Category Archives: performance

Emily Rose at Green Mill

Sunday night we went to the Green Mill for Emily Rose’s promotion of her new poetry book Mouthy. Her presentation was preceded by the weekly poetry slam. The Green Mill is over 100 years old and has an edgy history. … Continue reading

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Patti Smith

I saw Patti Smith at the Old Town School of Folk Music Saturday night. How awesome to have seen her in such an intimate setting. The piano player, her daughter Jesse Smith, and the guitarist, her son Jackson Smith, accompanied … Continue reading

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Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese performance and installation artist born in 1972 who was selected by her country to represent Japan in the recent Venice Biennale. The ceilings and walls of the Japanese Pavillion at the Biennale are covered with … Continue reading

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Nidaa Badwan

Nidaa Badwan is a Palestinian artist from Gaza. In November 2013, she was harassed by some Hamas officers when she was working with some youth in an arts program and was questioned about why she was hanging out with males and why she … Continue reading

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Glass Pyrograph drawings

Etsuko Ichikawa uses hot glass to create this very effective and powerful calligraphy. The work in performance is even more riveting. Born in Tokyo (1963), she presently lives and works in Seattle.

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Performance Calligraphy

Performance artist Kotaro “HATCH” Hachinohe from Sapporo Japan, educated in Kyoto, presently living in Brooklyn.

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An intimate Raisin in the Sun

Last night we saw a production of Raisin in the Sun at the Timeline Theater in Chicago, directed by OJ Parsons. It was a spell-binding production in part because of its complete intimacy. Timeline is a small theater and the … Continue reading

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