Exhibition Opening: DIY/XX

This Thursday, Oct. 23 is the opening reception of our next exhibition DIY/XX, Self-published graphic novels, mini comics and zines by women! The FREE reception will be held at the Ralph Arnold Gallery from 5 - 6:30 PM and will include FREE refreshments. Highlighting the work of Read more

Review and Reflect With Us!

Our Faculty Biennial: Review Reflect will be running until December 7th in the Newhart Promenade. Head on over to see the past and present works of the Loyola Fine Arts Faculty. All of the works will be displayed in with FREE access for all with public viewing hours Wednesday-Friday from 1-5 Read more

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We know you all were shaking with excitement to find out what our next mainstage performances would be! Now that the cat's out of the bag, get pumped because the following plays and musicals could be a part of your future theatre experience all at Read more

Around Town

Horrifically Obvious

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Do you think opposites attract? Better yet, could different parts make a new whole? See for yourself through artist Tate Foley‘s work at his upcoming exhibition. His new body of work, Horrifically Obvious, displays the theme of duality and doubling, one of his focal points in the studio. This new series consists of prints and drawings hung side by side in pairs. In doing this, Foley hopes to create a new relationship with unrelated pieces by having each element form a complete whole. His unique materials used for each piece continues to remind viewers of the meaning of the work and its ability to change.

Tate Foley is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Art, Design, and Visual Culture at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Tate has exhibits across the United States among the cities of Portland, Washington D.C., New York City, and Cleveland. His works have been purchased by the Toledo Museum of Art as well as Yale University. A quote from Emma Katz, the Executive Director of Recession Art, is featured on his website to express more of Foley’s style: “A sort of postmodern, politicized Andy Warhol, Foley’s screen prints speak to a consumerism and selfishness that is ever present in our culture. From household items such as toothpaste and coca cola, to oil cans and over-sized futuristic toy guns, Foley expresses the way that objects of our society define it”.

The exhibit Horrifically Obvious is now open until November 20 at The Spudnik Press Print Shop, located at 1821 W. Hubbard St. Chicago artist and print maker Kim Morski will be the curator for this exhibit. Don’t miss out on this free event and a chance to see some thought provoking artwork!

Haircuts and Conversation

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Barbershops are often a popular gathering place, however, they aren’t usually a forum for intellectual discussion and reflection. Hosted by Carter’s Barber Shop in the heart of Chicago, this event will focus on black labor, incorporating a performance, art, and deep discussion regarding racism in America. Co-created by Ramara “Rae” Taylor, Black Eutopia showcases her talents, including a live show production and performance management. Taylor’s event aims to educate locals about how to mingle art, work, and discussion simultaneously.

Black Eutopia opens tomorrow, from 1-7 PM, with tickets starting at $5. Click to learn more about Black Eutopia, or Chicago Artists Month!

‘Tis the Season…

Posted on by Elizabeth Draus Posted in Around Town, Weekend Update | Leave a comment

pumpkinWhat says “Halloween” more than pumpkin carving?  If you want to get in the spirit but want to give the pumpkin-guts-on-your-table a hard pass, consider heading down to Schubas Tavern for a pumpkin carving party on Saturday, October 25 from 12 – 3 PM!  This event is where you can carve pumpkins for just $5!  Carving tools will be provided, just bring your inner artiste.  In addition to pumpkin carving, Schubas will be featuring specials on Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat ($3), and Shock Top + Cinnamon Rush ($5)…And what more could you want out of October, really?  Let’s be real, this event is festive as all get-out.  So, round up some friends and get seasonal, people!

Tickets can be purchased here.