Art, the Chicago Area, and AREA Chicago (and also rad vests!)
You know what I love? Art. I love art of all kinds- painting, sculpture, photography, dance, music, etc etc etc forever. I decided this summer that I was going to do a better job of taking advantage of all the access to art I have here in Chicago. I’ve spent a lot of time at various museums since I moved here two years ago (the Art Institute and I are besties), but this Saturday I went to my first independent art show. It was curated by my friend Rachel and sponsored by AREA Chicago, an awesome local magazine focused on art, education, and activism. The pieces were mostly painting, print, or photography, with some really cool tactile and interactive pieces mixed in. Visitors could bid on art (the show was a fundraiser), snack on hummus, and make their own maps of Chicago. It took me forever to decide which piece to choose, but finally decided on a screen print that…I won! Yay!
My stupid camera has once again been wonky of late, so no photos of the art show itself but (thanks to Clare), here’s what I wore. That’s what everyone cares about anyway, right? You art haters. ;) No, seriously, I loved this outfit. It was comfortable, cool, and made it easy to do all the walking and train switching it took to get to Pilsen. And how rad is this vest? I heart it like an 80′s elementary schooler would. And the bag- it’s my new favorite…even though I’ve had it for months.