Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago and threewalls announce a call for applications to the Propeller Fund, entering its fourth year as a granting opportunity for independent visual artists, curators, and visual arts groups in Cook County, IL. Applications are due August 1, 2013, with 15 grantees announced in October 2013. A total $50,000 will be disbursed in 2013.
"David Salle: Ghost Paintings," features selections from a series of previously unexhibited works made in 1992. The Arts Club will exhibit a selection from the series of 14 canvases from 14 May - 10 August 2013. Public open house on 18 May 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a gallery talk by the curator and Chicago artist Gaylen Gerber at 1:00 pm.
The 2013 Bodies of Work Festival is a dynamic, international, 11-day celebration throughout Chicago that explores the contributions of artists with disabilities, the contemporary contexts of disabled lives, and works that illuminate disability experiences. Bodies of Work first launched in 2006 as a unique cross-disciplinary event, and the festival continues to challenge and provoke with transformative work in theater, dance, literature, poetry, film, visual art, and sound performance.
Chicago Arts Educator Forum (CAEF) is launching a new initiative - CAEF Learning Communities. CAEF will create four distinct learning communities focused on Advocacy, Assessment, Partnership and Publication. CAEF is seeking workgroup participants to explore these topics over an seven-month period, June – December 2013, in order to improve the quality of youth services offered by Chicago’s arts organizations. Applications due May 20th, 2013.
I didn’t plan to write this book. I had been planning and drafting and revising another book—a novel about a fake Intuitive Medium—for the better part of ten years. That book remains in progress. The new one took over, and it came to me in a flash.
Your art may have a lot a meaning for the queer community. This is one kind of success. Just as queer folk don’t devour strictly queer fare, neither should your art feed only the queer set. You will get further, faster, if you have something to say to the broader audience.
The gut contains more neurotransmitters than the brain. Food is information, not just calories. When I was feeding my gut with crappy Sour Patch Kids and Big Gulps, I was sending a message to my brain to feel like crap, too. When I started treating my belly with the same care as my brain, powerful productivity changes happened.
I wrote this song the night before an audition for a play addressing crime in Chicago. I was driving home and began to think about what to write. I didn’t know anything about crime in my city, so I began to pray and ask God His perspective on this seemingly hopeless issue.
In the months surrounding Jennifer Homans’ 2010 account of the history of ballet, Apollo’s Angels
Artists, musicians, actors, and dancers are among the least insured demographics in the country. Jim Brown, Director of Health Services for the national arts service organization The Actors Fund, discusses getting and keeping health insurance for individual artists and their families.
Settled along the Chicago River on the city’s Northwest Side, Albany Park is a neighborhood rich with multicultural storytelling, baseball, paintings, theater, children’s books, hot dogs, and community organizing.