Someoddpilot: Space Becomes You
(Public Works Gallery)
Who are you? Why are you here? The design studio’s debut capsule collection and immersive art exhibition is a photography book, a gender-neutral apparel line and a short film to answer questions such as how to make sense of your place in the universe.
(Through February 22)
Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America
(Milwaukee Art Museum)
Last chance to visit the exhibition bringing together more than forty designers to explore “playful design” in midcentury America through a range of media including furniture, toys, textiles, films, posters and ceramics.
(Through January 6)
Keep Moving: Designing Chicago’s Bicycle Culture
(Design Museum of Chicago)
Chicago was the nation’s center for bicycle manufacturing, producing more than two million bikes in 1897, more than two-thirds of the bikes made in the U. S. “Keep Moving” looks at Chicago’s contribution to the early popularity of bicycles in America.
(Through February 15)
Tour of the Chicago Cultural Center
(Chicago Cultural Center)
Look up at the world’s largest Tiffany stained-glass dome, walk on the highly elaborate marble-mosaic floors and attend one of the free public events and exhibitions (art shows, music concerts, films, lectures, craft markets) during a free, guided architectural tour of one of the city’s top attractions.
Handmade Market Chicago
A relaxed shopping experience within one of the city’s most prominent indie music venues features affordable, unique items handmade by local emerging artists, designers, makers and all-around creative small business owners—an opportunity to shop small and support our craft community.
(January 12, 27)
Greek-born Vasia Rigou is a Chicago-based art critic and pop culture journalist, largely on the subjects of contemporary art, design, and fashion. She moved to Chicago in 2013 to study Arts Journalism at the School of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC,) where she was awarded the New Artist Society Merit Scholarship. She grew up to appreciate art after years of carefully planned, culture-filled travel itineraries and museum-hopping around Europe with her family. During this time, she received a bachelor’s in English Literature, in her native Athens; a master’s in Media, in Nottingham, UK; and studied foreign languages—English, German, and Spanish at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Her writing—reviewing museum exhibitions, gallery shows, art fairs, fashion shows, and music festivals among others—has been published nationally and internationally both in print and online. In 2017, she founded and now serves as editor-in-chief of Rainbowed.—an independently published website focused on the visual and performing arts, digital media, and popular culture. When she’s not writing about art or looking at art—wine in hand, she keeps up with Chicago’s creative entrepreneurial and startup community, makes lists for pretty much everything, drinks immense amounts of coffee and takes cross-country road trips every chance she gets.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rigouvasia.com