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Solid Gold Saturday – A day of fun and art

October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Solid Gold Saturday

Saturday, Ocotber 12, 2019 from 1 – 5 p.m.

Join us for a day filled with free art making activities, performances, open studios and more! See the full schedule below:
Unwritten Histories: Panel and Discussion led by Anne Hayden Stevens
(Muller Meeting Room)
A number of the artists in the Center Program are working with histories that are either undocumented or difficult to impossible to record. These histories are fruitful places to work for artists as they provide space for imagination rooted in stories and experience. This talk provides space for exploration of the artifacts, documents and ideas that inform the artists work. Artists Wen Liu, Elissa Osterland and Maryam Taghavi will each give a short presentation. The program will be followed by an open discussion and the opportunity to explore the artist’s work in the galleries.
Walking a Floor Plan, by Shir Ende
230-3pm, 4-430pm
(Main Gallery)
Can movement condition the production of space and its very logic? Can the body and the movement we choose have the power to control space? Walking a Floor Plan is a durational performance that seeks to create architecture through walking.
The Deborah Boardman retrospective exhibition catalog is here! Featuring moving and informative essays by Jessica Cochran, Robert Metrick, Tate Shaw, and Kristin Korolowicz, the 112 page book is a must for any chicago art lover. Books will be on sale for a special reduced rate of $20 ($25 regular price).
2:30 3:30pm
Join us for a tour of our exhibition Extended Self relating to boundaries of the body, space, and motherhood led by artist Hui Min Tsen.
3- 5:pm
Join the artists in celebrating their work presented in our new series of exhibitions. Refreshments will be served.
4- 5pm
Jessica Mueller, durational performance this performance is based on the performers endurance. It runs approx 10-15 minutes. is a huge community art project collecting 23,000 pairs of handmade baby booties to draw attention to U.S. infant mortality and advocate for policies that save lives. We are gathering one ‘little elegy’ for each child lost before their first birthday each year. Whether you knit, sew, crochet, or not, learn how you can be a part of this important project. Come meet the founder, learn how to make a pair of booties, and see just a few hundred of the submissions so far. Hundreds of volunteers from all over the world are participating. As one maker put it, My love is in every stitch.

For more information, go to, or email Mary Vaneecke at

Free parking available at Kenwood Academy


October 12, 2019
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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