Open House Chicago
(Chicago Architecture Center)
The free annual two-day public festival expands to a ten-day event to celebrate its tenth birthday as the city’s architecturally, culturally and historically significant sites open their doors for a behind-the-scenes view of Chicago landmarks.
Luftwerk & Normal: Color Code
(Elmhurst Art Museum)
Luftwerk design duo Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero collaborate with Normal Studio’s Renata Graw to create “Color Code,” a work that visualizes SOS, the international distress signal, as color flags instead of Morse code.
(Opening September 15)
The Midwest’s largest residential design conference provides two full days of open houses, talks and events featuring kitchen, bath and home furnishings by some of the industry’s most acclaimed designers and showrooms.
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.
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