Beverly

Beverly Swills

Hardboiled Coffee, with its shelves of pulp magazines and walls of long forgotten film noir, is only the latest addition to a neighborhood that’s unafraid to wear its history on its sleeves.

Cut Off

Depicting bright Indian apparel against abstract backgrounds, the mixed-media paintings at “Alter Ego” create a conversation between the viewer and the implied bodies that inabit each piece.

At Home in Ward 19

Perhaps the idea of a group exhibit portraying the love and support of a tight-knit family is too mawkish for the imagination. At least it would have seemed that way when Carla Winterbottom’s initial open call for artist submissions received…

Beverly

Located 12 miles from the Loop, Beverly is situated on the utmost southern point of the city. However, if you mistakenly call Beverly a suburb, be wary of the inhabitants’ retort. “People are always saying, ‘You live in Beverly, that’s…

Best of the South Side 2012

Chicago is a city that boasts, and this is our contribution. Our half of the city–the South Side–is many things, and in our annual Best Of issue, we haven’t tried to solve the riddle of what makes this place tick…

Warped Ideals

As you come off the sidewalk and enter the Beverly Art Center through glass double doors, the staff greets you with smiles and points you toward your destination. Tap shoes stomp in synch with British pop, and a violin lesson…

Alley Art

Since its percussive opening on April 14, artist and teacher Mathias “Spider” Schergen has showcased his work at the Beverly Arts Center in a show entitled “Neo-Naïve.” a reference to the “naïve,” seemingly untrained style the Chicago native works in.…