Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The University of Chicago's Organization of Students with Disabilities is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture of Disability Matters, a series for 2013-2014:

"Why Disability? Or, Who Should and Should Not Inhabit the World?"

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013, 4:30pm
CLASSICS 110 (1010 E. 59th Street)

ACCESS: Classics 110 is wheelchair-accessible; Real-Time Captioning & ASL Interpretation will be provided.  Please contact Margaret Fink (mlfink@uchicago.edu) with questions or to arrange additional accommodations.

Professor Garland-Thomson will also join us for a luncheon discussion of one of her essays at the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality on Friday, November 15, 12:00pm-1:00pm (RSVP required, as space is limited!). Please email mlfink@uchicago.edu if you're interested in attending.

These events were made possible by support from the Deputy Provost for Graduate Education, the Division of the Humanities, the Department of English, the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and Student Disability Services.

Please refer to the posters below for details, also attached in text-only format.  For more about Disability Matters and the OSD, visit osduchicago.org 

The Krasl Art Center is seeking proposals for dynamic new projects to share in its artlab gallery

artlab is a venue for all artists who are pushing the boundaries of medium and form. It is a gallery space dedicated to installation, time-based media, sound and light.
artlab is not afraid to showcase the fruit of visual experimentation; it does not require a 'finished product' or an 'established artist'.


ELIGIBILITY: artlab is open to visual artists residing in the United States. There are up to seven displays per annual exhibition cycle. Participants must be proposing a three-dimensional art installation to fit within a 367 square foot gallery space. Materials will vary and may include time-based media, sound and light.

Learn more here: http://krasl.org/view/exhibition-opportunities

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Exhibition: A Survivor's Path to Renewal, Healing through the Arts

Presented in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the annual art collaboration exhibit "A Survivor's Path to Renewal" is open October 1-31, 2013.

The exhibit features artwork created by survivors of interpersonal violence and their supporters.This year, Between Friends is collaborating with Heartland Alliance, Connections for Abused Women and Their Children, and Apna Ghar. The Artwork will be displayed for the whole month of October at the new Edgewater Public Library.

We hope to see you at the Community reception on Thursday October 24th from 5pm-7.30pm to support and meet all the artists who are making this event possible.

Calling All Art Therapists!

Thank you to those art therapists who are currently helping to gather information about the effects of art therapy on the chronic pain experience through participation in the Art Therapy & Chronic Pain Study.

For those of you who have yet to participate, please consider contributing! You will receive a free workbook that will guide you through the process of helping individuals identify, express, and manage their chronic pain.

If you are an art therapist and would like more information, please reply to :
Lead researcher, Molly O'Neill Haaga, MA, ATR at:
or visit

"Finding Wholeness"

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

There's a whole lot happening at the South Chicago Art Center

The South Chicago Art Center has a busy fall with their  annual “I Heart Art” fundraiser (at their Satellite Studio at 2003-07 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60608 on Wednesday, October 16, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm), open houses, and free workshops. Lots of activity, news, and an interview with Executive Director and MAAT alumna Sarah Ward all on their lively website: www.happyartcenter.org. Check it out!