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July 12, 2019

Gene Siskel Film Center Receives Esteem Award for its Black Harvest Film Festival

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center's (GSFC) received an Esteem Award for Special Recognition for its Black Harvest Film Festival.

Baohua Sheng, an SAIC student, designed an analog air conditioner that used evaporative cooling for an exhibition that explores obsolescence.

July 11, 2019

SAIC's Whatnot Studio Featured in Curbed

SAIC's?Whatnot Studio?course was recently featured in an article in Curbed, which discusses a new wave of environmentally conscious design.

July 11, 2019

Mika Tosca Talks to Chicago Tonight about Climate Change

Assistant?Professor Mika Tosca (Liberal Arts) recently spoke with WTTW's?Chicago Tonight?her move from NASA to SAIC and how artists and scientists can work together to communicate to the public about climate change.?

July 11, 2019

SAIC's Toys for Elephants Course Featured on NBC News

SAIC's?Design for Nonhuman Kinds: Toys for Elephants?course?was?featured on an NBC 5 Chicago news?segment.?

Roger Brown, Ablaze and Ajar, 1972 Oil on canvas. Courtesy "New York Times"

July 10, 2019

New York Times Maps Major American Artists in Whitney Biennial

In the?recent?New York Times?article, "Mapping the Whitney Biennial," the publication traces the history of the biennial through the residences of its?participating artists.?

AXA Art Prize Finalists

July 10, 2019

SAIC Students Are Finalists for AXA Art Prize

Three SAIC students, Jin Lee, Caley Buck, and Leasho Johnson, have been selected as finalists for this year’s?AXA Art Prize?competition.

Dmitry Samarov. Courtesy of Terrence Antonio James for "Chicago Tribune"

July 9, 2019

The Chicago Tribune Profiles Dmitry Samarov

Dmitry Samarov (BFA 1993) was recently profiled in the?Chicago Tribune.?

Johnson uses unusual materials in his works, such as shea butter, plants and black soap. (Chris Sorensen for The Washington Post)

July 9, 2019

Rashid Johnson's Vital Voice

The Washington Post?featured Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) who?discussed?how he creates his artwork.

"Cows on Parade" in Chicago in 1999, including a couple on Michigan Avenue, a LaSalle Bank Marathon cow, "Nine Spotted Lady Bug Cow" on the side of the Talbot Hotel, the Chicago Film Festival cow and "Rhinestone Cowgirl." (Tribune photos)

July 2, 2019

The Cows Are Coming Home

Chicago's famous Cows on Parade, artistically embellished cow statues that first appeared on the city's?streets and plazas in 1999, have returned this summer as part of the project Cows Come Home, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Darryl Terrell (MFA 2017)

June 26, 2019

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell Named Kresge Artist Fellow

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (MFA 2017) was named a?Kresge Artist Fellow?by Kresge Arts in Detroit.

A long-neglected mini-golf course in Douglas Park has been brought back to life. Courtesy Pascal Sabino Block Club Chicago

June 25, 2019

SAIC Faculty Work with Youth to Bring Mini Golf Back to North Lawndale

Haman Cross III, artist and instructor in SAIC's Continuing Studies program and Eric?Hotchkiss, lecturer in the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, worked with youth to design the 18 holes of a mini golf course in Douglas Park.

Mark Jeffery performing “The Sea and Poison” (1998) by Goat Island. Also pictured: Matthew Goulish, Bryan Saner, Karen Christopher/Photo: Adam Crumlish

June 18, 2019

Mark Jeffery Talks Goat Island with Newcity

Associate Professor Mark Jeffery (Performance) was featured in an interview in Newcity,?where he discussed how he became part of the performance group?Goat Island;?the current exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center, goat island archive: we have discovered the performance by making it;?and being a curator, teacher, and director.

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