Bakehouse Art Complex
is holding their 2nd Annual Family Day from noon to 4 p.m. on April 22, 2012 at 561 NW 32nd Street, Miami. The event costs $5 per family and is free for members of BAC. Parking is free.
The event includes indoor and outdor events for folks of all ages—live jazz by Nestor Zurita Quartet, food trucks (Miami has some good ones), treats by PopChips and Vitamin Water Zero.
Artists will be there to help kids as they creat their own artistic works.
You can also help by dropping off donations before the event. They need; empty tin cans, old clean t-shirts, coroplast signs, coffee cans and yarn. Drop stuff off any day before the event.
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, six sessions to help collectors develop collecting skills and a discerning eye. Each session will be led by an art professional—artists, art dealers, collectors and curators. Each will give tips and share ideas on buying art. Next recommends attending all six sessions as the focus will be different in each and will build on information contained in previous sessions.
This is a great opportunity for Chicago area folks who are interested in collecting. Keep in mind, this isn’t about buying Picassos. It is, in part I am sure, about helping you see new artists and the potential of their work. The cost is $25 per session, $75 for access to the sessions online and $120 for six sessions in person and online
To register go HERE
Next Art Chicago, working with Chicago Gallery News, are hosting
Session 1: Collecting Case Studies
November 29, 2011 | 6 pm
Session 2: In the White Cube
November 20, 2011 | 6 pm
Session 3: On the Block
January 31, 2012 | 6 pm
Session 4: Eye for Hire
February 28, 2012 | 6 pm
Session 5: Art as Investment
March 27, 2012 | 6 pm
Session 6: (Art) Fair Game
April 27, 2012 | 6 pm
There were a few schools at the 2011 C2E2 and I took time to chat to a couple of them. Westwood College in Dupage (who had their own comic book sample). The Institute for Comic Studies booth was manned by a nice young woman, Hanna Kim, who is a student at the Art Institute of Chicago.
I don’t know much about degree programs that lead to a career in drawing comics or drawing graphic novels. But one thing I do no intimately is that taking classes isn’t a bad thing. Getting into debt taking classes is always a bad thing, unless you are becoming a patent attorney or an M.D.
Nonetheless these videos are worth a look. I might look further into this and find out if it is a sign of something mentioned in the first written piece about C2E2—is this sort of art gaining acceptance in fine art circles? Westwood might not be in the middle of that circle but the Art Institute certainly is. If I get inspired maybe I will look into a larger piece on this and maybe on what the average illustrator makes and how much you want to spend on the path to that career.
Wow, this is kind of a downer of a written bit. I wish I could draw, I would make a smiley face or something.