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Centerfield: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports | Fielding Practice Podcast Episode #7

After a brief hiatus last month, we’re back with Episode 7 of “Fielding Practice” for Centerfield: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports. This month, our roundtable gabfest includes panelists Richard Holland of Bad at Sports, artist Dan Gunn, Art21 Blog editor Claudine Isé, and is moderated by Bad at Sports’ Duncan MacKenzie. We discuss the issues brought up during The Dialogue: MCA Chicago’s Annual Conversation on Museums, Diversity, and Inclusion, a recent event at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art featuring a panel discussion between the MCA’s curator Naomi Beckwith, Chicago’s Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Michelle T. Boone, and YouTube sensation Hennessey Youngman a.k.a. artist Jayson Musson, creator of “Art Thoughtz.” Then, we move on for a drive-by tour of some of the fall openings that took place in Chicago on Friday, September 9th. As always, thanks for listening!

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Show Notes:

The exhibition openings we discuss on this podcast–some in detail, others just in passing–include the following:

Barbara Kasten at Tony Wight Gallery

Angel Otero at Kavi Gupta Gallery

Jason Lazarus at Andrew Rafacz Gallery

Stan Shellabarger at Western Exhibitions

Zachary Cahill’s USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project at Three Walls

William Staples at 65 Grand

Jacob C. Hammes and Lisa Rybovich Crallé at Roots and Culture

A few illustrations of artworks mentioned in the podcast:

Installation view of Stan Shellabarger exhibition at Western Exhibitions.

Installation view of Zachary Cahill's "USSA 2012: The Orphanage Project" at Three Walls.

Angel Otero. "Everything and Nothing," 2011. Collaged oil paint skins on canvas. Courtesy Kavi Gupta Gallery.

And finally, our panelists’ picks for our most-anticipated events in Chicago during September and October:

Duncan: Hand in Glove conference, “a national convergence of artists and independent organizers working at the crossroads of creative administration and studio practice.” October 20-23, 2011.

Dan: Opening of the DePaul Art Museum’s new location and debut of exhibition Re: Chicago, September 17, 2011.

Claudine: Color: Fully Engaged at Columbia College A+D Gallery, September 29-November 5, 2011.

Richard: David Robbins appears at Golden Age for Concrete Comedy Reading and Book Signing, September 14, 2011.