Thank you for thinking of us, and of the artists we are helping go places…
Join us Friday, May 12th, 2017 6:30pm – 8pm at City Lit Books, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago IL 60647.
“THIS EVENT BUILDS COMMUNITY: How hyper-local collaboration can support the arts and free expression,” curator and educator Jessica Cochran in conversation with artist and author Brandon Graham.
Further event details can be found on Facebook HERE!
For event details and to purchase tickets: http://brandongrahamreading.bpt.me/
OUR THIRD INBOUND PROGRAM WITH CHIPRC will run May 28-June 11, 2017 (once again ending the weekend of Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)). Our call for applications and the application deadline has passed, and we are pleased to announce Célia Marquis as our incoming Artist-in-Residence. For more information about the residency, go HERE! You can check out the guest blog post that Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil did for us last year, after their residency with CHIPRC in May/June 2016! Chris and Sarah came all the way from Australia, collaborating on a Risograph-printed comic that they began making with Sarah’s risograph imprint, Room Press, and finished during their residency here. They had it ready in time for their table at Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE).
OUR NEXT OUTBOUND PROGRAM WITH HAMILTON WOOD TYPE & PRINTING MUSEUM will run for two weeks this the summer (between June 1 and August 31, 2017). Our call for applications is now over, and we are pleased to announce Ben Blount as our incoming Artist-in-Residence. For more details about the residency, go HERE!
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 eligibility requirements have changed, too, as of 2017.
Last fall (2016), we revised our by-laws and mission statement, to open our Outbound residencies up to artists living in the Midwest (no longer JUST in Cook County) — Midwest being defined by us as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, for now. Our Inbound programs continue to welcome those from beyond Chicago (and yes, that includes those who do not live in the USA).
We brought three new board members on to our team this year: Eileen Madden and Stephen DeSantis, earlier this year, and now Andrea Avery. We are thrilled to have the three of them join our team!
Our executive director got married! We’d like to thank those who gave a donation in the newlyweds’ honor; thanks to your generosity we brought in over $4,000 (US$)!!
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!!