Around the Coyote: Is it Dead? by Norbert Marszalek

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There is an interesting article in this week’s Chicago Reader: The Endangered Coyote: After a disappointing benefit, the Around the Coyote arts org contemplates extinction by Deanna Isaacs (here) which states that the 20-year-old organization is in dire need of money and will probably face extinction. I say what’s the big deal if Chicago loses ATC? I was part of one of their fall exhibitions many years back but always thought the ATC was full of mediocre artists with mediocre work…at best. So I would like to ask a question to all artists, curators, etc. that have been or still are associated with ATC: How have you benefited from ATC and what has ATC done for the Chicago art scene?