The Outward Spiral

The Outward Spiral

Guest Post by Robert Burnier Whence this creation has come into being; whether it was made or not; he in the highest heaven is its surveyor. Surely he knows, or perhaps he knows not.  From the Cosmology Hymn of the Rig Veda, c. 2000-1700 BCE   In the initial...
Welcome to the Annex

Welcome to the Annex

Over the past several years Spudnik Press has become a staple for Chicago printmakers and printmaking education. The space and scope of the project continues to grow; the latest expansion occurred about 6 months ago when an adjacent space in the Hubbard Street Lofts...
Difficult Questions: One View of Twin Cities

Difficult Questions: One View of Twin Cities

Guest post by Eric Asboe As a curatorial department of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program (MAEP) is “dedicated to exhibiting and supporting artists living and working in the state of Minnesota.” Begun in 1975,...
Comics & the Aesthetic Economy

Comics & the Aesthetic Economy

Guest Post by Faye Kahn¹ While social evidence that the rich is dividing farther away from the poor becomes more & more unavoidable, it seems that at the same time the art world is inversely nudging the them closer together. Traditional distinctions between...
Rites of Passage in Kansas City: Through the Labyrinth

Rites of Passage in Kansas City: Through the Labyrinth

Guest Post by Jamilee Polson Lacy I’m wrapping up my stint as Inaugural Curator-In-Residence for the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City. My final project, rises Zora, a multi-venue visual and performing arts exhibition, explores Kansas City as an urban...