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Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Art Design Chicago >> What's "now" this summer?
Art Design Chicago Now is
a series of free public conversations, hands-on workshops,
behind-the-scenes collections tours, and digital storytelling amplifying
the voices of Chicago's diverse community of makers―past and present.
IGTV Artist Studio Tour:
Join us on Instagram for an IGTV Artist Studio Tour with Anya Davidson, a Chicago-based cartoonist, graphic journalist, and musician. Davidson talks about her graphic novel Band for Life,
the role of the DIY and punk communities in her creative practice, and
the ways in which the city of Chicago serves as inspiration across her
body of work.
is an artist of Kaw, Osage, Lakota, and mixed European heritage who
works in the medium of Ledger Art, a Plains Native art tradition. During
this IGTV Artist Studio Tour, Pappan talks about his residency at
the Legler Regional Library in West Garfield Park, where he is creating
new work in response to the library's 1934 WPA mural Father Marquette’s Winter in Chicago by Richard Babcock, in addition to his role as co-founder of the newly formed Center for Native Futures.
Art + Design Stories: Contemporary Artist Spotlights
In an ongoing editorial partnership, Art Design Chicago Now has collaborated with Sixty Inches from Center,
a non-profit online arts publication that supports and promotes art and
writing outside of mainstream historical narratives, to produce a
series of short video interviews highlighting the work of Chicago-based
artists and creatives. We share the two most recent interviews below.
Through painting and drawing, Andrea Carlson
(Ojibwe) cites entangled cultural narratives and challenges colonial
institutional authority relating to Indigenous objects. In this video,
she talks about her evolving body of work in addition to the need for
museums in Chicago to more deeply engage with and support Native
is an artist, educator, and curator. In this video, Hawkins describes
the personal nature of her practice, citing the intersections of her
work in sculpture and painting. She also shares her experience as a
member of Sapphire & Crystals and Woman Made Gallery, two Chicago
collectives founded in response to the lack of women's representation in
galleries and museums.