Blog Posts in 2016

Alex Puryear: The Esoteric Child

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." -Pablo Picasso Meeting Alex Puryear is like a brilliant breath of fresh air. Tall, stylish and humble, he ...
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Kenneth J. Johnson Jr.- "I Am Englewood"

Sometimes we need to be reminded of the sweetness of life. These reminders take the form of holding a door for a neighbor, complimenting an outfit seen, or shared appreciation for good weather. For a ...
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Marc Hauser, Portrait Photographer

An important aspect of photography is to capture a moment in time. Images of ourselves allow us to recall memories of where we were when the photograph was taken. It lets us hold on to how we once ...
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Artist Spotlight: Darr Gapshis

There are few as honest as Darr Gapshis. When you ask her a question be ready for the answer because it will be unabashedly truthful. This doesn't mean her works are grotesque nor do her words ...
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Meet the Photographer: Ryan Shain

In April, Art & Company in Orland Park will unveil their second installation of the photography show "A Moment in Time." The opening is this Saturday from 7-10pm. We are so excited for ...
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Meet the Photographer: Michael Kirkland

In April, Art & Company in Orland Park will unveil their second installation of the photography show "A Moment in Time." The opening is this Saturday from 7-10pm. We are so excited for ...
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Guest Writer: Everyday Items as Art by Jessica Kane

Everyday Items As Art If you like to collect things, art is one of the most rewarding things that you can collect. Viewing it gives you pleasure, while the value of most objets d'art rises over ...
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Slow Stretch at Mana Contemporary

Slow Stretch is the unearthing of seemingly mistaken photographs and discarded science projects. Beautifully displayed on parallel stands or tacked to the walls, the work of Eileen Rae Walsh and Sarah ...
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Globe Al Chemical Company receives temporary office space

Globe Al Chemical Company is the most local chemical company on the planet. Located in Chicago, IL, Globe Al asks important questions like “why can’t we schedule thunderstorms yet?” ...
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Meet the Photographer: Elia Alamillo

Everyone is a photographer nowadays. When it comes to those important moments, however, sometimes it’s better to hire an expert; someone with the eye and charisma to calm your testy child or ...
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Meet the Artist: Ruth Esserman

Meet the Artist: Ruth Esserman In Chicago, we are lucky to be surrounded by great works of art and those who create them. One such artist is Ruth Esserman. Esserman has been working here in Chicago ...
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Meet the Artist: Paul Branton

A visual collector, an observer, a documenter. Paul Branton is a Chicago artist who lets music and paint describe the world that surrounds us. Using bright and saturated colors, he revels to us what ...
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