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Bidding a fond farewell to resident artist Jen Delos Reyes

Blog Post 3Our most recent resident artist, Jen Delos Reyes, joined us over the summer to research, write, and work on new projects. At the end of her stay, Jen looks back on the time she spent in Chicago: the places she visited, the experiences that resonated, and the people who inspired. Read on to find out why she says her residency at the Art Center was life changing.

- Brook Rosini, Marketing & Communications Manager
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Taking stock with resident artist Jen Delos Reyes

Jdr 9 ImagesOur summer resident artist, Jen Delos Reyes, has been with us for over a month as she does research, writes, and works on new projects. After six weeks of living and working in Chicago, exploring the city's arts and culture spaces, and connecting with Chicago artists, Jen takes stock of the time she's spent here so far. Read on to find out which exhibitions have moved her, what books she's reading, which architects inspire her, and one of the things that gives her the greatest pleasure.

- Brook Rosini, Marketing & Communications Manager
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Behind the Scenes with Resident Artist Jen Delos Reyes

Jen Delos Reyes In Hpac AptIn 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.

- Brook Rosini, Marketing & Communications Manager
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Meet Jackman Class resident Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford

Jeremiah HeadshotChicago-based artist Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford has been in residence at the Art Center since September 2012. Each year The Residency will invest in one emerging Chicago artist who is taking on an ambitious and challenging project that will push his or her practice forward—and could not take place without the Art Center’s support. This year Jeremiah is just that artist, and the project is Hall of Khan, a large-scale installation that will be on view in the Art Center’s main gallery from April 14 - July 28. We talked with Jeremiah to hear his thoughts on participating in the first year of The Residency and how it has impacted his work.

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Collaboration and Casting in the Resident Artist Studios

Bo Brown 5 Qs 043We 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!

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