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Charlie Trotter accused of jeopardizing student art show

Celebrity Chef Charlie Trotter has been accused of jeopardizing an art show by students from the after school matters program.

When WGN-TV reporter Randi Belisomo tried talking to Trotter Thursday night, he asked if he “should do an Alec Baldwin” on her. He had no real response.

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The After School Matters students whose photo exhibit was cut-short by former Chef Charlie Trotter will get another chance at the event.
The students were setting up for a show last week in Trotter’s old restaurant space in Lincoln Park when they say he suddenly flipped-out.
Students say he insulted them, and kicked them out of his restaurant with their artwork still inside.
Those students will get to display their work on Saturday night at the Artists Frame Service near Sheffield and Clybourn.

Celebrity Chef Charlie Trotter has been accused of jeopardizing an art show by students from the after school matters program.

When WGN-TV reporter Randi Belisomo tried talking to Trotter Thursday night, he asked if he “should do an Alec Baldwin” on her. He had no real response.

Earlier, students at that after school program say they were allowed to use the space in Trotter’s former restaurant for an art exhibit.

But they claim he was rude to them while they were setting up.

The after school matters program issued a statement saying, it regrets the disappointment and confusion the situation caused, and officials are working to get back the artwork.

The students art work, supplies and iPads have not been returned.

Celebrity Chef Charlie Trotter has been accused of jeopardizing an art show by students from the after school matters program.

When WGN-TV reporter Randi Belisomo tried talking to Trotter Thursday night, he asked if he “should do an Alec Baldwin” on her.

Earlier, students at that after school program say they were allowed to use the space in Trotter’s former restaurant for an art exhibit.

But they claim he was rude to them while they were setting up.

The after school matters program issued a statement saying, it regrets the disappointment and confusion the situation caused, and officials are working to get back the artwork.

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