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      Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      David Bowie Is

      David Bowie Is features a massive collection of artifacts from the cultural icon’s 50-plus year career, and is up through 1/4/2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.  WFMT’s Sarah Zwinklis brings us the story in this week’s Arts Feature.

      Ross Fiersten

      Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      2014 Ravenswood Art Walk

      This week, WFMT’s Daniel Goldberg visits Manifold, just one of the numerous artists and art businesses whose work will be on display as part of the 13th Annual Ravenswood Art Walk, which runs October 4-5 and kicks off with an opening reception at the Ravenswood Events Center, October 3rd from 7:30pm – 10:30pm.


      Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Truman Capote Reads from “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”

      The great American writer Truman Capote was born in 1924, died just shy of 60, and would have turned 90 on September 30th.  To mark the occasion, we found a real gem in WFMT’s reel-to-reel archives to mark; Capote reading the first chapter of an early draft of his novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s, in which the protagonist’s name was “Connie Golightly.”  Capote, more…

      John Cage

      Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      The Poetry of John Cage

      September 5th marked the 102 anniversary of the birth of the American avant-garde composer, artist, and writer, John Cage. The man, who said, “I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry,” received much acclaim for his poetic works, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an appointment as the Charles Elliot Norton more…

      The famous Busy Bee counter (Photo by Dan M. Parker)

      Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Tribute to Wicker Park’s Queen Bee, Sophie Madej

      In honor of the passing of Wicker Park’s Queen Bee, Sophie Madej, and inspired by Dave Hoekstra’s post on his website, WFMT’s Critic at Large, Andrew Patner, takes us on the journey to Chicago’s West neighborhood, through the words and voice of Chicago novelist Nelson Algren in this week’s Arts Feature. This web addition of this more…

      Marrying the Ketchup, Nick Freema

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Nick Freeman’s “The Wine of Life”

      After thirty years in the Chicago advertising industry, longtime Fox Valley resident Nick Freeman is dedicating all of his time to doing what he loves–painting local scenes that catch his eye, and also documenting Chicago-area neon signs–an art form that he says is disappearing quickly.  Through the end of the month, Freeman’s lifetime of works are being featured in a two-floor show more…


      Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      The World’s Largest Outdoor Arts Show

      Through the end of August, Art Everywhere US celebrates America’s artistic heritage with what is being billed as The “Largest Outdoor Arts Show Ever Conceived.”  The free, nation-wide exhibition features masterworks from five major American art museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, with advertising space donated by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.  Organizers expect the show to greatly increase exposure to American art, with hopes that museums more…

      Justin Gershenson Gates,   Dragonfly

      Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair

      Remix Chicago presents Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31 on Milwaukee Ave. (between Fullerton and California) in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.  WFMT’s Daniel Goldberg speaks with artists Bob Forestall, Sara Walther, and Justin Gersheson-Gates in this week’s Arts Feature. Music contained in this week’s story comes from two of the acts scheduled more…

      The Legend of the Northern Lights

      Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

      Christopher Theofanidis’s “Northern Lights”

      Grammy-nominated composer Christopher Theofanidis’s “Northern Lights” will receive its world-premiere performance August 8-9 with the Grant Park Orchestra conducted by Carlos Kalmar at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millenium Park, in a concert which will include a performance of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2.  Theofanidis’s work, inspired by a children’s story about the origins of the aurora borealis, will be more…

      Artist, Norman Zammitt, painting in studio in 1976. Image courtesy of and © Norman Zammitt Estate

      Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Rediscovering Norman Zammitt

      Rediscovering Zammitt. In this week’s WFMT Arts Feature, we explore the work of artist Norman Zammitt. A pioneer of the Light and Space movement of Southern California, Norman Zammitt often worked on canvases that were mural-sized, but the artist also worked intensely on much smaller paintings in his studio, resolving his own ideas about color. more…

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