We are super excited about the annual showcase of typography, Typeforce 2, which opens at Co-Prosperity this Friday. Come and behold some beauty and don't forget to stop by Eastern Expansion to see Jordan Martin's window installation on your way here. And since you'll be down here, you may as well stop by Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar for an election cocktail before or after the art shows.. See you there.
Artists For Miguel del Valle February 10, 2011 7-9pm Co-Prosperity Sphere 3219 S Morgan Street ...Chicago Il 60608 Join us Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 7 to 9pm for a chance to meet and ask Chicago Mayoral candidate Miguel del Valle some questions regarding the arts in Chicago. We have joined a group of concerned citizens who find Miguel's progressive stance on the issues as our ONLY alternative in this historic and important election for Chicago's next Mayor. If you believe that money cannot buy an election and if you believe you have a voice when it comes to choosing a candidate that aligns more closely to your interests than the other candidates, please join us. We want to ask Mr Del Valle what he will do to promote the arts and culture in Chicago and get him to re-create an independent Department of Cultural Affairs in Chicago. We also want to know how he can help creative industries in Chicago and see if he has plans to improve the state of the arts in Chicago. We are conducting an art raffle during the event to benefit Miguel's campaign. As you know he refuses to accept campaign money from businesses that have contracts with the city. So your help will go a long way. You can buy raffle tickets at the vent to win art donated by artists in Chicago.. 2 tickets for $5. Five tickets for $10!!! We will do the drawing at 830pm. Please come by.Spread the word.We usually do not throw our hats in for any politician. A real grassroots campaign can make a difference..
Please fill out the Creative Chicago Survey. "Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is interested in learning more about the creative practices of people who live and work in Chicago. With your help, this survey will paint a useful portrait of the range of creative activity in Chicago, and help us learn more about what the City can do to foster creativity in terms of space, programs and other assistance. Your participation will provide a crucial benchmark with which to measure the future growth of our creative economy and community."
We are super exited that our pal (and Proximity contributor) Bill Mackey is coming to town Thursday for a presentation and talk at the Graham Foundation. Please join us.. You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too BILL MACKEY JAN 27, 2011, 6PM On January 27, 2011, Bill Mackey will give a graphic presentation that discusses the relationship of shoelaces, NCAA basketball, Paris, Oprah, golf carts, street signs, and sex to American perceptions of land use and transportation. The critical analysis utilizes humor and parody to question our roles as actors in society and asks audiences to dream of other possibilities for our landscape. In 1995, Mackey created Worker, Inc. with the intention of bridging the social sciences, planning, architecture, and art. In 2007, he created the Neighborhood Residents Resources Ethnography Studies Unit, a division of Worker, Inc., to understand local physical environments with an emphasis on data. He conducts on-the-ground research and displays it in small pamphlet publications that combine language, humor, pen and ink drawing, ethnographic research, and graphic arts into a concise and finely executed document that offers a fresh, and often surprising, perspective on human environments. Mackey received a 2010 grant from the Graham Foundation for his Field Guides and Checklists series. Since 1969, Mackey has had 19 different addresses, 23 bedrooms, 10 pets, 15 jobs, played 25 different sports, ingested 20 types of drugs, had 9 surgeries, been to 2 counselors, visited 16 countries, enjoyed listening to 7 genres of music, tried to play 4 musical instruments, received 3 college degrees, owned 7 bicycles, 4 automobiles and 3 golf carts. Mackey is an architect and was lead designer for a variety of public and private projects in the southern Arizona region. His architectural design work is recognized in national publications and earns regional design awards. Mackey is a co-founder of the design co*op and was Architect-in-Residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, Arizona in 2009. Related Links Worker, Inc. http://www.workerincorporated.com/