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
New paintings, drawings, photography, art installations, and performances demonstrate the intense study by teens participating in Hyde Park Art Center’s courses on Art & Restorative Justice and Photography, in addition to our in-house arts mentorship programs: ArtShop and Youth Art Board. Under the supervision of artists Carris Adams and Joshua Slater, teens exercise their creative voices as they process the current socio-political climate and respond to current events through their artwork presented in the exhibition. Featuring artwork by Oluwafemi Ajenifuja, Menelik Barberouss, Lauren Calvin, LeShawn Cox, Will Curry, Jiawei (Laura) Gong, Walela Greenlee, Amir Hardeman, Genevieve Liu, Kendall Mensah, Nicholas Pelster Johnson, VaChanta Sims, and Krist Vinotai.
Support for Pathways is provided by: Crown Family Philanthropies, Field Foundation of Illinois, Harper Court Arts Council, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, and Searle Funds at Chicago Community Trust.
Education programs are also made possible with the generosity of the Education Advocates:
Tim Brown & Jill Riddell, Sally & John Carton, Peggy Casey Friedman & Martin Friedman, Lauren Moltz & John Clement, Kate Morrison, Kathleen & Robert Sullivan, Linda Erf Swift, and Melissa Weber & Jay Dandy.