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Need to catch up on the Before You Kick the Kettle blog? Click here to see all Jaela's posts for upperclassmen. Follow the series as she explains what needs to be experienced before leaving the LUC Read more

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Need to catch up on all of the Freshmen 101 posts? Click here to read all of Dina's tips about being a freshman at Loyola. From roommates to ramblin' around campus, Dina will give you the deets on all you need to know before your first Read more

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The wait is finally over! We're excited to announce our next mainstage performances for the 2015-2016 season. We know that you're all dying to see the shows, so here is an opportunity to get a head start and buy all of your tickets in Read more

Around Town

The Nightmare

Posted on by Victoria Lesnicki Posted in Around Town, Explore Chicago, Film | Comments Off on The Nightmare

downloadWhat’s your worst nightmare? Clowns? Being kidnapped? Standing in a room full of people only wearing underwear? Whatever it may be, The Nightmare may add another one to your list: sleep paralysis. Rodney Ascher’s documentary-horror explores this frightening condition affecting thousands today. Following eight different people, The Nightmare examines the fluctuation between the waking and sleeping worlds: being conscious, but unable to move. Things take a turn when the subjects report similar “shadow men” and they soon realize this is more than a sleeping disorder. Get ready to witness these eight eerie accounts presented through surreal dramatizations.

The Nightmare will be shown at The Music Box Theatre, located at 3733 N. Southport Ave, Chicago. Tickets and showtimes for the film can be found here, including other events happening at The Music Box Theatre.

Will you be able to face your worst nightmare?

Dos Experiencias, Una Identidad: René Arceo Prints

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Rene Arceo in KRAFT GalleryRené Arceo is a Chicago Public Schools art educator, lecturer and influential printmaker whose artistic perspective continues to resonate across generations. Born in Mexico, Arceo spent his teenage years in Guadalajara and crossed into the U.S. in 1979, eventually settling in Chicago. He reached his artistic maturity in the printing medium of linocuts while working at graphics workshops. Printmakers such as Alfredo Zalce, Alberto Beltran and Leopoldo Mendez as well as muralists Jorge Gonzalez Camarena, Fernando Leal and Xavier Guerrero were noted as touchstones for the development of Arceo’s artistic direction.

rene_hugo_arceoIn his upcoming exhibition, this bold artist focuses on his most visually captivating works, addressing themes of spirituality, portraiture and indigenous peoples in several ways. Arceo believes that, as an artist and member of society, one has the duty of responding to current social, economic and/or political accounts and events in a non-dogmatic fashion. As he does so in the majority of his pieces, Arceo sees illustrating human, social, and sometimes political commentaries through art not a replacement of,”but rather in addition to, expressing other universal concerns and feelings and artistic explorations”.

Located at the National Museum of Mexican ArtDos Experiencias, Una Identidad: René Arceo Prints  is FREE and open to the public until July 12. Click here for more information!

Starving Artist 2015

Posted on by Victoria Lesnicki Posted in Around Town, Explore Chicago, Visual Arts | Comments Off on Starving Artist 2015
Starving_Artist_15-headerCome check out one of Chicago’s most eclectic and popular events, Starving Artist! Brought to the community by Chicago Artists Coalition, Starving Artist brings amazing visual artists and crazy culinary talents together to celebrate the art of discovering and creating.

Here’s the scoop on what to see on your plate at Starving Artist: dishes by Tony Quartaro of Formento’s, Pat Sheerin from Trencherman, burgers by Shake Shack, and delicious treats and coffee drinks by Lavazza. Make sure to come with an empty stomach!

While your taste buds water, collaborative installations will be created by artists Marissa Lee Benedict, Amber Ginsburg, Andrew Rosinksi, Maurene Cooper and Tori Terzakis. Music will also be provided by DJ Swaguerrilla, with surprise performances by Power of Cheer Chicago.

Wait there’s more! Paddle 8 will be hosting an online auction for amazing prizes including trips, dinners, works of art, tours and fitness classes. The complete list of prizes can be found here, and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets after June 11 can be found here.

Starving Artist will take place on Thursday, June 25 from 7 to 10 PM at Venue One, located at 1034 W Randolph Street, Chicago. Tickets for the event can be purchased here, and more information about the event can be found here. We hope you can join us for a night of great art and great food!