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Summer Skill Shares

Artists, Online Presence, and Social Media

Moderator: JC Steinbrunner
Panelists: Jennifer Reeder and Allison Glenn

Wednesday, July 8, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
112 S. Michigan Ave., room 707

Chicago artists, activists, curators with strong online presence and effective social media strategies, share techniques and helpful tips

Jennifer Reeder—Chicago-based filmmaker Jennifer Reeder constructs personal stories about relationships, trauma, and coping. Her unconventional narratives borrow from a range of forms including after-school specials, amateur music videos, and magical realism. MFA SAIC, 1996. thejenniferreeder.com

JC Steinbrunner—Founder of The Salon Series and currently the Creative Director at kCura, Steinbrunner's work has covered a lot of ground including his painting based art practice and as a marketing maverick using such tools as email marketing, web design, information architecture and creative direction. jcsteinbrunner.com

Allison Glenn—Curator, writer, and arts professional that is interested in furthering access and equity through the cultivation of inclusive art histories. Her curatorial projects include a forthcoming public art initiative developed as a Curatorial Fellow with DCASE, as well as previous exhibitions at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, Chicago Urban Art Society, Terrain Exhibitions, and Roots & Culture. Her writing has been published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Prospect New Orleans, Studio Museum in Harlem, Art21, and others. She is currently the Director of Monique Meloche Gallery. MAHA SAIC, 2012. cargocollective.com/allisonglenn


Documenting Your Work

With Robert Chase Heishman

Sunday, July 12, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 327

From photographing to editing, Robert Chase Heishman will share techniques for documenting your work and creating a strong portfolio. Bring your 2D or 3D work.

Robert Chase Heishman—Co-founder of RCH / EKH Art Documentation, a documentation business that specializes in fine art documentation for contemporary galleries, art fairs, artists, curators, consultants, and collectors. Heishman's artistic practice is based on the use of photography and video as means of exploring image production, self-referentiality, peripheral vision, conditions of framing, and the everyday. robertchaseheishman.com


Artists' Statements and Proposals

With Fabiënne Zuijdwijk

Wednesday, July 15, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 328

Develop strategies for writing about your art or design practice, in this hands-on workshop led by Fabiënne Zuijdwijk.

Fabiënne Zuijdwijk—As an artist, Fulbright recipient and cultural scholar, Fabiënne creates participatory preformances and video simulations that trigger a complex emotional exchange, heightening the viewer's awareness of self in relation to other. She is also an active member of the Chicago cultural and academic scene, teaming with scholars and artists to share insights. empathyprojects.org