Bill Walker’s use of lyrics, poems, and personal text in his work is important to understanding the social codes and cultural signifiers he criticized through his art work. Moderated by Romi Crawford, Victor Sorell and Jeff Huebner will discuss the various modes of expression in Walker’s work and the efficacy in getting across his message […]
Dorian Sylvain, educator and artist exhibiting her work in Gallery 5 leads a free hands-on art-making activity for all ages. The project will address social justice themes that connect Sylvain’s and Bill Walker’s work. DJ Ayana Contreras will curate a selection of jazz records and tunes that come from the era of Urban Griot works […]
Friends of Walker discuss his impact and influence on a new generation of socially-conscious artists in Chicago and across the world. Artist and educator, Turtel Onli, photographer and author John Pitman Weber, and exhibiting artist Dorian Sylvain join artist and activist Arlene Turner-Crawford in discussing the pivotal role Walker and his artwork played in the […]
Filmmaker Floyd Webb curates a selection of short films highlighting the Black Arts/Black Power movements, including a short film on the Wall of Respect. Floyd Webb is the founder of the Blacklight Festival of International Black Cinema.
The Art Center celebrates the new round of exhibitions with the artists and public and hosts several free art-making activities for the family. 1-4 PM: FREE ART ACTIVITIES Create something fun at the Art Center’s series of free, family-friendly art-making activities led by Hyde Park Art Center professional teaching artists. Join Candice Latimer to take a collection […]
Community members and lead artists Rahmaan Statik and Liz Lazdins will talk about their experience participating in the mural project at Hyde Park Art Center, the influence Walker’s work has on their practice, and will speak to the future plans of the design. Afterwards, Aki Antonia Smith, composer, bandleader and longtime friend of Bill Walker, […]