Three Graces: Glass-Sula, Denault & McWilliams @ USF

Three Graces: Glass-Sula, Denault & McWilliams On Exhibit: January 30 - February 24, 2017 Artist Reception: February 2, 2017, 6-8pm MARGIE GLASS SULA Margie Glass Sula has an M.A. in Painting and Drawing from Governors State University and has worked in traditional gallery settings, as well as outdoors, creating public installation ... Read more

Merce Cunningham: Common Time

Merce Cunningham: Common Time Feb 11–Apr 30, 2017 Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 E Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611 Merce Cunningham: Common Time is a major retrospective exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center that is appearing simultaneously at the Walker and the MCA. Merce Cunningham (American, 1919–2009) was a seminal figure in ... Read more

Photo + Performance + Japan + 1960-1975 = “Provoke” @ AIC

"Provoke": Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960–1975 Art Institute of Chicago Through April 30, 2017 Galleries 1–4 and 10 Modern Japan is that enigmatic place that has fascinated me since my youth. Anime nor Manga were really on the scene in 1980s Indiana, so most of my early impressions were limited ... Read more

10 Comics Read at Least Twice in 2016

2016 was an incredibly diverse year in comics. Personal memoirs, revamping superheroes, meditations on philosophy and politics, bogus utopias, and the creation of exciting new universes could be found. With so much great work being produced, it is felt to create a list that identifies one book as better ... Read more

2016-2017 Illinois High School Art Competition

2016-17 USF HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION January 9-21, 2017 Public Reception: Saturday, January 21, 2017, noon-2pm 25 East Van Buren Street, Joliet, Illinois, 60432 The USF Gallery presents the 2016-2017 University of St. Francis Art & Design Department Illinois High School Art Competition & Exhibition. The exhibit spans through the university’s gallery ... Read more

Final Fantasy XV – The Long Long Drive…

Final Fantasy XV (The Long Long Drive...) Square Enix November 29, 2016 How do you get past the frustration when playing something you really want to love? This question has been omnipresent for many who have played recent installments of Final Fantasy. Pause, rethink and keep on truckin'... has been my approach ... Read more

Thoughts on Retro Video Gaming Aesthetics, Pt. 1

Square pixels of pure color coupled with the layering of top-down or side-scrolling interactions are sometimes the most puzzling of activities. In my youth, the Atari 2600 enveloped my mind and time. There are memories of my brothers and me sneaking downstairs, turning the rabbit-ear TV on, adjusting the ... Read more

Aleksandr Zhitomirsky – 20th c. Humanist Critic

Aleksandr Zhitomirsky Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky Through January 10, 2017 Photography Galleries 1-4 The Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois, 60603 Having endured one of the most polarizing and vitriolic Presidential elections this country has seen in recent history, the current exhibition, Humanism + Dynamite = ... Read more

Tytia Habing – About a Boy

TYTIA HABING: About a Boy October 31 - December 1, 2016 Artist Lecture: Wednesday, November 9, 1PM University of St. Francis Art Gallery 25 East Van Buren Joliet, IL 60432 The gallery and all events are free and open to the public Fall gallery hours: Monday + Wednesday: 10am-4pm, Tuesday + Thursday: 10am-2pm Artist Interview: Tytia Habing ... Read more

2016-2017 High School Art Exhibition – Call for Artists

Calling all Illinois High School Art Students! We invite all Illinois high school students to participate in the 2016-17 University of St. Francis Art Exhibition & Competition. Submit your traditional and non-traditional art (drawing, painting, sculpture etc.), digital, photography, and video art to the USF High School Art Competition & ... Read more
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