News broke this weekend that artist, Walter Latimer, is a former Junior Olympics jump rope record holder! Check out the soon to be viral video of his performance at the SAIC Art Bash.
T of the Town
- We heard there’s going to be a secret (not anymore!) extension of ACRE Residency’s April 15th Application deadline. So there’s really no excuse, APPLY TODAY! You won’t regret it. (Disclaimer: I didn’t.)
- In a characteristic move, Pedro Velez calls out an unsuspecting Ryan Coffey on twitter. #RUDE
- Chicago closet-cum-gallery, Queer Thoughts, holds successful benefit auction, city continues to wonder why?
Spotted: Independent Art Champion and Champion of the Arts, Anthony Stepter at the opening of Has the World Already Been Made? x4 by Daniel G. Baird & Haseeb Ahmed at Roots & Culture.
The Weatherman Report
Now on view at The Poetry Foundation.
Reading is Fundamental
- SAIC Secret Admirers. Looks like SAIC has a crush on Prof. Fleischauer and butts. Also, this is probably the best work from the BFA show. (Courtesy of Sofia Leiby.)
- You down with OPP? Chicago’s own artist-turned-entreprenuer, Jenny Kendler, is quoted in this fluffy piece about artist’s websites being not websites, but “constructing a narrative”. At least the photo of Kendler is cute.
- Performing Audiences and Choreographing Coughs. Finally, some real journalism. NPR’s Alva NoÃ« tackles the long-standing question of why audiences cough so damn much during live performances. “They are uncomfortable. They are uncertain. They are, very often, bored out of their minds.” What a surprise. In related news, Rapid Pulse is back for a 2013 installment.
AAM calls out Obama Budget
The AAM calls the proposed limit on charitable deductions “harmful,” but Bloomington’s Michael Ruston disagrees. Notable is his alternative suggestion of an equitable tax credit that would apply across donors, begging the question: should people in higher tax brackers really recieve more credit than those in a lower tax bracket if they are donating the same amount of money?
Surprisngly absent from the AAM document is a mention of the $59 million dollar increase to the Smithsonian Institution to fund, amongst many other initatives, The National Museum of African American History and Culture.
We’re most excited about the $500,000 proposed for building a telescope in Greenland to scope some black holes, but with a riveting 230 pages of FY14 Budget Proposal, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Right?
Artist Creates Black Hole in Roger’s Park
Abigal Deville’s opening at Iceberg Projects this weekend was TO DIE FOR. Iceberg’s normally crisp gallery was lost to a literal whirlwind of materials collected from Roger’s Avenue and transformed by the artist. More than worth the trip to Roger’s Park.
April 27th, 11amâ€“ 9pm. At Roots & CulÂture 1034 N MilÂwauÂkee Ave.
ServÂing a menu of brunch, lunch all day, and dinner.Brunch 11am-2pm. DinÂner 6pm-8pm. Kitchen closes at 8. 10 seats availÂable at a time. First come, first serve. BYOB. VegÂeÂtarÂiÂans, of course, are welcome!