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Cartooning-AIDS-at-Gerber-Hart-

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 ...


The-Fairy-Gardener

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 ...


Lautrec-and-Lesbian-Subculture-thru-Jan-11

'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 ...


Jim-Theologos-art-opening-at-Center-on-Halsted-Jan-6-2017

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, ...


ART-Artivist-Monica-Raye-Simpson-talks-social-justice-childhood

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 ...


Art-AIDS-America-recalls-changes-and-a-new-threat

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 ...


Strut-fashion-show-Nov-20

'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 ...


Driehaus-to-exhibit-French-posters-in-Feb

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 ...


Half-the-Sky-exhibit-at-Illinois-Holocaust-Museum

'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, ...


Michael-Schreiber-writes-about-gay-artist-Bernard-Perlin

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 ...


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. 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 ...


The-fairy-gardener

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 ...


91Trans93formation-to-showcase-works-by-trans-genderqueer-intersex-non-binary-artists

[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 ...


Aville-Arts-Weekend-Oct-14-16

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 ...


NO-H8-photo-shoot-Oct-12-in-Chicago

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 ...


Northwestern-to-run-LGBT-AIDS-exhibitions

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' ...


stARTup-Art-Fair-Sept-23-25

stARTup Art Fair Sept. 23-25 - The new art market stARTup Art Fair will take place Sept. 23-25 at the MileNorth Hotel, 166 E. Superior St. It will be the first time it will happen in Chicago. An intimate group of 22 artists from across the country will transform their respective hotel rooms into solo exhibitions of their current practices and projects. See StartUpArtFair.com/CHI . ...


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Artist Marketa Sivek supporting Lawrence Hall - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - [CORRECTED: The date of the anniversary party has been corrected to read Friday, Oct. 14.] Lesbian artist Marketa Sivek knows what it feels like to not have anyone support her. Sivek grew up in Czechoslovakia while it was a communist country, and remembers the fear people around her felt and how it translated into a lack of support. "The way ...


20th-annual-AIDS-Benefit-at-Chicago-Academy-for-the-Arts-Sept-23-24

20th annual AIDS Benefit at Chicago Academy for the Arts Sept. 23-24 - From a press release - CHICAGO — Each year, Chicago Academy for the Arts students produce and perform in a variety show to support HIV/AIDS research and organizations. The 20th Annual AIDS Benefit takes place Sept. 23rd and 24th at The Academy, 1010 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642. Students from each art department ( Dance, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts ...


Working-in-America-launches-at-Washington-Library

'Working in America' launches at Washington Library - Project& launched its Working in America exhibition with a panel discussion at the Harold Washington Library Sept. 14. Library Commissioner Brian Bannon introduced Working in America as a "contemporary, thought-provoking" tribute to Studs Terkel's 1974 book Working. Hosting the project at the library, he said, was a good way to "bring the rich culture we have in our city to ...


Association-of-LGBTQ-Journalists-names-2016-2017-Board-of-Directors

Association of LGBTQ Journalists names 2016-2017 Board of Directors - From a press release - Washington, D.C. - NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists - is pleased to announce it has unanimously confirmed the 2016-2017 Board of Directors. Jen Christensen of CNN was re-elected President upon completing her first full term in the position. Sarah Blazucki of the US Agency for International Development Office of Inspector General was re-elected to her position as Vice ...


RuPaul-scores-historic-Emmy-win

RuPaul scores historic Emmy win - RuPaul Charles finally nabbed his first Emmy nomination this year for the eighth season of his long-running Logo TV series RuPaul's Drag Race—and then proceeded to top the competition to earn his ( and the show's ) first Emmy Award at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 11. Charles won for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. This ...


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Mural tribute to women, including trans, unveiled in Pilsen - "Weaving Cultures," a new mural celebrating underrepresented women of diverse backgrounds, including a transgender Latina, was unveiled by local Chicago artists Sam Kirk and Sandra Antongiorgi Sept. 8 at 16th Street and Blue Island in the Pilsen community. The 15 ft. x 40 ft. mural, commissioned by the Chicago Public Art Group, was developed to increase awareness and encourage a ...


Project-updates-the-vision-of-Studs-Terkels-Working

Project& updates the vision of Studs Terkel's 'Working' - Introducing his groundbreaking 1974 best-seller Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day And How They Feel About What They Do, iconic Chicago author, radio personality, performer, historian and activist Louis "Studs" Terkel wrote, "To earn one's bread by the sweat of one's brow has always been the lot of mankind. No matter how demeaning the task, no matter ...


Siveks-gallery-preview-Sept-8

Sivek's gallery preview Sept. 8 - In advance of the upcoming the upcoming annual fall fete fundraiser for Lawrence Hall ( on Saturday, Sept. 24 ), artist Marketa Sivek will be holding a gallery preview event Thursday, Sept, 8, 6-8 p.m. to give a sneak peek of her donated piece for the live auction to interested guests. Sivek's gallery is at 1123 W. Belmont Ave. Sivek's ...


Northwestern-to-run-LGBT-AIDS-exhibitions

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" Sept. 17-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 ...


Express-Yourself-Gala-and-Fashion-Show-fundraiser-for-91Trans93formation-Oct-2

Express Yourself Gala and Fashion Show fundraiser for [Trans]formation Oct. 2 - From a press release - Nothing Without a Company and The Living Canvas are delighted to invite you to The Express Yourself Gala and Fashion Show, a fundraiser for [Trans]formation, on Sunday, Oct. 2, at The Crystal Ballroom, from 11am to 3pm. [Trans]formation is a collaboration of transgender/nonbinary/intersex/genderfluid stories told by trans voices. Proceeds from The Express Yourself Fashion Show & Gala ticket sales and ...


The-fairy-gardener-

The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Many people spending time outdoors do not appreciate wasps, but gardeners ought to know better—wasps eat more than 200 kinds of harmful insects. If you don't wave things in front of them, they will very likely leave you alone. Besides, people owe wasps a debt of gratitude: They are the inspiration for perhaps the most momentous invention in all human ...


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ICANN Board Defers Consideration of .GAY Community Application - From a press release - August 23, 2016 ( New York, NY ) ICANN's Board ended its meeting on August 9, 2016 without making a decision on the fate of the .GAY domain space. A positive decision for dotgay LLC ( dotgay ) was expected in light of the recent Dot Registry v ICANN IRP Panel decision and the recommendation of ICANN's Ombudsman that the ...


New-Mural-Celebrating-Underrepresented-Women-to-be-Unveiled-in-Pilsen-Community-

New Mural Celebrating Underrepresented Women to be Unveiled in Pilsen Community - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL ( August 30, 2016 ) — "Weaving Cultures", a new mural celebrating underrepresented women of diverse backgrounds, including a transgender Latina, will be unveiled by local Chicago artists Sam Kirk and Sandra Antongiorgi on September 8, 2016 at 5 p.m. at 16th Street and Blue Island in the Pilsen community. A meet and greet celebration will follow the ...


2016-Ruth-Lilly-and-Dorothy-Sargent-Rosenberg-Poetry-Fellowship-Winners-Announced

2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Winners Announced - From a press release - CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2016 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships: Kaveh Akbar, Jos Charles, Angel Nafis, Alison C. Rollins, and Javier Zamora. Among the largest awards offered to young poets in the United States, the $25,800 prize is intended to encourage the further study ...


Bill-cracks-down-on-Pokemon-GO

Bill cracks down on Pokemon GO - State Rep. Kelly Cassidy introduced a measure to protect sensitive geographical areas from augmented reality games such as Pokemon GO. At the Loyola Dunes Restoration Site in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, a PokeStop had been placed on a site that state and federal offices protect, enticing players to leave the designated path and inadvertently trample sensitive habitat and bird nesting ...


Working-in-America-featuring-Pulitzer-Prize-winning-photographer-Lynsey-Addario-to-open-

Working in America featuring Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Lynsey Addario to open - From a press release - CHICAGO — August 15, 2016 — As election season heats up, a multimedia exhibit focused on issues of work in America will open Sept. 14 at Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center. Inspired by the anniversary of Studs Terkel's 1974 book "Working" and created by Project&, the exhibit features photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and Project& Fellow Lynsey Addario. ...


Visibility-Art-AIDS-America-exhibit-converts-Chicago-bank-into-gallery

Visibility: Art AIDS America exhibit converts Chicago bank into gallery - Beginning in June 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) began to gather reports of "19 cases of biopsy-confirmed Kaposi's sarcoma ( KS ) and/or Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia ( PCP ) among previously healthy homosexual male residents of Los Angeles and Orange counties." One month later, on July 3, the CDC noted in its Morbidity and Mortality ...


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Comic Con welcomes thousands, honors heroes - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Aug. 18-21, thousands of science-fiction and pop-culture fans attended Wizard World Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Vendors of practically every stripe, artists and celebrities were on hand to greet the attendees. Among the highlights were Star Wars' Carrie Fisher ( Princess Leia ) joining the Back to the Future trio of Michael ...


National-Gay-Media-Association-names-inaugural-Ad-POP-awardees

National Gay Media Association names inaugural Ad POP awardees - From a press release - NEW YORK — The National Gay Media Association has announced the winners of the inaugural Ad POP awards. The Ad POPs ( Pride in Online and Print ) reward the best representations of LGBT individuals in online and print advertising in regional LGBT media. Ad POP is a production of the National Gay Media Association, a group of the nation's ...


National-Gay-Media-Association-announces-inaugural-Ad-POP-awardees

National Gay Media Association announces inaugural Ad POP awardees - NEW YORK — The National Gay Media Association has announced the winners of the inaugural Ad POP awards. The Ad POPs ( Pride in Online and Print ) reward the best representations of LGBT individuals in online and print advertising in regional LGBT media. Ad POP is a production of the National Gay Media Association, a group of the nation's ...


Wink-and-a-Nod-at-Driehaus

'Wink and a Nod' at Driehaus - The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., will present the special exhibition "With a Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age," has opened. The exhibition features 74 rare original drawings created for Puck magazine, as well as published cartoons and more than 20 vintage publications. According to a press release, "the pages of Puck are a ...


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Earles Architects and Associates marks 25 years in the business - By Tarina Hargrays - Earles Architects and Associates ( EAA ) have been going strong for a little more than 25 years. Dan Earles, the principal and owner of EAA, is a Detroit native who has worked for several architect firms until 1991, when he decided to start his own firm, EAA. The mid-sized firm consists of 19 people and, since its founding, has ...


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The fairy gardener - This is an image I wouldn't want to see but since it's already out there I thought I might as well tell you all: I have some metal deck chairs which haven't been painted in years, way beyond shabby chic so I decided to paint them. Got some Moroccan blue paint and discovered it was as hot as, umm, Kansas ...


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OUTspoken! marks two years of community stories - About 150 participants have, since 2014, taken to the stage at Sidetrack for OUTspoken!, the monthly storytelling program for members of the LGBT community, according to its co-emcee Kim Hunt. August marked the two-year anniversary of OUTspoken! Hunt, who is executive director of Pride Action Tank, reflected on its significance in her opening remarks at the August 2 installment. "They ...


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Poet Richard Blanco keynotes National Archives LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights discussion - Speaking at the Chicago History Museum July 16, poet Richard Blanco said that his work has long been dominated by a search for and a remembrance of "home," adding that he frequently evoked "a universal longing to 'belong' to someone or someplace." Growing up as part of a Cuban family in Miami, Blanco said there were two representations of 'home' ...


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'Art AIDS America' coming Dec. 1 - From a press release - (CHICAGO) July 14, 2016 — Art AIDS America, a groundbreaking exhibition which underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art, culminates its U.S. tour here at the Alphawood Gallery (2401 North Halsted Street, Chicago). This temporary space has been created in a former bank by the Chicago-based Alphawood Foundation to bring the exhibition to its only Midwest ...


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Stained-glass experts to lead tours of local sites - Two unique bus tours of important Chicago stained glass will take place on Friday, July 8, 2016. The tours are co-sponsored by the American Glass Guild and the Stained Glass School of the Stained Glass Association of America, bringing together national and international experts in the field of stained glass for conferences in the Chicago area the same week, along ...


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Leather Archives exhibit on LGBTQ leather people of color in Cook County - From a press release - Groups and organizations often rely on the talents of individuals to encourage participation, education, growth and camaraderie, and a new exhibit opening at the Leather Archives & Museum seeks to unearth the contributions made to Chicagoland area BDSM/leather/kink/fetish communities by people of color. Excavating Experience: The Presence of LGBTQ People of Color in Cook County is a multi-media exhibit which ...


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Stained Glass experts to lead tours of Chicago stained glass sites - Two unique bus tours of important Chicago stained glass will take place on Friday, July 8, 2016. The tours are co-sponsored by the American Glass Guild and the Stained Glass School of the Stained Glass Association of America, bringing together national and international experts in the field of stained glass for conferences in the Chicago area the same week, along ...


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Upcoming: Sam Kirk exhibit July 21 at IPaintMyMind - "Double-Dutch: An Exhibition by Sam Kirk" will open Thursday, July 21, 7-10 p.m., at IPaintMyMind Gallery, 2545 W. Diversey Pkwy. In the exhibition, Kirk shares her experience bouncing between Chicago and Brooklyn for the past two years. The showing will last through Tuesday, Aug. 30. For more, see "Double-Dutch: An Exhibition by Sam Kirk" on Facebook. ...


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Chigaygo at Laugh Factory Chicago Orlando benefit July 7 - From a press release - Chigaygo, Laugh Factory Chicago's premiere queer comedy showcase, is presenting a special one-night only event to raise money for The Center Orlando, the LGBT center providing victim relief in the wake of the tragedy at Pulse Nightclub. Laugh Factory and its owner, Jamie Masada, have a long-standing history of philanthropic engagement in the community. Chigaygo is now in its third ...







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