A print from Goya’s Disasters of War series.
Artists Connect, a series of talks hosted by the Art Institute of Chicago, allow local artists to host an hour-long talk where they discuss the connections they feel with works by master artists that are housed in the Institute.
The next installment in this series will take place on March 2nd, at 2PM with Jon Langford‘s discussion of Disasters of War. This series of prints by Spanish artist Francisco Goya depict in great detail the gruesome atrocities of war. Langford will link his own experiences as an artist to the piece in hopes of fostering a connection between classic pieces and the modern age.
The lecture will be held in the Price Auditorium and is free with museum admission.
The Garage of the famous Steppenwolf Theatre will be hosting their fourth annual Garage Rep festival! Garage Rep is an opportunity for some of the best storefront theatre companies in Chicago to work in the Steppenwolf’s facilities, and to be mentored by the Steppenwolf team in all facets of running a theatre company. It’s a unique opportunity to celebrate and cultivate the Chicago theatre scene and gives audiences a chance to see what our city has to offer.
Garage Rep 2013 will feature three notable companies performing three very different shows. Buzz22 Chicago will take audiences back to not-so-distant 1995 where a young girl gets lost in the world of Dungeons and Dragons with She Kills Monsters. Bailiwick Chicago will be presenting a murder noir musical that a priest in a crisis of faith in the wake of 9/11 and a lovers tryst in feudal Japan entitled See What I Wanna See. The final show, BlackTop Sky, follows a woman as she reaches out to a homeless man after he is roughed up by the Chicago Police Department as performed by Theatre Seven of Chicago.
Performances run through April 21st and are available now. $20 gets you a ticket to any show, or you can pay just $45 to see all three. For more information about the specific performances, and to purchase tickets, click here.
Come one, come all (seriously, its free!) to the 10th annual Creative Chicago Expo hosted by the Chicago Cultural Center! From March 1-2, the Creative Chicago Expo will be connecting our city’s creative community with the inspiration they need to artistically flourish!
This invaluable event will host keynote speakers, workshops and professional development advice from some of the most prominent creative figures of visual, musical and culinary art! Take advantage of a choice of over 30 workshops on topics such as marketing campaigns, fundraising, copyright, utilizing social media, and much more!
In addition, don’t miss speakers such as Rick Valicenti (design director Thirst/3st), Chris Kaskie (President of Pitchfork.com) and Chefs Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowsk speak about their experience in as a creative professional. For more information the keynote speakers, please click here.
Both keynote speeches and workshops require no RSVP and are open seating, so get there early!
For specific time of events, please click here.