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2017 AiR at Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Ben Blount, is showing his artwork made during his residency last summer (and more!) at Aron Packer Projects June 9 – July 7, 2018. Click here for info about the exhibition. CONGRATS BEN! To check out Ben’s Guest Blog about the residency, go here!
OUR 2018 INBOUND PROGRAM WITH CHIPRC and CAKE ran May 20-June 3, 2018. Congratulations to Sunmi, our selected Artist-in-Residence! Click here for info about 2018’s call for entries. CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) runs June 2 & 3 this year, and our selected AiR presents and tables there, in addition to using CHIPRC as their studio (and as a place to teach) for two weeks prior; Transit awards recipient $1000 stipend. To check out Sunmi’s work, before the residency, go here! Stay tuned for Sunmi’s Guest Blog post.
See you at CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) on June 2nd & 3rd, 2018! It’s at Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted, Chicago) again, from 11am-6pm both days. And it’s FREE to attend!
Programming information for workshops, etc during Sunmi’s residency can be found here. Catch Sunmi at their table both days, or presenting on Sunday
Stay tuned for our 2018 OUTBOUND PROGRAM WITH HAMILTON WOOD TYPE & PRINTING MUSEUM call for entries! It’s running a little later in the summer this year, but it’s STILL HAPPENING!
OUR 2017 OUTBOUND PROGRAM WITH HAMILTON WOOD TYPE & PRINTING MUSEUM ran for two weeks in July, and designer/printer Ben Blount was our Artist-in-Residence. His guest blog post is HERE. For more details about the residency program, you can find out more HERE until we post the next call for entries.
And if you are curious about what prior Transit HWT residencies have been like, check out Pamela Olson‘s Guest Blog entry from her December 2015 Outbound Residency at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, in Two Rivers! Or previous AiR Heather Buechler‘s Guest Blog entry!
Our Board continues to evolve: while we are sad to see Stephen DeSantis relocate to the Northwest, we wish him all the best on his new adventures! And Andrea Avery is now Andrea Worthey, having gotten married last summer and has more excitement coming. We are also thrilled to have two newer board members join us, Bonny Smith and Bill Bietsch! We can’t wait to see where we go from here!
Just a reminder, we revised our by-laws and mission statement (Fall 2016), to open our Outbound residencies up to artists living in the Midwest (no longer just in Cook County) — the Midwest is defined by us as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Our Inbound programs continue to welcome those from beyond Chicago (and yes, that includes those who do not live in the USA).
Our programming is dependent upon donations. Please consider going to our Donations Page — for instructions on how to donate via PayPal, or for “offline” donations if you’d rather pay by check. You can click the DONATE button to your right, too. Your contributions are tax-deductible (we are a 501(c)3 charitable organization) and go a long way! Thank you!!