One Year In: Chicago Artists Writing

Chicago Artist Writers is a platform that asks artists and art workers to write traditional and experimental criticism that serves under-represented arts programming in Chicago. In this essay, founders Sofia Leiby and Jason Lazarus reflect back on the first year of the project.

The Salon Series

The Salon Series is an exhibition and discussion project that emphasizes participation between guests and artists to explore meaning, context and craft of new work.

Night Club

Night Club is an independent exhibition space, directed by Olivia Coran and Matthew Steinbrecher, in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago.

Alderman Exhibitions

Alderman Exhibitions is a commercial exhibition space in Chicago created by husband and wife team Garry Alderman and Ellen Hartwell Alderman. Since opening in 2011, the space has found positive support in the Chicago community. In this site profile, Ellen Hartwell Alderman discusses her motivations for opening the exhibition space and her goals for Alderman Exhibitions’ future.

Roots & Culture

Through two person shows, curated group shows, lectures, community gatherings and time arts events, Roots & Culture aims to provide a platform for the inventive practices of young artists.

Spudnik Press: Interview with Angee Lennard

The daughter of potato farmers, Angee Lennard chose the name “Spudnik Press” when she founded a nonprofit community printshop in her one-bedroom Chicago apartment in 2007. At the age of twenty-nine, Lennard is now the Executive Director of this burgeoning art space.