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For two weeks every year around the spring and fall equinox, the sunset and sunrise line up perfectly with the east-west streets in the city. Taken on Randolph and Dearborn.

“Chicagohenge” bathes the loop in biannual sunset

Lilly Keller, Arts and Life Editor 3:11 pm

  Thursday marked more than the beginning of fall as individuals congregated to the Loop, cameras in hand to view the "Chicagohenge.” Occurring during the fall and spring equinoxes, the Chicagohenge...

Franklins showcase will be available for public viewing until Feb. 19 2023.

DPAM exhibitions in conversation with Krista Franklin and Ionit Behar

Lily Lowndes, Social Media Editor September 18, 2022

For artist Krista Franklin, surrealism is more than an artistic movement. It is a way of seeing the world, a way of living life. Rather than creating surrealist art, Franklin weaves the surrealist lifestyle...

Lou’s 1988 border door was placed on the U.S.-Mexican border. This door is considered Lou’s legacy piece and continues to be shown in exhibits around the world.

Opening doors: The life of Chicano artist Richard Lou

Cary Robbins, Staff Writer June 8, 2022

Richard Alexander Lou lived in Tijuana, Mexico until he was almost 9 years old, and every day for almost three years, he would cross the border to go to elementary school. Around 6:30 a.m., Lou’s...

A man reads the description of The Bather, which Cezanne painted in 1885.

Cezanne exhibit premiers at Art Institute of Chicago

Lilly Keller, Assistant Arts and Life Editor June 5, 2022

Hidden away within the depths of the Art Institute of Chicago resides a quiet hallway, baring only a single name — Cezanne. As museum-goers enter the exhibit, they are greeted by warm summer hues...

Showing within Lighthouse ArtSpace on the Gold Coast, The Frida Kahlo exhibit highlights Kahlos most famous pieces

Patrons enjoy Immersive Frida Kahlo Experience

Nadia Carolina Hernandez, News Editor June 5, 2022

At the “Immersive Frida Kahlo Experience” art gallery, patrons are emotionally and physically transported into Frida Kahlo’s art and legacy. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist in the 1930s whose...

The urban sketchers gather to admire each others work at the end of their meeting in their throwdown of more than 30 sketchbooks.

The Chicago Urban Sketchers make a springtime return

Leslie Williamson, Contributing Writer May 1, 2022

On Saturday afternoon on April 23, during one of the only warm days of this year’s spring, the Chicago Urban Sketchers gathered in Millennium Park’s Lurie Garden to draw together for the first time...

Poets celebrate National Poetry Month

Poets celebrate National Poetry Month

Lilly Keller, Assistant Arts and Life Editor April 10, 2022

The month of April is celebrated for many occasions. From Easter to winter's final hurrah, the month is notorious for marking the light at the end of the tunnel. It also commences the onset of National...

Moy works on a number of paintings at a time that she cycles through. She usually works on 1-3 paintings a day.

Chicago abstract artist Rebecca Moy creates unique work

Donald Crocker, Staff Photographer April 10, 2022

Every artist draws inspiration from different places. Some paint the environment around them. Others look at other forms of art like movies, literature or music. Some look at other people’s paintings....

DePaul sophomore Jae Valdez looks around her loft as she points out all the decorations shes most proud of. In an artists paradise, Valdezs apartment is decked out with mostly original artwork, along with some of her favorite professional pieces.

Freefalling with Jae Valdez

Jack Johnson, Contributing Writer April 3, 2022

The glow of neon lights and bright signs illuminate a loft apartment that could have been pulled straight out of iCarly. The walls are covered with Brassai portraits, album covers andt original works of...

Chicago Urban Sketchers administrators Alex Zonis and Mary Jo Ernst flip through their filled sketchbooks, filled with memories from places theyve visited to draw. Their sketches might depict a destination from a trip, or simply spotlight a favorite street corner in their neighborhood.

Sketching Chicago: How the Chicago Urban Sketchers draw their way across the city

Leslie Williamson, Contributing Writer April 3, 2022

In the Chicago Urban Sketchers group, hundreds of people are recreating scenes of the Chicagoland area in pencil, ink and watercolor. Urban sketching is the practice of drawing the scene in front of...

Janessa Rivera, a DePaul alumna shown working on a mural in Urbanspace. The mural highlights many elements of Chicago’s unique culture and proud art scene.

Artist Janessa Rivera ignites conversation through hidden details

Corey Schmidt, Copy Editor February 6, 2022

As a child, DePaul alumna Janessa Rivera would roam her grandmother’s house admiring her decorations, the painting job and small detailed accents. Ever since, an artistic fire to create purposeful art...

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