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Art opening at Studio 7013

Art opening at Studio 7013 This exhibition features the work of local Chicago artists, as well as national and international artists! We are very excited to show off their new work. We'll have a lot of great photography and some masterfully realistic, but emotional, large paintings. "Amnetic State" shows how artists deal with memory within the process of making work. How the past is represented and reconfigured, to reveal hidden truths, and obvious lies. Sept. 11th still remains a day of infamy and this show looks to embrace the situations and perspectives arrived in this context.
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Posted on September 01, 2009

rogerspark.com welcomes new blog - ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’

rogerspark.com welcomes new blog - ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ Pamela Van Giessen is an 18 year resident of Rogers Park who took to power walking with her rescue English Setter, Boomer, a few years ago. In the course of their walks, Pam and Boomer have come across many wonderful sights. They thought others might enjoy the extraordinary images they see around the neighborhood and beyond - the surprising things that make their daily walks around Rogers Park and Chicago a constant source of delight. Read her first installment, "Animal Spirits in Rogers Park", and find out what wild and not so wild animals are lurking where you'd least expect.
Posted on August 31, 2009

Under the Root - Shop Local

Under the Root - Shop Local The Company, Under The Root, owned by Jennifer Brown, a long time Rogers Park resident, began in Chicago while designing and producing pieces for performers, clients, and necessity. It has continued, since 1998, to create delicates with sustainable and reclaimed, repurposed textiles. The structures are designed to connect wearers with their personal charm, burlesque nature, conscious responsibility, and utilitarianism character. Each pattern has the inclination to uncover an individual’s sensuality and playfulness. This discovery, then releases the humor and desire for textiles that overlay the skin and ‘turn on’ the needs of what breathes underneath. Today, each handmade structure reflects the use of materials and the grace of the human body. The designs display the nostalgia of the vintage eras they represent and the functionality needed for the 21st Century. Shop Here
Posted on August 27, 2009

Chicago Reader has new owners…again.

The Chicago Reader is reporting that the Reader is now owned by an investment fund in New York. Find a link to the reader article here.
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Posted on August 26, 2009

The Ruckus Theater Makes Promising Chicago Debut With “Heist Play”

Recently transplanted from Kalamazoo, The Ruckus is a company dedicated to finding fresh ways to develop new work, and, according to their mission statement, bringing the ruckus. The world premiere production of Heist Play doesn’t quite bring the ruckus, but it’s on the right track. With a few cuts and some refining, the script has the potential to be as sharp as some of its killer one-liners.
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Posted on August 24, 2009

New Rogers Park Mural

New Rogers Park Mural Lea Pinsky and her husband Dustin Harris spent the summer designing and painting a huge mural with neighborhood kids from Howard Area Community Center. It stretches from Estes to Greenleaf on Glenwood Ave.
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Posted on August 21, 2009

Got Photography? CaptureMyChicago wants you!

Capture my Chicago is caling all Chicago photographers to help create the best photo book about Chicago. Link to visit the website for more information
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Posted on August 20, 2009

Glenwood Ave Arts Fest kick off party!

Glenwood Ave Arts Fest kick off party! Kickoff Party this Friday Aug 21st 2009. The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest (GAAF) is a free, weekend-long event that features artists, open studios, and live entertainment on three outdoor stages. Experience art of all disciplines, music, theater, food and drink on the cobblestone streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Chicago’s historic Rogers Park neighborhood.
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Posted on August 18, 2009

Professor Tom’s World of Wonders

professor tom's world of wonders, part of the flying cat circus out of new orleans. no chainsaws in this version, but fire eating, escaping chains, and more.
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Posted on July 24, 2009

Portraits and Stories of the Pomona Day Laborers

Art Opening at Hotei Gallery presenting the work of Amy Glasser
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Posted on July 12, 2009

2009 Artists of the Wall Festival Winners Announced

Artists of the Wall Festival is an annual event in June. Artists of all ages, skills and backgrounds will gather at Loyola Park between Pratt and Morse Avenues. Sections of the wall are marked off and “sold” to anyone and everyone who applies.
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Posted on June 27, 2009

Rogers Park Artist Lea Pinsky

Lea Pinsky is a painter, muralist, arts educator, and former actress. Raised in Evanston by artist Joanna Pinsky (and mathematician father Mark!), she grew up making art but pursued theatre for most of her twenties, earning her BFA at NYU and acting on Broadway in the 1998 Tony-award winning A View From the Bridge....
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Posted on June 01, 2009

Tara Johnson - RP Photographer

Tara Johnson is a RP photographer who likes intense color and texture, clean lines and found objects taken out of context
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Posted on June 01, 2009

Interview with Darrin Williams

Reposting of our 2008 video interview with Loyola Ramblers Hoops star Darin Williams. Interview by Mike Glasser.
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Posted on June 01, 2009

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