Join us for Center Sundays on Sunday April 4th! Center Sundays is a family-friendly filled day of art-making activities, workshops, and artist talks virtually from the comfort of your own home!
Check out all of the activities and programs here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89878680561
Artmaking Activity: Introduction to Bookmaking with Efrat Hakimi 1-2PM
Join teaching artist Efrat Hakimi for a crash course including paper folding and scoring, turning a single page into a book, and pamphlet stitch. Tools needed: A bone folder, or a butter knife, Exacto knife, or snap-off blade knife, cutting mat/cutting surface, pencil, ruler, An awl, or a pushpin, Thread, A needle, 2 binder clips ++paper, text weight, and cover weight
Efrat Hakimi (b. 1982, Tel Aviv) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago. Hakimi is the recipient of the Lauren and Mitchell Presser Photography Award from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2020, and the Katz International Photography Award, 2018. She recently exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Roots & Culture, Chicago; 6018 North, Chicago; Hayarkon 19 Gallery, Tel Aviv; Mana Contemporary, Chicago; 062 Gallery, Chicago; Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv. Hakimi received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019), Studied Fine Art at HaMidrasha-Faculty of the Arts, Beit Berl (2016), and hold a BSc. from Ben-Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, Israel (2010)
Ground Floor Artists Film Screening & Talk 2-3pM
Join us for a screening of shorts from our Ground Floor artists, Kayla Anderson, Atefeh Farajollahzade, and Forrest Simmons, followed by a Q&A with the artists about their work.
Stay with the Body by Kayla Anderson. A conversation about technology’s potential to erase the body in video as a metaphor for the extinction of human beings.
Things Remain by Atefeh Farajollahzade is an auto-fiction that explores the struggle of coping with loss as well as the psychological and physical division caused by immigration.
A Lush and Ferocious Wilderness by Forrest Simmons is a journey through multiple levels of human consciousness. It makes contact with the fundamental, yet evasive, human longings for spiritual fulfillment, for answers to the mysteries of time and space, and for a resolution to questions of meaning and purpose. The project seeks to make visible the innermost parts of ourselves: longings and desires; dreams and nightmares; ideas and thought fragments; idealized fantasies and cold realities.
Ground Floor is an ongoing Biennial exhibition since 2010, brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent. The exhibition offers a single destination to discover artists, who have recently graduated (in 2019 and 2020) from one of Chicago’s five outstanding MFA programs and whose work demands to be seen and supported. Ground Floor presents art made in the past couple of years in hopes to investigate and articulate conceptual and stylistic trends coming out of Chicago art schools right now.
A Conversation with Death in the Studio with Black Consortium Project Resident Artist, Jory Drew 3-4PM
In his final days as a resident of Hyde Park Art Center, Jory Drew was visited by The Grim Reaper for an impromptu studio visit. Reckoning with “THE END,” Drew welcomed this conversation as a creative prompt to promote change and foster growth within his artistic practice before concluding his residency.
Jory Drew is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago, IL. Their work reckons with the social constructions of race, gender, and love which influence the economic, legal, and political conditions that subsequently manifest and determine the lives of black people. They have exhibited locally and nationally and have participated in residencies at ACRE (Steuben, WI/Chicago, IL.), Open Kitchen (Milwaukee, WI.), and Hot Box (Austin, TX.). They are currently a co-lead artist for the Teen Creative Agency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and may also be recognized as a Co-founder of F4F, a domestic venue in Little Village, and a Co-organizer of Beauty Breaks, an intergenerational beauty and wellness workshop series for black people along the spectrum of femininity.