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Changes at Istria Cafe

Istria Cafe3After operating at the Hyde Park Art Center and contributing to the vibrancy of our space and the Hyde Park neighborhood, Istria Café’s management has made the difficult decision to close their doors on Sunday, January 20.

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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!

Brook Rosini, Marketing & Communications Manager
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Mischief Night: We made, we saw, we got a little messy

Img 0796Mischief Night was last Saturday at the Art Center, and wow: What a night it was! With workshops and performances galore, it was a spooky, fun-filled, action-packed nine hours of madness. The Art Center morphed into an artist showcase of epic proportions, highlighting unbelievable work -- not to mention some mind-boggling feats of intoxication -- by dozens of talented artists from around Chicago. We are so thankful to all the artists, volunteers, and community members who helped make the night a smash hit. And for those of us who might have joined in the artists' drinking performances with a little too much zeal, our Visitor Services Intern, Alice Bucknell, has the highlights for us. - Brook Rosini, Marketing & Communications Manager

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Creating Something from Nothing

Martin Creed Challenges the Laws of Physics at the Hyde Park Art Center

by Alice Bucknell, Art Center intern

London-based contemporary artist Martin Creed produces work that hinges somewhere between modernism and conceptualism: while escaping...

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