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Local arts collective Birch Reincliff has sold more than 300 Donnie the Poo dog toys on its website, which represent a Trump head sitting atop a pile of feces. 

Shock over Trump presidency sparks political artwork

November 14, 2016

As the country adjusts to a new president-elect, art has a lot to say about the new political reality.Local arts collective Birch Reincliff planted an elephant sculpture at Water Tower Plaza Nov. 1 emblaz...

Theatre alumna stars in spooky off-Broadway show

By Features Editor

September 22, 2014

Callie Johnson, a 2012 theatre alumna and rising Chicago stage personality, has spent the last four months covered in stage blood. Coming off a run as iconic anti-heroine Carrie White in “Carrie: the Musical,” the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novel at Bailiwick Theater Chicago, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Johnson was repeatedly doused with buckets of sticky red corn syrup this summer. In her new double role as a...

Art’s last stand

By Trevor Ballanger

December 10, 2012

According to the now infamous Mayan calendar, humanity’s days have been numbered since the dawn of time, and come Dec. 21, all life on Earth will cease. For several Chicago artists, the apocalypse is a subject that inspires them to create new works depicting the end of the world and how itwill happen.Richard Laurent, an illustrator and adjunct faculty member in the Art & Design Department, said people today have a mor...

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