WINDY CITY TIMES
||Comics expo at Center
takes the CAKE
Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
This article shared 3 times since Tue Jun 3, 2014
The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( CAKE ) returned May 31-June 1, with than 200 local, national and international exhibitors at Center on Halsted, at 3656 N. Halsted St.
Free and open to the public, CAKE celebrates the diverse community of underground and alternative comic artists, publishers and fans in Chicago. Comics, prints and artwork were available for purchase.
Among the many items of LGBT interest were the works of Chad Sell, including RuPaul's Drag Race prints; books by Tony Breed, including Hitched; and Jen Tong's Pink Lemonade & Find My Light, which she said incorporates an LGBT-themed romance.
Center on Halsted, Quimby's, The Book Cellar, Utrecht Art Supplies, First Aid Comics and PrintNinja were among the many sponsors.
See www.cakechicago.com .
Photos and text by Andrew Davis. Additional photos at www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php .
This article shared 3 times since Tue Jun 3, 2014
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|Lightfoot, Chicago to celebrate WNBA champion Chicago Sky Oct. 19 with parade, rally|
--From a press release - CHICAGO — The City of Chicago will celebrate the 2021 WNBA Champion Chicago Sky on Tuesday, Oct. 19, with a downtown parade and rally. The parade will begin at 11AM when the team departs from Wintrust ...
|3Arts awards nearly $1M to women artists, artists of color, Deaf, disabled artists|
--From a press release - CHICAGO, IL (OCTOBER 18, 2021)—3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, will award Chicago artists with nearly $1 million in unrestricted cash grants during the 14th annual 3Arts Awards, taking place ...
|LGBT History Month: '40s and '50s instant photography gave LGBT people 'Safe/Haven'|
Two men dressed in drag for a tea party, and two women cuddled up at the beach. Today these might be benign photographs but, in the early 1950s, they were memories shuttered away from public view. ...
|ART Contemporary yet timeless exhibition 'Young, Gifted and Black' arrives at Gallery 400|
To be a Black art collector is to stand on the shoulders of a proud lineage. Throughout history, Black patrons have supported Black artists when nobody else did. Bernard Lumpkin—a New York City-based art patron, educator ...
|ART Van Gogh balloon celebrates installation's extension to Feb. 6|
Following a maiden flight in Toronto to herald the return of the city's "Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit," Lighthouse Immersive's Vincent van Gogh hot-air balloon made its way to Goebbert's Farm, in the Kane County village of ...
|THEATER REVIEW Songs for Nobodies |
Title: Songs for Nobodies. Playwright: Joanna Murray-Smith At: Northlight Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd. Tickets: $30-$89. Runs through: Sunday, Oct. 31 You won't find their names in the history ...
|Chicago Inclusion Project offers anti-racism workshops for arts organizations|
--From a press release - Chicago, IL—The staff of The Chicago Inclusion Project is excited to launch a new workshop and continuum developed by staff members Jessica Vann and Arti Ishak. The workshop, entitled "Being Anti-Racist: An Active Action," is designed ...
|ART Nick Cave, Bob Faust to unveil 'Rapt on the Mile' on Michigan Avenue|
The Magnificent Mile has recently installed a monumental, multi-story public art installation entitled "Rapt on The Mile" that renowned artists (and couple) Nick Cave and Bob Faust created. The mural, which now wraps the 679 N. ...
|SHOWBIZ 'Queer/Art,' sports items, Kevin Bacon, Indya Moore|
Queer|ArtNew York City's home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artistsannounced the fall season of Queer|Art|Film, returning in person through Dec. 13, a press release noted. The line-up ...
|Crystal Lake's Raue Center for the Arts opens new school|
On its 20th anniversary, the Crystal Lake, Illinois-based nonprofit organization Raue Center for the Arts has launched a new school. Raue Center School for the Arts (RCSA) will provide youth and adult classes in a wide ...
|Month-long Open House Chicago 2021 to feature in-person site visits Oct. 16-17|
--From a press release - (September 20, 2021) CHICAGO — Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) announced that Open House Chicago 2021 will again offer its popular in-person, indoor site visits, providing rare behind-the-scenes access to more ...
|ART The Peninsula hosting installation by Bob Faust|
The Peninsula Chicago, 108 E. Superior St., an art installation featuring Chicago artist Bob Fausthalf of a power couple of the art world, with Nick Cave. Titled "with all, and still…," this exhibit debuted mid-September and ...
|Chicago's holiday cultural and arts events to reopen for in-person|
--From a press release - CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced DCASE fall and holiday programming as Chicago's vital arts scene continues to safely and fully reopen. In-person holiday ...
|Art Institute workers forming union|
With backing for a majority of employees, organizers at the Art Institute of Chicago announced they are asking the museum to voluntarily recognize the first labor union at the cultural institution, The Chicago Tribune reported. The ...
|8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival on Nov. 5-7|
The 8th Annual Black Alphabet Film Festival (BAFF) will take place Nov. 5-7 at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. One of the longest running Black ...