Join us this Sunday, November 1 @ 1-4 pm for our next Virtual Center Sunday! Virtual Center Sundays is a family-friendly filled day of art-making activities, workshops, and artist talks virtually from the comfort of your own home!
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Create a Day of the Dead Ofrenda “Dedicated to Chicago” with Mujeres Mutantes @ 1pm via Zoom
Join Hyde Park Art Center Resident Artists, Delilah D. Salgado of Mujeres Mutantes and guest artist and activist Lillianna Chavarria to create a Dia De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead ofrenda “Dedicated to Chicago” that will be showcased virtually via Zoom. They will discuss Dia de Los Muertos and the meaning behind their Artists Run Chicago 2.0 altar, and demonstrating how to create cempasuchil or marigold flowers utilizing tissue paper and pipe cleaners. Cempasuchil is known as the flower of the dead. It is said to guide the spirits back to the altars of family members. “We honor our ancestors and tell the stories of those who came before us and those who we have been fortunate enough to know.”
Multidisciplinary artist, Delilah D. Salgado is an artivist who co-found We Are Hip Hop, an annual youth-led festival in Pilsen that helps cultivate young voices to create peace and unity. She is a mother and the co-founder of Mujeres Mutantes, an all women’s art collective. She currently lives in McKinley Park with her husband and three children and is creating a body of work based on Graffiti and the Goddess archetypes found in Indigenous Mythology, Jungian theories and the work of Joseph Campbell.
Lillianna Chavarria is a Pilsen raised, South Side based organizer, educator, and artist. Her work focuses on gentrification and prison abolition. Her work aims to heal and make space for our wounds to breathe while continuing the fight in our collective liberation.
“Marks On Our Bodies/Things That Constrain Us” with Kristin Cass @ 2pm via Zoom
Join Hyde Park Art Center and Bridge Program Artist, Kristin Cass, for an artist talk about her photography project in progress, “Toxic Femininity,” and her artistic practice which explores, standards of beauty, and aspects of socially enforced gender roles, and how society frequently controls women through their bodies and physical appearance. Choosing to wear clothes or use products that constrict our bodies literally leaves marks, often red and sore. These marks are also reminders of the lost time, energy and money we put into conforming beauty regimens, as consumerism and capitalism unite to diminish our resources.
Kristin Anahit Cass is a Chicago-based artist working in photography, video, writing, sculpture and other media. Her art explores the intensely personal spaces where our lives intersect those of others, considering underlying questions of social justice and human rights. As an artist of mixed ethnicity and descendent of genocide survivors, Cass’s work reflects her passion for amplifying diverse voices telling stories that inspire change. She is especially interested in the role that women play in the survival and evolution of cultures and communities. In addition to her arts education, her career as a lawyer gives her a unique perspective on the injustices that so many people and communities face every day. Cass is a graduate of the University of Chicago.
8minutes46seconds Series with Cindy Lys @ 3pm via Zoom
Join Hyde Park Art Center and Bridge Program Artist, Cindy Lys, in a timed mark-making activity and discussion of the embodied experience of her project, 8minutes46seconds Series, a mark-making project exploring the progression of time in response to the murder of George Floyd. Each piece in the series is an exercise in timed continuous mark-making on paper, an attempt to process the length of time that a white officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd. Participants will need a paper bag or piece of paper, and a marker or writing utensil.