Archive for February 2011

Art and the Revolutions in the Middle East

Displaying something upside down is also a symbol of disrespect.
As revolution sweeps across the Middle East, art and graffiti has played a big role in communicating attitudes and making change happen.   A major guiding artistic light seems to be Shepard Fairey and his patterned prints as well as his iconic “HOPE” poster, originally used to promote President Obama’s campaign as I’m sure we... Read more »

My Letter to the Editor in Crain's Chicago Business

Pick up a Crain’s Chicago Business this week to read my letter to the editor.  I’ve written in about the departure of Lois Weisberg and the value of the Department of Cultural Affairs to the City of Chicago.  At a time when cities are taking hard looks at their budgets, as they should, it’s important... Read more »