Monthly Archives: March 2011

To Art & Profit in the Columbia Chronicle

New festival addresses value of artistic labor

““We saw [the festival] as a many-pronged approach to deal with this issue,” McNeal said. “It’s not just artists who should be having this conversation about the role of the cultural worker and creative artists and the value of creative labor, but that’s a discussion that should be happening in a wider community.” Read More


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To Art & Profit Fundraiser Party this Friday March 25

To Art & Profit Fundraiser Party @
Defibrillator: A new performance gallery in Wicker Park 

1136 N. Milwaukee

Friday March 25 8pm-midnight

$10 suggested donation

Co-hosted by Avery R Young & Felicia “Turbo” Holman

DJ sets by Jo De Presser & DJ J Grilla Green

Featuring performances by festival artists

Roger Noel & Cristal Sabbagh * Nicole Garneau * Avery R. Young * The Ladies Ring Shout * Jennifer Karmin & special guest Adam Roberts

With beer, wine & treats from Just Indulge provided

Raffle items include: personal training sessions, professional make up services, original artwork and chapbooks.

In light of the funding cuts to state art departments across the country this festival is not only timely but necessary. Actively take part in our local arts economy while engaging with socially conscious artists. Celebrate stimulating artistic collaborations across disciplines.



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To Art & Profit featured on Sixty Inches From the Center!

“The term ‘starving artist’ makes most of us in the creative field cringe–and with good reason. Why should the shapers of our culture starve when they are the ones creating our legacy? When the topic of money comes up, why should it be an uncomfortable one? And, finally, why do we have the tendency to undervalue ourselves as artists, art scholars and art administrators, etc.–or allow others to?

These are some of the questions that the programming around the spring performance festival To Art + Profit: Creative Labor, Collective Action and Conscientious Capitalism at Links Hall will address. The brainchild of artists Meida McNeal and Abra Johnson, To Art + Profit invites the public to voice their thoughts and answers to these questions through conversation with people in our city who may have some insights to our money issues.” READ MORE…

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To Art & Profit Opens This Weekend!

Come out Friday and Saturday to Links Hall for the performances.  Then join us Sunday afternoon for a FREE community spectacle and panel discussion on the value of creativity in Logan Square.


Creative Labor, Collective Action & Conscientious Capitalism

Interdisciplinary performance series
arts-focused dialogues & street spectacles

Curated by Links Hall Artistic Associates
Abra Johnson & Meida McNeal

**MARCH 18-20**
What Is It Good For? Defining Art’s Purpose Now

Collaborating Artists:
Cristal Sabbagh & Roger Noel
J’Sun Howard & Jennifer Karmin with insight by Coya Paz
C.C. Carter, Sage Morgan Hubbard & Keli Stewart

8pm Fridays & Saturdays
at Links Hall, 3435 N.Sheffield

$10/Students, $12 General Admission, Group Rates Available

Sunday March 20 in Logan Square

Community performance spectacle at Voice of the City from 2-3pm
3429 W. Diversey Ave., Suite 208
Panel at Elastic Arts from 3:30-4:45pm
2830 North Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor
For information on the panelists click here


8pm-12am Friday, March 25th

Suggested Donation $10

at Defibrillator, 1136 N.Milwaukee

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