Justin Gunn and Steven Cooper, students at ChiArts, join Good Day Chicago to talk about their new film “Bound.”

Justin Gunn and Steven Cooper, students at ChiArts, join Good Day Chicago to talk about their new film “Bound.”

The film follows the diverging lives of two African-Americans growing up in Chicago. Cooper and Gunn offer a positive alternative to life on the streets – arts education. As Cooper notes in the interview, “…Simple things like opportunities and exposure to different artistic lifestyles may be something that can get them out.”

 

Joshlyn Lomax Named Rising Star

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Joshlyn Lomax (Musical Theatre, ’18) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel

ChiArts’ very own Joshlyn Lomax has been named the “Rising Star” for this year’s Fifth Star Awards, hosted by the Department of Cultural and Special Affairs! Joshlyn received her award and perform before an audience of stars and artistic luminaries at Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00 PM.

The Fifth Star Awards celebrate Chicago’s creativity and recognize institutions and individuals who have made significant contributions in arts and culture. This year’s honorees include Buddy Guy, Victor Skrebneski, Jackie Taylor, Carlos Tortolero, and The Second City. After their meeting last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, “Talented young artists like Joshlyn are the reason Chicago has become a global destination for the arts, and suggest that the future is bright for our city.”

Click here for more information on Joshlyn and the Fifth Star Awards.