-24

New art by Erik R. Sosa on display at Sleep In Feb. 24 - "No Paint Left Behind," a one-night art exhibition of new paintings by Erik R. Sosa will be unveiled Friday, Feb. 24 at the Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. It is part of the 2nd Out in the Open Sleep In to benefit 13 homeless agencies seeing youth. Sosa is a self-taught Mexican-American artist, born in Mexico ...


Nick-Cave-Cutting-edge-artist-is-also-a-messenger

Nick Cave: Cutting-edge artist is also a messenger - Dance, sculpting, performance, art, fashion—Nick Cave has done it all. Cave is the chair of the Department of Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute. ( Late last year, he was named the Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body, and Garment at the institute, thanks to a $2-million endowment. ) In a recent phone interview, this ...


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DIFFA's 'Gin & Jazz' Feb. 10 at DIRTT - The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) Auxiliary Board will host its fifth annual DIFFArence event, "Gin & Jazz," on Friday, Feb. 10, at the DIRTT Environmental Solutions showroom, 325 N. Wells St., 7-10 p.m. ( There will be a VIP reception at 6 p.m. ) The event will feature grooves and dim lighting that reflect the roaring ...


Love-is-Love-event-premieres-in-atmosphere-of-romance-and-inclusion

Love is Love event premieres in atmosphere of romance and inclusion - The floors of the Magnificent Mile's 900 North Michigan Shops in Chicago were transformed Feb 1 into a romantic paradise for couples one day hoping to tie the knot. With the exquisite work of Chicago-based Kehoe Designs complementing each of the wares presented by inclusion-proud companies such as Bloomindales, Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, ...


Immigrant-contributions-to-American-society-recognized-with-Vilcek-Prizes

Immigrant contributions to American society recognized with Vilcek Prizes - From a Vilcek Foundation press release - New York, NY, February 1, 2017 — The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Vilcek Prizes, recognizing outstanding immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences. The Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science will be awarded jointly to Chinese-born Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan, a collaborative research duo and professors of molecular physiology at the University of ...


February-art-picks

February art picks - February tends to be a time for hibernation. But this selection of exhibitions, conversations, film screenings and performances, hand-picked by the team at Sixty Inches From Center, might tempt you to step outside and make your way across the city. —Glenn Greenwald w/ Moustafa Bayoumi in Chicago When Donald Trump entered the Oval Office on January 20, he inherited ...







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