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The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship a review by Kate Kretz

Not long ago, saying that an artist had a production line in their studio was considered an insult. Now a production line is a proud way of life for some artists, and the new book by Michael Petry explores.

Jackie Hoysted on her Solo Show: Afternoons – Where Drawing Meets Painting

Jackie Hoystead writes about what she's been thinking about as she prepares for her upcoming one solo show at the Fisher Gallery: context matters.

David Koteen on Caught Falling

David Koteen writes about the 10 year process of creating the book Caught Falling, including excerpts from the book documenting the development of the dance form Contact Improvisation.

A Guide to Participating in Artomatic by Tammy Vitale

Local artist and Artomatic veteran Tammy Vitale offers her advice on how to "do" Artomatic, the DC-areas largest annual art happening.

Choreographer’s Guide to Chicago by Jonathan Meyer

Choreographer and Artistic Director of Khecari Dance shares his pointers to finding dance in Chicago.

Costume Design for Dance (some notes for designers and their employers) by Sabado Lam

I will try to give a basic outline of how I work through my design process so that choreographers and designers may have a guide as to how to put their ideas together.

Distinctive Voices Moving Together by Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson discusses increasing collaboration and friendliness in the local dance scene.

Cathy Elliot on Light Design for Dance

I was recently at an event where two women asked what I do as a dance lighting designer. I fumbled with my usual two-...

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Two Poems by R.E.I.L.

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Collections by Gail Atwater

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