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Queer-As-Art-concert-series-kicks-off

'Queer As Art' concert series kicks off - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - With Windy City Media Group sponsoring along with Lake View nightspot Sidetrack, which also provided the location, the "Queer As Art" concert series came out loud and proud on April 9. Comedian Dana Austin hosted and told stories of adventures in her neighborhood while singer and poet Storie Devereaux spoke her patented rhymes. Guests drank pineapple mixed with Remy Martin ...


SAIC-art-sale-April-11-12

SAIC art sale April 11-12 - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ) will hold its 14th annual "Spring Art Sale" April 11-12 in its ballroom at 112 S. Michigan Ave. Open and free to the public, this event gives prospective buyers the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind items from nearly every discipline. Visit www.saic.edu/springartsale . ...


Internatl-Vintage-Poster-Fair-dazzles-attendees

Internat'l Vintage Poster Fair dazzles attendees - The International Vintage Poster Fair, the world's oldest and largest sale and exposition of original vintage posters, took place March 28-30 at the Chicago Cultural Center Thousands of posters, dated from the 1890s-1980s, were on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. Exhibitors from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and the United States attended at the event. Styles include ...


Flower-garden-show-exhibits-theme-Do-Green-Do-Good

Flower/garden show exhibits theme, 'Do Green, Do Good' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Time - With the theme "Do Green, Do Good," The Chicago Flower & Garden Show ran March 15-23 at Navy Pier. Thousands of patrons enjoyed many highlights, including tablescapes; show gardens; culinary demostrations by gourmet chefs; speakers who talked about subjects such as hummingbirds and edible gardening; and a marketplace with items ranging from plants and gardening accessories/tools to food and even ...


Jay-Franke-David-Herro-Public-Humanities-Award-honorees

Jay Franke, David Herro Public Humanities Award honorees - From The Illinois Humanities Council - CHICAGO, IL- January 14, 2014— The Illinois Humanities Council ( IHC ) has announced it will be honoring Jay Franke and David Herro with the 2014 Public Humanities Award at the IHC's annual benefit luncheon on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Given annually by the IHC since 1984, the Public Humanities Award recognizes individuals ...


Internatl-Vintage-Poster-Fair-March-28-30

Internat'l Vintage Poster Fair March 28-30 - The International Vintage Poster Fair, the world's oldest and largest sale and exposition of original vintage posters, returns to Chicago March 28-30 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St. Thousands of posters, dated from the 1890s-1980s, will be on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. Exhibitors from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Switzerland and the United States ...


-Borris-Powell-expresses-Freedom-at-fashion-show-

Borris Powell expresses 'Freedom' at fashion show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fashion designer Borris Powell unveiled his new accessories collection at his "Freedom" show on Friday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m. at Block 37, 108 N. State St. In 2011, Powell won the Oscars Designer Challenge with his "Black Swan" dress. He has since expanded to ready-to-wear, men's custom suits and handbags. Powell's fall/winter 2014 collection is "American"-inspired, with dark, rich ...


-Orchid-show-in-Glencoe-through-March-16

Orchid show in Glencoe through March 16 - The Orchid Show will take place at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, through Sunday, March 16. Among other things, there will be classes, hula dances ( Feb. 15-16 ), a weekend marketplace and a rare-book exhibition. See www.ChicagoBotanic.org. ...


-Powells-fashion-show-March-14-at-Block-37

Powell's fashion show March 14 at Block 37 - Fashion designer Borris Powell will unveil his new accessories collection at his "Freedom" show on Friday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m. at Block 37, 108 N. State St. In 2011, Powell won the Oscars Designer Challenge with his "Black Swan" dress. He has since expanded to ready-to-wear, men's custom suits and handbags. Powell's fall/winter 2014 collection is "American"-inspired, with dark, ...


DIFFA-holds-winter-ball-at-Center-on-Halsted

DIFFA holds winter ball at Center on Halsted - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS/Chicago ( DIFFA/Chicago ) Auxiliary Board held its second annual DIFFArence ball Feb. 28 at Chicago's Center on Halsted. The event—"Kiss for a DIFFArence"—celebrated making a difference in the Chicago community in support of area service agencies that provide direct services, preventative education and outreach to people who are HIV positive, living with AIDS or ...


Pianist-creates-music-for-Langston-Hughes-poems

Pianist creates music for Langston Hughes poems - Local pianist/composer Stuart Mindeman is releasing In Your Waking Eyes, a CD that features musical settings of 11 Langston Hughes poems. Jazz, soul music, West African and Caribbean musical styles as well as the stories of the poems themselves serve as inspirations for the album. On the CD, Mindeman plays Wurlitzer electric piano, organ, clavinet and piano. Featured musicians are ...


Powells-fashion-show-March-14-at-Block-37

Powell's fashion show March 14 at Block 37 - Fashion designer Borris Powell will unveil his new accessories collection at his "Freedom" show on Friday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m. at Block 37, 108 N. State St. In 2011, Powell won the Oscars Designer Challenge with his "Black Swan" dress. He has since expanded to ready-to-wear, men's custom suits and handbags. Powell's fall/winter 2014 collection is "American"-inspired, with dark, ...


Exhibit-incorporates-queer-thought-feminism

Exhibit incorporates queer thought, feminism - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - #FOLLOWUS, which opened Feb. 28 at the Gray Center Lab, 929 E. 60th St., is presented as a history of the untold, forgotten and unofficial narratives from the University of Chicago from 1893 to 2013. A collaboration between Chase Joynt, Kristen Schilt and a group of undergraduate students, the installation also includes a variety of images, artifacts and memorabilia linking ...


The-fairy-gardener-Evolutionary-ghosts

The fairy gardener: Evolutionary ghosts - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It may be stretching it a bit to include the concept of "evolutionary ghosts" in a garden column but I find the topic absolutely fascinating and it does have to do with plants, after all. Evolutionary ghosts are the effect of extinct species of plants or animals on living plants or animals. On the campus of Taft High School in ...


DIFFA-issues-grants

DIFFA issues grants - DIFFA/Chicago ( The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS ) recently awarded $200,000 in grants to 26 Chicago community service agencies that provide direct services, preventative education and outreach to people who are HIV positive, living with AIDS or at risk for infection. Ann Hilton Fisher, of the AIDS Legal Council Chicago, was the keynote speaker at the "Believe" Grants Presentation ...


Olympic-City-photo-exhibit-in-Loop-

'Olympic City' photo exhibit in Loop - Chicago Loop Alliance ( CLA ) is presenting photographers Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit's The Olympic City project as part of its Pop-Up Art Loop initiative through March 7. It will take place at CLA's Pop-Up Art Loop space at 29 W. Randolph St. ( Block Thirty Seven ), Monday-Friday, 12-7 p.m. "The Olympic City" is an ongoing photography project ...


100-Butches-at-UChicago

'100 Butches' at UChicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Feb. 13, Elisha Lim's "100 Butches" had its opening reception at the University of Chicago's Center for Gender/Race Studies, 5733 S. University St. The Artists' Salon of the Center for the Study for Gender and Sexuality presented the show, which included an exhibit talk from artist Kim Crosby. The show consisted of Lim's color drawings of butch and transmasculine ...


Borris-Powells-fashion-show-March-14-at-Block-37

Borris Powell's fashion show March 14 at Block 37 - Borris Powell's fashion show March 14 at Block 37 Fashion designer Borris Powell will unveil his new accessories collection at his "Freedom" show on Friday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m. at Block 37, 108 N. State St. In 2011, Powell won the Oscars Designer Challenge with his "Black Swan" dress. He has since expanded to ready-to-wear, men's custom suits and ...


SloMos-Kristen-Kaza-lets-it-all-hang-out

SloMo's Kristen Kaza lets it all hang out - THE Q LIST - In the queer community, what does it mean to create a safe, affirming space? I discussed space and intentionality with Kristen Kaza, the creator and curator of SloMo, a monthly R&B-and-soul night thrown at Logan Square's The Whistler. As a part-time professor at Columbia College in the marketing department, Kaza understands the importance of representation not only in media but ...


Performance-artist-Athey-makes-graphic-impression

Performance artist Athey makes graphic impression - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - In partnership with the Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery and Mana Contemporary Gallery, controversial artist Ron Athey presented two days of performances in Chicago last week and topped his stay with a lecture and book-signing for his new retrospective book, Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey. [Photo gallery at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php?APUB=wct&ADATE=2014-02-11&AGALLERY=AtheyHester .] For his first ...


Bowie-tribute-to-benefit-Crib-

Bowie tribute to benefit Crib - Stardust The David Bowie Tribute Band will perform Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Underground Lounge, 954 W. Newport Ave. Now in its 16th year of production, Stardust features vocalist, Lair Scott, as Ziggy 2000 and includes Tooth_Eye, Alex James and Ross Markers. Appearing along with Stardust will be Queer Fest America comix Darren Marshall and Kate Cullen ...


THE-Q-LIST-Katie-Vota-pushes-boundaries-of-art

THE Q LIST Katie Vota pushes boundaries of art - When you think about art, what do you picture? For many of us, the word "art" conjures an image of a painting on a wall, but Katie Vota is one of a movement of contemporary artists who are thinking about genre differently. A graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ( SAIC ) and an emerging ...


ART-Ron-Athey-Blood-ties

ART: Ron Athey, Blood ties - Pissing off U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms is a good sign that you have done something with your life. When Ron Athey performed his "Four Scenes in a Harsh Life" in Minneapolis in the early '90s, he did not expect the backlash from Helms to dismantle the National Endowment for the Arts ( NEA ). Athey's controversial work, along with artists ...


Bowie-tribute-to-benefit-Crib

Bowie tribute to benefit Crib - Stardust The David Bowie Tribute Band will perform Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Underground Lounge, 954 W. Newport Ave. Now in its 16th year of production, Stardust features vocalist, Lair Scott, as Ziggy 2000 and includes Tooth_Eye, Alex James and Ross Markers. Appearing along with Stardust will be Queer Fest America comix Darren Marshall and Kate Cullen ...


Body-painting-performance-Jan-16

Body-painting performance Jan. 16 - A body-painting performance will take place Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6-9 p.m., at Robin B Gallery, 1123 W. Armitage Ave. The event will feature artist Orlando Barsallo. There will also be a demonstration from artist Amy Van Winkle, and a wine-tasting. See "Body Painting Live Performance" on Facebook. ...


Sam-Heller-celebrates-25-years-in-art-overcomes-obstacles-

Sam Heller celebrates 25 years in art, overcomes obstacles - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Sam Heller began dealing in art in 1987, first at Merrill Chase Galleries, and then as Curator and a director of Atlas Galleries, at the time Michigan Avenue's two largest fine-art galleries. Born in New York City (his first home, the historic Ansonia Hotel, home of The Continental Baths,) the openly gay Heller, a longtime Northside resident, has surpassed the ...


New-trans-art-awards-recognize-Chicagoans

New trans art awards recognize Chicagoans - Chicago's transgender community has gained national visibility in recent years for its activism on housing and legal issues, but its artists have been less visible. That could be changing, thanks to a new award spotlighting four local artists. Trans Chicago artists KOKUMO, Andre Perez, H. Melt and Dalice Malice are recipients of Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art Awards ( ...


Isaac-Mizrahi-talks-Project-Runway-All-Stars

Isaac Mizrahi talks 'Project Runway: All Stars' - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Isaac Mizrahi has created fashion lines for decades and has become an icon in the process. He presented his first collection in 1987 and hasn't stopped since. He has worked for Chanel, Liz Claiborne and Xcel Brands as creative director. The 1995 movie Unzipped was about his fall fashion line, and he has appeared on Sex in the City, Spin ...


Daniel-Nolan-balances-creative-and-analytical

Daniel Nolan balances creative and analytical - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Daniel Nolan's passion allows him to really use both hemispheres of his brain. The artist, who resides in the Ravenswood area of Chicago, is a former nuclear engineer who currently creates works with tinted resin, an organic substance whose properties allow Nolan to only use half an hour, at most, to manipulate the material. ( Incidentally, his items retail for ...


Fashion-event-marks-World-AIDS-Day

Fashion event marks World AIDS Day - Sunday evening MadMan Productions presented its Fifth Annual Strut Fashion Event in recognition of World AIDS Day. "This is the first time that the event has actually fallen on World AIDS Day," commented MadMan President John Fleming. The event showcased local designers in fashion as well as jewelry and, for the fourth year, was held at River North's Castle Nightclub. ...


The-little-red-ribbon-that-changed-the-world

The little red ribbon that changed the world - WORLD AIDS DAY 2013 - The story originally posted at this link incorrectly traced the origin of the Red Ribbon. For a history of the symbol, see "AIDS Red ribbon symbolizes AIDS fight" at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/AIDS-Red-ribbon-symbolizes-AIDS-fight/31635.html . For more about the Red Ribbon, see: www.visualaids.org/events/detail/red-ribbon#.Updi4mTuWPU . ...


Lillstreet-hosting-holiday-events

Lillstreet hosting holiday events - Lillstreet Art Center will host a series of holiday happenings at 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave. Nov. 22-Dec. 31. The center launches its 38th annual holiday season with the "Let There Be Light" curated ceramics exhibition and holiday party Friday, Nov. 22. In addition, there will be one-day gift-making workshops all season; a jewelry trunk-show series Nov. 29-Dec. 22; and a ...


DIFFA-fundraiser-showcases-table-designs

DIFFA fundraiser showcases table designs - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Chicago chapter of DIFFA ( Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS ) hosted its annual Dining By Design "Table Hop & Taste" on Saturday, Nov. 9 on the eighth floor of Merchandise Mart. The event was part of the "Dining By Design," tour, which ran Nov. 7-9 at the Mart. This year's program was themed "Beauty and the Feast." Designers, ...


Nina-Garcia-hosts-event-at-Armani

Nina Garcia hosts event at Armani - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Project Runway judge and Marie Claire Magazine Creative Director Nina Garcia hosted an event Nov. 7 at the Emporio Armani store just off the Magnificent Mile. Corri McFadden and The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum presented an evening that was full of high fashion. Previous America's Next Top Model winner Jaslene Gonzalez was a surprise guest. Shoppers came ...


Top-10-costumes-for-Halloween

Top 10 costumes for Halloween - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Chicago's Fantasy Costumes has unveiled its top 10 list of the most popular costumes for Halloween—and it does not include Miley Cyrus. The list includes: 1. '70s and '80s era ( Disco man costume photo included ) 2. Superheroes and comic-book characters ( Batman costume photo included ) 3. Roaring '20s: Great Gatsby ( Flapper costume photo included ) 4. ...


Celebrating-25-years-behind-the-camera

Celebrating 25 years behind the camera - Doug Birkenheuer was admittedly first hypnotized by the immediacy of photography, but truly got hooked—and turned his passion into his profession—when he started photographing people. Birkenheuer, 45, who lives in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, is now the owner of Birkenheuer Photography—with three high-dollar cameras in his collection, though only one is mostly used. "I remember [years back], when [photography] was ...


Gay-designers-being-showcased-at-Chicago-Fashion-Week

Gay designers being showcased at Chicago Fashion Week - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Designers and fashionistas alike will descend upon Germania Place for Chicago's celebration of Fashion Week Oct. 17. Now in its third year, NEXT Fashion Chicago will showcase emerging and established designers in one show, including Tamra Ellingson, Elena Bobysheva, Sarah Church, Gary Gonzalez, Niala Conte, Meekis, Mira Couture, Cleons Clothing Co. and Bottega Contessa. "We've got a wide variety of ...


-Andersonville-Arts-Weekend-Oct-11-13

Andersonville Arts Weekend Oct. 11-13 - The 11th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend will take place Friday-Sunday, Oct. 11-13. It will be centered at Clark Street and Berwyn Avenue. The art walk will be open on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Among the Friday ( Oct. 11 ) events is Unity Lutheran Church ( 1212 W. Balmoral Ave. ) hosting a night of art, theater and ...


Rogers-Park-Arts-Alliance-Round-Trip-art-walk-and-ride-

Rogers Park Arts Alliance: Round Trip art walk and ride - From a press release - Rogers Park, Chicago, Ill. — The recently formed Rogers Park Arts Alliance ( RPAA ) in conjunction with Chicago Artist s Month is excited to announce Art Round Trip ( ART ). ART is a celebration of the arts community in Rogers Park with tours of exhibits, open studios, theatres and galleries in Rogers Park. ART will take place Sunday, ...


Patrons-go-Gaga-for-Salgueiros-art-show

Patrons go 'Gaga' for Salgueiro's art show - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Artist Jesus Salgueiro—the husband of popular chef Art Smith—exhibited his works in "Going Gaga for Love Mandalas" Sept. 20 at River East Art Center. The exhibit for charity combined a 12-piece Lady Gaga exhibit with dozens of intricate, hand-painted love mandalas. Among those attending were Smith and local TV news anchor Linda Yu. Photos by Ed Negron Related interview at ...


Fear-No-Art-Oct-show-set-at-City-Winery

Fear No Art Oct. show set at City Winery - A completely new and different kind of show, host of Fear No ART, Elysabeth Alfano, invites three national or Chicago celebs and a known chef to a dinner party. Over food, wine, chocolate, Twitter and a few impromptu performances, the conversations flow! Filmed live and streaming live, buy your tickets and be a part of the party and live filming ...


EXPO-Chicago-exhibits-diversity-in-art

EXPO Chicago exhibits diversity in art - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - EXPO CHICAGO: The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art—the art fair and cultural destination offering tours, artist discussions, special exhibitions and uniquely curated site-specific projects—took place Sept. 19-22 at Navy Pier. For many, the highlight was the general viewing, which featured 125 galleries representing 17 countries and 36 cities, including London, Zurich, San Francisco, Berlin, New York City, Madrid ...


Joffrey-Couture-Cocktails-Oct-4

Joffrey 'Couture & Cocktails' Oct. 4 - The women's board of the Joffrey Ballet will host the annual "Couture & Cocktails" at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception. At 8:30 p.m. there will be a full runway fashion show featuring famous Joffrey costumes such as Juliet's ...


DANCIN-FEATS-Fall-dance-preview-

DANCIN' FEATS Fall dance preview - Coming off two hugely successful dance events in August, Dance For Life and the Chicago Dancing Festival, the Windy City goes full throttle into the fall. The season warms up in September, comes to a boil in October, adds some spice in November and simmers with two hometown favorites in December. Here's what's cooking in Chicago dance in the coming ...


Jesus-Salgueiro-Chef-Art-Smiths-husband-in-the-spotlight

Jesus Salgueiro: Chef Art Smith's husband in the spotlight - PAINTINGS Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Of course, each person has a distinctive life path—and Jesus Salgueiro's has taken him from one continent to another. Salgueiro, who is from Venezuela, has had a life filled with passion (according to him and from what others have observed). Said passion has taken him all the way to Chicago—a city he adores. Of course, meeting husband Art Smith (who ...


Lakeview-East-arts-fest-showcases-variety

Lakeview East arts fest showcases variety - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The 2013 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts took place Sept. 14-15 on Broadway from Belmont Avenue to Hawthorne Street. The event showcased more than 175 juried artists featuring world-class original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. In addition to the artists' booths, the festival featured music tents, a beer and wine garden, a landscape garden oasis, interactive children's ...


Nina-Garcia-works-the-Runway

Nina Garcia works the 'Runway' - NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION - Since Project Runway's first season, Nina Garcia has been judging up-and-coming designers on the reality-competition show. The Colombia-born fashion journalist spent 13 years at Elle magazine before moving to Marie Claire magazine, serving as fashion director there since 2008. Garcia has authored four books. Her last one, Nina Garcia's Look Book, came out in 2010. Project Runway is currently on ...


Going-Gaga-for-Love-Mandalas-exhibit-to-open-Sept-20

Going Gaga for Love Mandalas exhibit to open Sept. 20 - On Friday, Sept. 20, , distinguished Chicago artist—and husband of beloved celebrity chef, Art Smith—Jesus Salgueiro will unveil his latest works of art: Going Gaga for Love Mandalas. The two-part exhibit focused on Salgueiro's affinity for love, will feature 12 iconic renditions of pop super star Lady Gaga—including one piece that even made her cry upon seeing—as well as 42 ...


Lakeview-East-arts-festival-Sept-14-15

Lakeview East arts festival Sept. 14-15 - The 2013 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts will take place Sept. 14-15 on Broadway from Belmont Avenue to Roscoe Street. The event will showcase more than 175 juried artists featuring world-class original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. In addition to the artists' booths, the festival features two live music tents featuring some of Chicago's favorite performers, a ...


Dance-and-art-events-coming-up

Dance and art events coming up - Joffrey opening with 'Russian Masters' The Joffrey Ballet kicks off its 2013-14 "Masters of Dance" season with a special addition to its home engagement line-up, a one-weekend-only program titled "Russian Masters" Sept. 19-22. "Masters" celebrates the centennial of Vaslav Nijinsky's ground-breaking 1913 ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), alongside George Balanchine's Allegro Brillante and two works by ...


EXPO-CHICAGO-Sept-19-22

EXPO CHICAGO Sept. 19-22 - EXPO CHICAGO: The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art—the art fair and cultural destination offering tours, artist discussions, special exhibitions and uniquely curated site-specific projects—will take place Sept. 19-22 at Navy Pier. The general viewing is Sept. 20-22 (11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 20-21, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22). The event will feature 125 galleries representing 17 countries and ...


The-Fairy-Gardener

The Fairy Gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - I have gone over the river and through the woods vis-Ã-vis garden tackiness. My longtime "Exceptional Good Taste" card ought to be confiscated—helping a friend move I found by his new back gate some discards of a neighbor's, a toddler's bed. Ivory-colored, vaguely baroque. I swooped up the head and base boards, brought them home, and painted them a dusty ...


Lakeview-East-arts-festival-Sept-14-15-

Lakeview East arts festival Sept. 14-15 - The 2013 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts will take place Sept. 14-15 on Broadway from Belmont Avenue to Roscoe Street. The event will showcase more than 175-juried artists featuring world-class original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. In addition to the artists' booths, the festival features two live music tents featuring some of Chicago's favorite performers, a beer ...


-Milwaukee-Art-Museum-showing-30-Americans

Milwaukee Art Museum showing '30 Americans' - Running through Sept. 8, the Milwaukee Art Museum will present "30 Americans," showcasing the work of 31 contemporary African-American artists who tackle issues around race, religion, gender, sexuality and cultural identity, according to a press release. The exhibition will show nearly 80 works of art from individuals such as Nina Chanel Abney, Nick Cave, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shinique Smith and Carrie ...


Woman-Made-Chicago-Artery-invite-all-to-show-works

Woman Made, Chicago Artery invite all to show works - From a press release - Center on Halsted is partnering with Woman Made Gallery and Chicago Artery to provide community art workshops throughout Aug. and Sept. 2013. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. Workshops are free and materials are provided. Workshops will be held at Center on Halsted, located at 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Ill. Artists will not retain their work as ...


Thousands-at-Wizard-World-Comic-Con-Archie-artist-talks-Russia

Thousands at Wizard World Comic Con; Archie artist talks Russia - Thousands of comic-book and sci-fi aficionados were in Rosemont this past weekend as Wizard World Chicago Comic Con took place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. The event seemed literally larger as, this year, it was held on two levels—including the upper level, where the autograph area was. Featured guests included actors such as Michael Shannon, Brandon Routh, Zachary ...


Lillstreet-Gallery-presents-Nicole-Hollander

Lillstreet Gallery presents Nicole Hollander - From a press release - CHICAGO, IL. — Lillstreet Gallery presents "Will You Step Into My Parlour?," celebrating Chicago artist and living legend Nicole Hollander. Blending literature, performance, and visual art, this exhibition aims to amuse, inspire creativity, and embrace personal exploration by inviting audiences into a replica of Hollander's living room. Opening Reception: Friday, October 25, 2013 Exhibition Dates: October 20 — November ...


Midsummer-Fashion-Show-Aug-16

'Midsummer Fashion Show' Aug. 16 - The 3rd Annual "A Midsummer Fashion Show" (Twitter: #MIDSUMMER2013)—benefiting the Center for Gender, Sexuality & HIV Prevention at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Memorial Hospital—will take place Friday, Aug. 16, at The Waldorf Astoria Chicago, 11 E. Walton St., 7-9 p.m. LUX MGMT and 900 North Michigan Shops are partnering for the event. Designed as LUX MGMT's most ...


The-fairy-gardener

The fairy gardener - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Mirabile dictu! If you have followed this column, you'd know I was fussed up when about a year ago one of the blue horses (discarded kid's toys) that I (make that "eccentric" I) have placed around my yard was stolen off a platform at the front of the yard. Going out the other day at dusk to check the security ...


Lambda-Legal-shows-Ambition-at-event

Lambda Legal shows 'Ambition' at event - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On July 19, almost 300 young professionals attended Lambda Legal's "Summer Ambition," at the new Chicago location for Suitsupply, a men's retailer based in the Netherlands. This was Suitsupply's first ever LGBT-focused event in Chicago. Organized by Lambda Legal's volunteer group, The Chicago Leadership Council, it was a gorgeous summer night, with attendees being able to shop at the store ...


FAME-holds-grand-opening

FAME holds grand opening - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Chicago art-inspired bar FAME, 2015 W. Division St., held its grand opening July 18. HGTV designer Antonio Ballatore, Chef SammyD and graffiti artist Lady Aiko hosted the event, which featured individuals such as Lani Lee and Erik Debat. DJ Kip Winters provided the music. ...


Artist-Richard-Gibbons-Confessions-opens-July-19

Artist Richard Gibbons 'Confessions' opens July 19 - From a press release - Chicago—Through the paintings in his most personal exhibition to date, gay artist Richard Gibbons has found not only healing, "but ultimately acceptance that the Church is often a poor reflection of the true message of Jesus," according to a press release. "Confessions" opens at the Roy Boyd Gallery on July 19 with a cocktail reception and continues through August 31. ...


THE-Q-LIST-Janie-Stamm-Spotlighting-a-queer-visual-artist

THE Q LIST Janie Stamm: Spotlighting a queer visual artist - Earlier this year I attended a wonderful exhibit by an emerging queer artist, Janie Stamm, who showed her work at the AdventureLand Gallery on 1513 N. Western Ave. The exhibit featured "works on paper featuring relics, specimens, and curiosities from travels to islands within the deep folds of the mind" and announced Stamm as an important voice in Chicago's queer ...


Bridgforth-raising-funds-for-new-project

Bridgforth raising funds for new project - Artist Sharon Bridgforth has just launched a BIG USA Project fundraising campaign for her current work in progress, "River See." Chicago has been home to much of "River See's" development. The project will return to Chicago for its world premiere at Links Hall in 2014. Meanwhile, full funding from the USA Project Campaign will insure the completion and success of ...


Artist-visits-Center-for-Legacy-Walk-event

Artist visits Center for Legacy Walk event - "I believe history is a weapon. It can be wielded as a sword of wisdom and a shield of memory. It is also fleeting and if we are not careful, bits and pieces of it can be lost, destroyed, and even stolen if we are not vigilant."—Steven Reigns from an interview in The Examiner from 2011. As the first part ...


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Jerry Pritikin's Spirit of 76, images with history of their own - A GLBT photography Exhibit for Pride Month debuts at Bridgeport Art Center's HumanThread Gallery, 1200 W. 35th St. June 21st; 6-10 p.m. A collection of 50+ photographs by Jerry Pritikin aka "Bleacher Preacher", who turned 76 in January, covers two historic eras; San Francisco's volatile 1970s gay rights movement and a rare collection of photos showing Wrigley Field in the ...


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30 Americans explores identity in contemporary America - From a press release - Milwaukee, Wis. — Continuing its yearlong celebration honoring American art and artists, the Milwaukee Art Museum presents 30 Americans, showcasing the work of thirty-one contemporary African American artists who tackle issues around race, religion, gender, sexuality, and cultural identity. Opening June 14, this wide-ranging survey drawn from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, explores ideas central to what it means to ...


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St. Sukie de la Croix photography show in June - From a press release - Forte' Framing and Gallery, 2301 W. North Avenue, Chicago, will host an opening reception for an installation of the photography of St. Sukie de la Croix entitled: "There Are No Penguins In Nazareth" on June 15, 2013 from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. St. Sukie de la Croix is a long time Chicago journalist, historian, essayist, bestselling author of Chicago Whispers, ...


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'Out at CHM' unveils Ebony Fashion Fair - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Ebony magazine strutted off its glossy pages at Chicago History Museum's (CHM's) "Fierce and Fabulous: A New Look at the Ebony Fashion Fair" as part of the museum's "Out at CHM" series May 16. The program's content explored how African-American and LGBTQ histories mix through fashion with the Ebony Fashion Fair as its influence. Joy Bivins, curator of CHM's current ...


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The fairy gardener - It's going to be a noisy summer—the cicadas (brood II) are back from their last appearance in 1996. Do not reach for the bug spray—they won't harm you or your plants or your pets (unless your feckless Lhasa Apso eats 14 of them, but he'll only throw up.) They're perfectly harmless, except to your ears. I opened my pond/waterfall contraption ...


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Center's ArtOUT Gallery to feature Marshall, Kemp - On Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m., Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., will host an opening reception at its second and third floor art galleries to feature the works of artists Kathleen Ellen Marshall and Christopher Kemp. The opening reception and galleries are open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation. These artwork installations will continue until ...


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Vintage items displayed in the Loop - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Fashion turned back time this past weekend as the Randolph Street Market featured vintage items April 20-21 at Plumbers Hall, 1340 W. Washington St. Vendors included Costumier, Pink Astilbe Vintage and Richard's Fabulous Finds, among others. On April 19, Modern Vintage Chicago took place, with guest fashion designers (including Windy City Times Managing Editor Andrew Davis and reporter Jerry Nunn) ...


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Photo show features 1968 Rosenstock works - From a press release - Nearly half a century ago, the eyes of the world were transfixed on a handful of roiling cities in which momentous events changed the course of history of nations and peoples around the globe. Chicago was one of the four foci of tumult around the world, along with Saigon, Paris and Prague. A new exhibit features the work of photographer ...


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The fairy gardener - Driving to Kansas for Xmas I got to sample different public radio stations in four states, much to the detriment of my opinion of Chicago's NPR—a station that has taken Terry Gross off in the afternoon and replaced her with some goofus with permanent laryngitis and a format for analyzing local newspaper headlines with C-team celebs. I bring up this ...


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John Neff: Left to his own devices - PHOTOGRAPHY Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Small, black-and-white, representational photographs make up Chicago-based artist John Neff's first solo museum exhibit at The Renaissance Society March 3 through April 14. The artist takes an approach in which he twists straight photography into something not so straight. Neff's previous exhibitions have featured multi-layered installations made up of photographs, sculptures and text with some color. This series, his largest ...







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