Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Chicago Urban Art Society presents “Muscle in the Hustle: Contemporary Approaches to Promoting Art"

Front Forty Director Doug Fogelson is scheduled to speak on the artist panel at this special event! Come join the discussion on current art movements and projects in the Chicagoland area.

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The Chicago Urban Art Society Presents

Muscle in the Hustle : Contemporary Approaches to Promoting Art
June 20, 2009
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1048 West 37th Street. 3rd Floor
Chicago IL 60609

(May 25, 2009 – Chicago, IL) – The Chicago Urban Art Society, Chicago’s emerging art maker collective, is proud to present “Muscle in the Hustle”, a 2 session panel discussion focusing on current art movements and projects in the Chicagoland area.

The first session will be an artist-led discussion on the successes / failures of promoting their art, and new and unorthodox approaches to the current market. The second session will be led by a panel of curators and gallery directors whose focus is emerging, contemporary, & local artists. They discuss their successes / failures in promoting their venue / vision, in artist selection, & original approaches to attracting audiences. Art makers and artists areas of interests include but not limited to DIY, street art, graffiti, mixed media, muralism, found object, performance, photography, public art, print-making, and literary arts.

Panel 1 (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)
Panelists include: Ray ‘CRO’ Noland, Erik ‘RISK’ DeBat, Doug Fogelson, Rahmaan ‘STATIC’ Barnes, Maria Gaspar, Revise cmw, Dolan Geiman, and Tom Torluemke

Panel 2 (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
Panelists include: Anni Holm (Curator at Orleans Street Gallery), Anna Cerniglia (Independent Curator), Mike Nourse (Chicago Art Department), Jim Molnar and Kuna Na (mn gallery + studio), Lauren Pacheco (32nd&urban gallery/space), Lana Crooks (AOKAY Gallery), Kuaze (Volume One Magazine)

Moderators are: Angeline Gragasin of National Headquarters & Greg Hertzlieb of the Brauer Art Museum.

The Hole named "Rising Star!"

The Hole: Consumer Culture recently won the "Rising Star" Award at the 2009 Glyph Comics Awards! Click the link below to read more:

About the Glyph Comics Awards:

The Glyph Comics Awards recognize the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. While it is not exclusive to black creators, it does strive to honor those who have made the greatest contributions to the comics medium in terms of both critical and commercial impact. By doing so, the goal is to encourage more diverse and high quality work across the board and to inspire new creators to add their voices to the field.

The awards are named for the blog Glyphs: The Language of the Black Comics Community (, started in 2005 by comics journalist Rich Watson as a means to provide news and commentary of comics with black themes, as well as tangential topics in the fields of black science-fiction/fantasy and animation. For more information about the GCAs, contact Watson at

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Signs of the Apocalypse/Rapture in Kankakee Press

Click on the image above read the brief from the Kankakee Daily Journal (Friday, April 24, 2009)