The Paper Crane, One Year
One year ago this week, thepapercrane.com began as its own website and studio. It’s origination was my personal blog the tiny paper crane created to document and chronicle my personal studio practice and process. As this evolved, I began to write small featurettes on the blog about other artists work, openings and contemporary theoretical topics. I discovered I had a great interest in discussing and writing about visual culture, art and ideas, and through this, thepapercrane.com was born.
As the site reaches it’s one year anniversary, I find myself reflecting on what we have accomplished in just one year’s time. I am profoundly humbled by the email responses, comments and submissions received daily by artists, readers and lovers of visual culture. I have made it my number one priority to publish quality content on The Paper Crane that is thought provoking, interesting and unafraid to pronounce new ideas or probe artists, students, writers, curators and readers to push toward a paradigm of new possibilities and perspectives. I am looking forward to and extremely excited about the development of the Paper Crane’s studio identity in conjunction with the website.
New developments are on the horizon in 2011 for thepapercrane.com. We have moved into a brand new, spacious studio space that will house our future projects. In conjunction with our online content, The Paper Crane is starting an artist book series and small press and will also be using our new space to host quarterly art exhibitions. Updates on our progress will be posted on the website in early 2011.
Please join us this weekend, Sunday October 17 from 2-6pm in our new space to celebrate our one year birthday. We will have an interactive installation, food, drinks and a warming welcome to all. Come share our progress and toast to our future.
Writer & Editor
2846 W. North Ave, 2nd flr
Chicago, IL 60647