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Elephants projected on to the Broadway Armory as part the the work "30 Times a Minute" by Colleen Plumb. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Artist’s Work Popping Up In Unexpected Places

A Chicago artist’s work is gaining notoriety on the West Coast. This weekend her images appear in Portland, Oregon. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross with more on who she is and why her works are popping up in unexpected places.

04/05/2015

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The Best Gift Ideas To Bring Back From A Trip

This list will give you an idea of what gifts are best to bring back from a trip.

02/26/2015

Mosaic art teacher Karen Ami(Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Made In Chicago: The Chicago Mosaic School

Artists have been creating mosaics for 5,000 years but the only U.S. school for mosaic art is here in Chicago.

02/02/2015

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Documentary Tells Complicated Story Of Local Artist Peter Anton

A documentary playing at the Siskel Film Center Sunday afternoon aims to tell the complicated story of a prolific local artist.

01/11/2015

Pieces of the artwork broke off and were on the ground Sunday. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Grant Park Art Installation “The Watch” Damaged

A new art installation in Grant Park was damaged – apparently overnight – and today pieces that broke off the artwork are still visible on the ground.

07/20/2014

A conceptual rendering of "Sanctuary" by artist Doug Fogelson which will be installed at the CTA's 69th Street Red Line Station. (Rendering Supplied By City of Chicago)

CTA Unveils Renderings For Red Line Station Artwork

The city of Chicago and the CTA unveiled renderings on Monday for original artwork that will be installed on eight South Side Red Line stations between the Cermak-Chinatown stop and the 87th Street Station.

06/23/2014

The Ed Paschke Art Center has many works by the artist on display and a replica of his studio. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Center Dedicated To Chicago Artist Ed Paschke Opens In Jefferson Park

The Ed Paschke Art Center opened Sunday in Jefferson Park – a tribute to the internationally acclaimed Chicago artist who died 10 years ago.

06/22/2014

Artist Chris Knight. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Artist Chris Knight

Chris Knight was trying to make his living as a photographer until almost a year ago. And then came the flags.

05/05/2014

A Grant Park art installation called "Borders" which was hit by taggers. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Taggers Deface Statues In Grant Park Art Installation

Vandals struck overnight in Grant Park, defacing a popular art installation of human figures in the park near the corner of Michigan and Jackson.

04/05/2014

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Amid Job Cuts, CPS Looking At Moving Gym, Music, Art Classes Online

School officials say for five years some students have been taking those classes online. Parents, though, were surprised to learn of the program. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

07/25/2013

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Gold Coast Fair Draws Art Fans To Grant Park

No matter what kind of art you’re into, you can probably find it at the Gold Coast Art Fair this weekend.

06/29/2013

Light sculptures along Congress Parkway cost the city $3.4 million. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Light Sculptures Cost Chicago Taxpayers Millions

Chicago is synonymous with classic architecture, and public art projects like the Picasso and the so-called “Bean” at Millennium Park. Now there’s a newly unveiled light sculpture project in the South Loop. We asked 2- investigator Pam Zekman to check out how much it cost. And who is paying for it?

05/08/2013

A student at Little Black Pearl Options Lab School takes a glass-blowing class. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Little Black Pearl Options Lab School

Students at the Kenwood high school are taught traditional subjects through the lens of art. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports.

02/01/2013

Sufjan Stevens performs on his banjo during his concert on October 9, 2006 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California.  (Credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Cure For Boredom: December’s Events

Here are my top five events for December. Go to them. That’s the point of this article.

12/05/2012

Students walk by displayed art at Dixon Elementary School. (CBS)

New Film Looks At Art’s Influence On Dixon Elementary School Students

“The Curators Of Dixon School” looks at the relationship between artworks on display at the CPS school and its influence on youngsters. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley, a Dixon alum, reports.

11/15/2012

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Guide To: Bucktown Arts Festival

The Bucktown Arts fest has grown to become a neighborhood tradition and one of the city’s premier arts festivals showcasing close to 200 participating artists, plus countless musicians, dancers, poets, performers and attracting more than 30,000 visitors annually…

08/23/2012

Printers’ Ball 2011 IT’S ALIVE! (credit: Jonathan Mathias / jonathanmathias.com)

Printers’ Ball: A Party… But With Books

Printers’ Ball is a party in celebration of everything print! Free beer, free books, free entertainment, what could be better? No, really, what?

07/16/2012

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Evanston Couple Duct-Taped, Robbed Of Valuable Artwork

Three robbers posing as delivery men entered a north suburban home, knocked down and duct-taped the elderly residents, and stole several pieces of artwork valued at more than $100,000.

04/13/2012

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Hull House Museum To Rent Out Art For Free

If you want to display contemporary art in your home, for free, there’s another option now besides letting your kids loose with fingerpaint on your walls.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

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Museum Of Contemporary Photography Explores ‘The Limits Of Photography’

When you look at a painting or drawing, you’re not surprised when you see artwork that’s abstract or presents a spin on its subject. But with photography, there’s the sense that what you’re seeing is an accurate depiction of the world. However, that’s not always the case—a show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, “Limits of Photography,” explores what happens when artists challenge the medium and manipulate it in compelling ways.

03/19/2012

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