Not Just Another Pretty Face 2003

“The great thing about contemporary art,” said Chuck Thurow, “is that the artists are still alive.” Thurow, Executive Director of the Hyde Park Art Center and the Board of Directors invited the public to an unveiling of original works of art, a memorable party and a chance to meet these living artists at the opening for Not Just Another Pretty Face.

Public programming for Not Just Another Pretty Face started with “Collecting: From the Medici to Me,” on November 20, 2002, a roundtable discussion with private collectors, curators and art educators, moderated by Victoria Lautman. In February, for “Good Cheap Art: Buying off the Grid,” start-up galleries discussed the installations of young artists that challenge conventional ideas about art and art-making. March brought a discussion of “Second Opinions: Art Dealers, Consultants and Just Good Friends,” while in April, “Making an Artful Collection” put special emphasis on creating a great African American collection. Finally, in May 2003, the Art Center hosted “Not For Sale: Art Outside the Gallery,” with artists, theorists, arts educators and administrators from arts organization serving adults, children and teens. In addition, public and private events were held to introduce the artists to a wider audience.

  • November 9, 2003 – December 13, 2003
  • The Del Prado

Lead Sponsor of Not Just Another Pretty Face:

Not Just Another Pretty Face 2003

Commissioned Artists

Adam Brooks, Peggy L. Casey, Juan Angel Chavez, Cat Chow, Julian Correa, Ken Fandell, Ben Gest, Jackie Kazarian, Linda Kramer, Anna Kunz, Laura L. Letinsky, Patrick McGee and Adelheid Mers, Josh Millis, Ed Paschke, Andrei I. Rabodzeenko, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, and Frank Trankina.

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