In June, we welcomed leading social practice artist Jen Delos Reyes to The Residency at Hyde Park Art Center. Now that she's settled into her studio here at the Art Center, hosted her first successful event, and scheduled open studio hours when you can discover her work, she took the time to write a guest blog post reflecting on her experience so far. Below, you'll find her first impressions of Chicago, her thoughts on the intersection of art and life, her hopes for her time here, and how The Residency has already given her space and time to restructure her life and work.
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