Ben Baker Billington – Sonic Explorations & Bedroom Productions

There are few musicians as dedicated to advancing Chicago's DIY and experimental music efforts as Ben Baker Billington. From his multiple sonic collaborations to his solo endeavors to his omnipresent being at even the most obscure of shows in one of the Windy's fleeting music venues, Billington's refreshing energy ... Read more

The Bleak Post-Humanism of Blade Runner 2049

The Bleak Post-Humanism of Blade Runner 2049 directed by Denis Villeneuve With a budget estimated at $150 million and a lackluster initial showing at the box office, some may deem the follow-up to the classic 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner directed by Ridley Scott a failure. Stop there, this film requires ... Read more

Jake Acosta – Variety Informs & Colors the Other

Whether playing with Famous Laughs, working through sonic investigations with ADT or developing new solo works, Jake Acosta continues to demonstrate an adept nature on par with his diverse understanding of the intersection of experimentation and music. This week, The COMP Magazine visited Acosta in Logan Square to discuss ... Read more

Bob Thall – Navigating Chicago and Beyond

With a cool methodical patience, Bob Thall has spent more than 40 years photographing Chicago and its environs. Long known as the quintessential documentarian of the city's urban landscape, in recent time Thall has expanded his oeuvre through traveling to and photographing in a variety of American city centers. ... Read more

Focus Exhibit @ USF 9/5/17

Focus University of St. Francis Art Gallery 25 East Van Buren Street Joliet, Illinois, 60432 Exhibition Dates: September 5 – October 12, 2017 Artist Lecture: Thursday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. The University of St. Francis Art Gallery welcomes INTERSECT Collective Artists, Carol Hamilton, Joe Isacson, Jeffrey Sevener and Kathleen Sullivan-Isacson. Together the present and explore ... Read more

Barbara Eberhard: An Alternate View @ USF Gallery

Barbara Eberhard: An Alternate View University of St. Francis Art Gallery 25 East Van Buren Street Joliet, Illinois, 60432 Exhibition Dates: July 17 - August 25, 2017 Closing Reception: Friday, August 25, 6-8PM Barbara Eberhard, adjunct lecturer of photography at University of St. Francis exhibits a collection of her Gum Bichromate prints in Barbara Eberhard: ... Read more

“Bro” – a documentary on masculinity & the Brony fandom

"Bro" - a documentary on masculinity & the Brony fandom A short film by Leah Jean In association with Alto & Pastel Productions 2017 "Bro" is a documentary that explores the roles of masculinity and effects of gender stereotypes on society. Following the premiere of the series "My Little Pony: Friendship is ... Read more

2017 Art & Design Senior Thesis Exhibition

2017 Art & Design Senior Thesis Exhibition University of St. Francis Art Gallery 25 East Van Buren Street Joliet, Illinois, 60432 Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibition Dates: May 1 through June 22, 2017 Exhibiting Artists: Danielle Conrad, Yifan 'Klaus' Mao, José Ortiz, Joey Santillo, Amber Shibley, Ashlee ... Read more

Jesse Malmed – Translating Language & Sound

Most comfortable in the public domain (real or virtual), Jesse Malmed investigates the intersection of language, sonic systems, and his contemporary milieu via an array of continually probing installations, performances and videos. Malmed's affable wry wit and unconventional delivery frequently brings pause in a time where discursive display has ... Read more

Zelda’s Breathtaking Ascension

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Developer/Publisher - Nintendo Directors - Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Daiki Iwamoto and Takuhiro Dohta Producer - Eiji Aonuma Programmers - Kenji Matsutani and Hiroshi Umemiya Artist - Satoru Takizawa Writer - Akihito Toda Composers - Manaka Kataoka and Yasuaki Iwata Platform - Nintendo Switch Wii U Release - March 3, 2017 There's something special ... Read more
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