In partnership with the 34th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago presents ¡Anímate with Animayo!, a stop-motion film workshop with Damián Perea of the Spain-based ANIMAYO International Film Festival of Animation on Friday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This bilingual workshop will be held at Instituto Cervantes of Chicago (31 W Ohio) and is geared towards children aged 8-10 years old. The workshop costs $25 for Facets members and $30 for the public. More information, including registration, athttps://festival.facets.org/workshops/animate-with-animayo. Note: Fri., Nov. 3rd is a CPS in-service day. Read more
Nov 15 @ 3pm –TERRY EVANS, photographer
Changing Landscapes: from virgin prairie to fracking.
Photographer Terry Evans shows her 35 years of unique photographic explorations that reveal the transformation of virgin prairie to fracked and industrialized landscapes which are now disrupting our lives and the earth. Evans is a Guggenheim Fellow. Her work appears in major museum collections including the Chicago Art Institute, Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and many others. Read more
Renowned French film director and visual artist Agnès Varda will spend October 8-15, 2015 in residence at the University of Chicago as part of a major weeklong celebration of her work. CinéVardaExpo. Agnès Varda in Chicago includes a public lecture by Varda on Friday, October 9, a conversation between Varda and artist Jessica Stockholder on Sunday, October 11, a public Q&A on Thursday, October 15 and screenings of selected films throughout the week, many attended by Varda herself. The Logan Center Gallery will host an exhibition of Varda’s recent work, Photographs Get Moving (potatoes and shells, too), from September 11-November 8, 2015. Reservations are required for some events and available at tickets.uchicago.edu.
Event: CinéVardaExpo. Agnès Varda in Chicago
Venue: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts,
915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Residency Dates: October 8-15, 2015 (Exhibition Dates: Sept 11 – Nov 8, 2015) Read more
Founder Aaron P. Dworkin announces that The Sphinx Organization, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, will host the third annual SphinxCon, one of the nation’s leading arts diversity conferences, from January 30 through February 1, 2015 at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, 1114 Washington Blvd, in Detroit, Mich. SphinxCon will bring more than 40 distinguished arts leaders together, including National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu. Read more
Podcast with Photographer HUGH ARNOLD from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo.
World renown fashion photographer HUGH ARNOLD (Australian Vogue, Conde Naste Traveler, Glamour) discusses his gorgeous new exhibition and book “Agua Nacida” meaning “water born” in Spanish which is a unique collection of large-scale underwater nudes, photographed amidst the unspoiled depths of the seas surrounding Fiji and Gozo. Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells Street, presents “Agua Nacida,” by photographer Hugh Arnold, Sept. 19 – Oct. 31, 2014. Arnold’s appearance at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary marks his first exhibit in North America. For more information visit hilton-asmus.com. “Aqua Nacida” can be purchased at AMAZON , BARNES AND NOBLE, and http://www.hilton-asmus.com/welcome.html Read more