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Chicago Sightseeing (Part 3): So Long, Logan Square

by Mike St. John

To close this sightseeing tour, I want to point out the pleasures of one particular neighborhood of a very ‘hood-centric city like Chicago. Namely, Logan Square — my place of …

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 3): So Long, Logan Square

To close this sightseeing tour, I want to point out the pleasures of one particular neighborhood of a very ‘hood-centric city like Chicago. Namely, Logan Square — my place of …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 2): Fireworks on the Pier

by Mike St. John

During my last blog post, I spoke about the commercial and historical gem that is Navy Pier. Normal summer days bring waves of tourists and locals for ice cream and …

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 2): Fireworks on the Pier

During my last blog post, I spoke about the commercial and historical gem that is Navy Pier. Normal summer days bring waves of tourists and locals for ice cream and …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 1): Double Decker Tour

by Mike St. John

As a recent graduate, I am in decompression mode for the summer. This process started right after school ended, when I went to Miami and even when I de-installed my …

Chicago Sightseeing (Part 1): Double Decker Tour

As a recent graduate, I am in decompression mode for the summer. This process started right after school ended, when I went to Miami and even when I de-installed my …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Long, Slow Goodbye: De-installation

by Mike St. John

The feeling is déjà vu as I walk the hallway between the Raw Space and the B&P Gallery. It is a short walk I have taken hundreds of times over …

The Long, Slow Goodbye: De-installation

The feeling is déjà vu as I walk the hallway between the Raw Space and the B&P Gallery. It is a short walk I have taken hundreds of times over …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Back to Basics: Learning to Relax

by Mike St. John

My last few blog posts covered the overwhelming energy of the MFA exhibition and graduation from Columbia. As a Graduate Ambassador now in a post-Graduate situation, what can I offer …

Back to Basics: Learning to Relax

My last few blog posts covered the overwhelming energy of the MFA exhibition and graduation from Columbia. As a Graduate Ambassador now in a post-Graduate situation, what can I offer …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Bowtie with Sneakers: Graduation Day

by Mike St. John

Here we are, Prospective Student — the last stage of the graduate experience. The MFA class of 2012 gathered with friends, family, and loved ones to the historic Chicago Theater …

Bowtie with Sneakers: Graduation Day

Here we are, Prospective Student — the last stage of the graduate experience. The MFA class of 2012 gathered with friends, family, and loved ones to the historic Chicago Theater …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Big Show (Part 3): VIP Reception

by Mike St. John

We round out my 3-part Thesis coverage with the VIP reception. With the anticipation of opening over, the InterArts MFA class can kick back with faculty, curators, and close friends …

The Big Show (Part 3): VIP Reception

We round out my 3-part Thesis coverage with the VIP reception. With the anticipation of opening over, the InterArts MFA class can kick back with faculty, curators, and close friends …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Big Show (Part 2): A Simple Cereal

by Mike St. John

On April 20th, the crowd entered the B&P Gallery with the smell of baked cereal in the air. A Kitchenaid mixer whirred to life, and the pin rollers flattened dough …

The Big Show (Part 2): A Simple Cereal

On April 20th, the crowd entered the B&P Gallery with the smell of baked cereal in the air. A Kitchenaid mixer whirred to life, and the pin rollers flattened dough …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Big Show (Part 1): Thesis Prep

by Mike St. John

We knew this day would come. The InterArts Thesis class enters the Book & Paper Gallery at 1104 South Wabash this week. There are long hours and dozens of cups …

The Big Show (Part 1): Thesis Prep

We knew this day would come. The InterArts Thesis class enters the Book & Paper Gallery at 1104 South Wabash this week. There are long hours and dozens of cups …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Industry-in-Residence: The Simple Steps for A Simple Cereal

by Mike St. John

A timer goes off in the living room. I leave the kitchen, and the endless whir of a food processor, putting on a turquoise oven mitt as I move. It’s …

Industry-in-Residence: The Simple Steps for A Simple Cereal

A timer goes off in the living room. I leave the kitchen, and the endless whir of a food processor, putting on a turquoise oven mitt as I move. It’s …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Mike St. John, chadrikosuave@aol.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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