Wired to Wear
(Museum of Science and Industry)
A jet-suit flight, a prosthetic hand-turned-unicorn horn that shoots glitter and a jacket that allows its wearer to navigate by using vibration are among the more than one hundred experiences featured in the first-ever exhibit dedicated to the future of wearable technology.
Through May 2020
Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and Forties
(Chicago History Museum)
The Costume Council’s exhibition highlights Hollywood’s influence on American fashion through the dark days of the Great Depression by putting thirty ensembles on view, many for the first time.
Through January 21, 2020
Chicago Humanities Festival
(Around the city)
For their thirtieth anniversary, the Chicago Humanities Festival celebrates 2019 as the Year of Power by bringing together leading thinkers, authors and performers of our time.
Through May 4
Renegade Craft Fair
(South Halsted between West 18th Street and South Canalport, Pilsen Arts District)
Founded in Chicago more than fifteen years ago before growing into the biggest craft showcase in the world, Renegade never forgets to return home with a wide assortment of artists, designers, makers and entrepreneurs.
May 11 & 12
Chicago Zine Fest
(Plumbers Union Hall)
Chicago Zine Fest celebrates its tenth year, with zines of various themes and formats and the artists, creators and independent publishers behind them, in events and workshops culminating at its annual festival.
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