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By Lauren Viera, Tribune reporter 12:03 p.m. CST, December 30, 2010
Back in September, when the end of the Daley mayoral legacy was announced (to the shock of many), Chicago Urban Art Society already had a related group show in the works. Planned around the presumption that Daley would seek another term in 2011, local artist and sometimes curator Laurie Apple envisioned a politically themed show that, in some ways, piggybacked on the success of the “50 Aldermen, 50 Artists” exhibit she co-curated last spring. Read More Here.
by Max Herman December 28, 2010 - 11:15 am
For many young Chicagoans, Richard M. Daley is the only mayor they have ever known. In office since 1989, only his father, Richard J. Daley, has held the mayoral office in Chicago longer. And like his father, Daley has been best known for boisterous change, not waiting for mass approval of many of his controversial decisions. Who else but a Daley would secretly bulldoze the runways of an airport he wanted closed in the middle of the night? But while often brash, arguably, Richard M. Daley got things done in his city. Read More Here.
By Lauren Viera Tribune reporter December 25, 2010
An ambassador for the Loop
As executive director of the Chicago Loop Alliance, the neighborhood business association responsible for the Loop’s increasingly creative programming, Tabing had a hand in every major visual arts venture in 2010: the year-old Pop-Up Art Loop initiative that has seen empty storefronts transformed into galleries; Read More Here.
by Candice Weber
December 22, 2010
In 1988, student David K. Nelson Jr. created an uproar when he displayed Mirth & Girth, an unflattering portrait of Mayor Harold Washington in women’s lingerie—painted shortly after Washington’s death—at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Read more!
Dec 20, 2010
Designer and street artist Ray Noland, famed for spray painting images of Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich on Chicago streets and underpasses, pairs with the Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) to present “Pork & Politics,” a group show in one of the Chicago Loop Alliance’s pop-up galleries. Visitors to the space are engulfed in a branded, commercial environment; Noland painted the walls yellow, red and blue, installed a yellow- and red-striped awning, and placed a red hotdog cart with yellow lettering in the center of the room. Read More Here.