Tag Archives: The Beast

Backbone

People of all ages and abilities are invited to come and participate in BACKBONE as part of John Preus’ The Beast. BACKBONE is a custom “mantle” made of African fish vertebrae, Asian bovine bone, and US stainless steel. Participants “put on” BACKBONE with the help of DOEprojekts‘ artists (and creators of the BACKBONE mantle) Deborah Adams Doering and Glenn N. Doering. A digital […]

Project Osmosis: Express Yourself-Portrait

Project Osmosis leads an art workshop for kids called the Express Yourself-Portrait. During the Self-Portrait design, volunteers partner up with a child or two and assist them in creatively expressing themselves in a portrait that is drawn of themselves. Project Osmosis provides supplies such as a tarp, paint, brushes, foam boards, lighting, etc. Please RSVP or email any […]

Saturday School: Poetry Workshop

Hosted by SHoP, Saturday School is a mini autonomous learning and making site located in the belly of John Preus’ The Beast currently on view until August 3, 2014. It’s an open invitation to share practical and not so practical, knowledge, skills, ideas, and time with a rotating series of informal teachers every Saturday from 10-12 pm. This week’s […]

Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: Backbone

People of all ages and abilities are invited to come and participate in BACKBONE as part of John Preus’ The Beast. Bring your thoughts, your ideas, and food or drink to share during the interactive exchange with the artwork. BACKBONE is a custom “mantle” made of African fish vertebrae, Asian bovine bone, and US stainless steel. Participants “put on” BACKBONE […]

K[ne(e){a}d]

A community that stays together bakes bread together! K[ne(e){a}d] places the ancient technological advance of combining heat, food and terra cotta into gallery spaces.  Artists Amber Ginsburg and Joe Madrigal invite you to bake bread with them, activating a chain of human activity on the decline.  The domestic, the gallery, and the public, and actions around the heat of a fire come […]

LiveBox Screening: Barbecue

Meet The Beast, grab a s’more and watch films that explore the ineffable quality of foods. This week’s film is about BARBECUE. A series of film screenings hosted by LiveBox will explore the topic of food beyond sustenance, a topic in literature and art since the gastronomic orgies of Ancient Rome. More recently the moving image has brought us […]

Saturday School: Radical Physics

Hosted by SHoP, Saturday School is a mini autonomous learning and making site located in the belly of John Preus’ The Beast currently on view until August 3, 2014. This week’s topic: Radical Physics Taught by high school physics teacher Tony Perry, Radical Physics is a workshop designed to explore our relationship with physics in a fun and exciting way. […]

Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: John Preus

In celebration of his birthday, John Preus will present on The Beast, and answer questions, followed by a birthday bash! John Preus’ The Beast is an architectural intervention and companion public program that raises questions about the use and social value of public space. Intertwining spectacle and site, The Beast becomes a new space for cultural inquiry, public dialogue and creative production […]

Open Mic

Teens from the Art Center’s Youth Art Board host an Open Mic event.

20×20 Presentations: Repair

This PECHA KUCHA-style event includes 6-minute-40-second spoken presentations accompanied by 20 images. The series will collect evocative, meditative, informative variations on a monthly theme from interesting Chicago minds. The event is organized by Rachel Herman and Hannah Kushnick for The Beast. Today’s prompt is REPAIR.