‘Both Eagle and Serpent’ mixed media exhibit explores themes of cultural identity

By Seb Peltekian Medill Reports Luis Sahagun’s art exhibit “Both Eagle and Serpent” evokes the Mexican flag, which features an eagle holding a snake in its talons, as well as how Latin American immigrants arrive in the United States — by air or by land. Sahagun’s artwork includes sculptures, paintings and installations to  explore cultural […]

Painter Fran Joy Brings Black Artists Together for ‘Justice for Peace’ exhibit


By Carlos D. Williamson For Fran Joy, art is another way to challenge people’s perspectives on race, gender and inequality. And the 65-year-old painter had yet another opportunity to display her unique artwork when she curated the “Justice for Peace” exhibition from Jan. 31 until the end of February. One of the objectives was to […]

Gallery founder aims to raise awareness of sexual abuse through art

Jean Cozier

By Carlos D. Williamson Jean Cozier didn’t know she’d be the owner of an art gallery at 61 – let alone one that showcased the works of survivors of sexual abuse and rape. Cozier still isn’t sure this is what she was meant to do. She just knows she can’t stop.