Architecture, Economic Turmoil and Art Combine in "Still In The Night" New Photography by Lou Raizin, at Spectrum Fine Art Gallery, June 20 – July 18 Opening June 20 5-8 pm

Image 3Spectrum Fine Art Gallery is pleased to premier Still in the night, a new series of photographs by award-winning Chicago fine art photographer and community leader, Lou Raizin. The show runs June 20 – July 18, 2013 at 47 Highwood Avenue in Highwood. The opening reception is Thursday, June 20 from 5 – 8 p.m.  Read more

Zipcar and Chicago Loop Alliance launch FUELING LOCAL ART

pop zipZipcar, Inc. and Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) announced today a unique new program, Fueling Local Art, that brings CLA’s Pop-Up Art Loop exhibits to festivals throughout Chicago this summer in the form of live art activations using Zipcars as the canvas. Beginning at the Do Division Street Fest May 31-June 2, 2013, which will feature a colorful streamer exhibition by Chiara No, local Pop-Up Art Loop artists will adorn their new “canvases” to the delight of tens of thousands of Chicagoans at over a dozen neighborhood festivals now through October. Read more

BLUE MAN GROUP ANNOUNCES A CALL FOR ARTISTS TO SUBMIT ORIGINAL ART WORK FOR EYE-POPPING LARGE SCALE OUTDOOR ART GALLERY AT THE BRIAR STREET THEATRE

blue-man-groupBlue Man Group, the critically hailed theatrical phenomenon, announces a one-of-a-kind Art Competition open to professional and emerging artists. Six winners will be chosen and 10’ by 10’ reproductions of their artwork will be created for a semi-permanent Outdoor Art Gallery on the South exterior wall of the Briar Street Theatre in Lakeview at 3133 North Halsted Street, with the original pieces on display inside the lobby. Read more

The Renaissance Society presents a gallery walk-through by artist Doug Ischar Sunday, March 24 at 12 p.m.

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John Neff, “4/1/2012” (2012). Coated archival inkjet print, Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper, 16.25 x 13.25 inches (framed size). Image courtesy of The Renaissance Society.

Artist Doug Ischar will lead a gallery walk-through atThe Renaissance Society on Sunday, March 24, at 12 p.m. Ischar will talk about the current exhibition at the museum, a solo photography show by Chicago-based artist John Neff on display now through April 14, 2013. The event is free and open to the public. Read more

“BEL BORBA AQUI,” Burt Sun and André Costantini’s Cinematic Celebration of “The People’s Picasso,” to Have Special Screenings at Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center Jan. 19 & 21

bel_borba_aquiBEL BORBA AQUI, filmmakers Burt Sun and André Costantini’s seminal cinematic discovery of Brazil’s most beloved and prolific artist, will play in Chicago at The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, on January 19 and 21. See the Arts & Leisure feature story on the film, “Brazil’s Pied Piper of Street Art,” in The New York Times. Read more

FIVE NEW BLOGGERS DEBUT ON WBEZ.ORG VETERAN NEWS REPORTER CHARLIE MEYERSON JOINS TEAM OF BLOGGERS COVERING DIVERSE TOPICS INCLUDING POP CULTURE, THE ENVIRONMENT AND LGBTQ LIFE

charlieVeteran newsman Charlie Meyerson debuted as a daily contributor on WBEZ.org. Meyerson – a journalism professor and lecturer – will write WBEZ.org’s daily news blog. The award-winning journalist joins a team of four new recruits, continuing the web site’s role as an independent news source.  New bloggers Britt Julious, Leah Pickett, Nico Lang and Chris Bentley will be covering pop culture, LGBTQ issues and the environment for WBEZ.ORG (www.wbez.org/blogs) and on-air during midday programming.   Read more

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