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The All-Inclusive

Welcome to The All-Inclusive! Each month, we'll be highlighting different projects and perspectives from our community! From photos to poetry to video to audio, this newsletter is meant to be a place for ArtNight updates as well as a mini-ArtNight within itself!  

Before we get into The All-Inclusive, a friendly reminder that the next ArtNight is on Saturday May 16! Our next regular FFEM (First Friday of Every Month) ArtNight will take place on June 5. Please RSVP on our website if you'd like to attend :) They will both start at 8PM central time on Zoom. We hope you enjoy the second issue of The All-Inclusive! Happy scrolling <3

Updates from Rob

When it comes to creating community, there’s no substitute for a regular in-person get-together. In the past, Jared and I have been toying with the idea of adding another ArtNight so that there would be two every month but decided we wanted to focus our energy on making the FFEM as great as it could be. For the May ArtNight, eight people signed up to share. That’s enough for an entirely new ArtNight, so we added the MidMay ArtNight on Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 PM Central Time. This ArtNight is a little different than the others - each sharer will get 5 minutes and we’re looking for 15 sharers. The June ArtNight will be the regular format and will be on June 5th at 8:00 PM Central Time. You can sign up on our website for both opportunities.
 

Jared has been working to reach out to high schools, colleges, and other community organizations to join us for an online ArtNight. If you know anyone that would be interested in having the ArtNight team facilitate an online ArtNight with their group, let Jared know! Jared can be contacted at Jared@theartnightchicago.com.
 

I’ve been working with Mayank on the ArtNight Podcast and we hope to debut our work in the next few weeks. We’ve been making some test podcasts to build our rapport, and I’ve been having a lot of fun. It’s been a good change of pace from the other work we do. 


Enjoy the May edition of The All-Inclusive. If you would like to be featured, please send me an email at Rob@theartnightchicago.com 

 

Rob Klein
Co-Founder

ArtNight Choir

We are working with Joey Epstein to make a virtual choir cover of Coldplay's "Yellow." This is open to ALL people, regardless of musical talent or skill. It doesn't matter if you've never sung in a choir or if you can't read music - this is for the love of music! If you feel like you're "not a singer," you are doubly encouraged to participate. When you combine a lot of voices together, it tends to sound good no matter who is singing!

To participate, you'll need to record your vocals and a video of you lip-syncing by May 9th. We're looking for a maximum of 20 people this time around. For full details, please click on the button below!

ArtNight Choir

SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

Joey Epstein
Making Music for Film

      
      

Several months ago (maybe November) a friend of mine was telling me about an idea she had for a short film. I thought it was a brilliant idea, and several months later (Like January or February) she basically let me know that filming was done for it and she wanted myself and my other friend to come up with music for it. I was so enthusiastic and also nervous because I loved the film but also wanted to do it justice. I can’t say too much about it other than the plot revolves around the conspiracy theory that Paul McCartney is actually dead. Moving along…I’m a bit embarrassed to admit how many hours I’ve spent working on it, but I just remember the film was in my hands just as all these Coronavirus shutdowns began, I would wake up at like 7am, work on the movie, and all of the sudden it was 11pm. That lasted for a week or two. I really don’t remember it was such a blur, next thing I knew the music was pretty much done.
 
I’ve also been working on the sound design which in short means making everything play nicely together in the mix, including dialogue and music. I’ve spent more time on that then the actual music. I have attached four pics so you can kind of see what I’m working with. Lots of EQing and other plugins involved. As you can see in the upper left picture, I can choose to put different sounds in different spaces with reverb. Like an amazing sounding concert hall, or a bathroom. I will not disclose which one I used in the film. Thank you for reading!

Bio
I am a musician/arranger/producer – I went to Berklee College of Music and graduated a few years ago where I learned all kinds of crazy and amazing things. I really really really love playing the trumpet and thank you ArtNight for creating this newsletter!

Alex Canary
Salem Witch Trials

     
MPI / Getty Images
 
In January 1692, two young girls in Salem Village began to have strange fits to which no cause could be attributed except witchcraft. Accusations and confessions began to fly. The small Puritan village was swept up in mass hysteria, fears of satanism were deeply troubling to the devout community that modeled itself in the image of the “City upon a Hill” that John Winthrop had articulated in his famous 1630 sermon. In the end, more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft, 25 of which died as a result. The events of 1692 endure in the collective American consciousness as a cautionary tale on the dangers of paranoia and mass hysteria. Many are familiar with Arthur Miller’s 1953 play The Crucible, which skillfully used the events as an allegory for McCarthyism.

But how did this happen? Though an American history textbook might present a definitive narrative on the causes of the events, the real truth is much harder to find. Salem, like countless other historical moments, is a matter of historical controversy. The study of history is defined by far more uncertainty and creativity than your typical history class might let on. There are many competing interpretations of the events: witchcraft was an explanation for crop failure caused by unseasonably cold weather, the town’s rye supply was tainted by a fungus that caused hallucinations, or perhaps a social and geographical divide fueled the factionalism and paranoia. Other historians highlight the role that gender and class played in the accusations. I encourage you to assume the role of historian and do some research of your own. While it may be unlikely that we’ll ever be able to find definite answers, the pursuit of such knowledge is justification enough.

Bio
Alex Canary is an educator devoted to making schooling more relevant, exciting, and liberatory. She has her B.A. in History from Lewis & Clark College and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Teaching at Northeastern Illinois University.

NO PAIN(T) NO GAIN

Echos by Kevin


      

Jared Hochberg

Comic #2


      

Yadid Licht
Yadoodles

     

                                       
IG: @yadoodles_96
www.yadidhlicht.com

Thank you for tuning into the second edition of The All-Inclusive! Thank you for reading, and thank you to Joey, Alex, Kevin, Jared, and Yadid for sharing! If you'd like to be featured in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out to Rob at Rob@theartnightchicago.com - we'd love to learn more about what you're passionate about :)

We hope you and your loved ones are safe, physically distant, and emotionally connected <3 See you at the next ArtNight!

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