The group exhibition Front and Center unveils new works by artists who participated in the pilot cohort of The Center Program, Hyde Park Art Center’s new artist professional development initiative. The exhibition will be on view at the Hyde Park Art Center from August 4 until August 11, 2012.
Featuring artworks in various media by Paul Branton, Charles Heppner, Tulika Ladsariya, Jan Lindell, Ted Micheletti, Kristin Nason, Barlow Nelson, Diane Ponder, Melody Saraniti, Garland Martin Taylor, Vanessa Vargas, and Mark Yee.
The Center Program is a new flagship initiative that fills a critical gap in arts learning. Launched by the Hyde Park Art Center’s Director of Education, artist Mike Nourse, the program represents an innovative shift in the organization’s approach to arts education. The program gives artists a unique opportunity to develop a body of work and cultivate a supportive peer network, and provides access to studio space.
This distinctive, seminar-style program is uniquely designed to support artists in developing their studio and exhibition practice by giving them access to needed resources and tools, as well as rigorous critique of their work. In its first year, guest artists, critics, curators, and other arts professionals included such luminaries in the field as Susan Snodgrass, Annie Morse, Dawoud Bey, Juan Angel Chavez, Jim Duignan, and Tricia Van Eck.
Exhibitions are always free and open to the public.