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ACTIVATE is a popular annual series of pop-up arts programs launched in 2014 by Chicago Loop Alliance that transform alleys and other unexpected places into creative exhibition spaces. This public block party located in the Symphony Center alley embraced the sensational spirit of drag. In celebration of the City of Chicago’s Year of Chicago Theatre, top drag queens and kings performed iconic songs from beloved musicals, all in the majesty of larger-than-life pop art, inflatable sculptures, and eye-popping set designs. This event was curated by A Queer Pride and White Mystery as a project of the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation and Presenting Sponsor The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Video by Paige Brunsen.
Photos by Diane Alexander White. Click here to see more!
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Join White Mystery at the 5th Annual Rock’n’Roll Market!
Do312 is taking over the East Room parking lot for the fifth year to pop up a one day Rock’n’Roll Market with DIY and vintage vendors alongside some of Chicago’s best rock DJs and musicians for an outdoor, all day affair. It’s also Do312’s 9th Birthday and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Donate $5 at the gate to receive a free decorate-it-yourself shopping tote! A portion of proceeds will help support local schools.Posted 08.12.19 Permalink to this story
Photos by Bradley Murray.
On Monday, July 29, 2019, Miss Alex White performed in the third annual Soho House Mixtape project. Her song, “Gone Wise” is a true collaboration and execution on vision. Olivia Koivisto from Writing Club wrote the lyrics, Miss Alex White arranged the song and melody, Tony Scott-Green wrote the guitar hook, Mark and Rob locked down the rhythm section, J. Ivy contributed spoken word poetry to the bridge, the Music Club shouted gang vocals, then Sam Fishkin recorded and mixed the track. Veronica Kretzers created an entire bespoke outfit for Miss Alex White, then Robbie Botts shot the video on a 1990s camcorder at the Liar’s Club in Chicago. Listen to it here:Posted 08.05.19 Permalink to this story
The Chicago Greek Town SSA commissioned Miss Alex White from White Mystery to customize a column for their outdoor art project on Halsted Street. Her vision was to deconstruct the column from its traditional form into a contemporary design object, with stark, colorful contrasts, and a chevron pattern. Alex teamed up with her collaborator Steven Teichelman, owner of Threefold Chicago, to spray paint the plaster sculpture, inspired by Pink Floyd’s iconic “Dark Side of the Moon” album art.
View the art project, “Dark Side of the Discus,” on display at 128 S. Halsted, Chicago.