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Center Sundays

May 2, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for Center Sundays! Center Sundays is a family-friendly filled day of art-making activities, workshops, and artist talks. This month we are offering socially distanced outdoor activities and virtual programs!

In Person Outdoor Programs

Fundred Project Drawing Workshop with Smart Museum Educators @ Hyde Park Art Center Parking Lot from 1 – 3pm

Join educators from the Smart Museum of Art and create your own “fundred” for the Fundred Drawing Project in an outdoor art making activity in our parking lot! The Fundreds Project engages youth in civic action around lead contamination and is a creative currency to demonstrate how much we value the lives of children and a future free of lead poisoning. Making a Fundred is a chance to express yourself, while together the Fundreds demonstrate the value we collectively place on healthier communities, lead-safe homes, and the imagination of all children.

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Spinning Home Movies Screening for Center Sundays May 2nd in Hyde Park Art Center Parking Lot from 1- 3pm

Join us in our parking lot for a screening of the latest episode from the South Side Home Movie Project’s Spinning Home Movies! The South Side Home Movie Project (SSHMP) collects, preserves, digitizes, researches and screens home movies made by residents of Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods. Spinning Home Movies invites local artists and DJs to curate a collection from the archive set to music for a special episode. Curator Ciera McKissick and DJ Skoli are featured in Episode 14 “In Transit(ion)” and take viewers on a road trip cross country as a way to highlight the complexities of  black transit and travel.

Virtual Programs on Zoom 

“What Time Is It?” Portrait Session with, Irina Zadov for Center Sundays May 2nd on 2-3pm Zoom

Join us for a virtual portrait painting session with artist Irina Zadov! Zadov’s exhibition What Time Is It? features a series of large-scale digital portraits of some of Chicago’s most influential cultural community members, contemporary artists, authors, activists and thinkers working now to radically transform our city. The exhibition is showcased on the facade of the Hyde Park Art Center. Zadov will join us virtually and paint and interview a teen from our Art Shop program.

Irina Zadov (she/they) is an artist, educator, and cultural organizer. They are a queer post-Soviet Jewish immigrant and settler on the unceded territories of the Three Fires Confederacy: Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi; and also the Myaamia, Inoka, Ho-Chunk, and Menominee, also known as Chicago, IL. Their practice explores the liminal space between the individual and the collective, diasporic community and chosen family, the home and the state. Irina aims to co-create joyful, healing, and liberatory spaces by, for, and with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, young people, and LGBTQIA+ communities. Irina is a student of adrienne maree brown and Mariame Kaba; their highest intention is to practice emergent strategy and abolition within all aspects of their life.

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Exhibition Walkthrough and Artist Talk with Maggie Crowley for Center Sundays May 2nd 3-4pm on Zoom 

Join us for a virtual exhibition walkthrough of Maggie Crowley’s first solo exhibition in Chicago, Playmate, featuring a new series of large figurative paintings in acrylic on silk in which she examines her admiration and personal connection to the service industry. Crowley examines the invisible labor and value placed on essential work – a discrepancy recently heightened in the US by the pandemic. The walkthrough will be followed by a facilitated Q&A with Exhibitions and Residency Coordinator, Mariela Acuna.

Maggie Crowley (b. 1987, Ottawa, Illinois) received her M.F.A. from the University of Chicago in 2013, her M.A. from Eastern Illinois University in 2011 and her B.S. from Illinois State University in 2009. Crowley has exhibited in numerous venues including the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Evanston Art Center, the Hyde Park Art Center, Area: Lugar de Proyectos in Caguas, Puerto Rico and 65Grand in Chicago. Her work has been featured in the prestigious journal New American Paintings in 2017 and 2013. Since 2014 Crowley has co-directed Produce Model Gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The gallery is dedicated to programming and exhibitions featuring Caribbean and Latinx artists. Crowley serves on the board of the International Children’s Media Center (ICMC) in Chicago, helping to facilitate education programs for prisons, jails and at-risk students in Chicago.

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May 2, 2021
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, IL 60615 US
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