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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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Synchronicity, unicorns, and art(bar)

ArtbarLast month, we embarked on a fantastical journey at our quarterly ARTBAR event, where we unveiled our exhibiting artists as the hard-working human beings they are, revealing that they are not, in fact, rare and mythical beasts like unicorns. Below, Hall of Khan mastermind Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford guides us through the synchronicity ofthe sequence of events leading up to ARTBAR, telling us about the event through his eyes.

- 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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Make Art & Prosper: A Look Into the Art Center’s Sci-Fi Video Camp

Kidvid.1In our own Voyage Dans La Lune, the Art Center ventured into the farmost corner of our facilities, where a handful of students gathered in the digital lab, working under artist Lee Blalock to craft futuristic narratives and interplanetary films for our first "Get Inspired" camp of the summer.

- Anna Gross, Marketing & PR Intern

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