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Virtual Center Sundays

April 5, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Every First Sunday of the Month, Hyde Park Art Center is activated with activities throughout the center for the public, neighbors, and families. Although our facility is closed due to COVID-19, you can still join us for a family-friendly filled day of art-making activities, workshops, and artist talks virtually from the comfort of your own home!


Virtual Art Making activity with Kathryn Trumbull Fimreite via Youtube

Make your own Imagination Journal with Kathryn here:

Create your own “Imagination Journal” for capturing words, poems, doodles, drawings or dreams. Using a range of papers – text weight, patterned paper, card-stock, cardboard – and an easy and unique binding method you can create a journal to fill with anything you can imagine!

Supply List:

Range of paper types – copy paper, magazine paper, construction paper, lined paper, wrapping paper, junk mail, file folders, etc. – whatever you have around your home, cardboard, scissors, ruler, small twig – 5” max in length or bamboo skewer stick, rubber bands, hole puncher, yarn, embroidery thread, string, paper cutter if available.


Live Black Lunch Table Virtual Wiki Editing Session via GSuite
1-4pm via Gsuite

Join the Wiki Editing Session Sunday with Black Lunch Table here:

Access the instructions to accompany the session here:

The Black Lunch Table (BLT) is an ongoing collaboration between Jina Valentine, and Heather Hart. All are welcome! No editing experience required, come learn how to edit and write articles on Wikipedia. Our Wikipedia edit-a-thons mobilize the creation and improvement of a specific set of Wikipedia articles where our focus is on the lives and work of Black artists. At each edit-a-thon, we provide a list of suggested artists to add or edit—with particular focus on black artists who have worked with or are local to the host institution’s community and are currently under-documented on Wikipedia. BLT edit-a-thons have taken place at the MOMA NY, the McColl Center in Charlotte, Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, and Project Row Houses in Houston, and many other venues nationally and internationally.


Virtual Tax Workshop for Artists with Krystal Boney via Zoom
3:30 – 5pm

Join the Tax Workshop via Zoom here:

Krystal Boney, Accountant and Founder of Bean Knights, will be hosting a presentation for artists seeking tax tips for their individual practices. Topics on expenses, legal entities, and proper bookkeeping will be discussed.


Virtual Performance with Visiting Resident Artist Joelle Mercedes

Join the performance via YouTube Live here:

A performance of the published piece “Un espejo de feria” from our Visiting Resident Artist Joelle Mercedes.

Joelle Mercedes is an artist and educator who has presented works in various forms at: TrueQué Residencia Artística (Ayampe, Ecuador), ACRE Projects, Links Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, Compound Yellow, Roman Susan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Threewalls, Sherman Park Branch Library, Hyde Park Art Center, Sullivan Galleries (Chicago), Lynden Sculpture Garden Gallery (Milwaukee) and the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA). In 2018 Mercedes participated in Strange Attractors, a book project curated by Nomaduma Rosa Masilela for the 10th Berlin Biennale: We Don’t Need Another Hero. Joelle currently lives in Chicago, IL, producing work that amalgamates text, time-based media and objects to speculate on the partiality of history, mimicry as strategy and self undoing.


Out Of Site Short Screenings

Check out videos from the archive of Out of Site, A performance art series curating unexpected encounters in public spaces. Featuring: Detektiv Bureau by Swiss Artists, 2012 and “I Wish To Say” by Sheri Oring

Videography Credit: Rosa Gaia Saunders for Detektiv Bureau and Laura Mitchell for I Wish To Say.

Watch “Detektiv Bureau”:

Watch “I Wish To Say”:


Experimental Sound Studio Quarantine Concerts via Twitch

Join the Quarantine Concerts via Twitch here:

The Quarantine Concerts are a collaborative endeavor from Artist Run Chicago 2.0 participant, Experimental Sound Studio, meant to provide artists a space to share their work and continue to earn a living during this time when most live performance opportunities have been canceled due to COVID-19. Suggested donation of $5/evening – think of it like paying a cover to a concert! 100% of the donations contributed during each performance go to the artists who played that night.

Isadora Zidore

Joyce Lindsey

Chad Langford


Joseph Kramer



April 5, 2020
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, IL 60615 US
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