We Are: Self Portraits as Artistic Exploration

How do you see yourself? How do your express yourself? Students from the Southside Occupational High School, a transition center for students with disabilities between 16 and 22 years old, addressed these questions through their art. The students created a series self-portraits using a printmaking process. The result was We Are… Artwork by Students from Southside…
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A Taste of Charlie Trotter: Tasty Reads

Harold Washington Library Center’s tastiest exhibit, A Taste of Charlie Trotter, focuses on renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter and his innovations and influence on Chicago dining. Drawing on the Charlie Trotter Collection and the Charlie Trotter Cookbook Collection donated by Mrs. Rochelle Trotter to Special Collections at Harold Washington Library Center, the exhibit is sure to leave you ready for…
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Top Picks: Cate Blanchett

Actress of stage and screen Cate Blanchett turns 50 this month. The Australian native has been in countless award-winning productions. I remember her most in her role as Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but if fantasy epics from the early 2000s aren't for you, here are top picks of all other things "Cate." Blanchett has…
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Wonderful Women in Westerns

I fell in love with the Western genre after reading Larry McMurtry’s masterpiece Lonesome Dove. I especially loved reading about Lorena Wood, the strong-willed heroine of the novel. Up until that point, I’d only associated men with the genre, but after Lonesome Dove, I began my own adventure of searching for Westerns that included cool…
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