Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 12 // Chicago loves Panels, Marquis Hill, and Corbin Andrick...

photography by Ross Bacon - art by Ian Mitchell Wallace (Black Cloud Art Gallery)

// Panel Discussion: "Arts in a Post Recession World" featuring:

Marcus Gilmer is the weekly host of the "Chicago, I love you..." panel discussion series. Gilmer is a writer and editor who writes the Punching Up the News blog for WBEZ. Previously, Marcus was an editor at The A.V. Club, the pop culture sister publication of The Onion, and editor-in-chief of popular city culture blog Chicagoist. Marcus originally hails from Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in English at Birmingham-Southern College and later spent several lost years in New Orleans, where he earned a Masters Degree in Fine Arts and Communications from the University of New Orleans. He relocated to Chicago following Hurricane Katrina and lives in Roscoe Village. 

Isidro Hurtado is a marketing strategist as design-driven creative with proven success across an array of progressive consumer product and service categories. Hurtado was the head creative of The Farm music series and since then has gone on to lead marketing and graphic design campaigns for Kawasaki, Old Style, and many other recognizable brands. His belief in the idea that the correct balance of compelling color and words; Design will influence, inspire and engage consumers is what keeps him going. Currently Hurtado is one of the partners involved in Chicago, I love you... and somehow has been filming a documentary on HIS EGO for the last year.

Billy Kramer is a Chicago-based attorney whose practice focuses on entertainment and intellectual property matters.  His clients include musicians, songwriters, recording artists, independent labels, artist management, galleries, photographers, and various small businesses.  Mr. Kramer received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in May of 2005 and is currently the Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Media and Entertainment Law Committee. 

Jenny Pfafflin is a Chicago based web specialist and publicist for Bloodshot Records and has started her own PR firm LittlePriest. In a music industry filled with folks taking advantage of artists, "JP" is one of the few who has only the right intentions for each of her artists. I've worked with her for years now and I'm honored to have her apart of this Panel series. Check out her lastest interview as a part of the Do312 Tastemaker series.

August Forte has worked as a freelance writer and editor and his writing has appeared in magazines, periodicals and Websites, including The Chicago Reader, New City, Pop Matters, Clutter, Lumpen, Select, Groupeez, Pistil and Relix. Forte is a publicist and marketing specialist based in Chicago. He represents emerging and established artists, and has promoted events at Chicago's top venues including Schuba's, The Empty Bottle, Lounge Ax and The Congress Theater. August attended Columbia College, where he studied film and video. He earned his BA in 1999. 

Kris Vire is the theater editor of Time Out Chicago, where he writes reviews and features on the city's sprawling performing arts scene. Kris and his team review hundreds of plays per year, covering as many of the city's 200-plus producing theaters as is humanly possible. His writing has also appeared in Time Out London, Time Out Barcelona, the Guardian and the web publication Gapers Block, where he was a founding staff member.

Marquis Hills Blacktet

hosted by Corbin Andrick

For more details about the art that is being shown at "Chicago, I love you" go check out - Black Cloud Art Gallery

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