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DePaul alumnus paints depictions of veterans’ lives

DePaul alumnus paints depictions of veterans’ lives

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

Michael Slaughter wanted what he says all veterans are after: a chance to be part of something that matters after they return to civilian life. Among the issues veterans often face are finding employment, mental illness and homelessness, the latter of which is often a result of other challenges snow...

Panel at DePaul event proves power of community art

Panel at DePaul event proves power of community art

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

October 23, 2019

The Latinx Cultural Center held a “Fighting Gentrification with Community Art” panel in Munroe Hall this past Wednesday, addressing the way many communities use art as a form of activism against gentrification. Panelists included Eduardo Arocho, the director of Humboldt Park Boathouse Gallery and to...

New murals under the Fullerton ‘L’ stop examine DePaul’s history

New murals under the Fullerton ‘L’ stop examine DePaul’s history

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

October 6, 2019

As Red, Brown and Purple Line trains rattled past the Fullerton ‘L’ stop on Oct 4, four new murals intended to celebrate the university’s history were unveiled under the tracks. The new pillars make 17 completed murals on the pillars under the track of what will eventually be 25 murals created...

The plight of VSCO Girls

The plight of VSCO Girls

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

September 30, 2019

Living in the digital age, trends come to life — and die just as quickly — right before our eyes on social media. If you’ve spent any time online in the last month or so—particularly on TikTok— you may have noticed a new Generation Z subculture emerging to the forefront called “VSCO Girls...

Navigating Chicago’s art scene

Navigating Chicago’s art scene

Chinyere Ibeh and Keira Wingate

September 23, 2019

For many, the start of a new school year can mean lots of stress. But when living in a city as exciting as Chicago, you’ll soon learn there’s more to be excited about than stressed. As you settle into the school year, here’s what you should know about the arts scene at DePaul and in Chicago. ...

DePaul Art Museum premieres 3 new exhibits in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial

DePaul Art Museum premieres 3 new exhibits in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2019

Three exhibits — “Julia Fish: bound by spectrum,” ‘Remember Where You Are,” and “Architectural Annotations” — premiered at the DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) Sept. 12., each giving a nod to the Chicago Architecture Biennial and following a common theme of “remembering where you are,” b...

Seniors make studio debut at DePaul Art Museum

Seniors make studio debut at DePaul Art Museum

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 14, 2019

For the past 10 weeks, 15 especially creative DePaul students have been focused on one thing — their studio exhibition debut. As part of the Senior Studio Seminar, graduating Art, Media and Design students will display their work in an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum over commencement weekend, mark...

Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit redefines understanding of common language, imagery

Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit redefines understanding of common language, imagery

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 11, 2019

A mile and a half south of City Hall, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the City Council and aldermen from the city’s various wards make decisions, “CITY HALL” is emblazoned in bold letters on the front windows of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Next to the street in front of it waves a black flag inscri...

DePaul Art Museum current exhibitions highlight trends through local lens

DePaul Art Museum current exhibitions highlight trends through local lens

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 3, 2019

The DePaul Art Museum rests cozily tucked next to the Fullerton ‘L’ stop, its exhibits promoted on the track-facing facade next to the stop that services thousands of commuters each day. This spring, it is highlighting New Age influences and military veterans perspectives in two different exhibitions...

Messy Marble Art event provides inexpensive, entertaining crafting fest at DePaul

Messy Marble Art event provides inexpensive, entertaining crafting fest at DePaul

Connor McEleney, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

The Ray hosted the Messy Marble Art event Friday in a room next to Brownstones. The two-hour event took place in the afternoon, and students created small marble art collages with shaving cream, paper towels, colored food dye and a popsicle stick. Spray a paper towel sheet with shaving cream, make a square. ...

DePaul Latinx Arts Festival highlights work in comics

DePaul Latinx Arts Festival highlights work in comics

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

April 29, 2019

This week, the DePaul Latinx Cultural Center and Tepeyac hosted the second annual Latinx Art Festival: SOMOS at the Latinx Cultural Center in O’Connell room 360. The weeklong festival celebrates Latinx arts with a free and open art exhibit featuring works from Latinx artists, photographers, poets ...

Chalk the walk

Chalk the walk

Connor McEleney, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

An “Avengers: Endgame” chalk art piece on the sidewalk in the DePaul Lincoln Park Campus Quad might have caught your eye recently. Last Wednesday, the DePaul Activities Board hosted the DePaul Chalk Festival in the Quad where seven student artists and a professional muralist drew chalk art during...

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