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The hand-tooled poetry of artist Martin Puryear

The hand-tooled poetry of artist Martin Puryear

February 7, 2016 / Art, Daily Sizzle, People

I don’t often dig back into the archives, but when I first heard the news of the Art Institute of Chicago’s new exhibit, “Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions,” which will be on view in the museum’s Modern Wing through May 3, I recalled writing about my thrilling first encounter with the artist’s work more than three decades ago.

Writers Theatre morphs from ‘back of a bookstore’ to starchitect’s showcase

Writers Theatre morphs from ‘back of a bookstore’ to starchitect’s showcase

Writers Theatre, which has called the leafy, upscale, North Shore town of Glencoe its home since its founding in 1992 by reigning artistic director Michael Halberstam, is about to open the doors of its first permanent home. And the $34 million project, the first theatee to be designed by Chicago starchitect Jeanne Gang, is as eloquent and dramatically beautiful as the 100 productions the company has staged in far more modest surroundings for nearly a quarter of a century.