Posts tagged "Ellen Sandor"

Mark Ruffalo to receive Renaissance Award from Gene Siskel Film Center

Mark Ruffalo to receive Renaissance Award from Gene Siskel Film Center
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will once again salute a leader from the world of cinema when it honors two-time Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, on Saturday, June 6, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson Street.) The evening will celebrate Ruffalo’s accomplishments as... Read more »

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)
“Is that necklace real?  Because if it is, let’s get out of here!”  This was Morgan Freeman’s first comment to me at the annual Gene Siskel Film Center Gala at the Ritz-Carlton recently.  He was a sheer delight, not only to me, but to all of the reporters on the Red Carpet.  Sadly, this isn’t... Read more »

Swarovski Hosts Kick-Off Party for SAIC's The Walk 2012

Swarovski recently hosted a cocktail reception at its Michigan Avenue flagship boutique to view the unique window installation created by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago grad students mentored by Nick Cave, Professor and Chair of SAIC’s Fashion Design Department. Swarovski donated the window space and jewelry for the installation as part of... Read more »
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Watch Chicago's Oscar Fun at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Watch312.com!

Watch Chicago's Oscar Fun at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Watch312.com!
What a great night in Chicago for fashion and film!  The Gene Siskel Film Center was the place to be on Oscar night!  As the only officially sanctioned event in Chicago by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, “Oscar Night America-Chicago” was a sellout for the Center with more than 300 people in... Read more »

SAIC's "The Walk 2011" Fashion Show Benefit to Honor Ikram Goldman

  This Thursday, May 5th, the School of the Art Institute will present “The Walk” fashion show which will be held in Millenium Park for the first time.  The show, which will be the largest in its 77 year history, will feature more than 250 garments by SAIC fashion design students.  Ikram Goldman will be... Read more »

Robert Downey Jr. Receives the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center

Robert Downey Jr. Receives the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center
With Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee, Robert Downey, Jr. My new favorite Hollywood star is Robert Downey, Jr. hands down.  Not only is he uber talented but he is kind, gracious, adorable, self-deprecating and an all-around nice guy.  When I approached him before the event, I told him I had missed the photo... Read more »
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SAIC's "The Walk 2010" Fashion Show

SAIC’s The Walk 2010 Fashion Show–Maggie Thoms and Lane Spodek designs.  (Photo by Daniel Tomei) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) hosted its 76th annual fashion show, The Walk 2010, presented for the first time in the Renzo-Piano designed Griffin Court of the Art Institute’s Modern Wing.  This marked the return of... Read more »

Ironman, Robert Downey, Jr. Coming to Chicago!

Robert Downey, Jr. will receive the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center. On Saturday, June 19th, Robert Downey, Jr. will be presented with the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award at the Ritz-Carlton (160 E. Pearson St.)  The event, entitled “An Evening With Robert Downey, Jr.” will include cocktails, dinner, incredible live auction... Read more »