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Some days back I attended a very interesting lecture series at Chicago Cultural Center "Women Sculptors of Chicago - Not for Men Only." Each of the 11 participating woman sculptors have carved their place in a male dominated profession, and were sharing their experiences in a lively, fun, interactive discussion, which was very educational as well. As much as I enjoyed the series, I was intrigued by the group that organized the talk series - the Education Committee - of Chicago Sculpture International [CSI]. I wanted to learn...
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Artists Monument - by Tony Tasset

Includes names of 392,485 artists on a 80 feet long and 8 feet high monument

Unveiled: February 16, 2106

Location: Grant Park / Michigan Ave. and 9th Street

Public Installation presented through a Special Collaboration Between the Chicago Park District [CPD], the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE] and Kavi Gupta.

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WABASH ARTS CORRIDOR

Wabash Arts Corridor [WAC]: Is mostly about big wall murals.  WAC is spread across seven blocks of Chicago’s South Loop: from Van Buren to Roosevelt and is framed to the east by Michigan Avenue and to the west by State Street.

The area has become an outdoor museum of large scale street art murals -  or Big Wall murals - with an amalgamation of different styles and themes.   There are abstract and portraits,  colorful and monochromes, comic-book inspired, calligraphy-inspired, and...

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The Milky Way - by Renee Robbins

Location: 1130 S Michigan Avenue

2016 Wabash Arts Corridor.. click here..

Renee Robbins is a Chicago based artist. She loves exploring relationship between micro and macro factors in nature and in cosmos. "Life presents enchanting explorations through tiny cells, flowering botanicals, rare specimens, brilliant carnivals, and celestial bodies. I position hybrid flora/fauna within a space that simultaneously evokes the deep sea and the cosmos. Moving between the real and imagined, my painting process...
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Who Do You Love - by Tara Zanzig

Location: 72 E. 11th Street

2016 Wabash Arts Corridor.. click here..

Tara Zanzig is one of the more than 15 artists making the big wall murals in the Wabash Arts Corridor [WAC] in 2016.  I was lucky to be photographing the murals in WAC,  and caught her working on her mural titled: "Who Do You Love". Here are some images from the day..

Tara Zanzig is a multidisciplinary BFA graduate from...

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WABASH ARTS CORRIDOR

It largely consists of big wall murals spread across seven blocks of Chicago’s South Loop: from Van Buren to Roosevelt and is framed to the east by Michigan Avenue and to the west by State Street. It began in 2013, when Columbia College launched the Wabash Arts Corridor. The idea was to immerse students in the creative spirit by using urban spaces and reclaimable resources to revitalize and transform the South Loop business district into one of the city’s major cultural assets. The Wabash...

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One of the highlights of my recent vacation in India, was meeting with the accomplished Madhubani painter Dulari Devi. She has won several awards, and many articles and books have been written on her. Madhubani art derives its name from the place where this art flourished - Madhubani - a town in the northern part of Bihar. The art is confined in and around that area, and is mostly practiced by women in the villages who have passed this art to their daughters through multiple generations. It is...
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