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Sunday, January 30, 2011
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Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
An event sponsored by Woman's Caucus for Art!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
This event is co-sponsored by Woman's Caucus for Art!
Smart Phones and Dumb Laws:
Will Your Cell Phone Make You A Criminal?
The Rising Wave of Repression Against Documenting Dissent and Police Misconduct
Friday, February 18, 2011 at 7pm
Tom Robinson Gallery
2416 W. North Ave., Chicago
As cellphone video recording becomes easier and more popular, police and prosecutors are taking increasingly repressive steps to counteract the ability of everyday people - as well as independent and citizen journalists - to document police misconduct, political protest, and newsworthy events. Are you in danger of arrest, even a felony conviction, for pulling your cellphone out in public places to record the police, acts of political protest, or newsworthy events?
Come and learn how you can take a stand for our rights — and help make law enforcement accountable. Join us for a forum with Gregory Koger, Chris Drew and their attorneys, Jed Stone and Mark Weinberg. Both Gregory and Chris have been arrested for recording public acts of political protest.
Gregory Koger was arrested and sentenced to 300 days in jail for recording a speaker making a political statement with his cellphone before a public event at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago. He is currently out of jail on appeal bond after serving nearly 2 months of his sentence and continuing the legal battle by appealing his conviction. (www.dropthecharges.net)
Chris Drew has been accused of a felony crime for using an audio-recorder while being arrested for selling art for $1 on a public street. His story was featured in the New York Times on Jan 23 (http://tinyurl.com/4m9k3rr). He faces up to 14 years in jail and is set to go to trial on in early April. See his website at art-teez.org for more information.
Sponsored by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, The Ad Hoc Committee for Reason, World Can't Wait - Chicago & Evanston Chapters
Endorsed by the Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Lois Weisberg, the last remaining member of Mayor Richard M. Daley's origional cabinet is leaving her post.An article from Greg H, from Chicago Business states:
Cultural Affairs Commissioner Lois Weisberg -- who has served as City
Hall's cultural czarina since the days -- has
submitted her resignation, effective .
She's not going quietly.
In an interview and a statement, Ms. Weisberg made it clear she
strongly opposes recent moves to charge admission to
and other downtown festivals, privatize festival operations and merge
her department with the Mayor's Office of Special Events.
And she's equally upset that, in her account,
didn't really seek her input on any of this.
"I am not on the same wavelength as these other people," Ms. Weisberg
said. "That's why I'm leaving. I felt bad that the mayor never asked,
never talked to me about how to fix Taste of Chicago. I don't believe
Ms. Weisberg, 85, came to City Hall in 1983, when Mr. Washington named
her head of the Mayor's Office of Special Events. The daughter of a
prominent family, who to a large degree had her own political base,
Ms. Weisberg apparently impressed. When Mr. Daley was elected in 1989,
he brought her along, making her head of the new Department of
An arts maven who, as a New Yorker profile once put it "seems to know
everybody," Ms. Weisberg was a founder of Friends of the Parks and led
the stunningly successful renovation of the old central public library
at Michigan and Washington into the city's Cultural Center, where she
kept her office.
As commissioner, she not only expanded and nurtured festivals but
created the Cows on Parade public art display of a few years ago,
which went viral worldwide. Her department helped program Millennium
Park as well as numerous other venues.
More recently, as reports came out that the festivals have lost money
in recent years, Mr. Daley ordered changes. The city already has ended
Venetian Night, the only firm bidding to run Taste and other fests
wants to charge a $20 admission fee, and the new city budget merges
the department and the special events office.
Ms. Weisberg says the latter won't work because the two city units
have different DNA: One belongs to the politicians, the other to the
Ms. Weisberg reminded me that Richard J. Daley's special events chief,
Col. Jack Riley, once famously turned down Time magazine when it
asked for tickets to an event honoring of the United
Kingdom during her visit here. "He said, 'How many votes do they
have?' " she recalled.
More seriously, Ms. Weisberg said charging admission to the big
downtown festivals will change their very nature.
"The festivals have given the city an image of being a place where the
people of Chicago can be together and be uplifted, all the different
races and religions," she said. "You can't do that if it's not free."
Beyond that, she continued, there already is an admission fee of
sorts: a surcharge on Taste food tickets. Some city departments may be
charging too much for their services, she added, and either way, "I
looked at the festivals as a city expense, just like picking up
Ms. Weisberg says she's now going to work on writing a book -- "about
my experiences." If she's candid, it could be a good read.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Now open for enrollment!
A great way to travel and work with a wonderful artist!
Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden & Stratford-on-Avon
With a three-day narrowboat tour on the Ashby Canal
Ten Days & Nine Nights
Clifden, Roundstone, Leenane & Bunratty
With day trips to The Aran Islands & Galway
Discounts offered for Returning Students and Early Enrollment!
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TEXTURED SURFACE LAYERED SPACE
January 10th to March 18th
Located at the Harold Washington Library Center
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Judy Petacque - http://go.madmimi.com/redirects/7ae7e1b531fae5e5b96259c4ca7e6ce3?pa=2616133985> , Vale Craft Gallery http://go.madmimi.com/redirects/82010932190f67a0568359779244efb3?pa=2616133985> , Urban Gateways http://go.madmimi.com/redirects/39fc16fac4b9c8d4b74cc7e7ef90d9fb?pa=2616133985>
Myrna Knepler - Chicago Artist Coalition http://go.madmimi.com/redirects/323823917071722f6f41650b1b09d6af?pa=2616133985>
Susan Redeker - Woman Made Gallery http://go.madmimi.com/redirects/cc900f7ec98852da40ea2342c1c10fe9?pa=2616133985> , You Tube http://go.madmimi.com/redirects/99fb004b7e16065e23ef0c7f867e008c?pa=2616133985>
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