Creative Digital Outreach From Local Art Spaces During COVID-19: Part II
Since we posted on March 30 about our art community's many new ways to continue to share art while places and spaces are physically closed, we can barely keep up with the offerings that are coming online daily.
Galleries are installing shows and gearing up for virtual opening nights this weekend, while others have completed virtual walk-throughs so you can still feel like you're in the gallery. Some spaces are showcasing artists working solo, while others are hosting live broadcasts.Learn More
Artist Suellen Rocca: A Life Story Through Art
CGN has learned that artist Suellen Rocca died March 26, 2020.
She was one of the six members of the Hairy Who group that graduated in 1964 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and exhibited their bold, figurative, and often colorful work together at the Hyde Park Art Center in the late sixties.
Alison Reilly interviewed Rocca for our fall 2018 cover story.
Publisher's Letter: Living a Post-Openings Art Scene
Keep looking at art even while you're not attending openings, exhibitions and art fairs. Home in on what you like right now. And keep all those artists and art professionals WFH actually busy – send them emails, share your social comments, or pick the phone. Ask to see images of an artist's work or shots of an exhibition installation.Learn More
CGN Virtual Gallery Tour: West Town Part 1 – The Industrial Corridor
Number two in our new "necessity-is-the-mother-of-invention" virtual gallery tour series takes you through five spaces in West Town's industrial corridor: Chicago Artists Coalition, Corbett vs Dempsey, Circle Contemporary, Ken Saunders Gallery, and Gray Warehouse.Learn More
CGN Virtual Gallery Tour: Northside, Wicker Park / Bucktown / Logan Square
We are launching digital gallery tours and district spotlights to fill the time while we cannot visit galleries in person. We will always emphasize that in-person is far superior to virtual, but right now, virtual is much better than not at all! Check out these Northside galleries online and make a plan to see them in person hopefully in the not so distant future.Learn More