| Sep 21, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Robert A. "Bob" Gorny got started building custom guitars in Chicago because at 6 feet 7 inches tall he found standard guitars just didn't fit his large frame.
"Bob was an excellent wood craftsman," said longtime friend Rob Gurka, also a guitarist and...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Barbara Aubin, a Chicago artist and art teacher, helped start the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art in the early 1970s and taught for years at Chicago State University.
Ms. Aubin, 86, died of ascending cholangitis caused by an infection of the bile duct on...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Three women, dressed in slips, get ready to go out for the evening, each examining herself in an invisible mirror and reacting to the process and the prospect.
Pretty retro, right? Maybe a dance set to the 1958 "I Enjoy Being a Girl"? But...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Diane Graham-Henry worked for years as a photographer. But her passion, and lifestyle, has focused on fitness. The pleasure she derives from racewalking — as well as kayaking, rowing and cycling — is balanced by the satisfaction she gets...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Creatures of the Wind designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters grabbed the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Women’s Wear at the CFDA Awards back in June, and followed it up by showing a stellar spring collection on Thursday at New York...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Artist Barbara DeGenevieve was daring in her work, deliberately pursuing subjects grounded in questions of power, class, gender and sexuality, and consistently eliciting controversy and political criticism.
She sought to promote public discussion of...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:58 AM
At the Target in Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall, megaphone-shaped "college" signs hang over aisles stocked with must-haves for students living on their own, such as mini-refrigerators, desk lamps and six-packs of ramen noodles.
"Back to College" is a well-...
| Aug 19, 2014
Restorative justice: An article in the Aug. 18 A section on the design of spaces conducive to restorative justice referred to Deanna VanBuren as an architect. While VanBuren has practiced in the field for 15 years, she is required by the American...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Guiding the clay with her fingers as it spun on the wheel, instructor Liz Wheeler stretched the clay cylindrically, higher and higher.
"I'm still breathing and keeping my fingers the same distance apart and not squeezing," the Bethlehem resident says....
| Aug 11, 2014
To most Chicagoans, alleys don't have a great reputation—they reek of trash, attract unwanted attention and aren't an ideal place to hang out after dark. But when Tristan Hummel looks down an alley, he sees endless possibilities: a fashion show...