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Arts

Five new sculptures in Wicker Park & Bucktown neighborhoods for Chicago Sculpture Exhibit 2018

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Five new public art installations are popping up in Wicker Park and Bucktown as part of this year’s Chicago Sculpture Exhibit. Sponsored and funded by Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33, the neighborhood’s business improvement district, the sculptures will be located at major public intersections and were created by local artists Andrew Aravantes, Jacob Burmood, Nathan Pierce and Richard Taylor. Installation of the sculptures will be completed by the first week of June.

STATUE STORIES CHICAGO EXTENDS THROUGH 2020

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Thirty of Chicago’s statues will continue to chat with visitors and Chicagoans alike through 2020. Statue Stories Chicago, the free, city-wide arts initiative, was funded by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and produced by UK-based Sing London. Since the project’s launch in 2015, over 135,000 users have listened to the statues. A full list of statues, walking tours, and information is at www.StatueStoriesChicago.com

FOLKS OPERETTA ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 SEASON AND MAJOR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR AN AMERICAN PREMIERE IN 2019

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Folks Operetta is proud to announce its 2018 season and a new fundraising campaign, The Korngold Initiative. All of these projects are part of their new Reclaimed Voices Series, which focuses on recovering and reviving the lost music of the Jewish composers of the Second World War. The series grew out of their research on operetta and the disproportionate numbers of Jewish composers who were silenced both before and after the Second World War. Jewish composers of opera suffered a similar fate. In a world where old prejudices resurface and where a new generation demagogues seeks to draw new lines of division and enmity, the stories of these composers take on a new urgency. Their works need to be heard, their stories told, and their memories restored.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 2018-19 Season Programming

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Launching its fifth decade as one of the country’s leading contemporary dance companies, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce a season replete with world premieres, choreographic innovation, and international collaborations for 2018-19.

“FUGITIVE NARRATIVES” INVITES THE VIEWER TO DISCOVER NARRATIVE WITHIN ABSTRACTION

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Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell) presents “Fugitive Narratives,” an exhibition curated by the Art Center’s Director of Education, Mike Nourse featuring abstract work by 15 Chicago artists. The exhibition will be on view in the Kanter McCormick Gallery through August 15, 2018.

Theaster Gates Organizes Exhibition Examining the Legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company

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As part of Art Design Chicago, a year-long celebration of Chicago’s art and design history spearheaded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Rebuild Foundation presents A Johnson Publishing Story, organized by artist Theaster Gates and on view at the Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 South Stony Island Avenue) June 28 – September 30, 2018.

EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES UNPRECEDENTED INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMATIC EXPANSION

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EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, announces an unprecedented programmatic expansion surrounding the seventh annual exhibition, September 27 – 30, 2018. This momentous expansion focuses on extending national and international yearlong programming, developing new and innovative programs during EXPO CHICAGO and increasing partnerships with cultural institutions to enrich the existing /Dialogues program format. EXPO CHICAGO’s 2018 programmatic additions include an onsite panel at the U.S. Pavilion of the Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice—a testament to /Dialogues’ year-round commitment to international programming; the third annual /Dialogues Symposium, tracing select art and design legacies produced in the city, taking place during EXPO CHICAGO in conjunction with the Terra Foundation for American Art’s initiative Art Design Chicago; and the inaugural Professionals Forum program in partnership with Art Vérité, located within the Northern Trust Anchor Lounge at EXPO CHICAGO.

Arts Commission announces Jack Becker as Public Art Workshop Keynote

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The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced that Jack Becker of Forecast Public Art will be the keynote speaker at the Community Canvas Public Art Workshop.