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Art exhibit promotes better self-image

Art exhibit promotes better self-image

By Miranda Manier

December 4, 2017

Patrons at Logan Square’s Galerie F will be confronted by billboards that are not peddling goods or services but rather a matter-of-fact message plastered across the gallery’s walls in 48 different ...

Chicagoan serves cannabis as conversation changer

Chicagoan serves cannabis as conversation changer

December 4, 2017

Growing up in Chicago, Manny Mendoza had two primary interests: smoking pot and cooking.After recreational marijuana became legal in California in November 2016, Mendoza moved to San Diego, combined his t...

From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

FugScreens celebrates 10 years as unique printmaking studio

FugScreens celebrates 10 years as unique printmaking studio

February 15, 2016

What started out as an entrepreneurial screen-printing shop in a cold basement turned into FugScreens Studios in Wicker Park at 1735 N. Ashland Ave., which is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Feb. 19 wi...

Pedestrian counters coming to Loop in June

Pedestrian counters coming to Loop in June

April 24, 2015

Chicago’s State Street will be joining Times Square and other metropolitan hubs with the launch of Springboard brand pedestrian counters, set to be installed in June. The Chicago Loop Alliance announ...

Local artist puts her mark on Chicago’s art scene

Local artist puts her mark on Chicago’s art scene

By Arts & Culture Reporter

April 13, 2015

Emmy Star Brown is one of Chicago’s rising artists. Throughout the last several years, Brown has made a name for herself on the Chicago art scene by taking other people’s discarded belongings that...

Vinyl toy artistry makes way to United States

Vinyl toy artistry makes way to United States

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 30, 2015

When it comes to trends, it may seem like the U.S. is at the forefront of the scene, but that is not the case when it comes to vinyl toy art.Vinyl toys have been one of the most popular art forms in Japan...

Mayoral Endorsement: Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago

By Editorial Board

February 16, 2015

The Columbia Chronicle Editorial Board endorses Rahm Emanuel for a second term as mayor of Chicago.The many difficult and often contentious decisions Emanuel made during his four-year tenure as mayor were meticulously picked apart by Chicagoans, aldermen, critics and even the Chronicle staff, but Emanuel is the best choice for the city of Chicago. It is easy during a politician’s term to see all of the bad in what they...

Poster artist debuts horror show

Poster artist debuts horror show

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

November 17, 2014

At an early age, Brian Ewing knew he wanted to be an artist.Ewing, whose solo horror poster show “Scream With Me” is currently showing at Galerie F, 2381 N. Milwaukee Ave., through Dec. 2, fell in lo...

Galerie F celebrates street art

Galerie F celebrates street art

September 2, 2014

While street artists may not always get the recognition they desire, one Logan Square gallery is working to change that with its new exhibition, “Cut Along The Dotted Lines: A Three-Way Stencil Show.”...

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