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Chicago artist you should know: Jeff Zimmerman

Chicago artist Jeff Zimmerman joins Justin to talk about his career, how he started painting murals, the method he uses to take on such large pieces of work, the importance of making sure mistakes are kept to a minimum, taking advantage of the weather while working on a project, how Street Art has grown over the years, the impact of creating murals, Chicago designating 2017 as the “Year of Public Art” and what it means to him that his work is a part of the fabric of Chicago. 44 more words

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Kelsie Huff, Chicago's finest stand-up comic

Sitting down with Kelsie Huff is a fun challenge because she often goes off on talents and hardly sits still. At a recent one-on-one meeting with a reporter in a low-key Lincoln Square bookstore coffee shop, it didn’t take long for strangers sipping their latte’s while reading novels to be engaged by Huff. 2,108 more words

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Coming Attractions: Soil sampling rig takes over Columbia College lot

Maybe there were some gardens there. I remember some pieces of art too, including a funky-looking airplane with a mean face that hung from a pole. 158 more words

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Nutrition & Exam Success - Tuesday, June 20

Tuesday, June 20, 9:45 am – 12:15 pm: Nothing beats having cream cheese bagels for breakfast to wake you up! As part of Safety & Wellness Week… 30 more words

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Ai Weiwei and Henry Darger: Two exhibits that should be seen

Chicago is currently home of two exhibits that should not be missed, one of a Chinese dissident artist and the other of a local artist undiscovered until his death. 2,975 more words

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Bath Spa University textile students create shift dress

Following the addition of the colourful shift dress full of cultural references from Columbia College, Chicago, first year Textile students from Bath Spa University responded with their own thoughtful approach. 153 more words

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Chapstick is a Chicago-based comedy web series you should be watching

Charlotte Kennett and Kearney Fagan joins Justin to discuss their web series, “Chapstick.” Charlotte and Kearney talk about why they decided to do this series, where this story comes from, the goal of making LGBTQ characters three dimensional, overcoming stereotypes usually found on television, the importance of seeing gay characters in mainstream media, the discipline required to put this production together and what they want to do next. 44 more words

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