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Chicago casinos gamble on South Loop

April 21, 2014

Chicago’s decades-old casino debate is resurfacing as lawmakers push to create a state-owned gambling facility in the South Loop. During an April 15 public hearing, Rep. Bob Rita (D–Blue Island) testifi...

Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics

February 17, 2014

Mixed media artists James Connolly and Kyle Evans discuss the meaning behind their project, Cracked Ray Tube, which is featured at Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics, an exhibit curated by '1...

Interactive art

By Biana Smith

January 27, 2014

The Chicago Cultural Center has hosted many art exhibits in its time, but the historic institution will make itself the center  of  attention with its upcoming exhibition “aroundcenter”.From Feb. 1 to April 27, “aroundcenter” will explore the architectural and historical importance of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., through multiple artistic mediums such as painting, sculpture and videography, a...

Brewing creativity in Chicago

By Emily Ornberg

January 28, 2013

In an apartment gallery in Pilsen, owner Paul Hopkin, artist Benjamin Bellas, assistant director Jeffrey Grauel and friends Ann Chen and Brent Garbowski converged in October 2012 to work on a project Hopkin said would enhance the ambience in his contemporary art exhibition space, Slow Gallery.The project became what is now known as Small Ass Brewing, Slow Gallery’s own brewery that plans to prepare a custom batch of beer,...

Running like a girl

By Lindsey Woods

November 12, 2012

I am jealous of a 9-year-old.Her name is Samantha “Sam” Gordon, and she has become the latest Internet sensation via a video her dad posted of her playing peewee football in an all-boys—well, formerly all-boys—league in Utah. The mini quarterback is distinguishable from the rest of the players in the highlight reel, not because she’s a girl, but because she’s clearly an incredible football player.Gordon is a co...

20th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

The Hokin Honors Exhibition opened for its 20th year Thursday, Nov. 1, at Columbia’s C33 Gallery in the Congress building.“The Honors show is always a highlight of our entire exhibition year here,” said Neysa Page-Lieberman, director of the Department of Exhibition & Performance Spaces. “We do over a dozen exhibitions every year and this is one we always look forward to.”To get in the exhibition, students have ...

Student Injured by Manifest Installation

By Brent Lewis

May 1, 2012

Brent Lewis | THE CHRONICLEA student was injured Wednesday afternoon in the A and D gallery while installing art for the Manifest celebration. Witnesses at the scene say the front display collapsed because of too much weight from the front half of the display. Ambulances and fire crews reported to the scene and the student was removed from the scene on a stretcher into the back of an ambulance....

Graduates’ blog welcomes students

By Lisa Schulz

December 5, 2011

Fourteen current Columbia graduate students are opening doors for new students by sharing their words, vibrant photos and videos of personal experiences through Marginalia, a blog that speaks for 487 other grad students.Marginalia—which is defined as the stray notes scribbled in the margin of a paper—began in September 2011 to convey the Columbia experience to prospective students. Each representative of a graduate pro...

Blacklisted artists exhibited

By Contributing Writer

November 29, 2011

By Corey Stolzenbach, Contributing WriterWhat if you were an artist forced to work under a dictatorial government?The art exhibit, “Unfree Freedom: An Exploration of Identity in Central Europe,” opened on Oct. 29 and is curated by Janeil Englestad of threewalls, a cultural organization in Chicago that focuses on cultivating art.The showcase includes the work of blacklisted artists created during oppressive European regimes an...

Local theater stages ‘Star Wars’-inspired panto play

By Brian Dukerschein

November 14, 2011

That’s no moon—it’s a debut theatrical production.Evanston’s Piccolo Theatre, 600 Main St., is premiering “Space Wars,” a play inspired by multiple science fiction television series and feature films, and written and performed in the style of traditional Victorian British pantomime, or “panto.”The play tells the story of Mark Sleepwalker, a young man who wants to escape his dreary existence of working in a din...

Death brings new life to art

By Brianna Wellen

November 8, 2010

A skeleton sat in a booth inviting curious passersby to spin the wheel. As it slowed, each person’s fate was revealed. One future read “death by Civil War reenactment” and another read “death by scorpion.” A painting across the room depicting the Grim Reaper floating behind a Dunkin’ Donuts coffee cup suggested death would come to someone after their typical morning routine. Images reminiscent of the Mexican ho...

New exhibit brings blog to life

By Luke Wilusz

September 12, 2010

In a building full of bone saws, scalpels, antique X-rays and other artifacts from the bygone days of medical history, an art gallery is the last thing one might expect to see. However, that’s not to say it feels out of place. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine a better home for Vanessa Ruiz’s “Street Anatomy” exhibit.The exhibit debuted Sept. 3 with an opening reception in the fourth-floor gallery of the Internation...

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