WFMT: The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra launches its season this weekend with a free streaming orchestral performance. Entitled “IPO Reimagined,” the program was recorded this past weekend at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College with no audience. The concert features 29 socially-distanced and masked string players — just under half of the orchestra’s 60 members. Keegan […]
Chicago Sun Times: It’s often been said that a picture is worth 1,000 words, “but I think it’s worth even more than that if a photographer is in the right place at the right time capturing something important,” says Wheaton resident Bernard Kleina, whose historic images are the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the […]
Chicago Tribune A&E Cover Story: Stepping inside Hyde Park Art Center’s “Ground Floor” exhibition, Julia’s eyes seem to follow you. Doesn’t matter if it’s the Julia who looks directly at you, or the one that is giving you side eye. Darcel Rockett has the story here.
Inside Philanthropy: 3Arts recently announced the next phase of its work to elevate disabled artists. Find out how this new funding initiative reimagines support for these artists. Read the full story by Mike Scutari is HERE.
Chicago Tribune A&E Cover Story: “You are left in no doubt. Behind the flesh-colored mask that contains her visibly pulsing breath, Anais Bueno is fighting against something. With all her fury.” Chris Jones has the story here.
Chicago Magazine: The artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet is unconvinced that watching dance on a laptop does the art form justice. “I’m embracing it because there’s nothing else,” says Ashley Wheater, now entering his second decade in that role with the company. Read Lauren Warneck’s story online.
Daily Herald: Joyce Nam knows that as promising a violinist as she is already, she’s still got a ways to go. Her involvement in the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative is helping her get there. Dave Oberhelman has the story here.
New York Times: Beginning Nov. 12, Art on theMART, a digital projection on the 2.5-acre facade of a building formerly known as the Merchandise Mart, will project “The Nutcracker” by the Joffrey Ballet (free). Read online.
The Chicago-based non-profit 3Arts has issued its largest round of grants this year, awarding $470,000 to Chicago artists. During its online award ceremony Monday night, it also announced its new $50,000 Next Level/Spare Room Award, an unrestricted cash prize, made possible by an anonymous donor, that will be given to three women visual artists: Hu’o’ng Ngô, Folayemi […]
Chicago Reader: The Hyde Park Art Center is bringing back the spaces we’ve all missed. Read online.