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InterArts Alumni, Staff, Faculty Plunge into Fall

{ Posted by K. Beste on 2.09.2013 }

InterArts artists’ summers labors are coming to fruition as the academic year fires up for fall 2013.

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Book and Paper alumna Kaitlin Kostus will have her illustration work featured in Issue 4 of GRAZE magazine, accompanying a story by Kim Campbell on “Homestead Farming for Old Punks.” The issue hits newsstands on Oct. 26.

Meanwhile, recent media alumna Michelle Graves spend the past weekend at the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park as part an invited street art crew. Her recent work (shown below) measures about four feet square, and was painted with spray paint and ink.

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The Honey Pot Performance group, which features InterArts faculty member Meida McNeal, will be on stage at Links Hall this coming September 6–8, performing their new work Price Point.

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The performance piece, which was recently covered on SeeChicagoDance.org, examines the state of the American dream, and also features collaborating artists Felicia Holman, Aisha Jean-Baptiste, and Abra Johnson.

Just released before the long Labor Day weekend was the news that a faculty/staff collaborative grant proposal was accepted by the Craft Research Fund. Assistant Professor Melissa Potter and CBPA curator Jessica Cochran received the grant to publish a book of new scholarship on hand papermaking and contemporary art. The book is being developed in association with the upcoming CBPA gallery exhibition Social Paper, opening at CBPA on January 30, 2014.