Belgian artist Nina Blasband creates bullet journals for horse-lovers

Nina with her horse, Gazelle, in a forest full of trees and purple flowers

By Gelsey Plaza Medill Reports Colored pencils, crayons and watercolor palettes of every imaginable color. Gel pens, pastel markers, black soft-ink pens and jars of Ecoline liquid watercolors. Pages of sketches and drawings scatter the white drawing desk, which is covered with glitter, stamps, photo collages, vases, notebooks, journals and drawing tools. It’s the serene […]

LGBT artist uses art to express politics, gender identity

Brad Leslie showing his art work. (Zhu Zhu/MEDILL)

By Grace Austin and Zhu Zhu Artist Brad Leslie is known for his landscape and portrait paintings. But following last November’s presidential election, his work has taken a more political turn. Leslie’s latest work, on display at the Center on Halsted in Boystown, showcases a unique point of view as a gay man and working […]

‘Homegrown’ exhibit showcases local artists’ origins at the Art Institute

By Katina Beniaris The Art Institute of Chicago digs through its roots to present artists who trained at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in honor of the school’s 150th anniversary. “Homegrown: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Permanent Collection” features approximately 120 objects, mainly works on paper, from […]