Monthly Archives: April 2008

Crash into Comics!

This June Harrington College of Design presents Crash into Comics; a month long intensive course taught by master fantasy and comic artist Thomas Gianni.

Crash into Comics covers Storytelling, Drawing and Character Development, Inking techniques, and Putting it all together.

Featuring guest lecturers:

Alex Ross, artist on Marvels, Kingdom Come, Batman: War on Crime, Superman: Peace on Earth, and many more.
Gary Gianni, artist for Prince Valiant, Conan the Barbarian, The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane and The Monster Men.
Hilary Barta, artist for Splash Brannigan of Tomorrow Stories, Fear Agent and Plastic Man.

For more information visit:

Crash Into Comics Poster


Faculty Graduation Gowns

Graduation gowns have arrived!! 

For those participating in the 2008 Commencement Ceremony, your gown is available for pick-up in the faculty lounge during Harrington break hours.
Monday thru Thursday – 7:30am-8pm
Friday – 7:30am-5pm (Friday, March 2nd the campus will be open until 10:30pm)
Saturday – 8am-5pm
Sunday – Closed
Please have your gown steamed or pressed.  There is no guarantee that a steamer will be available.
Graduation is Saturday, May 3rd 2008 in the Continetal Room at the Hilton Chicago 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago Illinois.  Faculty must arrive at 12pm sharp!  Due to ongoing events,  please give yourself adequate time to commute.

Chicago Cultural Center May 2008 Events


May 2008

This Month at the
Cultural Center

MUSIC: Chicago Cultural Center Presents: Zarbang
EXHIBITIONS:  Tony Fitzpatrick: The Wonder – Portraits of a Remembered City
LECTURES: Friends of Downtown: “The CTA – The Year…The Future”
THEATER:  A Twist of the Dial 2 – The War Years
FILM: Out of the Vault 2008
DANCE:  About Dance – Matthew Hollis
GREAT CHICAGO SPACES AND PLACES: Go Behind the Scenes of Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center
MOSAIC Members: Limited Reserved Seating!
In May, take a fresh look at the Cultural Center and other great locations with the city’s celebration of architecture, Great Chicago Places and Spaces. Explore the building’s nooks and crannies, and learn about the restoration of the Tiffany art-glass dome currently underway. On Wednesday May 21, come hear preservation specialists discuss the full scope of the restoration project, and interesting observations and discoveries made along the way.
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Want to interact with individuals working at numerous Architecture & Design firms throughout the city?

Have a desire to learn more about furnishings and finishes?

Need a job that is part-time, convenient, and pays well?

Requirements:  Completed DSN134: Materials and Sources and proficient in Microsoft Excel.

Then this is the job for YOU!

§        20 hours per week – 1 Non FWS position

§       10 hours per week – 1 FWS position

§       $10.00 per hour

§       Work in the Atelier

*As wonderful as this job sounds, it is not at all easy…Hard work is required, you will be required to lift and moving heavy boxes as well as being on your  feet all day.

**But, if you are a hard worker and want the opportunity to interact with individuals at over 100 different Architecture & Interior Design firms across the city, Harrington Staff and Faculty then don’t miss this opportunity.

Please send resumes to Sheleene Bell at or

Fax to 312/697-8115

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a date of great importance for the Mexican and Chicano communities. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Although the Mexican army was eventually defeated, the “Batalla de Puebla” came to represent a symbol of Mexican unity and patriotism. With this victory, Mexico demonstrated to the world that Mexico and all of Latin America were willing to defend themselves of any foreign intervention. Especially those from imperialist states bent on world conquest.

In the United States, the “Batalla de Puebla” has come to be known as simply “5 de Mayo” and, unfortunately, many people wrongly equate it with Mexican Independence which was on September 16, 1810, nearly a fifty year difference. Over, the years Cinco de Mayo has become very commercialized and many people see this holiday as a time for fun and dance. Oddly enough, Cinco de Mayo has become more of a Chicano holiday than a Mexican one. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on a much larger scale here in the United States than it is in Mexico. People of Mexican descent in the United States celebrate this significant day by having parades, mariachi music, folklorico dancing and other types of festive activities.

Events in Chicago that celebrate Cinco de Mayo:

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Navy Pier!
Show Hours:
Saturday, May 3 – 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday, May 4 – 11am – 7:00pm
Festival Hall B and Terrace B
Don’t miss this fiesta of authentic food, entertainment, art, dancing and cultural displays.

$5.00 tickets

Cinco de Mayo Music Weekend at Navy Pier!
Saturday, May 3 – Sunday, May 4, 2008
At the Family Pavilion Stage
Free Admission
All Ages
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, enjoy two days of traditional Mexican folk music, mariachi bands, and traditional dance at Navy Pier’s Family Pavilion stage.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Family Day
Beverly Arts Center
Chicago, IL 60655
05/04/2008 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cinco De Mayo Parade

May 4, 2008

Damen & Cermak west to Marshall Blvd. & Cermak

Start Time: 12 p.m.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 1-4, 2008

1600-1900 S. Sacramento Dr. (Douglas Park)


Cermak Road Chamber/CASA Puebla