The MDW Fair: visual arts landing in Chicago
CHICAGO: threewalls, Roots and Culture and Public Media Institute announce The MDW Fair, a gathering of independent art initiatives, spaces, galleries and artist groups from the Chicago metropolitan area. Held April 23-24, 2011 at The Geolofts, 3636 S. Iron Street, Chicago. The MDW Fair will demonstrate the diversity, strength and vision of the people/places making it happen in the art ecology of our region.
Young Artist Profile / April 2011 / Issue No. 7 / Written by: Kevin Wilson
Hailing from the Midwest, Jackie Niekamp is a Kansas City native and now Chicago-based artist using printmaking and fibers as her main practice. Placing a high importance on craft and the infallible rule that art-making should be a fun and humorous process, Jackie spins stories of her uncommon upbringing and weaves them into whimsical scenes of folly, bringing up ideas of memory and the importance of family traditions.