blurb yer heart out.
artiwu vol.2, DIGEST #33 (June 20, 2000)
1. Why dwell on artists anyway?
2. MCA open 24 hours on friday/saturday
3. Blurb Question
4. tribune jobs available
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 19:05:14 -0500
From: Matt Maldre <>
Subject: Why dwell on artists anyway?

I found an AWESOME article on the web. Check it out and feel free to comment to artiwu (or to me personally):

Here's a summary:
TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT... "Why dwell on artists anyway? What makes them so special compared to 'ordinary' humans? My considered view is that there is no essential difference, as the human condition is innately artistic. Everyone is potentially an artist: all it takes to become one is the self-realisation that that's what you already are. It is not what you do that makes you an artist, but your awareness of something within that constitutes an artistic or aesthetic dimension." *spark-online 06/00

For the full article:
Subject: MCA open 24 hours on friday/saturday
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 19:42:36 -0500
From: Matt Maldre <>

Museum of Contemporary Art is open 24 hours non-stop from 5:00pm on friday to 5:00pm on saturday for it's 5th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration.

Wildly original, contemporary, high-energy, and fun, Summer Solstice delivers Chicago culture at its best. It's an exuberant, 24-hour festival of contemporary art, music, dance, performance, and hands-on activities for people of all ages. Festivities take over the entire museum, including the galleries, theater, plaza, cafe, and sculpture garden, and extend into Seneca Park.

Check out all the fun special events at:
There's a TON of 'em!

I'll be there on the steps at noon saturday, I hope I run into some of yah!

(in addition to all the special events they're running, they have a kick-ass exhibit up right now. ya can't miss it!)

24-hour admission: $7
MCA members, children 12 and under: free
The first 3,500 people who bring two nonperishable food items to Solstice receive free admission.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is located at 220 East Chicago Avenue, just one block east of Michigan Avenue, in the heart of the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago.
Subject: Blurb Question
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 19:05:18 -0500
From: Matt Maldre <>

-What is one of your favorite fonts?
(you don't even have to be a designer to answer this...times? chicago?, or is is some groovy, funky font?)

just hit reply to this email
and blurb out a response...any ol' response will do.
just blurb it out.

-Name a work of art you really like.
-What do you think the famous Picasso public sculpture in Chicago's Daley Plaza is?

Replies are posted on the artiwu website at:
Subject: tribune jobs available
From: Matt Maldre <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 15:58:18 -0500

Here's some new jobs from the tribune intranet. If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to: Matt Maldre, Tribune Media Services, 435 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60611. Or you can email it to me at (email will go much faster, like duh). I'll route your stuff around the tribune co.

Chicago, IL WGN-TV 6/16/00
CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR: WGN Television currently has an exciting opportunity available for a Creative Services Director. Responsibilities include marketing, promotion and branding of WGN-TV. Will supervise the production and effective scheduling of all on-air promotion for news, sports, entertainment and WB network programming. Will oversee the design and execution of WGN-TV's internet activities. Will also manage the design, production and placement of all outside media and public relations. This position requires a college degree in Communications, Marketing or related field with a minimum of 5 years experience managing a major market Creative Services Department. Must have the ability to lead and motivate a large group of creative individuals. Experience with news, sports, entertainment, network promotion, web design and station branding techniques is required.

Chicago, IL Tribune Interactive 06/14/00
CENTRAL PRODUCER: Interested in a job that combines the excitement of Television with the fast-paced world of the Internet? Tribune Interactive's Broadcast Team is seeking a highly motivated and extremely creative full time graphic producer with responsibility for designing, and creating graphics and layouts for use across broadcast station websites and interactive products. Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design or Fine Arts or equivalent related experience, excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated experience in an interactive or multimedia production environment. Proficiency in Adobe PhotoShop or Macromedia FireWorks, and Macromedia Flash is required. HTML experience is also required. Experience with Macromedia DreamWeaver and video production preferred. Knowledge of the television industry, and specifically news, WB or Fox programming a plus.
Now - June 24
RENEE MCGINNIS: Solo Show: "Human Behavior and Potential Paintings"
ARC Gallery, 1040 W. Huron, Chicago

Now - July 1
CONNIE WELLS: Solo Show: paintings and prints
Anchor Graphics, 119 W. Hubbard, fifth floor, Chicago

Now - mid-july
JENNIFER LAPHAM (new gallery director of IWU)
NFA Space, 119 North Peoria, 3rd Floor, Chicago

June 12 - July 14 (reception: June 15 5-8pm)
Uncommon Ground Coffee Shop, 119 north Peoria, Chicago

June 27 - July 29, 2000 (reception: July 7, 5-8pm)
ARC Gallery, 1040 W. Huron, Chicago

August 18 - October 29, 2000 (reception: ?)
LAURA A. KESSELRING: "2000 Rockford-Midwestern Exhibition: Artists of the New Millenium"
Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford

For more details, visit:
Do you know any IWU alum/faculty/student in an art show?
Go to the above address and fill out a form.
What is one of your favorite fonts?

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