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Walk and Talk!

North Shore artist, Quinn Zenner, took a break from his practice to join me for Walk and Talk! this week. Please enjoy our conversation covering: dreams, creative energy, and more. DF: Hey, Quinn! Welcome to Walk and Talk-I guess it’s more of a Sit and Talk today! QZ: Haha, yeah. My legs are tired today. …

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Voices from Inside the Studio: Freedom from Abuse and Neglect

We’re coming to the end of our monthly rights review, where we discuss our rights, responsibilities, and how we can exercise them to protect each other and ourselves.  This month, we discussed abuse and neglect. Abuse is a sensitive and difficult subject for anyone; to protect the privacy and wellbeing of our artists, we did …

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Voices from Inside the Studio: The Right to Confidentiality and Freedom from Restraint+Seclusion

For August we are focusing on the right to confidentiality, as well as freedom from restraint and seclusion. Rights and responsibilities around the sharing of personal information is a hot topic these days – it’s a concern that is shared among many!  We all want our personal, private business to be secure, and to only …

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Walk and Talk!

North Shore studio artist, David Jonaitis took a break from art making to join me for a Walk and Talk this week. Please enjoy our conversation covering: sports, art, fashion, and more. Diane Florian (DF): How are you!? David Jonaitis (DJ): I’m doing good. DF: Welcome to Walk and Talk! DJ: Yeah, I haven’t done …

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Disparate Minds: Dave Krueger

Heavily driven by an ongoing fascination with pop culture, Dave Krueger’s maximalist aesthetic is defined by dense systems of geometric shapes and asymmetrical grids. Between fantastical narrative passages, the surface is populated with symbols, numbers, occasional text fragments, and numerous decorative patterns comprised of diamonds, asterisks, zigzags, circles, crosses, and X’s. Drawing upon influences that …

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Voices from Inside the Studio: What is Disability Pride?

This Saturday Chicago will host its 16th Annual Disability Pride Parade, where hundreds of people with and without disabilities will gather downtown to march, mingle, and show their many colors. The Mission of the Disability Pride Parade is “to change the way people think about and define ‘disability’; to break down and end the internalized …

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Walk and Talk!

North Shore studio artists, Amanda Gantner, Carol Pyes, and Edward Rawski took a break from art making to join me for a Walk and Talk this week. Please enjoy our conversation covering: art making outdoors, flowers, wildlife, and more. Diane Florian (DF): Welcome to Walk and Talk folks! How is everyone? How’s the art making …

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