Artists’ Salon

Wednesday, March 15th
5:30 - 7:30PM

Art discourse is an important part of the cultural community, sharing a space to vocalize ideas and challenging oneself to go beyond self imposed barriers has the potential for growth in practice and in connection to other artists. 

The topic for this month’s artists’ salon will be: Documentation

Documentation and art are inherently intertwined and constantly evolving in relation to each other. This month we’re diving into the dynamics of those changes, how leaving a trace has rapidly changed in meaning, and how we as artists connect with this reorientation. 

Required reading for this month’s salon:

Title: Picturing Performance Art: An Exploration into the logic of performance documentation


Supplemental Readings:

Title: The Instagram Artist Who Fooled Thousands

Link: The Instagram artist who fooled thousands

Title: Abandoned Paintings

Light refreshments will be provided. Come chat with us!

These monthly art salons will be co-hosted by Michael LaHood and Jillian Bruschera.

Co-Hosts Biographies:

California native, Jillian Bruschera is an interdisciplinary artist and arts-activist, who creates works in visual art, writing, public installation, body performance, and social practice. As founder and proprietor of The Mobile Mill, she travels teaching the art of hand papermaking. She holds BAs in Studio Art and Visual Communications from Loyola University Chicago and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty in the Center for Book and Paper Arts.

Michael LaHood is an interdisciplinary artist whose inquiry focuses on how we interact as individuals, and how those granular interactions accrue and take on life of their own. Fire, biorhythms, interactivity, and the nature of epiphanies are a few topical probes for him in that pursuit. He has a BA in Human Biology and an MA in Media Studies from Stanford University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Columbia College Chicago.