Tag Archive for Chicago Urban Art Society

Fresh Cuts

It’s a quiet evening at the Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS). A small group huddles in one corner of a large light-filled gallery, anticipating a story slam to take place later that night. The song “Kryptonite” echoes softly in the…

Unfinished and Organic

In a city known for its devotion to steel towers, brother and sister curators Peter Kepha and Lauren Pacheco have decided to investigate a more organic material–wood. In their display at the Chicago Urban Art Society, “Wood Worked,” the duo…

Off the Block

When considering the innumerable gems to be found on the airwaves of WBEZ 91.5, Chicago’s public radio station, hip-hop culture does not immediately jump to mind.

Street-level art

At a damp and dark hour in Pilsen, a few people stand in a semi-circle in the window of a storefront, drinking hot chocolate with whiskey. Over the course of a couple of hours, the group fluctuates. Artists and friends…