The Internship

Today, while posting our internship description on various job-searching sites, I was able to take a moment to reflect on my own time working as an intern at Urban Gateways. When searching for an internship earlier this summer, I was originally looking to find work at an art consultancy or local gallery. As I plan …

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Is “Paragone” Gone? A Revival of the Comparative Merit of the Arts

The Urban Gateways T-shirt plays off of the Chicago flag with its four red stars and two blue stripes. Inside of the four Urban Gateways stars are symbols to honor four areas of the arts utilized by UG programs. From left to right, they represent music, visual arts, dance, and digital media. UG programs involve …

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July 29, 2015 //

New Touring Artists!

A new school year can mean new teachers, new classrooms, new friends, and a new box of freshly-sharpened number two pencils. Here at Urban Gateways, the new school year means new touring performances! This upcoming school year, we are excited to announce five new shows offered by four new artists. The first, “Band of Steel: …

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The Selfie: Is it Art?

Using a camera phone to take a picture of yourself, or taking a “selfie”, has become increasing popular with the advent of new front facing cameras on iPhones and other modern cell phones. This innovation has made capturing selfies easier than ever, as you can watch a real-time photographed reflection of yourself in order to …

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Music and Productivity?

Everyone has their own opinion of how to create the perfect workspace. Some people need complete silence devoid of any type of stimulation, while others swear that the “coffee shop” environment with a subtle, unimposing murmur of activity is best for productivity. Still others require loud music to get their creative juices flowing. Growing up, …

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