Links for visual art articles in Chicago
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Past articles

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Date Author Publication Description
05/31/2000 ---- Chicago Tribune WAUBONSIE STUDENT HONORED FOR WATERCOLOR
A Waubonsie Valley High School senior has won a congressional award for one of his watercolor compositions. Giancarlo Valle, an aspiring architect, won second place in the annual arts competition, "An Artistic Discovery," held recently in the 13th Con...
5/30/00 ---- Daily Herald LITTLE CITY EXHIBIT LETS YOU FEEL, TASTE, SMELL ART
5/30/00 Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald WOMAN WORKS
05/29/2000 Carri Karuhn Chicago Tribune VILLAGE GARDENS AWAIT PIECES OF ATHENAEUM ART
Welded together, the giant hands, the rolling heads and the three dancing tongues might resemble a person, but the pieces are separate parts of a $1 million art collection that will be displayed in two sculpture gardens in Schaumburg. The Chicago Athe...
5/27/00 Anna Johnson Daily Herald ENERGETIC ART TEACHERS PRACTICE WHAT THEY TEACHES
5/26/2000 Bryan Smith Chicago SunTimes ANNE NEAYLON, 85; HAD AN EYE FOR ART
5/26/2000 Margaret Hawkins Chicago SunTimes WHITEHEAD'S LIVELY ART OF DEATH
`Arguably Alive," Frances Whitehead's provocatively named new installation piece, overwhelms the viewer with information and sensation, yet leaves the mystery of its central subjct intact.
05/26/2000 Carri Karuhn Chicago Tribune SCULPTURE MAY BE A NO-SHOW AT OWN PARTY
The food has been ordered, and 10,000 invitations have been mailed. The event is still on. But guests may not get to see the official unveiling of "Splash," a 3-ton sculpture, as originally planned at the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and D...
05/26/2000 Jeff Economy Chicago Tribune ARTFUL EYES INTO THE FUTURE
In a city where the arts were once considered as an afterthought -- if considered at all -- Columbia College has made an impressive splash in an ever-rippling creative pond. The Interdisciplinary Arts Department, one of the first of its kind, is renow...
5/25/2000 ---- Star Newspapers A NEW ART IN TOWN
BLUE ISLAND GALLERY HAS TALENT
5/25/2000 Diane Ross Star Newspapers SOUTH SUBURBS WAITS ON MUSEUM PLANS
5/25/2000 Elizabeth Kaufman Star Newspapers BLUE ISLAND ART GALLERY HAS TALENT
05/25/2000 John A. Buck Chicago Tribune DEVELOPER'S ART DONATION
In response to the May 19 INC. Column, "Mega-developer bucks city's moving effort," please allow me to clarify the situation. Everyone involved with this extraordinary salvage and rescue of the historic facade of the McGraw-Hill Building has performed...
05/24/2000 Laura Zahn Pohl Chicago Tribune A STUDENT ART SHOW OF MAMMOTH PROPORTIONS
It may be the largest student art show in the world. That's the opinion of David Smith, art teacher at McCartey Elementary School, about the Indian Prairie District 204 Fine Arts Festival. The all-day event was held Saturday at Neuqua Valley and Waub...
05/24/2000 Janice Neumann Chicago Tribune PAINTING WITH FISH HOOKS KIDS ON ART
Students at Foster School had a chance recently to dabble in various artistic media, using such unusual tools as dead fish and makeup sponges to produce creative pictures. It was the 10th year for the Artists in Action program at the school in which f...
5/21/2000 Achy Obejas Chicago Tribune FOR INDIANA DEALER, ART CHICAGO WAS A SUCCESS
Late Monday afternoon--the last day of Art Chicago 2000--most of the gallerists at Navy Pier had taken on a kind of worn, bedraggled look. When last-minute collectors wandered in, the dealers could barely muster a smile. A few dealers had already begu...
5/14/2000 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune `ART CHICAGO 2000'
In the 21 years that international art expositions have been organized in Chicago, the unwieldy trade shows have become self-sufficient events with only a peripheral relationship to the viewing and comprehension of the art objects shown. "Art Chicago...
05/14/2000 Alan Artner Chicago Tribune MATISSE'S `BATHERS'
One of the great subjects for painters throughout history has particular relevance to summer--a group of figures about to wade or swim in a body of water. These paintings of "bathers," as they've always been called, form a line that runs through sever...
05/15/2000 Tim Pareti Chicago Tribune ART SCHOOL FINDS A NEW HOME IN SHOPPING CENTER
For 16 years, Marlene Wood operated an art school out of the basement of her Palatine home. But with 80 students, things became cramped. So Wood, figuring her students needed more room for artistic expression, moved the Positive Strokes Art School and...
05/15/2000 Barbara Iehl Chicago Tribune STUDENTS TURNING WALL INTO WORK OF ART
The mural in the young adult section of the Crystal Lake Public Library sparks a continual stream of interest from patrons, which gratifies the young artists who have spent many after-school hours creating and refining the work of art. The brightly co...
5/15/2000 ---- Chicago Tribune FOX RIVERFEST COMPETITIONS ARE STILL OPEN
Community residents are invited to enter two competitions being held as part of the 18th annual Pride of the Fox RiverFest, on June 10 and 11 in Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles. Entries are being accepted for the dragon boat races and for the art car...
5/15/2000 Mitchell May Chicago Tribune BECAUSE I SAY IT'S ART
Belgian artist Jan Fabre hopes his living sculpture, which includes 8,000 slices of ham, will attract crowds and create a buzz. It has a good chance of doing so because he is trying to attract flies. Fabre's creation involves covering eight large pill...
05/16/2000 ---- Chicago Tribune ESSAY, ART CONTEST DEADLINE IS JUNE 16
The community is being asked by the Batavia Historical Society and the Batavia Artists' Guild to join in Batavia's coming millennium celebration by writing an essay or creating artwork to represent either the city's past, present or future. Entries wi...
05/17/2000 Jody Temkin Chicago Tribune ART TEACHER HELPS STUDENTS ADD COLOR TO THEIR WORLD
When Susie Cunningham walked into Barbara Kieft's oil painting class two years ago, she was a raw beginner who had never done any serious painting in her life. "I was a nervous wreck," said Cunningham, 62. "I still am." Cunningham didn't appear nervou...
05/17/2000 Lynn Van Matre Chicago Tribune NEW GALLERY OPENS AT FARNSWORTH HOUSE
Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, a popular destination for architecture and design buffs, has added an art gallery to its lineup of cultural attractions. The new gallery, located in the Visitors' Center at the entrance grounds, will be the site o...
05/18/00 Kristen Zambo Star Newspapers RECEPTION ENDS ART CRAZE 200
HOMER 'GALLERY' CLOSES
05/19/00 Janet Rausa Chicago SunTimes 'THE CHICAGO BLACK FINE ART EXPOSITION'
05/19/00 Brenda Warner Rotzoll Chicago SunTimes WEST SIDE ARTS CENTER OPENS
05/19/00 ---- Chicago SunTimes Art Institute curator picked to co-curate Venice festival
05/19/00 Margaret Hawkins Chicago SunTimes GALLERY GLANCE
There's no shortage of art in town this month as Art Chicago kicks off and Pier Walk--which opened last weekend--settles in for a six-month stay. Following are a few of this week's highlights.
05/19/00 H. Lee Murphy Chicago Tribune PLAY ABOUT VAN GOGH TOO MUCH LIKE A LESSON
As legend has it, after the suicide of the Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh in Paris in 1890, his younger brother and benefactor, Theo, was so choked with grief that he was unable to utter a word at the funeral. Six months later Theo...
05/20/00 Fred Bernstein Chicago Tribune PERMANENT DISPLAY
ARTIST SOL LEWITT SPECIALIZES IN ELABORATE MURALS, OR `WALL DRAWINGS,' FOR HOMES

Last fall, Carole and Dick Cline were looking for something to hang over the fireplace in the sitting room of their new home, which overlooks a golf course near Chicago. The couple's art consultant, Deborah Lovely, brought by a few paintings but none...
05/12/00 Margaret Hawkins Chicago SunTimes AROUND THE WORLD OF ART
For art collectors and dealers as well as serious browsers, there's no better place in the world to be this weekend than Art Chicago 2000 at Navy Pier.
05/12/2000 ---- Chicago Tribune ART FAIR SEASON: CHICAGO'S IMMENSE CANVAS
Looking for an item to color your world, or just to get out and stretch your legs? The Chicago area abounds in art fairs, with exhibits and palettes to please any artistic palate. What follows is a chronological list of art events in places near and...
05/12/2000 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune ART DIRECTOR JAMES WOOD REFLECTS ON THE MUSEUM'S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Byr. James N. Wood has been director of the Art Institute of Chicago for 20 years. It is the longest tenure of any director of a major American museum, with the exception of Phillipe de Montebello, with whom Wood once shared an office at the Metropolitan M...
05/11/00 Janet Rausa Chicago SunTimes A FULL BODY OF ARTWORK
05/11/00 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune THE LANDSCAPE OF ALEX KATZ' CAREER
05/09/00 Kristen McQueary Daily Southtown STUDENT'S ART EQUAL TO THE TASK IN NATIONAL CONTEST
---- Achy Obejas Metromix ART ATTACK
SMALL DEALER STAKES BIG ODDS ON ART CHICAGO
For a small gallery owner from Bloomington, Ind., Art Chicago at Navy Pier is a make-or-break event. Take an inside look at what's in store for dealers big and small at this year's event.
---- Nancy Maes Metromix LOOKING AT PICTURES
STORYBOOK EXHIBITS HELP KIDS LEARN TO READ IMAGES
Two local exhibits opening this month showcase the original works of award-winning American illustrators.
---- Lisa Stein Metromix NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIST DEPICTED CULTURE IN TRANSITION
A new exhibit at the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art includes the ledger book drawings and hide paintings of a Native American Kiowa artist. On display through June 11.
---- ---- Metromix OP ART STILL EXERCISING ITS OPTIONS IN 2000
Pulsating patterns, after images, vibrating illusionistic space and other visuals examine the resurgence of optical effects in art through the work of 28 painters in "Post-Hynotic" at the Chicago Cultural Center through June 25.
05/07/2000 Kevin Kredens The Star NATHAN HALE HOSTS CULTURAL ARTS FAIR
05/08/2000 Susan Dodge Chicago Sun-Times HIGH SCHOOL CASHES IN ON 20 PAINTINGS
05/07/2000 John Handley Chicago Tribune ON-FIRE STATION
MEGA DEVELOPMENT LIGHTS NEW SPARK UNDER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN HOT SOUTH LOOP
(article clip) The new art gallery complex proposed for the former Continental Trailways depot at 1147 S. Wabash Ave. is called Gallery Park Place. In addition, the development is planned for a 39-story condo tower and a 9-story parking garage on the site of the vacant Avenue Motel on the northwest corner of Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue.
05/07/2000 Jim Montalbano Chicago Tribune MUG SHOTS
AT 10 X 10 FEET, PHOTOGRAPHER'S PRINTS CAPTURE CHICAGOANS' ESSENCE
It's a beautiful summer afternoon in the Loop, you're a bit harried and maybe even a little sweaty, haven't combed your hair since you left the house and someone asks if he can take your picture. It's not an unusual request, lately, especially if ther...
05/07/2000 Achy Obejas Chicago Tribune SMALL DEALER STAKES BIG ODDS ON ART CHICAGO
Pegram Harrison's serene country house is everything Art Chicago 2000 is not. The colossal international art confab that unfolds here May 12-15 is cosmopolitan and rife with art world intrigue. Harrison's comfortable home just off a contemplative gree...
05/07/2000 ---- Chicago Tribune FAN OF SARA LEE
I am not acquainted with Mr. Alan Artner, and having read his article regarding the extraordinary gift of the Sara Lee Corp. to the Art Institute and to 40 other American museums (Arts & Entertainment, March 19), I do not regret my lack of ac...
05/05/2000 Denise I. O'neal Chicago Sun-Times SHOW FEATURES NATIVE AMERICAN ART
05/05/2000 Margaret Hawkins Chicago Sun-Times EXHIBIT SHOWS WHY OP WAS ON TOP
Op Art came and went in the 1960s with twice the speed and half the shelf life of bell-bottoms and tie-dyed T-shirts. Hot one day and out the next, Op Art has now resurfaced and, unlike some other resurrected icons of that era, it has aged surprisingly well.
05/04/2000 Nancy Moffett Chicago Sun-Times WORK OF SCULPTOR WILL BE FINISHED ONLY AFTER IT IS TORCHED
05/04/2000 Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune IT'S TAKEN 15 YEARS, BUT EXHIBIT IS TOP DRAWERS
Fifteen years have elapsed since a major Chicago institution mounted a survey of contemporary drawing. So if for no other reason "Out of Line: Drawings by Illinois Artists," a new exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, is welcome. But there are ot...
05/04/2000 Barbara V. Dargis The Star FLOSSMOOR TO UNVEIL SCULPTURE WALK PLANS DURING SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE
05/03/2000 Mary Cameron Frey Chicago Sun-Times ALL IN THE NAME OF RT
05/03/2000 Margaret Hawkins Chicago Sun-Times DRAWINGS ON DISPLAY
Drawing is an often misunderstood medium. While the public tends to see it as an understudy to painting, artists regard it as an art form in itself that can be executed in any media, including computers and human hair.
05/01/2000 Lloyd Sachs Chicago Sun-Times 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE AACM AT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
 
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