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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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Dispatch from the Center Program: Introducing Kristin Nason

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Kristin Nason, Center Program artist, in her piece entitled Balance (2011)

We're back with more insider info about The Center Program experience! Today, we meet Kristin Nason, an artist who works with found objects and uses her artistic practice to comment on the collisions and contact that comprise life. In the below meditation on movement, she finds her thoughts returning to a specific scene from an unlikely source. Which comedic actor inspires Kristin? Read on to find out!

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