We began our second day of our trip adventuring in Rhode Island. After a good night’s sleep after the delightful dinner party, we awoke to the sounds of nature, bird calls and wind rustling through the trees. As a group, we decided to start the day with a visit to an annual local photography exhibition […]Read More Boston 2017: Part 2
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Matthew Hoffman, the creator and “custodian” of You Are Beautiful. You’ve probably seen the little silver sticker with the words “You Are Beautiful” around Chicago or seen the large signs popping up on fences with the same message. ES: How would you describe the work […]Read More You Are Beautiful
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking to Jim Bachor, a mosaic artist via phone. His work includes setting mosaics into potholes around Chicago and the rest of the world. ES: How would you describe the work you do? JB: I’m really thinking about how to leave your mark. It’s almost impossible. […]Read More Conversation with Jim Bachor
I had the wonderful chance to talk last week with Megzany, a street artist based in LA. She was in Chicago last summer and made some incredible pieces in West Town and Pilsen. I even found some of her work on my recent trip to London! It was a pleasure talking with her via phone […]Read More Interview with Megzany
Mid-week blog post! Over the past year, Meghan McGrath and I have been working on launching a new literary magazine called the Antelope Magazine: A Journal of Oral Histories and Mayhem. It’s based on Suzanne Briet’s “What is Documentation?” (1951) where she expands the notion of what a document can be. She uses an antelope […]Read More The Antelope Magazine!
It’s been a busy few weeks. I haven’t been posting quite as regularly due to some projects that I’ve been working on. I was accepted into Vocalo’s Six Week Storytelling Workshop in January and have spent the last 7 weeks producing an 8 minute piece. The class was sponsored by Chicago Community Trust and […]Read More Presenting: Three Artists; Three Projects; One Chicago
A little taste of my interview with Nina D’Angier as part of my oral history project: It Will Keep The Heart Alive. https://elisa-shoenberger.squarespace.com/blog/2015/8/29/discussing-silhouette-art-with-nina-dangier Enjoy!Read More Silhouette Art with Nina D’Angier