Peregrine Honig on BRAVO’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,” Episode 1

Tonight, my dear friend and fellow queen bee, Peregrine Honig, will appear on BRAVO’s reality television show, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. In each episode of the show, the contestants create works of art from a variety of mediums that are designed to “push the limits of their technical skills and creative boundaries,” […]

Alicia Eler at Shak’s Memorial Day Comedy Bash in Oak Park

It was a real honor to be included in Shak’s Memorial Day Comedy Bash on Saturday, May 29th, at Lido’s Caffe in Oak Park, with fellow stand-up comics Cameron Esposito, Mo Welch, Dara Katz, David Drake, and the hilarious and creative Concordia Improv Troupe. Thanks to Shak for being an awesome host, to Lido for […]

ChicagoNow featured in Mashable article “How to Monetize the News”, the site that I worked on in 2009, is in yet another Mashable article about monetizing the news. Congrats to the team! Tweet

Social Media Strategies in Chicago’s Art Community [VIDEO]

If you missed the Art Chicago 2010 panel Social Media Strategies in Chicago’s Art Community, or are just wondering what the heck happened because you were too busy tweeting while watching the sexy Twitter stream, these videos will help. Me, Alicia Eler, and Ginny Berg of the Chicago Gallery News moderated this panel.

Art Chicago 2010 Panel: Social Media Strategies in Chicago’s Art Community

If you’re ready to get over the old hat “death of the art critic” conversation and learn about how useful and—dare I say it?—fun social media can be, find your way to this Art Chicago panel. Follow tweets about the panel by searching for #artsocialmedia during the panel discussion. To add your own tweets, just […]

Review: David Ford in ART PAPERS (March/April 2010)

I had the pleasure of writing about David Ford’s show Relax (November 20, 2009-January 9, 2010) at the Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City. It appeared in the  March/April 2010 edition of Art Papers magazine. Tweet

Peregrine Honig’s WIDOW on Broke & Beautiful

One may be curious as to the product of a mid-western, culturally immersed, visual artist’s take on fashion — the industry, the clothes, the pretention and, of course, the art itself. Upon receiving the massive 5lb. “magazine” (more like an atlas-sized portable gallery), I was eager to see how linear the connections between the worlds […]

Performance Anxiety Screening & Reception: Gallery 400 on April 7 at 8pm

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago 400 S. Peoria Wednesday, April 7 8pm Art critic Alicia Eler and video art collector Jefferson Godard present Performance Anxiety, a program of short video works dealing with performances of cultural identity. In navigating complicated understandings of gender, race, class, sexuality, or existence in on- and […]

PRESENT Magazine Features WIDOW Magazine

Designed to be a fashion magazine aesthetically and functionally, the inside cover features a table of contents and credits: the front cover calligraphy is by Yohan “Scribbles” and the back cover art by Maiko Kuzunishi. Further inside the publication, readers will find a fold-out poster, a credits/contributor page, an essay by Zane Fischer that aptly […]