Curated by Hyde Park Art Center staff, the exhibition featured highlights from the Centers 50th Anniversary year, by showcasing the creative contributions of its many students over the past year. Anyone who had attended classes at the Center within the past year, or who had participated in the Center’s Outreach Programs were eligible to exhibit their work. The exhibition featured works by faculty, staff, and students of Hyde Park Art Center in the mediums of ceramics, painting, drawing, cartooning, stained glass, fibers, and printmaking.
The opening reception featured an international theme, prompted by the arrival of the Center’s artist-in-residence from Turkey, Gungor Guner. Ms. Guner faculty at Fine Arts, University of Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey was also an instructor of ceramics for the summer term in 1989 at the Hyde Park Art Center. The opening reception featured a performance of the play, Two Mirrors And An Indian, written by the Hyde Park Art Center’s Produce Your Own Play class taught by instructor Peggy Arnold. The students designed the costumes, wrote dialogue, and constructed props and stage settings for the performance.