The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now

The Freedom Principle was a multigenerational composition of both art and wrapped in one place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The exhibition, that took place from Jul 11th until Nov 22nd, focused on the experimentation of both art and jazz in the South side of  Chicago during the 1960's. The works of black…

Bold Brooches

I have many goals for The Haute Seeker.  To not just share information and really interesting stuff to find and do in Chicago, but to turn the things I seek into a type of boutique! To get started on this journey, I have decided to immerse myself in the estate sale/thrift store/ flea market scene to seek…

Home Away from Home at Peach’s Restaurant

Sundays are made for brunching in Chicago. As I may have reiterated in a post before, the concept of 'brunching' is strange to me. Its conceptual mean that is literally an action exhibited by thousands of people every weekend in the city. When I was younger, my Sundays were dedicated to church. 8 a.m. till about…

SOFA Expo Chicago

The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair a.k.a SOFA took place over the weekend from November 6th through the 8th. The annual fall arts show is held at Navy Pier and brings over 80 dealers and over 35,000 people, from international galleries to the city for a phenomenal 3-day dimensional art and design experience.…

Rebuilding the Community: The Stoney Island Arts Bank

It was an hour and a half ride via the CTA but it was completely worth it. I hopped off the number 6 Jackson bus on Cornell and 67th street. An area of the south-side of Chicago that I am fairly familiar with, since it use to be a part of my daily commute of my…

I Don’t Live in Chiraq

I don't live in 'Chiraq'. I am not sure of any one who does. But when you take in account the 400 plus homicides that have already happened in 2015 alone, I can see how a person can compare the levels of gun violence here, to the country with a history of mass destruction. President…

Stellar Stella’s in Lakeview

I came across a lovely diner in Lakeview called Stella's, a family owned, American style restaurant that has been in business for over 50 years.  The charming dining establishment was of course, busy at 12:30 in the afternoon. However, the wait time for my friend and I was less than five minutes. We were seated in…