Posts Tagged: chicago art center

Independent Sewing Projects: Just Added for Winter Session II!

Hi all! We’ve just added a five week Independent Sewing Projects class to the Winter Session II schedule which starts next week: You’ve got the sewing basics down; take the next step to complete one-of-a-kind sewing projects. You will discuss serger instruction, sewing machine feet attachments, buttonhole stitches and additional topics as they relate to… Read more »

Early Winter Class and Open Studio Schedule

Early Winter Open Studio is now is session! Huzzah! Because the Textiles Department has such a complicated class schedule, we’ve made weekly calendars for each of the session’s four weeks. Please make sure to double check these calendars before coming in to take advantage of open studio. See you in the studio! -Nora (click to enlarge!)… Read more »

On the Roof: Flags by Emily Nachison

Don’t forget to look up! This month’s Rooftop Project Space installation is by Portland artist, Emily Nachison. Flower Time This series of flags was inspired by Carolus Linnaeus’ horologium florae (floral clock) hypothesis. In 1751, Carolus Linnaeus, a Swedish naturalist, hypothesized that flowers could be used to measure time by planting them in a 12-point… Read more »

AiR Slide Talk: Tonight!

JOIN US for an evening as we meet these talented emerging artists and welcome them into our community. Our resident artists devote a year to strengthening their practice by learning, working and teaching under one roof. Come hear more about their ‘road’ to Lillstreet Art Center and their plans for what lies ahead. WHERE &… Read more »

Fall 2016 Open Studio Schedule – UPDATED

Happy fall session, everyone! Here is our Open Studio schedule. Open Studio access starts on Monday, September 19 and is available to all currently enrolled students. Please remember that this is non-instructional time; students will be expected to work on their projects independently. That being said, Open Studio is a fun and social way to… Read more »

Lillstreet’s Rooftop Project Space: 2016 Artists

Lillstreet’s Rooftop Gallery is a unique space that invites artists from around the country to install work onto four, 9-foot flag poles on top of Lillstreet’s rooftop deck. Installations rotate monthly, June through January, and flags are displayed in the Textile Department’s hallway gallery two weeks prior to install date. The space is curated and managed by… Read more »

AIR Q&A

Applications for Lillstreet’s 2016-17 Artist in Residence program are due on Sunday, May 15th! Are you thinking about applying? Curious about what being an AIR is like? Here’s a quick interview with Tabor Shiles, the current AIR for the Textiles Department, about her experience in the program!  Tell us about yourself and your work. What are… Read more »

Rooftop Project Space: Congrats 2015 Winners and Apply for 2016

We’re happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Rooftop Project Space Competition: Heather Brammeier and Simon Pyle! Best In Show ($500) Adorn, by Heather Brammeier “Catenaries formed by elegant tangles of PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) adorn the Lillstreet Art Center building like a giant necklace.  To create the tangled blue and red forms in my… Read more »

Welcome, Tabor!

Hello Lillstreet, I’m Tabor, the new Textiles AIR! I am so happy to be joining this team of amazing artists and look forward to the collaboration that will result from it. I moved to Chicago in July of 2014 and have since been interning at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, as well as working at Baker Prints…. Read more »