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Virtual Center Sundays

June 7, 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. Due to Covid-19, we are going virtual until further notice! Join us virtually for family friendly filled day with inter generational art making activities, artist workshops, artist talks, and more!  


Check out some of the activities below and let us know what you think! Take a photo of you and your family doing the activities and tag us on social media using the hashtag #virtualcentersunday at @hydeparkartcenter on Instagram, @HPAC_Chicago on Twitter, and Hyde Park Art Center on Facebook!

Lecture & Workshop from Jen De Los Reyes (HPAC Alumni Resident Artist) 2-3pm Zoom

Creative laborer, educator, radical community arts organizer, and writer Jen Delos Reyes’s work and research often centers on the intersection of art and everyday life. In this talk and workshop Delos Reyes will share an overview of artist practices and approaches to life that inspired her own, as well share some of the art in daily life experiments and projects she has engaged in during the pandemic.

Attendees will complete a series of assignments and prompts throughout the session using the following common household items, please have the materials ready when attending the session:

-Pair of scissors

-Four 4×6 piece of white paper or card

-a pen or pencil

-about 20 dried beans or small pebbles

-a lighter

Access the talk here:

Artmaking Activity: Paper Dolls with Naomi Martinez on our Youtube Channel

Following last month’s shoebox diorama, add some life to the space and create a colorful paper doll with moveable arms and legs with teaching artist Naomi Martinez.

Use a variety of everyday household materials to embellish and bring your unique paper doll to life!

Supplies: Pencil, Jar Lid, Card stock paper, Construction or patterned paper, Scissors, Scotch tape, Glue stick, Needle, Thread

Naomi Martinez grew up in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. She has been creating her Monstrochika Art since 2000 through the mediums of traditional illustration, paintings, murals, doll making, and zines of her daily drawings.

Access the art making activity here:


Ledger Art as Revolution and The Art of Creative Wing Resident Artist Chris Pappan 3:30-4:30pm on Zoom

Join us for a presentation of work from our Creative Wing Resident Artist, Chris Pappan, for a brief history of Plains Ledger Art, and how the artist embraces an artistic tradition to project a positive, human experience of Native Americans in the 21st Century. Access the talk at the link here:


Artist Run Chicago 2.0 Performance from Mark Jeffrey  on Vimeo

Mark Jeffery is Chicago based performance/installation artist, curator and educator at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1993 Mark Jeffery has developed unconventional collaborations with visual artists, scholars, video artists, sound artists, new media and code artists, dancers, choreographers, curators, and writers. His works often involve public participation. His performance of “The Tenders: A Last Dance (Zoom Edition)” with Judd Morrissey and Abraham Avnisan is an in-progress mixed reality performance that engages with structures of the fort and the home, combining remote live performance and augmented reality poetics. The Tenders seeks to invert and queer colonial narratives lodged deep within the American imaginary.

Access the performance at the link here:


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June 7, 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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