quotations

June 28th, 2012

some more thoughts on what art should (or should not) be… OSCAR WILDE: “Now art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic.” JOYCE CAROL OATES: “My belief is that art should not be comforting; for comfort, we have mass entertainment and one another. Art should provoke, disturb, arouse […]

Read More


ARTSHOULD…

June 22nd, 2012

Read More


Jammin’

June 19th, 2012

For those of you who have not seen it in person yet (or are sadly not in Chicagoland), there is an awesome installation by Jessica Stockholder happening right now, right here, in the center of the loop. Check it out in person at State and Adams or find more info about the project, called Color […]

Read More


ArtShould Proudly Presents…

June 3rd, 2012

Thank you so much to all of the students, parents, teachers, and dedicated ArtShould members who came out to Tuesday night’s gallery event at the Logan Center Penthouse! It was an evening dedicated to celebrating the tremendous artwork produced by ArtShould students from Fiske, Carnegie, Bret Harte, Kozminski, and Ray Elementary School over the course […]

Read More


Kids and art in paris

May 26th, 2012

Currently, I am at the end of my ninth week in Paris. Paris is a city renowned for its role in art history, both as the center of European art for centuries and as the modern locus for the most famous works in the world. Given this immense legacy, I am always intrigued by the […]

Read More


say what?

May 22nd, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came out to ArtShould’s first-ever poetry slam Friday night at Third World Cafe! We collaborated with the student group Catcher in the Rhyme, a couple students from Lab School, and other performers on campus to bring you a compelling showcase of emerging talent! Performances ranged from heartwarming to shockingly honest and […]

Read More


Do you think that it’ll fit on my business card?

May 21st, 2012

See more by Chris Piascik, a self-proclaimed “illustrator formerly known as designer” here.   With love, Janel

Read More


Sleep among art

May 9th, 2012

A good burger, a good night’s sleep, and a good dose of art could all be had at one place, Longman & Eagle. “A modern take on an old Chicago neighborhood inn,” Longman & Eagle houses a restaurant and a bar, above which await six charming and hip rooms for overnight stays. These rooms depart […]

Read More


Happy Monday!

May 7th, 2012

Make something new this week. -NicoleR

Read More


Art of the ‘L’

May 7th, 2012

So this week I have spent a lot more time than necessary riding, waiting for, and cursing the CTA (especially considering the three attempts at actually getting to the public library during operating hours). As frustratingly slow as the trains generally are, the Chicago ‘L’ is an iconic part of any representation of the city, […]

Read More