Showing posts from October, 2014
Mercy Housing Lakefront to release postcards from the Edgy 2: Community Edition Collection features creative works from Mercy Housing Lakefront Residents 

Mercy Housing Lakefront is set to release the second edition of its resident created artwork and poetry collection, Postcards from the Edgy 2: Community Edition, at a book release party sponsored by Capital One on Thursday, November 12th.
The book is focusing on the varied communities that make up the greater MHL community.  The art and writing describes how each contributor experiences community.  
The book features art from more than 28 resident artists from 12 Mercy Housing Lakefront communities.  They represent the far north and far south sides of Chicago including the following neighborhoods: Lakeview, South Loop, Austin, as well as Milwaukee. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go toward the creative arts programming at MHL.  
The book release will take place at the Capital One CafĂ© 360,  21 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 6…
Seamus McGuinness will be speaking about his research and project "Lived Lives" at Sullivan Galleries at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 12.
Lived Lives: Materialising Stories of Young Irish Suicide 2003-2008Lived Lives is an arts practice-led, cross-disciplinary PhD by Seamus McGuinness located within the School of Medicine and Medical Science at University College Dublin (UCD) which goes behind the statistics to capture stories of some of the young lives lost to suicide in Ireland. It emerged from an interdisciplanary research platform, created by the artist and clinical scientist Kevin Malone, Prof. of Psychiatry, St Vincent’s University Hospital/UCD.


Through the agency of art to develop effective and innovative research methods informed by a collaborative and integrated process between the project partners which can be applicable to other areas of research, where loss, identity and validation are overlooked, or eclipsed by the silence of stigma.Through the transformativ…
Leah Gipson. Photo: Sara Condo Art and Work on the West Side
Alum engages North Lawndale in a conversation about art, social class, and Black labor.

by Bridget Esangga What does it mean to live, work, and make art in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood? Leah Gipson (MA 2010) invites North Lawndale residents to tell that story during Black Eutopia, an event she is organizing with Rae Taylor as part of Chicago Artists Month that will take place Friday, October 24, at Carter’s Barbershop on Cermak Road.

Black Eutopia intends to spark a critical conversation about art form, social class, and Black labor. The backdrop of the barbershop offers a familiar, accessible setting where people are getting their haircut, yet the space will be transformed with visual art, spoken word, and musical performances. Gipson envisions the experience of walking into the event as “entering into a world.”
Taylor proposed the idea for Black Eutopia during a dinner Gipson hosted. Guests tossed around ideas for the e…
The U.S. government’sPAYE (Pay As You Earn) program reduces your monathly loan repayment based on your income. It also contains a loan forgiveness clause for people working full-time in qualifying public service organizations!
General information:
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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Q & A:
Graduate Panel discussion
Please come be a part of SSATA's first recent graduate panel discussion on October 17th from 6-8pm in the Neiman Center featuring three Chicago-based art therapists.

Daniel Eichner, ATRSAIC; Advocate Hope Children's Hospital
Rachel Nelms, ATRAdler; Horizon Hospice
Christine Hendron, MAATMount Mary; NorthPointe Resources

We are expecting an exciting and enriching night with our fellow expressive arts therapy students from Adler, Mount Mary and Colombia College.  Please come and enjoy the fun night with us and bring along some questions for our panelists!
Hope to see you all there!

The SSATA Team

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