Spotlight: Artists

Practice and Process: Marwen’s Recent Teaching Artist Residency

The Exhibition Opening for the 1st Annual Marwen Teaching Artist Residency - showcasing work from our first two Residents, Gwen Terry and Danny Sanchez- is Friday, September 23rd from 5-7pm! Please join us in celebrating their work along side the Summer 2016 Student Exhibition.

 

Read about Gwen's experience:
My work is known for being large-scale and mostly site-specific. For me, the creation of an

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September 15th, 2016 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Events / Spotlight: Artists

My Marwen Journey: 5 Years in the Making

Throughout my years at Marwen, the only regret I have had was not knowing about Marwen earlier. I became a Marwen student my freshman year of high school and was immediately hooked. For the next four years I had the life-changing opportunity of not only taking free art courses at Marwen (as if that already wasn’t cool enough), but also participating in their advanced programs, most

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August 13th, 2015 0 comments Photography / Reflection / Spotlight: Alumni / Spotlight: Artists / Teaching Artistry / Teaching the conceptual

Marwen’s Teaching Artist Fellows- Thank you!

After an influential and inspiring 6 year run- the "final" Marwen Teaching Artist Fellows meeting was held in 2014.

Since 2009 the impressive team of Marwen teaching artist consultants- called the Fellows- has rotated to include Regin Igloria,  Justin Schmitz,  Ann Worthing,  Joe Meredith,  Kelly Kaminski,  Melissa Porter,  Meredith Zielke,  Barlow,  Angee Lennard,  Jesse Avina,  Jeremy Bolen, Sophia Nahli Allison and Marta Garcia! Thank you

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January 6th, 2015 0 comments Spotlight: Artists / Teaching Artistry

3Arts Awardee: Sophia Nahli Allison!

Congratulations to our very own Sophia Allison for winning the prestigious 2014 3Arts Teaching Artist Award!

About 3Arts:

“DEDICATED TO ARTISTS

Nothing of significance can be accomplished without imagination, without stretching and flexing our minds, without dreaming.

We consider it our civic duty and a privilege to champion local artists and invest in the essential creative process that drives their art forth and touches all

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October 7th, 2014 0 comments Spotlight: Artists / Teaching Artistry

Flip-Flop: Student to Teacher

My experience with Marwen for the last six years has been exclusively as a student.
I am one of those Marwen students who just can’t get enough of it and keeps coming back for more—for one class, then another, hmm Marwen Lab looks cool, let’s try Design to Print, Lab was awesome I have to do it again, and oh my gosh it’s my last

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August 25th, 2014 0 comments Professional Development / Spotlight: Artists / Spotlight: Students / Teaching Artistry

Student Workshop: Guest Artist Jason Lazarus

As world events increasingly unfold on our computers, what happens to this history once it’s been clicked?
Verve: Guest Artist, Jason Lazarus shared the concept from his project- Phase 1 Live Archive with Marwen students on February 12th. This archive, he explained, features recreations of Occupy Wall Street signs documented in online coverage of the worldwide occupy movement. The growing archive is created collaboratively with

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February 26th, 2014 0 comments Art practice connected to teaching practice / Events / Spotlight: Artists / Verve: Guest Artist Series

Guest Artist Series: Jason Lazarus

Please join us!
Jason Lazarus: Feburary 21st from 7:00-8:00pm at Marwen
833 North Orleans | Chicago, IL 60610
This event is FREE and open to the public!
 

Jason Lazarus will present his artwork and discuss the motivation, ideas and events that drive his work at this free Marwen event.
Verve: Guest Artist Series is a free series of lectures, presentations, and events that fosters

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February 10th, 2014 0 comments Cross Discipline / Events / Photography / Spotlight: Artists / Time-Based Media / Verve: Guest Artist Series

Guest Artist Series: Favianna Rodriguez

Introducing Verve: Guest Artist Series!
  A free public presentation series at Marwen that focuses on the intersection of art, teaching, learning, and social practices.
The Marwen Teaching Artist Fellows are honored to welcome our first guest artist, Favianna Rodriguez on November 15 at 7pm!

This event is for students and their families, teaching artists, and the larger Chicago arts and activist community. Pass the word!

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October 31st, 2013 0 comments Design Arts / Events / Printmaking / Spotlight: Artists / Street Art / Verve: Guest Artist Series

3Arts Awardee: Marta Garcia!

Congratulations to our very own Marta Garcia for winning the prestigious 3Arts Teaching Artist Award!   About 3Arts: "DEDICATED TO ARTISTS Nothing of significance can be accomplished without imagination, without stretching and flexing our minds, without dreaming. We consider it our civic duty and a privilege to champion local artists and invest in the essential creative process that drives their art forth and touches all

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October 22nd, 2013 0 comments Spotlight: Artists / Teaching Artistry

Ai Weiwei

A must see exhibition includes examples from the board spectrum of the artist’s practice, which encompasses sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific installations as well as his contributions to the design of the “Bird’s Nest” stadium of the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. Ai Weiwei is known as one of China’s most provocative and vocal artists; his focus on human rights and social change eventually led

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May 7th, 2013 0 comments Events / Spotlight: Artists

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