Mitch Montoya


Top 5 Worst Fashion Trends

Avoid them like the plague.


December 1, 2009

Personal Encounters gets to the core of communities

The Hyde Park Art Center's new exhibit, Close Encounters, takes an unusually interactive approach to showcasing art


November 10, 2009

Queer comedy takes center stage at Reeling Film Fest

Reeling's 28th annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival highlights humor in the face of recent setbacks in the struggle for equality.


November 3, 2009

With paint and words, Wiliams examines her Windy City

Chicago native Amanda Williams investigates the Chicago area in her exhibit showing at the Three Peas Art Lounge.


October 6, 2009

Rockefeller takes turn as Little City art gallery

As a part of October’s Chicago Artists Month, artists from The Little City Foundation explore the humble circle in an exhibit aptly titled Unbroken now on display in Rockefeller Chapel.


October 4, 2009

Smart captures photography's malleable reality

While most people are content to say their family portraits or 3x3 profile pictures represent who they really are, artists in the Smart Museum’s new exhibit, Malleable Likeness and the Photographic Portrait, beg to differ.


May 29, 2009

With spectacle and song, Legally Blonde: The Musical, like, totally rests its case

Legally Blonde: The Musical is a lively production that reminds us of the power of blondes, the “bend and snap,” and believing in yourself.


May 15, 2009

With latest group show, Ren Society gets the silent treatment

The Renaissance Society's new group exhibit, aptly named Several Silences, explores how silence functions in society and the extent to which it affects everyday experiences.


May 5, 2009

Artropolis 2009 makes art look recession-proof

With this weekend’s Artropolis, Chicago’s annual art extravaganza, it appears that the art industry has come out of the economic crisis unscathed, or at least unbroken.


May 1, 2009

Jordano offers gritty portrait of South Side’s many-sided Faith

In Articles of Faith: Photographs by Dave Jordano, the artist depicts the religious institutions of the South Side, illustrating the undying sense of faith and community that members of churches possess.


April 24, 2009