Posts Tagged: Chicago art

Spring Session I Class and Open Studio Schedule

Hello all! Spring session is off and running! You still have time to sign up for some of the end-of-week and weekend classes, so don’t miss out. Here’s the session I class and open studio schedule. Open studio will start on Monday, April 3rd. See you all in the studio! -Nora

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 »

Trace/Memory exhibition, Durango Colorado

I was invited as an artist-in-residence by the Fort Lewis College in Colorado.  I gave a lecture and critique for the students.  Here are some pictures of the invitational solo exhibition at the For Lewis College Art Gallery.  Total 13 pieces are shown.  (Oct. 6-Nov. 4, 2016) Materials are silk fabric, Japanese rice paper, hand… 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 »

Quilting an End to Police Violence

Quilts have always served as a form of memory. They are used to mark births, deaths, marriages, and anniversary. They are passed down through generations, charting a path from mother to daughter. They preserve our histories, in the form of t-shirt pieces, scraps of baby blankets, worn out work shirts, a square from a favorite… 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 »

Design Print & Sew Class!!!!

  Want to deepen your screen printing skills? Master the sewing machine? Do some work on both sides of the department?Sign up for Design Print & Sew with Tabor Shiles and Rachel Wallis! In this ten week class you will learn basic and advanced screen-printing techniques including designing and registering multi-colored images, and creating repeat… 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 »