| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:55 PM
LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91.
Neiman, who was...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Inspiration is a fragile thing — an infant's frank gaze, a thought-provoking conversation, the last book you read.
We spoke to three women in the world of fine arts about what moves them to create.
Claire Sherman: It's all in the experiment...
| Aug 20, 2012
It's astonishing the way the award-winning Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt makes stainless steel seem light and fanciful. His sculptures appear to defy gravity as they soar into the heavens.
Hunt's large-scale public art projects can be found throughout...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:22 AM
78th Annual School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion Show
School of the Art Institute of Chicago FASHION 2012
Thursday, April 19
General Admission Runway shows at Noon and 3:00 p.m. - tickets, $75
The WALK, annual benefit and...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Joan Crawford. Katharine Hepburn. Loretta Young and Tyrone Power.
Pre-moustache Clark Gable.
A very young and dapper Ray Milland.
The list of Tinseltown's glitterati continues.
Movie buffs interested in striking photos of the glittering ones would...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:01 AM
Charlie Birnbaum, film director and manager of the Stonzek Theatre in the Lake Worth Playhouse, is the first to admit that “Consuming Spirits” is not for everyone. But its rewards, he says, are universal.
“It is absolutely beautiful....
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:49 AM
For nearly a decade, I have taken the opportunity to highlight many of the impressive college choices made available to the graduates of La Cañada High School. The Class of 2012 was no exception.
Of the 323 LCHS 2012 graduates, 98% have enrolled at...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Last year was a volatile one for the inimitable Chicago drummer-bandleader-composer Dana Hall.
With the considerable help of ace arts administrator Kate Dumbleton, Hall had rejuvenated the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, which William Russo had created at...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Always wish you had studied architecture? Wonder if you would be better at science if you learned what interested you rather than what was required? Do you wish you better understood today's political issues more clearly or wish you could find others...
| Jan 16, 2013
Jack and Denise Gallagher went out for a winter walk, and ended up at an art opening.
After a hike at Ryerson Woods near Deerfield they stopped for a drink of water at Brushwood, the headquarters and arts center hub of Friends of Ryerson Woods. And...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Lille Carre is 29, petite, moon-faced and unassuming. She curls forward as she speaks. On a quiet morning in her Noble Square apartment, she speaks softly and gives off an air of frailty. It's not hard to picture her stepping out of one of her own...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Running Oct 7-21 at the AMC River East 21 and environs, the 46th Chicago International Film Festival presented by the nonprofit Cinema/Chicago has announced its first 20 titles, including the winner of this year's Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the.......