Tuesday, December 23, 2008

In the spirit of Free...

Its been a nice exhausting year so I would like to share this puppy with everyone, He really knows how to just relax and chill out. Look at his ears, not a worry in the world.

Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust

Here is a sneak peek preview of Mr. Vinny and Mr. Ericdaniel and my sculpture going in the Thompson center lobby within the next few weeks. It was constructed using collected ashtrays from bars after the smoking ban went into play a year ago. It's a celebration of the one year anniversary commissioned by the Respitory Health Association of Chicago.

Emanuel Aguilar

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Reuse Reduce Re..ya know Re iPod?

A+D Gallery - Columbia College Chicago
Curated by Jimena Acosta and Emiliano Godoy
January 15 - February 28, 2009

Criteria explores the ethics and politics that embody contemporary notions of sustainability. Using art as a lens through which our unsustainable systems of production and consumption can be evaluated from an ethical perspective, the work in this exhibition pierces skepticism and challenges our preconceived notions on environmental and social trends. Exhibiting artists include, Siri Brekke (Norway), Edward Burtynsky (Canada), Máximo González (Mexico), Aylin Kayser and Cristian Metzner (Germany), Jason Middlebrook (USA), Paolo Pennuit (Italy), Diego Pérez (Mexico), among others.

Jennifer Murray
Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery
Columbia College Chicago
619 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Check It Out : theodore boggs

Hey everyone, hope all is well in the time o' snow. Check out my friend Theodore's work. heres his website. Show the support. He's been busy and it's good to see some good productivity going on. 

Emanuel Aguilar

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Hey everyone, happy post finals! Hopefully everyone can check out this show 12 at the Happy Collaborationist exhibition space in Wicker Park tonight. Short notice I know, my apologiezes. I don't know how to spell apologies. Wait I just did! Ok so the sh ow is a great grouping of 12 artist in Sabina Ott's critique class at Columbia. I helped organize this exhibition as a good final chapter to the class. Hopefully everyone can make it.

Happy Collaborationist Exhibition Space
1254 N. Noble

Emanuel Aguilar

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sharing a Message Against H8

Dear Friends, my good friend Kyle Francis Harter is involved in a film entitled Fish Out of Water. It is a film exploring the issue of church and homosexuality. He has asked me to share the following message with my friends. I have attached clips of the film as well. Thank you for your attention. Hope everyone is well.

Dear LGBTQI friends and allies,

We need your help to separate Church and H8!

With the defeat of Proposition 8 in California and other anti-marriage bans enacted in 30 other states, it is up to fair-minded individuals to stop the Religious Right's crusade of hate. We ask you to join us in fighting the cultural war waged on our families, communities, and hearts.

Our message is simple: Stop H8, Donate $8!

We need 8,000 people to donate $8 to our "Stop H8, Donate 8!" campaign before the National Defense of Marriage Act protest rallies on January 10th.

After donating, please pass this message along to of your friends, coworkers, family and acquaintances. A movement starts with a single step!

You can donate $8 to stop H8 by visiting this link: www.fishoutofwaterfilm.com

All money raised will go to the swift completion and release of our feature film, Fish out of Water, a documentary that tackles the seven Bible verses used to condemn homosexuality and justify marriage discrimination. By using animation to make these dusty and vague verses accessible, Fish out of Water is a necessary ally in helping the LGBTQI community wage their battle for marriage equality.

We plan to bring the film to school yards, doorsteps and street corners everywhere from Appalachia and the Bible belt to the Wild West and Midwest on our 2009 Pink Van Tour. During this nationwide campaign we will screen the film, and distribute accompanying educational materials.

Please join the fight for marriage equality and Stop H8, Donate $8 by visiting: www.fishoutofwaterfilm.com and clicking on the "donate" link.

We also ask you to join us on Saturday, January 10th for the next National Defense of Marriage Act protest rally in your local city. To keep informed on all the latest developments, join our blog: http://fishoutofwaterblog.blogspot.com/.

Thank you for your tireless support, courageous minds and eager hearts. In this crucial time in history in the fight for equal rights, it's not a matter of ability, but action. YES WE WILL change the course of history. YES WE WILL accomplish it together.

With love and gratitude,

Yellow Wing Productions Team

Ky Dickens

Kristen Kaza

Fawzia Mirza

Ryan Endress

Katy Haggis

Mo Rodriguez

C.J. Arellano

Kyle Harter

Alan Saunders

*For more information, visit www.fishoutofwaterfilm.com, or write to info@fishoutofwaterfilm.com

Thursday, December 4, 2008


......Should come and participate in this great event. Bear necessities is an event in which we will get the chance to make some art with kids with cancer. The work will be then sold in order to raise funds for research, treatment and simply aid in the fight against cancer. We will be at Columbia College Chicago, 623 S. Wabash, 10am - 3pm on the 10th floor. Whom ever has some free time should come and participate and help do something good with your weekend. I know its Saturday but you have many more Saturdays to waste on partying, do something productive for once and join me to make some great art and raise some money for some great kids.

Emanuel Aguilar