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Center Sundays March

March 7, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for Center Sundays! Center Sundays is a family-friendly filled day of art-making activities, workshops, and artist talks virtually from the comfort of your own home!

Create Your Own Humble Fabric Patch with Lucia Calderon-Arrieta @ 1pm

The humble fabric patch is a powerful garment intervention: it can be a simple, subtle means for mending, or a brave declaration of self-determination. In this workshop, participants will learn 3 embroidery techniques to express their identities through fabric patches. We will begin with written brainstorming about the groups and communities that we belong to- or that others might assume we belong to. Through combining disparate aspects of our identities, we will invent new words to describe ourselves. These words and stitches may flow elegantly, representing a harmonious connection among our influences — or the words may be harsh and the stitches may be ragged, visualizing the clash created by attempting to homogenize complex influences.

Materials needed: A writing tool, an erasing tool, an embroidery hoop (can purchase at Michaels or you can learn how to create your own DIY hoop here, fabric for creating the patch (can use old scraps or an old tee shirt), a needle, thread, some yarn/fabric scraps, scissors

Residency Visit with Flex Resident Moises Salazar @ 2pm 

Join Moises Salazar for a look into their artwork and studio practice here at the Hyde Park Art Center. Moises Salazar is a non-binary queer artist from in Chicago with a primary  focus in ceramic sculpture and painting. Being born queer and to immigrant parents has cemented a conflict within Moises Salazar’s political identity, which is the conceptual focus of their practice

Chicago As Ground Floor Symposium Part 2: Chicago As Teacher @3pm

How do artists mentor and support the careers of other artists in Chicago? What does one have to do to find an experienced advisor to help navigate the art world? This conversation will attempt to articulate the obscure but impactful, formal or informal, networks of generosity in which Chicago artists participate. Director of Exhibitions & Residency Programs, Allison Peters Quinn talks with three generations of artists at Columbia College Chicago
who actively pay it forward when it comes to assisting other artists careers. Featured speakers include Art Center’s Board Member and award-winning artist Dawoud Bey, Ground Floor artist Jonathan Castillo, and former Youth Art Board artist, Tiara Coleman.

Join this program here on Zoom:

The Chicago As Ground Floor Symposium is in conjunction with our Ground Floor exhibition, open now through April 3. Chicago is home to five innovative MFA programs that attract hundreds of artists to the city each year. In addition to its excellent opportunities for higher education, Chicago’s alternative contemporary art spaces provide countless opportunities for informal education and professional development for artists working at any stage. Even more informally, art practices in Chicago often grow and thrive within a network of generosity and intergenerational mentorship among artists. This symposium will explore the many paths available to emerging artists to push their practice in Chicago as well as context and histories that make Chicago a great city for artists to live and work.

Artist Talk with the Teens @ 4pm

Join our us for an Artist Talk with one of our teens, showcasing work in our upcoming teen exhibition, “Next Window Please.” Learn more about their multi-disciplinary work and gain insight into their practice at the Hyde Park Art Center, and at home.

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March 7, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, IL 60615 US
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