Culture Catalysts: Lasting Local Venues (audio)

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Culture Catalysts is a monthly series that celebrates and provides a platform for Chicagoans at the epicenter of the cultural scene. The landscape of platforms that present art and culture is always changing. Join Carolina O. Jayaram of Chicago Artist Coalition and Abigail Satinsky of threewalls in a conversation on how a venue puts down community roots and weathers a shifting arts climate.

Educator Salon: Teacher as Conceptual Artist (audio)

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Through an examination of contemporary art works that are recognized as primarily conceptual, this salon proposes the radical notion that a teacher’s curricular and pedagogical practice(s) can also be their creative practice. Durational, performance, and socially-based artworks present a wider conceptual and even aesthetic language for a pedagogy/art hybrid practice. Jorge Lucero, Assistant Professor of Art Education at The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, leads this conversation.

Talk: What Do You See? The Science of Color in Art (audio)

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Frank Vodvarka, Professor of Fine Arts at Loyola University Chicago, engages artists Adam Brooks and Geof Oppenheimer and designer Kelli Evans in a conversation about the associations and effects of color. Vodvarka begins with an overview of the science and psychology of color, then engages the other panelists about the similarities and differences in the function and uses of color in the fields of design and fine arts.

Culture Catalysts: Michael Williams and Richard Cahan (audio)

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Culture Catalysts is a monthly series that celebrates and provides a platform for Chicagoans at the epicenter of the cultural scene. Michael Williams and Richard Cahan, co-authors of Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, have collaborated on seven other books, including Real Chicago, Richard Nickel’s Chicago: Photographs of a Lost City, Who We Were: A Snapshot History of America, Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home, and The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed Its River and the Land Beyond. They own CityFiles Press, a Chicago publishing company that focuses on art and photography books.