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seven messages
1. Missing students
2. Public Information Fair
3. Chicago Art Open
4. BUSing around to chicago art
5. Re: BUSing around to chicago art
6. Matt's Illustrations
7. Matt's Illustrations

Subject: Missing students
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 8:23:30
From: administrator Matt Maldre (artiwu@spudart.org)

Artiwu is still missing a great number of the current art students. I was wondering if someone could give me a list of their names, so they may be added to the list. Please encourage them to join.
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Subject: Public Information fair
Date: Friday, November 20, 1998 8:23:30
From: Matt Maldre ‘97(spudart@aol.com)

This past Wednesday I went to the Public Information fair at the State Center building in Chicago. I picked up two sets of info from a bunch of different nonprofit organizations in the Chicagoland area. I will be sending one these sets down to school for all the students to use. (the other set will go into my files). I also had the opportunity to meet Alan Leder, the director of visual arts & multi-displinary programs at the Illinois Arts Council. We talked a bit on internet art and also about the Beverly Art Center and their new multi-million dollar arts facility that is being built. He also informed me of an an opening at the Beverly Art Center (old building). The Arthur Baer Foundation show on the southside of Chicago at 111th Street is an annual juried show of 65 artists (from over 600 entries) with prize money totalling $6,000. (Leder was one of the judges.) For anyone going to be in the area, I would recommend this show. (in particular the "Step on this" piece). Actually, I live within walking distance of the Beverly Art Center, so if anyone is thinking of going, just give me a call and I'll show you around. :)
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Subject: Chicago Art Open
Date: Friday, November 20, 1998 8:23:30
From: Matt Maldre ‘97(spudart@aol.com)

The number of artists' work in the Chicago Art Open was very impressive. Other than S.O.F.A. or the Navy Pier Chicago Art shows, it had the greatest number of artists' work showing that I ever seen in one place. However I found most of the work to be very mediocre. I was impressed with maybe about one out of ten works. But when you figure this with the 227 works showing, that comes out to about 23 pieces. To see 23 impressive works in any show is worth attending. In particular I was impressed with:
“I Am Everything” by Ian Crawley. A painting on wood with nails of various sizes pounded very closely together into the wood, forming a portrait and spelling the words, "I AM EVERYTHING."
Shelia Oettinger’s “Dancing On Air”, Nancy Steinmeyer’s “The Last Voter”, and Amy Jean Rowan’s “Tea bag.” (I am looking at the catalogue from the show now, it says it is the largest non-juried display of Chicago artists since the 1950s. I guess the non-juriedness explains the range of quality)
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Subj: BUSing around to chicago art
Date: Monday, November 23, 1998 21:38:16
From: unanimous (was mailed to spudart@aol.com)

I am going to the city on saturday and would like to know how to use the
busses so I can get from the aic to the mca and then to the gallery
district then back. can you help me???
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Subj: Re: BUSing around to chicago art
Date: Monday, November 23, 1998 22:44
From: Matt Maldre ‘97 (spudart@aol.com)

Hey, actually I’ve been thinking about doing the Jan/Feb ‘99 Chicago Art Calender, and I was considering including a map with all that info and more!

How are you getting down there? Train, car? I’ll just start you off at the Art Institute of Chicago.
1. You're at the Art Institute on Michigan Ave.
2. You walk out of the Art Institute. Your back is to the the Art Institute, turn right and walk north. Stay on the same side of the street of the Art Institute (east side-lake side). In more or less than a block there will be bus stops.
3. Take bus #151 or bus #3. (They will both run north on Michigan)
4. If you took #151, get your booty off at Water Tower.
If you took #3, hop off at Chicago Ave. (You should be able to see the MCA)
5. Walk to the MCA. It is one block east of Michigan. (One block closer to the lake than Michigan, for you navigational fools) And it is on Chicago Ave.
6. You walk out of the MCA, your back is facing the MCA, turn left and go south to Chicago Ave. Stay on the north side of Chicago Ave. (north is the side of the street closer to the MCA). Walk westward toward Michigan Ave (opposite the lake). Find a bus stop for bus #66
7. Get on bus #66. Say, “hello mr. bus evil bus driver of #666.”
8. When you get off the bus at either Wells, Franklin, or Orleans; apologize to the bus driver because you called his #66 bus the evil 666. (Now I wouldn’t even bother with the possibly satanic bus, it’s a nice heavenly walk from the MCA to the River North gallery district.)
9. If you walk instead of the bus, just walk westward down Chicago until you get to Wells. (same place as where the bus would’ve dropped you off.
10. Turn left and walk south down Wells (or Franklin or Orleans). (South is towards the Sears Tower).
11. Most of your galleries will be on Superior between Orleans and Wells. Some will be on Huron (one block south of Superior)

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<----+---------------+----Chicago---+-------- -----+---->
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Sedgwick Orleans Franklin Wells
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<----+---------------+-----Huron ---+--------------+---->
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12. Now there isn't much of a bus from the gallery district (unless you retrace your steps backwards). But there is the handy-dandy-spiff-o-rama brown line "L" train. The L will be available at the intersection of Chicago and Franklin (before you geton the "L," go to Paper Source and to the other art supply store across the street. (I really recommend Paper Source. It's got TONS AND TONS of neat-o paper. You gotta look at the binders on the shelf by the register. There are some binders in the back, too. These will have all the samples of paper they have. There are coolio stamps on the second floor.) When you're in the "L" station where you pay, ask the attendant for a map. It'll be the same one that I'm getting my directions from. It has EVERYTHING--every single bus and train you'll ever need! And the map is absolutely free. (They are available at every "L" stop, all you have to do is ask for one)
13. You wanna go south towards the loop. (Don't go north towards Kimball, unless you wanna explore the cool neighborhoods around Belmont that Matt wants live in)

So there are your lucky 13 steps to busin' around Chicago art.
I hope that I was helpful and clear. If I wasn't, just yell at me.

If you get lost, find a phone and call me at 773-233-6873. (i'm serious!)

There's also the Wicker Park art area too! (need directions? just ask!)
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Subj: matt’s illustrations
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 1998 0:25:41
From: Caroline Sachay ‘96 (caroline.sachay@gsa.gov)

matt- where were your illistrations? How come I didn’t see them?

thanks for all the digests.

caroline (carrie)
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Date: Monday, November 23, 1998 22:44
From: Matt Maldre ‘97 (spudart@aol.com)
Subj: matt’s illustrations

They are at:
Or if you start off from the homepage, just click on art discussions in the left menu and then go to Critique room #1.

p.s. A tip: Once you're in the room, you can click'n'drag the horizontal bar that separates the comments from the illustrations. This is handy if you wanna read the comments easier, or if you wanna just see the illustrations. (i hope this will work on all computers. :0)
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