Saturday, July 26, 2014

Meet Comics Legend Stan Lee, 'Arrow' Actor Michael Jai White, Artist Mike Zeck At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con!

 


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Meet The Legendary Stan Lee At
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Spider-Man. The Hulk. X-Men. The Fantastic Four. Iron Man. Thor.  These superheroes and many more are the product of the legendary Stan Lee, who co-created these amazing characters and has been a leader in the comics industry for decades.

Lee, a spry 91, is currently the Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment and is keeping as busy as ever, including a three-day appearance at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.

Attending Friday through Sunday, August 22-24, the Eisner Award Hall of Famer will share stories, greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photo ops.

Don't miss your chance to meet this icon at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center next month!

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Michael Jai White To Make First Wizard World
Appearance At Chicago Comic Con

Michael Jai White, who portrays 'Ben Turner/Bronze Tiger' on the hit series "Arrow," will make his first Wizard World visit at Chicago Comic Con, August 22-24.

The versatile White has appeared in more than 70 movies and TV shows, notably The Dark Knight, Spawn and "For Better or Worse." It was in Spawn, as Al Simmons, that he earned the honor of being the first African-American to play a major comic book Superhero.

He will appear in Chicago along with other "Arrow" stars Katie Cassidy and John Barrowman. Welcome him to Wizard World at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center all weekend.

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Meet 'Spider-Man' Artist Mike Zeck At Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Renowned comic book illustrator and storyteller Mike Zeck will attend Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, Aug. 21-24.

A heavy-hitter in the comics industry, Zeck has influenced generations of artists, in particular his groudbreaking "Kraven's Last Hunt" six-part series, which took the Spider-man character to a whole new level, and has been touted by readers as the “Greatest Spider-Man story of all time,” in recent polls.

Some of his other notable works include "Punisher," "Secret Wars," "Aquaman" and "Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight."

Meet him at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

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Wizard World
225 California Street
El Segundo, CA
 
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Five Chicago Restaurants Make Top BBQ Spots in the Nation – OpenTable

 
 
The list showcases notable reservation-worthy restaurants that have elevated the art of barbecue with spices, smoke, rubs and brines. Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue
and Chicago q are among the five Chicago area spots that made the list! 
The Diners’ Choice list is based on more than 5 million verified reviews submitted for more than 19,000 restaurants nationwide. 
2014 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 30 Best Barbecue Restaurants in America
 
– Annapolis, Maryland – Burlington, Vermont – Phoenix, Arizona – Sherman Oaks, California – Chicago, Illinois – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Chicago, Illinois – Burbank, Illinois – Darien, Illinois – Brooklyn, New York – Buffalo, New York – Harlem, New York – Rochester, New York – Troy, New York – Austin, Texas – San Antonio, Texas – South Pasadena, California – Washington, D.C. – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Plano, Texas – Austin, Texas – Cincinnati, Ohio – Cincinnati, Ohio – Long Beach, California – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Forest Park, Illinois – Denver, Colorado – San Francisco, California – Santa Rosa, California – San Francisco, California
 
 
 

Journalists: Enter Now to Win Over $30,000 in Prizes at the Reason Media Awards!


 

The Reason Media Awards showcase the efforts of outstanding journalists who are advancing the principles of free minds and free markets by educating their readers and viewers about individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law.

The Bastiat Prize for Journalism honors writers who explain the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence. First prize is $10,000, second prize is $5,000 and third prize is $1,000.

Previous Bastiat Prize winners include Lane Filler, Ross Clark, Virginia Postrel, Tom Easton, Bret Stephens, John Hasnas, A. Barton Hinkle, Amit Varma, Jamie Whyte, Tim Harford, Mary O'Grady, Robert Guest, Brian Carney, Sauvik Chakraverti, and Amity Shlaes.

Click here for more information and the Bastiat Prize entry form.

The Reason Video Prize honors short-form videos and films that explore, investigate, or enrich our appreciation of individual rights and human possibilities. First prize is $10,000, second prize is $5,000 and third prize is $1,000. Click here for more information and the Reason Video Prize entry form.

These awards will be presented at Reason's gala dinner on November 10, 2014, at The University Club in New York City.
 
 

  Reason Foundation
5737 Mesmer Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90230 USA

 

CITY OF CHICAGO TO HONOR EXEMPLARY ARTISTS AND ARTS INSTITUTIONS AT INAUGURAL FIFTH STAR AWARDS, SEPT. 17 AT MILLENNIUM PARK

CITY OF CHICAGO TO HONOR EXEMPLARY ARTISTS AND ARTS INSTITUTIONS AT INAUGURAL FIFTH STAR AWARDS, SEPT. 17 AT MILLENNIUM PARK
Live show will feature tribute performances, in a free public celebration of Chicago’s art, architecture, dance, music, theater legacy at Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) unveiled plans today to honor exemplary Chicago artists and arts institutions at a free public celebration of Chicago’s art, architecture, dance, music and theater legacy at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph Street). The inaugural Fifth Star Awards will be held on Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m., featuring a diverse lineup of performances in tribute to the honorees.

“This is a celebration of Chicago, for Chicago,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “The Fifth Star Awards honors artists whose work has forever changed and enhanced our city; artists who have made Chicago their muse, their stage and their canvas; artists who have been our ambassadors, bringing Chicago to the rest of the world, and the world to Chicago; and artists who have inspired and mentored new generations of artists who call Chicago home.”

Fifth Star Awards is made possible through generous private support from Allstate Insurance Company and GCM Grosvenor– with in-kind support provided by Leo Burnett Chicago. As the Fifth Star Awards creative partner, Leo Burnett created the name and designed the visual identity for this annual initiative.

Why the name “Fifth Star Awards?”

“Over the years, there have been many ideas proposed for a fifth star on Chicago’s iconic flag,” said Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner of DCASE. “These ideas all share one thing in common: They represent a city always in search of new moments of growth, transformation and enlightenment. And while there are no plans to add a fifth star to our flag, we believe there is beauty and magic in the quest for one.”

Fifth Star Awards coincides with EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art (September 18–21), and EXPO ART WEEK, a citywide showcase of Chicago’s art and cultural community (September 15–21).

Recipients of the inaugural Fifth Star Awards will be announced soon, as will the full lineup of performances. For details, visit cityofchicago.org/dcase or millenniumpark.org.

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

 

Regal Cinemas is looking for The Cheesiest Selfie!

 Regal Cinemas is hosting a cheesy selfie contest on Twitter and Instagram!

 The contest is encouraging people to post or hashtag the cheesiest selfie they can come up with. The winner gets flown to Hollywood for a weekend of royal treatment.
Also for this leg of the contest Regal is giving away free nachos when you submit a selfie, even if they run out of the nachos you can snag a $2 off coupon. Everyone loves free food!

You can view a video for the contest here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwSHSVcfibQ&feature=youtu.be

And view contest details here: http://www.regmovies.com/cheesie

Please see below for the specifics on the free nachos:

Show us your cheesiest selfies, score free cheesy nachos and be  entered in the contest to win a Hollywood VIP weekend experience.
CTA-“Give us a cheesy selfie, get free cheesy nachos”
Let’s face it—we all love cheese and we all take selfies, so why not get some cheddar for it?
From now until August 11th Regal Cinemas and Tostitos are searching for the cheesiest selfie to crown THE ROYAL CHEESIE and fly them out to Hollywood for a VIP weekend. Submit your cheesiest selfie and you'll also score free Regal Cinemas nachos, while supplies last. If we run out of free nacho coupons, don't worry, you'll still receive a coupon for $2 off free nachos.
 

GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER (GSFC)OF THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC) SCREENINGS AND EVENTS, AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER (GSFC)
OF THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC)
SCREENINGS AND EVENTS, AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

AUGUST FESTIVAL
20th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival (August 1-28) is the Midwest’s largest festival of the Black experience featuring movies from the African diaspora. Celebrating a milestone of 20 years with a combined total of over 40 shorts and features will be shown with over 30 filmmaker appearances. There will also be a panel discussion, a workshop, and special events throughout. Highlights include:

Opening Night
Chaz Ebert and (posthumously) Roger Ebert will receive the Deloris Jordan Award for Excellence in Community Leadership, presented by Mrs. Deloris Jordan, after whom the award is named. Mrs. Jordan is the president of the James R. Jordan Foundation. Following the award presentation to the Eberts, films from the Opening Night program—A Black Harvest Feast—will be shown. The six short films in A Black Harvest Feast convey the spirit of the month-long festival: cross-cultural comedy Chris’s Briss; a wildly imaginative London bus ride in Frayed; rousing history lesson Strange Fruit; compelling two-women drama The Way You Love; cheeky schoolboy fantasy Vivre; and Perfect Day, a charming high school romance with a bold twist. Master of Ceremonies will be LeeAnn Trotter, entertainment reporter for NBC 5. Following the award and film program will be a reception at the Joffrey Tower, home of The Joffrey Ballet, 10 E. Randolph, and will feature music by Musicians of the Chicago Sinfonietta.

Shorts Programs
Shorts Program: Made in Chicago, five films featuring local talent; Shorts Program: Black History—Lost and Found, four thought-provoking films with historical themes; Shorts Program: International Visions, five striking films from around the globe; Shorts Program: Family Matters, four films exploring family ties; Shorts Program: Love African American Style in which the course of love runs anything but smooth in a provocative selection of five films; and Shorts Program: Black Noir: five films which take a walk on the wild side.

Fiction Features
Unsound is the story of love challenged and a relationship broken and mended portraying an epic battle of wills between mother and son. Jayhawkers by Kevin Willmott (Destination Planet Negro!) is a recreated historical drama about basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain who was controversial off the court for dating white women and defying “Whites Only” prohibitions. Finding Forever in Love—by Toot’s and Blow’s director Deri Tyton—is a grown up romantic drama which concerns Preach, a talented poet who loves weed and is grieving the death of his girlfriend, inhibiting his writing and current relationship with the mature and challenging Arika. The 4th Meeting is an intriguing character study concerning Diana, a successful career woman who has been battling survivor guilt since her husband died in an auto accident, how she takes her frustration out on her younger sister, and faces the demons of her own past. Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till is a phenomenal tour-de-force featuring Mike Wiley in 39 roles to create a stunning dramatization of the horrific murder of the 14-year-old Emmett Till. Bad Hair concerns a young Latino American boy whose social and sexual identity become invested in the status of his ‘fro and how his innocent crush on a handsome news vendor sends ripples of homophobia through his dysfunctional family. Cass features Detroit in all its faded glory as the protagonist Cass fuels her ambitions to become an artist when a vagrant moves next door to her, her little brother, and widowed father. A loose and lovely spin on the classic The Bicycle Thief, The Bicycle finds 10-year-old Bobbie who resents her prospective stepfather Teddy; after her bicycle is stolen by a bully, the two reluctantly join forces to search across Queens to find the thief. Filled with flashbacks and mishaps, romantic comedy Grand Gesture finds Craig camped out for the day in a Harlem diner awaiting a reunion with an ex-girlfriend who may or may not show up. Hogtown, the newest feature by Daniel Nearing (Chicago Heights) creates a multilayered tapestry of Chicago over a century, beginning in 1919 when the police are on a manhunt for a missing millionaire. A Rage in Harlem is presented in honor of Bill Duke, the director’s first feature, which is based on pulp maestro Chester Himes’ 1950s-set ghetto tale; Duke will appear for discussion via Skype. The Forgotten Kingdom finds a tough Johannesburg boy who is charged with escorting his father’s body back to his native village, encountering a journey of myth and witchcraft which awakens the boy’s heart.

Documentaries
That Daughter’s Crazy is a portrait of Rain Pryor (who appears in person with the film) and what it was like to grow up as the biracial daughter of comedy legend Richard Pryor with excerpts of her one-woman show Fried Chicken and Latkes. Lord Thing is a restored, “lost” film which sheds new light on the role of gangs on the West Side of Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s. Melvin & Jean: An American Story, is a look back at the political lives of Melvin and Jean McNair who hijacked a plane from Detroit to Algeria to join Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panthers and later settled in France where they live as model citizens, never to return to the U.S. where they could face the rest of their lives in prison. Little White Lie is director Lacey Schwartz’s exploration of reconciling her Jewish upbringing and unearthing a lie about her ethnic background that haunted her parents.

Free Workshop + Panel
Action! The Real Deal About Filmmaking, the annual Black Harvest panel discussion, dissects the process of making a film, from obtaining funding to casting, production, post-production, and distribution, headed by festival consultant Sergio Mims. The 90-minute workshop, The Realities of Screenwriting, also hosted by Mims, who has been there, done that, reveals what screenwriting books don’t tell you.

Closing Night
From Above (aka Chasing Shakespeare) is a magic realist tale in Native American myth and the poetic power of Shakespeare, unreeling in flashback as William Ward (Danny Glover) and his cherished wife Venus (Tantoo Cardinal) face a climactic experience one stormy night.

More information about Black Harvest Film Festival:

AUGUST SERIES
Hitchcock: Early, Rare, and Classic (August 2-September 4) is a series of 10 programs with an emphasis on overlooked and rarely shown films from the master’s early British period. Such movies as Murder!, The Skin Game, Rich and Strange, Waltzes from Vienna, and The White Shadow, the latter of which Hitchcock served as an apprentice, give audiences a look at when the director was more versatile and experimental. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/hitchcock_series

Film/lecture series The Unquiet American: Transgressive Comedies from the U.S., with lectures by internationally renowned film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum, opens with the rarely seen Laughter.

RUNS
Back by popular demand is Half a Yellow Sun (August 1-7). Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, this handsome adaptation centers on two couples and their dramas against a broad canvas of national upheaval beginning with Nigeria’s independence in 1960. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/half_of_a_yellow_sun

The Grand Seduction (August 1-7) is a comedy centering on a crusty mayor of a Newfoundland fishing village who shamelessly tries to lure a hotshot urban doctor to relocate to their town so they can obtain as much-needed factory. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/grand_seduction

Chicago premiere of A Master Builder (aka Fear of Falling) (August 8-14)—directed by Jonathan Demme and based on the most autographical play by Ibsen—stars noted and award-winning stage actress Lisa Joyce, as well as Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, and Julie Hagerty. Runaway ego and monster hubris are embodied in an ailing architect (Shawn) who cruelly bends others to his will. The unexpected arrival of vivacious young Hilda (Joyce) fatefully changes the dynamic. Joyce appears in person for audience discussion on Saturday, August 9, with chief Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones, and on Sunday, August 10, with Ain’t It Cool News / Gapers Block film critic Steve Prokopy aka “Capone.” http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/master_builder

First Chicago run of Dinosaur 13 (August 15-28) is the an astounding seven-year tale of intrigue, double-dealing, and government intervention that resulted in the discoverers of Sue—the Field Museum’s majestic T. Rex skeleton—being divested of their find, cheated of recognition, and even sent to prison. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/dinosaur_13

First Chicago run of The German Doctor (August 15-21) concerns a charismatic Nazi doctor who befriends an Argentinian family, threatening their well-being, as told through the eyes of a 12-year-old. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/german_doctor

First Chicago run of a new restoration of Eric Rohmer’s A Summer’s Tale (August 22-28)—never released theatrically in the U.S.—in which a student becomes involved with two women while waiting for his girlfriend to join him on vacation at a Brittany resort. As with other Rohmer films, the director masterfully creates erotic tension without explicitness. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/summers_tale

Chicago premiere of Jealousy (August 29-September 4) is Philippe Garrel’s latest feature centering on a struggling young actor (played by the director’s real-life son Louis Garrel) who juggles relationships with his neurotically possessive live-in lover, his devastated ex-wife, and his precocious little daughter. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/jealousy

First Chicago run of A Letter to Momo, (August 29-September 4) is Hiroyuki Okiura’s (Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade) poignant animated coming-of-age story which tenderly evokes the heartache of loss and the bumpiness of new beginnings featuring the talents of illustrator Ando Masahi (Spirited Away) and art director Ono Hiroshi (Kiki’s Delivery Service). http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/letter_to_momo

First Chicago run of Bound by Flesh (August 29-September 4) is a compelling documentary chronicling the sensational saga of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton who eventually faded into obscurity. These highly photogenic girls were a world-famous attraction in sideshows, vaudeville, and Tom Browning’s cult film Freaks. Director Leslie Zemeckis will appear in person for audience discussion at the Friday, August 29 screening. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/bound_by_flesh

In Ida (August 8-14), before taking her final vows, docile and devout Anna, a novice nun in 1960s Poland, where memories of World War II are still fresh, is sent to visit her only living relative, the hard-bitten, hard drinking aunt she never knew, resulting a collision of faith and the past, and revealing a shocking truth to Anna about herself and her family. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/ida

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All screenings and events are at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State St.

Tickets to each screening--unless stated otherwise--are $11/general admission, $7/students, $6/Film Center members, and $5/Art Institute of Chicago staff and School of the Art Institute of Chicago faculty, staff, and students. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office. Both general admission and Film Center member tickets are available through the Gene Siskel Film Center’s website www.siskelfilmcenter.org/content/tickets
or through the individual films’ weblinks on www.siskelfilmcenter.org. There is a surcharge of $1.50 per ticket. The Film Center and its box office are open 5:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Friday; 2:00 to 8:30 pm Saturday; and 2:00 to 5:30 pm Sunday.

Please note the following special ticket prices and discounts:
Black Harvest festival passes are available at the Gene Siskel Film Center for $50 per pass (a $92 value) which includes six movies for the price of five plus a free small popcorn with each film. Passholders who purchase a Gene Siskel Film Center membership at the end of Black Harvest receive a $5 discount when they turn in their passes.

Tickets to Opening Night program A Black Harvest Feast are $25/general admission, $20/students, and $15/Film Center members. Proceeds from this screening benefit the educational programs of the Gene Siskel Film Center. No free passes, blue tickets, or Black Harvest festival passes will be valid for this screening. Regular admission prices apply for Closing Night film From Above but no free passes, blue tickets, or Black Harvest festival passes will be valid for this screening.


Black Harvest Film Festival panel discussion Action! The Real Deal About Filmmaking, and workshop, The Realities of Screenwriting, are both free admission events.

Sunday Double-Bill Discount! Buy a ticket at the regular prices for the first Hitchcock film on any Saturday in August, and get a ticket for the second Hitchcock film that day at the discounted rate with proof of original purchase: $7/general admission; $5/students; $4/Film Center members. (This discount rate applies to the second film only.)

Lecture series discount! Gene Siskel Film Center members pay discounted admission of $5 to any screening in the series The Unquiet American: Transgressive Comedies from the U.S.



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A Gene Siskel Film Center membership is a year-round ticket to great movies for only $6 per screening! Memberships are $50 (Individual) and $80 (Dual). For more information, call 312-846-2600 or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org/content/membership
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Discounted parking is available for $16-$18 for nine hours at the InterPark SELF-PARK at 20 E. Randolph St. A rebate ticket can be obtained from the Film Center Box Office.

The Film Center is located near CTA trains and buses. Nearest CTA L stations are Lake (Red line); State/Lake (Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple lines); and Washington (Blue line). CTA bus lines serving State St.: 2, 6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 144, and 146. 
For more information about the Film Center, call 312-846-2800 (24-hour movie hotline) or 312-846-2600 (general information, 9:00 am-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday), or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org
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The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrates 42 years of presenting cutting edge programs, independent and international cinema, premieres, retrospectives, and classic films. Internationally recognized for its original film programming, the Film Center is a vibrant cultural destination in Chicago that attracts a diverse and creative annual audience of over 80,000. www.siskelfilmcenter.org

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit www.saic.edu

Friday, July 25, 2014

Charlotte Dumas: Anima opens August 8 @ Silver Eye Center for Photography (Pittsburgh,PA)


  
Charlotte Dumas: Anima features a series of portraits of the majestic burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery. An opening reception takes place Friday, August 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. It is free and open to the public.

These intensely personal and up-close portraits of draft horses that serve the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the Army's oldest active infantry regiment known as "The Old Guard," reveal a powerful human connection to these honored animals. Using only the natural light that reaches into the stalls, photographer Charlotte Dumas captures the horses as they relax and move towards sleep after a day of work.

"The bond between mankind and animals, and the extensive history that it accompanies, is my greatest interest," says Dumas. Using her standard 80mm lens on medium format film, she seeks to express how humans "use and regard animals for our own purposes, literally and symbolically." Dumas travels the world making evocative formal portraits of animals, not just horses, characterizing them by their utility, social function, or by the way they relate to people. Her goal is to engender a visual relationship, so that the portrait makes us more conscious of how we look at animals in our everyday lives.

Anima was photographed in 2012 on two separate visits to Washington, D.C. The exhibition is comprised of several grand and impressive images, as well as a poignant video work portraying the animals as they drift in and out of sleep. Five additional works from Dumas' past projects accompany the exhibition.
 
Anima is organized by Julie Saul Gallery, New York, and Silver Eye, and was commissioned by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

About the Artist

Charlotte Dumas (Dutch, b. 1977) explored this world of animal photography in her first two projects: Four Horses (2002) centered around four working police horses in Rotterdam, while Day is Done (2004) focused on the horses from the Carabinieri a cavallo (mounted police) in Rome. From there, Dumas worked with a number of animals around the world, from wolves in Norway and Sweden (Reverie, 2005), to tigers confined within zoos, parks, and sanctuaries in Indiana and Texas (Tiger, Tiger, 2007), to stray dogs who lived amongst the chaotic urban environments of Palermo, Italy and New York City (Heart-Shaped Hole, 2008 and Heart of a Dog, 2009).

Prior to Anima (2012), Dumas set out to photograph the remaining search and rescue dogs deployed by FEMA to the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon for her project Retrieved, 2011. With the help of FEMA, Dumas was able to photograph each of the dogs in their homes across the United States, where they still live with their handlers 10 years after the attacks.

Dumas attended the Rietveld Academie Amsterdam from 1996-2000 and later studied as a resident at the Rijksacademy for visual Arts in Amsterdam from 2001-2002. Dumas has shown her work internationally, including the Julie Saul Gallery, New York City; Galeri Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Schunk Cultural Instituet Heerlen, Netherlands; Rapallo Fotografia Conteporanea, Rapallo, Italy; Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; and Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio, TX, amongst others. Her work is also included in a number of international collections, including the De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands; Dordrechts museum, Netherlands; the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands; Huis Marseille, Foundation for Photography, Amsterdam; and the New York Public Library. Dumas has a number of publications, including The Widest Prairies (2013); Companion (2012); Anima (2012); Retrieved (2011); Al Lavaro! (2011); Repose (2010); and Paradis (2009), amongst others.

Related Programs
Please visit our website for additional exhibition-related programming.

Opening Reception 
Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Free and open to the public
 
About Silver Eye Center for Photography

Silver Eye Center for Photography is a nationally-recognized, non-collecting institution exclusively dedicated to contemporary photography. Founded in 1985, Silver Eye has been at the forefront of celebrating photography, both as an expressive art form and as a medium that brings to light the telling details and larger stories that influence and inform an understanding of ourselves and the world. With our singular commitment to exhibiting and promoting contemporary photography and photo-based multimedia, we are unique in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region.

Silver Eye is located at 1015 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh's historic Southside. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Silver Eye is handicap accessible.

Silver Eye Center for Photography is generously supported by our members and individual donors and by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, the Donald and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation, The Fine Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, the Henry John Simonds Foundation, the Irving and Aaronel deRoy Gruber Charitable Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Sprout Fund and the William Talbott Hillman Foundation. 
 
Photo Credits (left to right): Charlotte Dumas, Major II; Middle, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Julie Saul Gallery.
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Announcing the Lollapalooza weekend of events (Chicago)



Nelly, Chromeo, Ivy Levan, The Knocks and more!  
 
 

Rockit Ranch
 
 
Lollapalooza Weekend with Rockit Ranch 

2014 Lolla Weekend at the Underground:
The Festival after the Festival
 
Join us for five nights of music, dancing and drinks as we celebrate Lollapalooza Weekend starting Wednesday, July 30th thru Sunday, August 4. Check out our lineup below and visit www.TheUndergroundChicago.com/Lolla
 
 
for more info!
 

#AfterThePark:
Lolla Weekend at Rockit Bar & Grill
 
Join us Friday and Saturday night at the Rockit Lounge for a weekend of shows curated by Alarm Magazine and Rockit Ranch. See live performances from Ivy Levan and DJ sets from The Knocks, DJ Mom Jeans (Danny Masterson) and Ryan Cabrera. 
Entry is complimentary, simply RSVP to Lolla@RockitBarandGrill.com
 

Pre and Post Lolla Dining!
 
You can't hit the festival grounds on an empty stomach so make your reservations now for lunch or brunch at Sunda
 
 
, Rockit Bar & Grill
 
 
or Bottlefork
 
 
today! Looking for something late night? Don't forget AY CHIWOWA
 
 
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