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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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. ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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, setting the ...


Our-Miss-Brooks-100-to-celebrate-Gwendolyn-Brooks-at-the-Art-Institute-of-Chicago

Our Miss Brooks 100 to celebrate Gwendolyn Brooks at the Art Institute of Chicago - An evening of poetry celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks will include all five living African-American Pulitzer Prize-winning poets - Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Natasha Trethewey, Tracy K. Smith, and Gregory Pardlo - reading their favorite Brooks poem followed by a conversation moderated by award-winning journalist and author Natalie Moore. The event is to take place Feb. 2, 2017 6 to 8 p.m. ...


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Jim Theologos: Art weaves with timeless love - In the 1970s Costa Rica-based artist Jim Theologos lived in New York, where he'd been born and raised. He toiled away as a professional photographer, increasingly burnt out by living out of a suitcase. The opportunity to start over in Costa Rica ( a place he'd visited in the course of his work ) appealed to him, even though it ...


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Cartooning AIDS' at Gerber/Hart - A new major exhibition is in the new Sandfield Exhibition Gallery at Gerber/Hart Library, 6500 N. Clark St. "Cartooning AIDS" features the political cartoons of Danny Sotomayor and looks at how issues surrounding AIDS were engaged through political cartoons, comic books, trading cards and 'zines for the purpose of political critique, education, and awareness. The exhibition will be open through ...


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Riva Lehrer talk on Jan. 25 - Project& will present a conversation with Riva Lehrer, who's a Working in America exhibit participant, artist and activist. The event will take place Wed., Jan. 25, 12-1 p.m., at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. She will talk about her working life. Lehrer is known for depictions of those who have rarely been the subjects of portraiture. ...


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Wachowski's art captures lost trans lives in vivid emotion - With 2017 only eight days old, two transgender individuals have already been slain in the United States; Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow of Sioux Falls, North Dakota, and Mesha Campbell of Canton, Mississippi. The exhibit "Say Our Names," on display at the Howard Brown Health Sheridan Road clinic until Friday, Jan. 20, has thus further expanded in profound importance. Set against ...


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Nat'l Veterans Art Museum acquires 31 screen prints by K. Vonnegut Jr. - From a press release - Chicago, IL — The National Veterans Art Museum's ( NVAM ) has announced the major acquisition of 31 screen prints created by the late World War II veteran and famed author Kurt Vonnegut Jr., currently on view in the museum's exhibit Vonnegut's Odyssey. The series of artwork highlights the post-war experience, specifically the many facets of the universal story of ...


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The Fairy Gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - With the New Year comes a spate of gardening catalogs which I will peruse and review in this column. But first some New Year's horticultural resolutions: 1 ) I will grow rose campions, the magenta flowered silver-leaved perennial ( which I have tried to grow at least 5 times before unsuccessfully ). And hardy maypop! 2 ) Instead of growing ...


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'Lautrec and Lesbian Subculture' thru Jan. 11 - In Gallery 242 of the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., there is a small collection of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec showcasing the artist's portrayal of Parisian lesbian subculture of the late 19th century, according to the museum. The exhibit, to be shown through Jan. 11, looks at some of the artist's favorite subjects: bars, brothels and ...


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ART REVIEW Art AIDS America/Chicago - The entryway walls are emblazoned with bold monochromatic photos from ACT UP/Chicago demonstrations. The tone is set immediately. Memories consumed me as soon as I stepped inside: memories of devastating loss; of the silence of Reagan and his vile administration; of governmental bureaucracy; of church indifference and hypocrisy; of the greed of pharmaceutical and insurance companies. It all came flooding ...


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Red 7 Salon hosts gender-neutral feminism exhibit - Red 7 Salon, 210 W. Kinzie St., has shot and organized photos by Karmen Elaine that focuses on the meaning of feminism. According to the salon, the goal of the gender-neutral/non-gender binary photo shoot is "to reveal the diverse look, experiences, and positions of feminists; [and] to break down the often one-dimensional stigma of the word. "It is a re-imagining ...


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Jim Theologos art opening at Center on Halsted Jan. 6, 2017 - From a press release - Chicago, IL . The Center on Halsted will present an art exhibit with pastel paintings by Jim Theologos, who resides in Costa Rica. The opening will be on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Theologos' life has been an astonishing journey. From the time he was able to hold a pencil and paper, Mr. Theologos, a ...


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Art Institute, Filmmakers among NEA grant recipients - For its first major grant funding round of fiscal year 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts ( NEA ) announced more than $30 million will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and individuals across the country for grants in the areas of Art Works, Art Works: Creativity Connects, Challenge America and Creative Writing Fellowships. These grants cross all artistic disciplines, ...


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ART Artivist Monica Raye Simpson talks social justice, childhood - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Artivist Monica Raye Simpson has been a mover and shaker for more than a decade and currently serves as the executive director of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective ( SisterSong ). This past September, the Woodhull Freedom Foundation elected Simpson to its board of directors. "Monica has a deep passion for human rights and the work of Woodhull, ...


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Art AIDS exhibit in Chicago through April 2 - Art AIDS America—a groundbreaking exhibition that underscores the presence of HIV in art in this country—culminates its U.S. tour at the Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., through April 2, 2017. This temporary space has been created in a former bank by the Chicago-based Alphawood Foundation to bring the exhibition to its only Midwest venue. This is the first exhibition ...


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Panel explores art, history in Chicago's LGBTQ culture - Local historian, Legacy Project co-founder and LGBTQ Hall of Fame board member Owen Keehnen hosted a panel about the impact of art and culture on Chicago's LGBTQ history at the Harold Washington Library on Dec. 7. Introduced by library staff, Keehnen thanked CPL's Pride Committee and LGBT staff members, and called the LGBTQ Hall of Fame—currently exhibited on the library's ...


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Art AIDS America recalls changes and a new threat - There was a powerful mosaic of sound that echoed through Chicago's Alphawood Gallery in Lincoln Park on Dec. 3. Between the deep resonance of a bell sounded every 10 minutes ( audio art originally created by Robert Farber signifying the rate of AIDS-related deaths in 1991 ), performance artist Joseph Ravens was followed by an ensemble of five all dressed ...


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Exhibit curator talks AIDS representation in the art world - AIDS, according to Jonathan Katz, co-curator of Art AIDS America, which opened Dec. 1 at the Alphawood Gallery, "is sadly still the 'third rail' of American art." Katz spoke Dec. 3 at a presentation that contextualized the exhibit, which will be open through April. Much of the work there, he noted, was created at a time when right-wing elements were ...


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Art AIDS America co-curator talks activism, exhibition - On World AIDS Day Dec. 1, The Alphawood Gallery in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood will officially open the extraordinary and historic new exhibit for which the building was conceived and designed. Since its Oct. 3, 2015 premiere at the Tacoma Art Musuem ( TAM ), Art AIDS America has been touring the country with pieces depicting the history of AIDS ...


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WORLD AIDS DAY PROFILE Jim Petrakis: Consultant becomes face of HIV/AIDS - Most people may not know Jim Petrakis—but just about everyone is familiar, either directly or indirectly, with what he has gone through the past few years. Petrakis is an AIDS survivor. However, more than surviving, he is thriving. He made his journey known recently at the SOFA Chicago event by residing in a "living room" that designer/DIFFA ( Design Industries ...


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HoF panel on arts and culture Dec. 7 - On Wed., Dec. 7, at 6 p.m., the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will hold a panel for the organization's second annual exhibit. The event will take place at the video theater at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St. The panel will examine how art and culture in Chicago have impacted LGBTQ history. Panelists will include Christopher ...


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Museum presents two exhibits on AIDS crisis - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Nov. 18, the International Museum of Surgical Science presented two exhibits that document very different aspects of the AIDS epidemic. The first—"Affinity in the Tall Grasses of California," by photographer/video artist/performer Whit Forrester—chronicled life and work on a medical cannabis farm in upstate California. The second—a video screening of Ellen Spiro's 1991 documentary ( In )Visible Women—depicted the heroic ...


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'Strut' fashion show benefits South Side Help Center - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Nov. 20, Madman Productions presented the eighth edition of Strut, the annual fashion event to acknowledge World AIDS Week and to raise funds for HIV/AIDS organizations. The 2016 version took place at The Promontory. 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., with portions of the proceeds earmarked for The South Side Help Center and The Village. The event sold out in ...


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Victory, Center, Art AIDS hosting talk, tour Nov. 30-Dec. 1 - Victory Gardens Theater, Art AIDS America Chicago and Center on Halsted have announced the two-day World AIDS Day event. "We're Still Here: HIV/AIDS Then & Now." "We're Still Here: HIV/AIDS Then & Now"—an HIV/AIDS arts and cultural impact panel and performance—is scheduled to take place on Wed., Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. ...


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LGBT Hall of Fame to host panel on how Chicago art, culture impacted LGBTQ history - From a press release - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will host a panel at Harold Washington Library's Video Theater ( Lower Level ) on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. While celebrating the second annual exhibit of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame at the Harold Washington Library Center ( located at 400 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60605 ), this panel ...


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'Strut' fashion show Nov. 20 - MadMan Productions' Strut—an annual World AIDS Day fashion show—will take place Sunday, Nov. 20, at The Promontory Chicago, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the showtime at 6 p.m. Speakers will include Dr. Chad Zawitz ( from The CORE Center ) and Elhadji Gueye ( Maison de Haj ). Models will display fashions from Maison ...


Art-AIDS-America-coming-Dec-1

'Art AIDS America' coming Dec. 1 - Art AIDS America—a groundbreaking exhibition that underscores the presence of HIV in art in this country—culminates its U.S. tour at the Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Dec. 1-April 2, 2017. A pre-opening event, "We're Still Here: HIV/AIDS Then & Now," will take place at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., on Wed., Nov. 30, 7-9 p.m. This temporary ...


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Driehaus to exhibit French posters in Feb. - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., has announced the special exhibition "L'Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters," running Feb. 11, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018. The exhibition features approximately 50 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 ...


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'Half the Sky' exhibit at Illinois Holocaust Museum - Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and YWCA Evanston/North Shore are partnering to present the Midwest premiere of a special exhibition at the Museum titled "Women Hold Up Half the Sky," which identifies one of the central moral challenges of the 21st century: full equality for women. Inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women, ...


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Michael Schreiber writes about gay artist Bernard Perlin - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Michael Schreiber's journey into renowned gay artist Bernard Perlin's ( 1918-2014 ) life started with a fan letter and that blossomed into his current role as curator of Perlin's estate. He's also the author of One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin. Schreiber grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, and graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with a degree ...


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Museum to present two AIDS exhibitions - HIV/AIDS is the subject of two of three new exhibitions that will be spotlighted Friday, Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m., at the International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr. "Affinity in the Tall Grasses of California" features artist Whit Forrester, who documents the workings of medical cannabis farms in the Golden State. A number of the photographs presented ...


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SOFA CHICAGO entertains hundreds at Navy Pier - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design ( SOFA ) CHICAGO expo returns to Navy Pier's Festival Hall Nov. 3-6, with nearly 80 national and international galleries. SOFA CHICAGO launched this year with an opening-night preview on Nov. 3, offering the public, collectors and the art and design community a first look at this year's fair. Among the expo's highlights ...


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Frank Lloyd Wright tour Nov. 5-Dec. 17 - The Wright Around Chicago bus tour, by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, has been extended and will be offered on Saturdays only from Nov. 5 to Dec. 17 ( except Dec. 3 ). In addition to visits to The Rookery lobby, which Wright remodeled in 1905, and Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio, Wright Around Chicago includes a comprehensive tour ...


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Frank Lloyd Wright tour Nov. 5-Dec. 17 - The Wright Around Chicago bus tour, by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, has been extended and will be offered on Saturdays only from Nov. 5 to Dec. 17 ( except Dec. 3 ). In addition to visits to The Rookery lobby, which Wright remodeled in 1905, and Wright's Oak Park Home and Studio, Wright Around Chicago includes a comprehensive tour ...


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SOFA expo Nov. 3-6 at Navy Pier - The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design ( SOFA ) CHICAGO expo returns to Navy Pier's Festival Hall Nov. 3-6, with nearly 80 national and international galleries. SOFA CHICAGO will kick-off with an opening-night preview on Thursday, Nov. 3, offering the public, collectors and the art and design community a first look at this year's fair. Among the expo's highlights ...


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Drawing on instinct: New Yorker cartoonist Tom Bachtell - "I just always wanted to be well-rounded," said New Yorker cartoonist Tom Bachtell. "At least in the way I'm informed about the world, and the way that I connect to the world, particularly since professionally I"m doing stuff that is culturally and politically observant." Bachtell's work at the New Yorker has him contributing weekly to the Talk of the Town ...


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'Art AIDS America' coming Dec. 1 - Art AIDS America—a groundbreaking exhibition that underscores the presence of HIV in art in this country—culminates its U.S. tour at the Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted St., Dec. 1-April 2, 2017. This temporary space has been created in a former bank by the Chicago-based Alphawood Foundation to bring the exhibition to its only Midwest venue. This is the first exhibition ...


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The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Most of my gardening lately has been getting ready for winter. The biggest thing has been taking in the houseplants that have been vacationing on the decks, the patio and out in the yard all summer. We're not talking four African violets and a geranium here—we're talking 200 plants, nearly half of whom are six-footers: elephant ears, giant begonias, several ...


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[Trans]formation to showcase works by trans, genderqueer, intersex, non-binary artists - From a press release, video below - Nothing Without a Company and The Living Canvas are proud to present the world premiere of [Trans]formation, devised by Ronen Kohn, Darling Squire, Avi Roque, Kevin Sparrow and Gaby Labotka, and directed by Gaby Labotka. The show runs from November 17th through December 17th at The Vault at Collaboraction Studios in the Flat Iron Arts Building at 1579 N Milwaukee ...


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A'ville Arts Weekend Oct. 14-16 - More than 30 businesses in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood will unite to showcase the work of more than 90 visual and performance-based artists for the 14th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend on Oct. 14-16. Just a few of the businesses slated to participate are Foursided, Las Manos Gallery, Notice, Andersonville Galleria, Norcross and Scott, Early to Bed, Milk Handmade and Chicago Mindful ...


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Celebrating queer artist Tseng Kwong Chi - On Oct. 1, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum at Northwestern University presented "Five Takes on Tseng Kwong Chi" in celebration of the opening for the gallery exhibition "Tseng Kwong Chi; Performing for the Camera." The event looked at the late artist's work from the viewpoint of five young noted scholars with an academic approach, as historical comment, knowing satire ...


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NO H8 photo shoot Oct. 12 in Chicago - An open "NO H8" photo shoot will take place Wed., Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m., at W Chicago-City Center, 172 W. Adams St. Registration and photos will take place on the second floor. Single ( solo ) photos will be $40 each, will group/couple photos will be $25 per person. NOH8 accepts cash and credit cards only. Fees are paid to ...


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'Loving' movie emjois include same-sex couples - From a press release - October 4, 2016 ( Los Angeles, CA ) — Focus Features announced today that the new LOVE-MOJI App has launched, giving users the chance to use interracial couple emojis for the first time ever. It includes same-sex couples. The groundbreaking new app is inspired by Richard and Mildred Loving, a husband and wife who nearly fifty years ago showed us ...


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A'ville Arts Weekend Oct. 14-16 - More than 30 businesses in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood will unite to showcase the work of more than 90 visual and performance-based artists for the 14th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend on Oct. 14-16. Just a few of the businesses slated to participate are Foursided, Las Manos Gallery, Notice, Andersonville Galleria, Norcross and Scott, Early to Bed, Milk Handmade and Chicago Mindful ...


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Northwestern to run LGBT, AIDS exhibitions - Northwestern University's Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, will run the art exhibition "Keep the Shadow, Ere the Substance Fade: Mourning during the AIDS Crisis" through Dec. 11 at the Katz Gallery. During the same dates, it's also running the first major retrospective of artist Tseng Kwong Chi ( 1950-1990 ) in "Tseng Kwong ...


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Entertainment news: Marc Jacobs, Tituss Burgess, 'Hamilton,' 'Will & Grace' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Designer Marc Jacobs has apologized for having models with dreadlocks at his recent New York Fashion Week show, Page Six stated. "I apologize for the lack of sensitivity unintentionally expressed by my brevity," the designer wrote on Instagram. "I wholeheartedly believe in freedom of speech to express oneself through art, clothes, words, hair, music… EVERYTHING. Of course I do 'see' ...







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