This week We head back to Open Engagement and we talk to Donna Neuwirth and Su Legatt about “the Worm Farm Institute,” Creative Placemaking, The practice of art in rural and urban environments, empathy, and community.
This week in Bad @ Sports Center, sport gets a sporting chance, as guest Marcela Torres discusses her new work at ACRE’s group exhibit, body | armor. Jesse and Ryan bob and weave through a lively conversation about MMA fighting, the spectacle of suffering, and the value of labor. Let’s Get Ready to
This week Ryan and Brian sit down with Animator Naghmeh Farzaneh to chat about what it is like to animate for the ACLU and unpacking her immigration experience in the film Scent of Geranium.
Brian and Dana interview representatives, Vincent Uribe and Lauren Leving, from The Arts of Life on the occasion of the Circle Contemporary exhibition titled Community in Color, featuring artists from their studio and selections by curator, Leving. Our hosts learn about The Arts of Life studio program and the 60 artists they work with between their Chicago and Glenview locations.
Things get witchy this week as Brian and Ryan weave a conversation on spell casting, rock n’ roll, and badminton with fibers artist Karolina Gnatowski.
Fresh off a Skowheagan residency, Gnatowski is burning a four ended candle with looming exhibitions at DePaul University, Free Range, Terrain, and the here and now, “Changeling” at Julius Caesar. Our conversational arc ties together the topics of witchcraft, spells, poetry, badminton, classic rock, and stand-up comedy. Brian reveals his sporting past, Ryan finds just the right word, and KG admits she’s never seen “Top Gun.”
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