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This is goodbye: Paul Mpagi Sepuya heads back to NY

Blog Post 2 Image 2After a number of weeks at the Art Center and in Chicago, Paul Mpagi Sepuya bids us a fond farewell as he sets his path for a return to New York City. During Paul's time here, he did research, refined projects, explored new ideas, opened his studio to the public, and connected with old and new friends. Read on to hear Paul's thoughts on how his time in Chicago impacted his practice, and whether he thinks he'll come back.

- Brook Rosini, Marketing & Communications Manager
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Get to know New York-based Resident Artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Kicking off the 2014 season of the Jackman Goldwasser Residency at Hyde Park Art Center, we're happy to welcome New York-based Paul Mpagi Sepuya for his first visit to Chicago. Concerned with the structure and history of photography, Sepuya asks what it means for artists working with photography to be making portraiture today.

Check out this brief interview to find out about Sepuya's impressions of Chicago and how being here has impacted his practice.

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Come on Over Here, You!

In winter quarter of 2014, a handful of artists taking classes at Hyde Park Art Center's Oakman Clinton School & Studios started getting together on Friday afternoons for salon-style discussions over lunch. Led by Lisa Jenschke, the group has been building community around sharing stories about their experiences making and interacting with art. We'll be posting updates about this growing community every month or so on the blog in the hopes that we'll pique your curiosity and get you to join in the fun.

- Brook Rosini, Marketing & Communications Manager

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Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of Giving Tuesday?

GivingtuespicFor nearly 75 years, the Art Center has thrived because of the continued generosity and support of our community. This Giving Tuesday, we’re giving thanks for people like you who embrace our work and advocate for the success of Chicago’s art and artists. Numbering 600 strong, our donors make all our work possible—from artist residencies to teen outreach programs to exhibitions that showcase risk-taking Chicago artists.

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Artist Profile: Amanda Williams on Community and Collecting

Amanda Williams Work Of ArtSparked by her participation in The Center Program, Hyde Park Art Center's artist professional development initiative, abstract painter and color authority Amanda Williams has plans to move her ongoing series, Color(ed) Theory, from the digital sphere to brick & mortar—coating a South Side home in the deep-fried hue of Harold's Chicken Red. But that's not all Williams has been up to. Having created three commissions for Hyde Park Art Center’s fourth iteration of Not Just Another Pretty Face in 2010, Williams has taken on the role of patron during this year's iteration of the collaborative commissioning project. We talked with Amanda about her experiences with the Art Center, the status of Color(ed) Theory, and her patronage in this year’s run of Not Just Another Pretty Face, which opened this past Saturday.


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