Archive for December, 2013

Viking’s Choice 2013: We Saved The Weirdest And Loudest For Last

It's been a couple of years since we last had NPR Music producer Lars Gotrich on the show to highlight the year in metal and what he sometimes calls "outer sound," a nebulous grouping of experimental music. It was time to bring his weird sonic world back.

In 2013, the impeccably named heavy metal band Satan came out of the woodwork after a 17-year gap as if nothing had changed in heavy... | Read More

Malena Assing: Tripping the Light Fantastic on Plexiglas

“Dreamness”

In Venezuela, the sun shines year-round, brightening everything it touches—from lush, green foliage to the deep blue sea. No surprise, then, that Venezuela-born photographer Malena Assing has had a lifelong love affair with light and color.

“I like the impact of bright colors,” says the artist. “Vibrant colors represent... | Read More

Art Gone Wild: Where art goes on adventure

by Megan Kaplon

Lisa and D. Arthur Wilson, owners of the original Art Gone Wild Gallery in Key West, Fla., and the new sister gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., find themselves living a charmed life in the art world; however, their success did not always comes easily.

The husband-and-wife team is making some brave and risky moves, such as opening a new gallery during the tough... | Read More

Setting the stage

François Chartier takes a theatrical approach to photorealism.

by Julie Jacobs

For 25 years, François Chartier toiled as an art director and illustrator in magazine publishing and advertising, working for such well-established Canadian agencies as Vickers & Benson (now Arnold Worldwide Canada) and creating the visual concept for Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” and “O”... | Read More

Top 10 Art Blogs to Follow

By Joseph Armstrong

We all use the term “starving artist”; it’s a moniker that’s often a prerequisite for an artists’ success. But no one strives literally become a starving artist. Artists derive success from their passion to create art in which they have invested a certain amount of emotion. Here are some of our favorite blogs, with success as the goal and passion as the... | Read More

Bob And Robin’s Excellent Holiday Adventure

For this year's annual holiday music show, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a snowy road trip in search of the true spirit of the season. Their destination: America's heartland, where they plan to celebrate Christmas with Robin's family in Kansas. Join Bob and Robin as they motor across the country in a '71 Volkswagen Beetle, brave an ice storm and meet some... | Read More

On a Mission

One of Chicago%26rsquo;s most innovative galleries completes the lineup at 4411 Montrose. The Mission, which emphasizes contemporary North and South American avant-gardists, now occupies the first-floor space that recently temp-housed Lynn Goode Vintage and once served as HQ for the now-shuttered Joan Wich Gallery. But The Mission is no Midwest transplant %26mdash; it%26rsquo;s owned by... | Read More

On a Mission

One of Chicago%26rsquo;s most innovative galleries completes the lineup at 4411 Montrose. The Mission, which emphasizes contemporary North and South American avant-gardists, now occupies the first-floor space that recently temp-housed Lynn Goode Vintage and once served as HQ for the now-shuttered Joan Wich Gallery. But The Mission is no Midwest transplant %26mdash; it%26rsquo;s owned by... | Read More

The Game Changer

While Midtown real estate continues to go through the roof, one smart gallerist has staked her claim to the action. Isabella Court anchor Kerry Inman %26mdash; whose Inman Gallery was the original art tenant in 2004 %26mdash; remains in her recently revamped digs but has scored a prime piece of property blocks east of Isabella, within an easy stroll of neighboring DiverseWorks and convenient... | Read More

The Game Changer

While Midtown real estate continues to go through the roof, one smart gallerist has staked her claim to the action. Isabella Court anchor Kerry Inman %26mdash; whose Inman Gallery was the original art tenant in 2004 %26mdash; remains in her recently revamped digs but has scored a prime piece of property blocks east of Isabella, within an easy stroll of neighboring DiverseWorks and convenient... | Read More

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