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Highlights from the Bush Innovation Project Institute #2

Highlights from the Bush Innovation Project Institute #2

  Highlights from the Arts on Chicago – Bush Innovation Project Institute #2, June 19 – 20, 2015. “Live the questions now.” –Rainer Maria Rilke     Interpretive Text Snapshot from an art talk and discussion led by public artist and curator Seitu Jones on June 19,… Continue Reading Highlights from the Bush Innovation Project Institute #2

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Highlights from the Bush Innovation Project Institute #1

Highlights from the Arts on Chicago – Bush Innovation Project Institute #1, April 17 – 18, 2015. “Neighborhoods like people have to define themselves; you create a space for the neighborhood to tell it’s own story.” “An artist is a twinkle in the eye. Magic… Continue Reading Highlights from the Bush Innovation Project Institute #1

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In the News: Esther Ouray gets folks laughing

In the News: Esther Ouray gets folks laughing

by Sheila Regan, City Pages May 8, 2014 Get your endorphins running tonight in a laughter workshop led by artist Esther Ouray at the Third Place Gallery, where you’ll be led through a fun evening that explores wellness and community building. A part of the… Continue Reading In the News: Esther Ouray gets folks laughing

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In the News: Arts on Chicago to return this summer

In the News: Arts on Chicago to return this summer

by Kristin Tillotson, Star Tribune February 18, 2014 After a successful first run last summer, Pillsbury House Theatre and other partners are bringing back the Arts on Chicago program, featuring artists engaged in interactive work designed to draw in people who live in, work in… Continue Reading In the News: Arts on Chicago to return this summer

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Arts on Chicago Event Photos

Arts on Chicago Event Photos

The following photos are from various Arts on Chicago events and activities over the past year. Enjoy!

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In the News: Art, from the heart, blossoms on Chicago Avenue

In the News: Art, from the heart, blossoms on Chicago Avenue

by Kristin Tillotson, Star Tribune June 4, 2013 Undaunted by the chilly twilight drizzle, around 40 people showed up at Pillsbury House Theatre one evening last weekend for a bicycle tour of the ’hood. Not everyone might see the appeal in pedaling around a crime-troubled,… Continue Reading In the News: Art, from the heart, blossoms on Chicago Avenue

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In the News: Wing Young Huie’s “We are the Other”

In the News: Wing Young Huie’s “We are the Other”

Minneapolis photographer uses his camera to bring diverse community together by Cynthia Boyd, MinnPost May 31, 2013 Photo by Wing Young Huie Take the concept of “other.’’ Really, I’m asking you to consider the word, what it means and how it divides, as does Wing… Continue Reading In the News: Wing Young Huie’s “We are the Other”

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Save the Date: Arts on Chicago Celebration – June 8, 2013

Save the Date: Arts on Chicago Celebration – June 8, 2013

Almost forty artists involved with the 20 art projects of Arts on Chicago will come together to celebrate the year-long initiative on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Residents from Powderhorn, Bancroft, Bryant and Central neighborhoods encourage Minnesotans from across the metro area to take part in… Continue Reading Save the Date: Arts on Chicago Celebration – June 8, 2013

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Arts on Chicago Sustainability

Arts on Chicago Sustainability

Originally posted on ArtPlaceAmerica.org on April 5, 2013. ArtPlace caught up with Mike Hoyt, the Pillsbury House + Theater’s Creative Community Liaison and asked the following questions: ARTPLACE: How will the work you’ve begun be sustained after your ArtPlace grant?   Hoyt: One of the… Continue Reading Arts on Chicago Sustainability

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In the News: Cities Turn to Artists as Urban Troubleshooters

In the News: Cities Turn to Artists as Urban Troubleshooters

by Kristin Tillotson, Star Tribune March 16, 2013 “The Arts on Chicago project came out of a desire to keep the local talent local. The low-income neighborhood is rich in artist residents, many of whom work elsewhere. Now these painters, sculptors and writers are involved… Continue Reading In the News: Cities Turn to Artists as Urban Troubleshooters

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