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Art vs. Mediocrity

How to Turn Your Art Out

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs regularly hosts and coordinates panel discussions, workshops and events for Chicago artists. The event written about here was a panel discussion called, “How to turn your art into a successful career.” A podcast of the discussion should be available on the CAR website soon. For the most part, the […]

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It’s called acceptance…

So, what was the outcome of that well-intentioned, 11th hour meeting of Ravenswood artists? Will they go with the flow and leave Ravenswood with a shrug and a smile? Will ArtWalkRavenswood correct that type-o in their dusty mission statement? It is likely that mediocrity has won this one. Comfortable for too long, never fully united […]

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Art vs. Mediocrity

Meeting for Ravenswood Artists, October 13th

ArtWalkRavenswood Directors, Arlene Rakoncay (former Executive Director of the Chicago Artists’ Coalition) and Judith Roth (founder of AWR and past president of The Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art), will lead an introductory informational meeting regarding Ravenswood-based Artists’ Issues. The first meeting in the series will be held on Monday, October 13th (yes, Columbus Day), at […]

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From “Humble Beginnings” to Quiet Obsolescence

In 2006, when the art walk gained its first group of organized volunteers, some important initiatives were undertaken: • As a volunteer in 2006, I proposed the idea of a survey of creative residents that would culminate in a catalog or archive of Chicago artists working in Ravenswood. Ruth Duckworth, internationally renowned sculptor, was one […]

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October is Chicago Artist’s Month

I know that October is a long way away. It’s only June, Summer is just beginning, so why would I want to even think about October? I guess you could call it the Hillary Clinton syndrome. I just can’t let it go. This year will be the 13th October Artist’s Month organized by the city. […]

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The Chicago Creative Expo is back!

The 5th annual Creative Chicago Expo brings together all the top resources, services, and spaces for Chicago’s art community, with workshops for individuals and organizations, artist live/work spaces. Well, its over now – but you can listen to podcasts of all the workshops at: www.chicagoartistsresource.org

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Open Letter to ArtWalkRavenswood

In 2006 and 2007, Ravenswood artists participated in two of the most successful and well attended Tours of Arts and Industry in the six-year history of that event. It is now the start of February 2008 and the artists in Ravenswood have not yet heard from ArtWalkRavenswood. We have had no report on the success […]

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How to Succeed in Life & What-Not

Looking for a job is tough, and, as resources dwindle it is difficult not to panic. Things you may not have noticed about yourself are made resoundingly clear when you parade around town as a prospective employee. You don’t have ANY shirts orpants that fit and that DIY haircut isn’t fooling anybody.Having gone on my first […]

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Exhibitions

Andrew Steiner Photo-Show: Devon Avenue

On view through December 14th, Andrew’s documentary photo exhibit is the product of nearly a year spent hanging out in the neighborhood of Devon Avenue. Location: 1770 W. Berteau, at RavenswoodPublic hours: 9am – 3:30pm, M – F For info: (773) 793-4487 or rapstei@earthlink.net