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Portraits, Books, Ornaments: Just In Time for the Holidays

Portraits, Books, Ornaments: Just In Time for the Holidays

Lots of people have heard of poetry slams — but what about a portrait slam?  The Chicago Cultural Center hosted Portrait Slam! last weekend to showcase the talents of artists with disabilities. Customers could buy portraits for as little as $20 in the slam, which was organized by Project Onward.  “I can almost promise I […]

Chicago Cultural Center Offers Art For Good Holiday Staycation

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Chicago Cultural Center Offers Art For Good Holiday Staycation

Formerly known as Chicago’s first public library, the Chicago Cultural Center was converted in 1991 to provide free art, film, literature, music and theatre.

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Artists Push Onward Despite Challenges

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Artists Push Onward Despite Challenges

Artist David Jarmon is one of 30 artists in Project Onward, a gallery dedicated to displaying artwork by adults with mental and developmental disabilities. Founded in 2004 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. in the downtown Loop, the gallery provides a workplace for the artists.

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Economy Takes Toll on Federal Courts

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Economy Takes Toll on Federal Courts

Federal Judge Ronald Guzman says the recession and government budget cuts have left judges overburdened, making it difficult to devote enough time to each case. “One tenth of 1 percent of the government budget is for maintaining this branch,” said Guzman. “We are now doing more work with a less amount of people, which means […]

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