Homeroom is Now Accepting Applications for EEE
We’re excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our arts education program: Emerging & Established Artist Exchange (EEE). EEE is a mentorship program where college students who are seriously engaged in a specific artistic discipline apply to work one-on-one with a Chicago artist who is already established in that field.
EEE is open to all college students. To apply you can find the application here. Then read it, fill it out and sent it to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are accepting applications through October 19th!
Tristan Hummel on Art on Track
This Saturday (September 22nd) marks the 5th year of Art on Track, which is the world’s largest mobile art gallery. The event takes place on board a moving CTA train, where each of the six cars have been taken over by a different local artist or arts group to curate.
We caught up with Tristan Hummel, the mastermind behind Art on Track. He filled us in on how he came up with AoT and the challenges behind taking on such an ambitious (and totally awesome) event.Read More »
The Ice Factory 10 Year Anniversary Recap
We’re still blown away by how great the anniversary/ fundraiser was on the 2nd! Thanks again to everyone who came out, the bands that played and the business who donated to the raffle! Take a minute to watch this compilation of clips we got of the performances that night!
Interview with Sean Dorgan
As some of you may know, Homeroom is partnering with Columbia College’s Portfolio Center to begin our Emerging and Established Artist Exchange (EEE). EEE is a mentorship program where college students who are seriously immersed in a specific artistic discipline apply to work with an established Chicago artist working in the student’s field of interest.
Sean Dorgan is one of the great artists that we will be pairing with a student. Sean is a professional photographer located here in Chicago. He has been the head of the photography department at Threadless.com for the last 5 years. We interviewed him to pick his brain on how he, as an artist, got to where he is and where he will be going with EEE.Read More »
Velvetron Debut Hype Video at Homeroom's Fundraiser on 9/2
If you didn’t make it out to the Homeroom fundraiser on the 2nd, you missed Velvetron debut this awesome video. It’s the first new work they’ve released in almost a year. Give it a watch and enjoy!
Homeroom Is Awarded $550 from Illinois Arts Council
Homeroom was recently informed that we are awarded a $550 grant from the Illinois Arts Council in support of general operating expenses. Thank you to the council and to everyone who pays Illinois taxes. We will make great use of this grant and continue to bring unique and innovative content to Chicago.
Raffle Items for Fundraiser on 9/2
We are excited to announce our raffle for the September 2nd fundraiser benefitting Emerging and Established Artist Exchange at Grandbar. We would like to thank all the in-kind donors that made this possible.
You can win:
- Gift certificate for 4 free passes and 4 free drinks at the Hideout
- Sampler of records, tapes and CDs from Whistler records
- $50 gift certificate to Maya Del Sol Restaurant in Oak Park
- 1 year membership to Spudnik Press in West Town & an assortment of prints by Chicago artists
- $50 gift certificate to Divine Consign in Oak Park
- Free customized T-shirt from the T-shirt Deli Bucktown & sampler of soaps from Maple Rowe
- $50 gift certificate to La Bella Restaurant
- Poetry Foundation package: 1 year subscription to Poetry magazine, tote bag, buttons and posters
Contact Aaron at email@example.com to purchase advance tickets.
$2 for 1 ticket
$5 for 3 tickets
$10 for 7 tickets
Noisivelvet Brings Live Cinema to Art on Track 9/22
Noisivelvet is working with the Waltzing Mechanics and The Cinema Culture to present the live production and recording of EL Stories: Art on Track. In addition to the audience getting a live viewing of a mobile stage production of the Waltzing Mechanics smash hit “EL Stories”, they get a chance to be an extra in the movie being shot by The Cinema Culture.
You might remember noisivelvet from their mobile garden at the 2011 Art on Track. With the help of friends and sponsors, noisivelvet was able to transform a CTA train car into a luscious garden that brought many a smiles to Chicagoans and beyond, all while encouraging attendees to consider urban gardens.Read More »