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Super Sunday: Exhibition Openings, Open Studios, & Art Making Activities

February 26, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM


12 – 5 PM
Sanctuary Poster Screen Printing

The Chicago ACT Collective will be screen printing sanctuary posters with the public in Gallery 1 for Family Sunday and Opening of  PUBLIC SCHOOL. This event is led by William Estrada.

1 – 4 PM
Free Family Art Making Activities
Activities led by teaching artists Elke Claus and Mary Tepper

2 – 4 PM 
Best of French Short Films from the Clermont-Ferrand
Screening in Muller Meeting Room

2 – 5 PM
Open Studios

Meet our resident artists and get an inside look at their studios and practices. Featuring Sara Black, Rashayla Marie Brown, Bethany Collins, Deirdre Fox, Elisabeth Hogeman, Randall Miller, Gabe Moreno, Justine Pluvinage, Sheri Rush, Kunal Sen, Suzanne Torres, Lan Tuazon, Melissa Weber, Julian Williams, and Gwendolyn Zabicki.

To learn more about their practices visit our Residency page.

3 – 5 PM
Exhibition Reception for New Shows

  • Jessie Mott: A Wish to Repair
  • Precariat
  • Rhonda Wheatley: A Modern Day Shaman’s Hybrid Devices, Power Objects, and Cure Books

Jessie Mott: A Wish to Repair  highlights new works on paper,  large wall paintings and the debut of a 2017 collaboration with artist and writer Steve Reinke. The exhibition builds upon Mott’s previous work and explores themes of intimacy, desire, beauty, anxiety and shame.

Precariat features artists whose interdisciplinary practices produce work in response to identity, social issues, and activism. Featuring work by Angela Davis Fegan , Kiam Marcelo Junio , Betsy Odom , Oli Rodriguez , Amina Ross , Anna Showers-Cruser , Leonard Suryajaya , Ruby Thorkelson and Derrick Woods-Morrow , Precariat asks how we can fruitfully gather in the face of an uncertain future as bodies susceptible to daily violence, brought on by unwarranted fear and rooted in historic bias.

PUBLIC SCHOOL includes new work by Jim Duignan, of the Stockyard Institute, in collaboration with artist and educator Rachel Harper, of Seen + Heard that creates a imagination-inducing installation of curious objects – including a fort, a stage, a tower, a piano, and a decommissioned school bus – to construct a new playground for all ages. The installation will be activated by interdisciplinary projects from progressive Chicago-based artists and educators: Jacinda Bullie, William Estrada, Jaquanda Villegas, and Irina Zadov.

Rhonda Wheatley: A Modern Day Shaman’s Hybrid Devices, Power Objects, and Cure Books showcases sculptures created using vintage and found materials, which act as tools of healing and transformation, working with the user’s conscious and subconscious mind, cellular memories, ancestors, and past and future lifetimes.

4:15 PM
Ada’s Keynote Address in Gallery 1
In conjunction with PUBLIC SCHOOL

5 – 7 PM
Drag Ball & Dance Party
Performances by: Abhijeet Rane, Petty Crocker, The Vixen Tony, Shadiamond, with music by DJ Cqqchifruit

In conjunction with Precariat

Small bites will be provided courtesy of Nando’s Peri-Peri Chicken, our new neighbor in Hyde Park!


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