We recently bade a fond farewell to Deniz Gül, our first international resident artist in The Jackman Class of The Residency. Deniz, who hails from Istanbul, arrived in Chicago in mid-September, and spent two months getting to know our city, its art, and its arts and culture community. We'd often run into her around town -- at Second Fridays in Pilsen, Maria's Bar in Bridgeport on a Saturday night, dance performances on Sunday evenings. She immersed herself completely and got to know a lot of places and people that are just pure Chicago -- including our year-long Chicago-based resident artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford. Now that Thanksgiving is past and we're sure we won't put anyone off their holiday dinner, we can share with you a great moment that took place between the two resident artists shortly before Deniz returned to Turkey. Deniz decided she wanted to learn about Jeremiah's signature casting technique. What was the first object she chose to cast? Read on to find out!
It's now more important than ever to ensure diversity in and access to the visual arts.
- access to arts education
- professional development for artists
- bringing national attention to Chicago's artists