Thursday, September 14, 6pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 1st Floor Garland Room
78 E. Washington Street., Chicago
Artists and cultural producers discuss how their podcasts, forums, blogs and festivals are bringing new intimacy and openness to Chicago’s art scene. Panelists include: Richard Holland, Duncan MacKenzie, Amanda Browder from Bad at Sports; Ed Marszewski from Lumpen, Version and Select Media Festival; David Roth and Wesley Kimmler from Shark Forum.
Amanda and Richard talked to loads of folks in the Peoria Street area for the 2006-2007 season kick off, maybe even you! Lots of people you know or have heard of get drunk and say embarrassing things! Awesome!
Also, Brian Andrews sets the world straight on how totally fucking stupid Burning Man is. MTV owns you, you sad, sad west-coasters who have more money than imagination, fuck the pre-packaged and throw your own damn party.
Damn, the Touch and Go party was mind blowing.
New art czar, David Roche, has been hired to turn the public school art crisis around. The funding for the arts is so bad that his own pay is a byproduct of donations from a committee made up of CPS, local arts and philanthropic representatives.
Mr. Roche has stated plans to create a “No Child Left Behind” in the arts which conjures all sorts of odd images.
Images that the children will draw in crayon durring their 8 min art classes each school day. Think pictures of sad children with sad houses under a sad green sky with factories off in the distance that pour smoke day and night made from the burning of art, childrens dreams & unicorns, yes unicorns with rainbow manes.
I wish him all the luck possible with this new position and have started the stopwatch counting the minutes till he leaves for a better job where they have things called “budgets” “money” & “hope”.
‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin has died.
The wildlife presenter was filming a documentary off the coast of Australia this weekend when a stingray attacked him, using its poisonous barb to pierce his chest.
According to reports, paramedics flew out to the Great Barrier Reef to treat him but he was pronounced dead on the scene.
Steve has left behind a wife, 42-year-old Terri, and two children – eight-year-old daughter Bindi and his son Bob, two. Along with a multi-million dollar wildlife empire.
Tony Tasset, what a damn nice guy.
This week we visited the Tasset/Ledgerwood studio-fortress complex. We drove in a rented Humvee for hours into the jungle and were ushered in by the armed guard.
The interview is not to be missed. The outro to this show has a special cameo by Dominic Molon.