Theaster Gates Getting Money, More Land From City To Start A Garden

Theaster Gates Getting Money, More Land From City To Start A Garden
SOUTH SHORE — Artist Theaster Gates' property holdings in Woodlawn and South Shore is about to expand again unless someone has a better idea. Gates' Rebuild Foundation will get four vacant lots at 6953 S. Dorchester Ave. for a community garden for …
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Chicago dumps Trump with satire
While Chicago is known for its central role in the political arena, artists, businesses and filmmakers have put their own spin on the current presidential race. Rather than making such statements through more traditional protests, locals have found …
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Artists Assembly, Led by Philanthropist Carolina Garcia Jayaram, Comes to Miami
This weekend, alumni from the United States Artist (USA) fellowship program will descend upon Miami. The Chicago-based nonprofit supports working creatives by offering grants of up to $ 50,000. Each year, it hosts Artists Assembly, which brings together …
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Pullman Artist Loft Proposal Earns Support of Landmarks Commission

Pullman Artist Loft Proposal Earns Support of Landmarks Commission
The proposed Pullman Artspace Lofts development has scored a major victory in earning the support of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Yesterday, Landmarks reviewed and voted to approve the plan which will create 36 new affordable residences …
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Local arts and entertainment March 4 through March 11
Presented by Chicago Society of Artists. Call 815-727-7171 or visit www.galleryseven.net. • "Big Fish, Texas – TV show co-written by Frankfort native about Galveston's Guindon clan as they try to keep Katie's Seafood Market – their family business …
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What does Chicago Shakespeare have in common with Chicago Cubs?
It's worth a quick pause to note how dominant Chicago Shakespeare soon will be on the Pier, which has essentially entrusted it with a hefty chunk of its artistic and creative vision, although there will be other, mostly outdoor performance venues once …
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Steppenwolf honors actress Claire Danes at 'Women in the Arts' luncheon
The afternoon began with a VIP reception followed by welcoming remarks from Nora Daley, Steppenwolf board chair, and Anna D. Shapiro, artistic director. Daley acknowledged notables in the crowd including first lady of Chicago Amy Rule, first lady of …
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Five Things to Do in Chicago This Week

Five Things to Do in Chicago This Week
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals: Shoni Currier, Director of Performing Arts at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and curator of OnEdge, which begins this Friday (details below). “This is a …
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NEFA & CDF Announce RDDI Chicago Artists
The New England Foundation for the Arts, together with the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, is excited to announce the 12 Chicago-based artists selected to participate in a 10-day dance lab with support from The Reva and David Logan Foundation, the John …
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Theaster Gates to lead new cultural policy partnership at Chicago Harris

Theaster Gates to lead new cultural policy partnership at Chicago Harris
The new entity unites Chicago Harris' commitment to cultural policy and evidence-based analysis with Place Lab's work on arts- and culture-led neighborhood transformation. The expanded Place Lab will advance arts and culture projects that directly …
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More Arts in Chicago Schools Last Year

More Arts in Chicago Schools Last Year
A new report shows an increase in the number of art teachers across Chicago Public Schools — from 1,278 in 2013-14 to 1,322 last school year. Ingenuity Inc.has been tracking the state of the arts in CPS for three years. “The whole idea behind these …
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LISA hopes to improve business for Chicago artists formerly known as
LISA has arrived in Chicago. Launching today, LISA is a beauty business app. Well, LISA is a person too. But for the purposes of this story, LISA is an app that aims to make life more manageable for hundreds of cosmetologists in the Chicago market …
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Layoffs could derail CPS progress on arts education
The district continues to negotiate with the Chicago Teachers Union on a contract that would prevent them, she said, adding, “We will continue in our efforts to fight for fair funding for Chicago's students to prevent cuts to our classrooms and arts …
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How Chicago Artists Responded to the Laquan McDonald Video

How Chicago Artists Responded to the Laquan McDonald Video
Following the video release of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago policeman, the social media feeds of artists in the city exploded with powerful, unfiltered commentary. I was taken aback by one account in particular, that of artist and …
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Explore Chicago arts, culture from storied Chicago Athletic Association hotel
You wouldn't expect a new hotel to hire a storyteller as it prepared to open its doors, but that's just what the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel did before it greeted its first guests last May. The building that housed a private club (the Chicago …
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The best of 2015 in Chicago visual art
Except this one has a few worst-of items too: More goes unseen than seen, unwritten than written. Sometimes the seen can go unwritten, too. Nine hundred words every two weeks can only cover so much in a city as rich in artists and exhibitions as Chicago.
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