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Join Rare nest as we explore the urban visions of two great Chicago artists, complemented by lectures, discussion and receptions with scholars and civic leaders.
Jay Boersma, 1947, Blue Island, IL.
An artist and teacher, Boersma’s work is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Boersma earned an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied with Harry Callahan, Lisette Model, and Aaron Siskind, and a BA in Photography/Art from Columbia College Chicago. For 20 years, he was a tenured professor, teaching courses in photography, art, and design. This was followed by fifteen years as Senior Creative Director for Playboy.com
Dmitry Samarov, 1970, Moscow USSR.
Dmitry Samarov immigrated to the US with his family in 1978. An artist and painter he trained at the Parsons School of Design in New York, and graduated with a BFA in painting and printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. He is the author of two books; Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab (2011, U of C Press) and Where To: A Hack Memoir (2014, Curbside Splendor). Samarov is a frequent contributor to the Chicago Reader.