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Museum exhibit showcase environmental activism, artistry

Museum exhibit showcase environmental activism, artistry

  Terry Evans still remembers the day when she saw a woman’s hand turning “greasy black” after wiping her car. Evans, a photographer and visual artist, reflected on that day from two years ago and how it changed her personally. She became an activist fighting pollution and petcoke, a grimy byproduct of steel-making that’s still […]

Local artist brings ‘Paradise’ back to Chicago with latest showcase

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Local artist brings ‘Paradise’ back to Chicago with latest showcase

Chicago artist King Rello brought his “Late Nights in Paradise” art show to the city, showcasing his pop art renditions of modern nude portraiture and clothing designs filled with palm trees and hotels. A local venue called Canvas hosted the event in April. Guests were allowed to drop their coats and pick up a complimentary […]

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‘Raw Artists’ showcase coming to Chicago May 18

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‘Raw Artists’ showcase coming to Chicago May 18

Walking into a Raw Artists: Indianapolis event was like diving into another world. Models with strange makeup seemed to float across the floor. A girl with a neon lighted hula-hoop that changed colors to the music astounded the audience. Each artist’s presentation booth promised something different–sometimes serene, sometimes bizarre–to the viewers. Raw Artists hosts a […]

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Music Box Theater showcase ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ experience

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Music Box Theater showcase ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ experience

The night began with an extensive line going down Southport Avenue in front of the Music Box Theater. Young adults sporting teased hair and an abundance of eye makeup were present, ready for an evening dedicated to the cult driven classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Doors opened at 12 a.m., the traditional call time for […]

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Chicago Night Nation 5K run draws thousands supporting cancer research

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Chicago Night Nation 5K run draws thousands supporting cancer research

  Huddled together on thick grass and surrounded by laser lights and blasting music, thousands gathered outside Chicago’s Soldier Field to support cancer research by running and dancing in the 5k Night Nation Run. The sold-out run took place April 16, featuring a pre-party at the main stage with hosts, music and motion lights. Electronic […]

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China’s historical Terracotta Warriors comes to Field Museum

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China’s historical Terracotta Warriors comes to Field Museum

China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors is a featured exhibit running through January at the Field Museum. The exhibition tells the story of the first emperor of China, Qin Shihuang, and his terracotta tomb. The Chinese families would honor their dead with grave goods as a ritual for many generations. They would bury the […]

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DocYourWorld 2016 kicks off May 3, 4

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DocYourWorld 2016 kicks off May 3, 4

Immigration, gender and race are all themes of work to be shown at Columbia College Chicago’s DocYourWorld festival May 3 and 4. The event will showcase a multitude of creative projects to push the boundaries of identity, or anti-identity. The DocYourWorld festival is an opportunity for Columbia College students from a variety of majors to […]

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