The Paper Crane, One Year


One year ago this week, 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, 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 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.

Many Thanks,

Dee Clements
Writer & Edi­tor
2846 W. North Ave, 2nd flr
Chicago, IL 60647
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