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Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 5, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, December 5, 2013

Stained glass became seriously and widely popular this year: see evidence in Michigan City and downtown Chicago this weekend, also non-profit museum and gallery stores are great for one-of-a-kind gifts.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

December 04, 2013 12:00 am
John Cain: Executive Director/Top Performer Building South Shore Arts for Two Decades

John Cain: Executive Director/Top Performer Building South Shore Arts for Two Decades

Today, hundreds of people will gather at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, Indiana, to hear a baldish twinkly-eyed, fifty-ish fellow with round wire glasses, read stories related one way or another, to Christmas. Over the years, he’s read a half dozen Truman Capote storie…

November 20, 2013 6:11 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Arts bring people together, transform region

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Arts bring people together, transform region

As I celebrate my 20th anniversary at South Shore Arts, I find myself reflecting on where our organization, and the arts in general, have been and where they’re going.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
French and Spanish students tour the Chicago Art Institute

French and Spanish students tour the Chicago Art Institute

CROWN POINT | Thirty students from Linda Atwood's Spanish and French classes and French Club members toured the Art Institute of to see the Picasso exhibit and Impressionistic art which originated in France. The miniature room in the basement was the highlight for many students.

May 29, 2013 5:24 pm
INTRO: Mitch Markovitz ends up exactly where he always wanted to be

INTRO: Mitch Markovitz ends up exactly where he always wanted to be

For a South Side kid like Mitch Markovitz, trains were everything. Clattering in the distance and whistling through the night when you were falling asleep and marking off day parts when you were awake.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Trainspotting: How Mitch Markovitz ended up exactly where he always wanted to be

Trainspotting: How Mitch Markovitz ended up exactly where he always wanted to be

For a South Side kid like Mitch Markovitz, trains were everything. Clattering in the distance and whistling through the night when you were falling asleep and marking off day parts when you were awake.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Art Institute of Chicago opens major Picasso show

Art Institute of Chicago opens major Picasso show

A century after the Art Institute of Chicago became the first American museum to show work by Pablo Picasso, the institution is celebrating the Spanish artist with a major exhibition featuring his art and its relationship with the city.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am
Interview with Diana of the Dunes

Interview with Diana of the Dunes

Sitting on a grassy sand dune one evening last summer, I was gazing over Lake Michigan at a sunset that brought to mind a 19th century religious painting: fat pink-and-gray rays shooting out from a small, tight, fiery hot-pink, ball of sun. The kind of sun that absorbs someone’s soul up to, …

October 23, 2012 8:44 pm Photos

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Interview with Diana of the Dunes

Interview with Diana of the Dunes

Sitting on a grassy sand dune one evening last summer, I was gazing over Lake Michigan at a sunset that brought to mind a 19th century religious painting: fat pink-and-gray rays shooting out from a small, tight, fiery hot-pink, ball of sun. The kind of sun that absorbs someone’s soul up to, …

October 23, 2012 8:44 pm Photos

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Chicago visit connects students to art and architecture

Chicago visit connects students to art and architecture

ST. JOHN | A field trip to Chicago enabled fifth graders at St. John the Evangelist School to make the connection between the classroom and the real world.

November 21, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Don't blow a fuse over holiday decorations

Don't blow a fuse over holiday decorations

Give them your tired, your tangled, your holiday lights with burned-out reds and greens.

November 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Pre-Columbian Mexican art to be on display at Chicago Art Institute

CHICAGO | On the day that people in Mexico will celebrate the nation's Bicentennial of its independence declaration from Spain, a new exhibit will open that will show off the culture that existed in that land prior to the Spanish arrival in what is now North America.

September 05, 2010 12:00 am
Party arty

Party arty

Collaboraction is a trippy, off-Loop theater with a growing reputation for staging "experiences" for private and corporate galas on the side. Clients include Jockey, Starcom and Heineken, but the Jeff-winning company is happy to crash smaller bashes.

July 31, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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