Chicago is often described as the most American of cities and in his book The Third Coast
Thomas Dyja writes that to understand America we must understand the legacies of Chicago-made culture. How then do we understand the contribution of artists working in Chicago now? Are we Chicago artists or just artists who happen to live and work here? Is Chicago our identity, our mission, one of our traditions, or merely an accident of time and place? This multidisciplinary panel of artists who teach at Chicago's DePaul University attempt to answer the question: what does it mean to be a maker of art in Chicago today?
The Panelists include: Dolores Wilber from The School of Design, Francesca Royster from the English Department; Coya Paz from the Theater Department; and Chi Yang Yin from the Art, Media, & Design Department. Barrie Jean Borich founder and editor of Slag Glass City, will moderate.
This program is presented in partnership with DePaul University.
This program is presented as part of One Book, One Chicago's 2015-2016 season, exploring the theme of "Chicago: The City That Gives."
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