Meet the master of modern pop culture Pin Up Art, Ant Lucia! We caught up with Ant at the C2E2 Comic-Con in Chicago at the Artist’s Alley, where we were able to finally hit him up on his artistic inspirations (Vargas, Petty, and the Horror Film posters of the 40’s and 50’s), and see some of his latest works. Check it out… He’s a great guy, and a fantastic interview!
C2E2 2013 – Cosplay Chicago
Fans of Cosplay… here’s another great find from the 2013 C2E2 convention in Chicago… Meet COSPLAY CHICAGO, a group dedicated to embracing, supporting and sharing the art form of Cosplay, and uniting cosplay fans across the Midwest!
C2E2 2013 – Sugar Gamers
And here is another great find at this year’s C2E2… Meet the awesome SUGAR GAMERS, a Chicago-based national organization for women interested in gaming and geek culture.
C2E2 2013 – Terry Huddleston
It was truly a pleasure to meet artist Terry Huddleston in the Artists Alley, table # C18, and we hope to see more of him in the future! His re-imaginings of Superhero portraiture, inspired by the works and ideas of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, are a 360 degree return to where pop art began in the 60’s, and it just feels so right. We hope you enjoy this peek into his work!
Jan Bartoszek – Community
Watch Jan Bartoszek, founder and choreographer of Hedwig Dances in Chicago, as she shares her insights on the community of dance in this latest installment of The Artsiders®-Raw!
Tyehimba Jess – “Beans or Steak”
Poet Tyehimba Jess (Leadbelly) speaks about the perils of pursuing an artistic life in this new release from the archives:
Chicago Djembe Performance #1
Check out this fascinating Drum performance by Lilian Friedberg and Djembe Chicago.
Tom Scarff – Dangerous Profession
Check out the latest “THE ARTSIDERS® RAW” installment, clipped from an interview with Chicago Artist and Sculptor Tom Scarff. The Clip is called “Dangerous Profession”, and I guarantee you’ll get a kick out of what he has to say about the dangers of artistic life!
Christine Rojek – Still Making Art?
Check out this great clip, featuring sculptor Christine Rojek, as she discusses dealing with “life getting in the way of making art.”
Hedwig Dances – Rehearsal 1
Another remastered re-release… Check out this modern dance duet from Kirsty MacKellar and Victor Ramirez, early company members of Hedwig Dances.