Open Season: A Reflection on Open Engagement

Open Season: A Reflection on Open Engagement

by Jen Delos Reyes Two countries. Five conferences. Seven years. 14 partnerships. Over 700 presenters. Over 1600 attendees. Since the first Open Engagement conference in 2007 this event has become a key meeting point for people interested in socially engaged art....
I AM MYSELF A CITIZEN OF NO MEAN CITY vol. 2

I AM MYSELF A CITIZEN OF NO MEAN CITY vol. 2

“The Cardinal” by designer Jeff Laramore behind the Wishard Slow Food Garden near Washington & West St. Greetings from Indianapolis, friends! I spent the majority of June rolling up the west coast, visiting other lovely cities, giving out poetry broadsides,...
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...