First Course


Come explore the interactions between artistic practice and home life as Kristina Daignault and Michael Soto share the highlights of their interviews with local Chicago artists during a special one-night event generously hosted by Chicago Urban Art Society. View photos taken by Soto alongside works by the participating artists. Taste bites from the artists’ recipes, including both long-standing traditions and spontaneous concoctions, and participate in workshops brought to you by the artists themselves. Get your groove on to a DJ set by Shardstyle, and get ready to experience a new taste of art!

When: October 18th, 2013. 7-11pm.

Where: Chicago Urban Art Society. Pilsen. 600 W. Cermak. 

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Participating Artists:
Michael Soto
Jaclyn Jacunski
Alberto Aguilar
Edra Soto
Sabina Ott
Regin Igloria
Jeroen Nelemans
Deborah Boardman
Mister Junior
Paola Cabal

DJ set by Shardstyle of

*Printing workshop with Jaclyn Jacunski: Learn the basics of printing!

*Book Binding workshop with Northbranch Projects! 

*Burlesque workshop with Mister Junior! Bring your own Boa and learn some moves from Chicago’s own hairy chested heart throb!

Event Sponsors:
Founded in 2009, the Chicago Urban Art Society (CUAS) is an emerging arts non-profit exhibition space and creative-use organization. Serving as a creative hub and a community, cultural institution, this mixed-use center promotes the works of contemporary artists, community organizations, creative-sector groups and arts practice and production. A trailblazing space in the East Pilsen Industrial Corridor and the first visual exhibition anchor tenant located in the city’s new arts district – Cermak Creative Industries District – CUAS aims to not only cultivate curatorial practice. Through exhibits, innovative teaching and learning opportunities, and non-traditional venue space, CUAS is by nature cross-platform and establishes its credibility through creative juxtapositions. 

Published by Kristina

Hey, I'm Kristina, I write most of the posts around here. I'm an artist, lighting designer, native Vermonter, pancake maker, bread baker, and now writer. I get far more excited about real maple syrup than anyone should.

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