2020 Gala

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Join us in celebrating and supporting Hyde Park Art Center! The 2020 Interactive Virtual Gala will energize the community, share artists’ stories, and raise vital funds to deepen the impact of the Art Center’s programs for Chicago art and artists, while keeping financial barriers low long after 2020. Be inspired by amazing stories from the Art Center’s community during the main program at 7PM. Stop by in the afternoon for family friendly art activities, and throughout the evening to engage with artists through interactive projects, conversations, performances, and behind-the-scenes demonstrations of their work. And browse the art auction for something unique to take home. There’s something fun for everyone!

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO REGISTER:

This year, anyone can participate in our Interactive Virtual Gala. We ask that you contribute as generously as you are able.

Please include 2020 Gala in the note on the donate page so that we know your contribution is for the gala. You will be automatically registered to attend.

To register to attend the 2020 Interactive Virtual Gala only (no contribution at this time), please use the form below or email mnelson@hydeparkart.org

Host Committee Sponsorship Opportunities:

Presenting Sponsor: $40,000
Lead Sponsor: $25,000
Grand Benefactor: $15,000
Benefactor: $10,000
Sponsor: $8,000
Sustainer: $5,000
Advocate: $2,500

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities:

Patron: $1,000
Friend: $500
Community Supporter: Contribute What You Can

View the list of benefits for each sponsorship level here.

To discuss customized sponsorship packages for both individuals and businesses, or for more information about the Host Committee or sponsorship, please contact Maria Nelson at mnelson@hydeparkart.org or 773-324-5520 x1014.

Gala Program

3:00 – 4:00 PM Kid’s Gala

Join us for an afternoon with
Stephanie Lupu and Mary Tepper
for a fun filled session of
Puppet Making and Dancing

6:30 PM Cocktail Hour

DJ Set by Sadie Woods
Drop-in artist interventions
Silent Art Auction with work by 24 artists
Get settled and say hello in the chat!

7:00 PM Main Event

Hyde Park Art Center program highlights featuring conversations with internationally acclaimed artists Jeff Koons and Amanda Williams, led by members of the Art Center’s own Youth Board of Artists

Remarks by Kate Lorenz and co-chairs
Kate Groninger, Linda Nolan, and Pooja Pittie

A Live Paddle Raise!
Donations are welcome through the gala website
anytime before, during, and after the event. To make a
pledge and pay later, email or text Maria at
mnelson@hydeparkart.org or 715-781-5531

7:45 PM After Party & Artist Interventions

“Noche en Discolandia” DJ Set by CQQCHIFRUIT in collaboration with ColectivoMultipolar
Artist interventions by artists from Chicago and beyond!

Artist Interventions

DANIELLE ANDRESS: “HEAVY ROTATION”, EXISTENTIAL AEROBICS QUOTIDIAN DE LA MÈRE (MOTHER’S DAILY LIFE)

Get ready to move your body in simple fluid aerobic moves with Danielle as you explore existential concepts that encourages deep thinking while engaging in upbeat movement. Feel free to get creative and use canned food or even pumpkins as dumbbells as the music washes over you.

JASON DUNDA: INTERACTIVE COLORING SESSION

Download and print one of Jason Dunda’s portraits for an  interactive coloring session! (Portraits are also included in your  gala-in-a-box for sponsors!) Portraits include one of Dunda’s  distant relatives in traditional Ukrainian dress, Chicago gallerist  Paul Hopkin, and a blank silhouette of a head surrounded by  intricate decoration. A fourth print features eyes, mouths, ears,  and noses participants can cut and paste onto their work.  

AMAY KATARIA AND PHILIP MULLIKEN: BOIDS OF PARADISE

We have been at a loss of crowds due to the pandemic.  Physical isolation prevails and our entire social exchange has  been mediated through a two-dimensional window. Experience  new ways of looking at the world with Amay and Philip’s  Augumented Reality experience!  

Boids of Paradise is an augmented encounter mediated by  Instagram that modifies one’s space with a swarm of digital  creatures. This crowd of creatures augments the participant’s  digital environment and interacts with them by carrying out  coordinated behaviors. In the moment of interaction, they  become the participant’s companion as well as independent  digital creatures that operate at the intersection of space, time,  and state. 

THOMAS KONG 

Thomas Kong featured in the Artist Run Chicago Exhibition  at Hyde Park Art Center representing 062 Gallery, is an artist  working in collage and assemblage, using advertising, packaging  and other surplus material from his convenience store, Kim’s  Corner Food, located in the Rogers Park neighborhood of  Chicago. Gala sponsors will receive an original work of art by Thomas  Kong as a gala takeaway! 

062 was established in 2017.  

Named after local zip code in Gwangju, South Korea, 062 is  a gallery housed within the Zhou B Art Center in Bridgeport  and is committed to the promotion of global art discourse. 062  is an open platform for artists and cultural organizations. 062  supports the work of emerging and established artists through the dissemination of ideas, actions and conversations, and experimental exhibition formats. 062 was founded and directed  S.Y. Lim along with Matt Austin, Jennifer Keats and Matt Siber. For more information visit www. 062official.com. 

STEPHANIE LUPU & MARY TEPPER 

Join Stephanie and Mary for the Kids Gala at 3PM to create  your very own puppet! This collaborative experience of creating  together as the artists guide you through each step will be all  the more rewarding as we end the afternoon with a PUPPET  DANCE PARTY! 

JULIANN WANG ‘INVISIBLE BOUNDARIES: HEALING THE  INTERNAL LANDSCAPE’  

Music has long been regarded for the power to heal and to this  aim let the improvised compositions transport you through  interpretive sound art chant, and spoken word experience.  Through this exploration you will come into closer connection  with sonic landscapes both real and imagined, that are more  relevant now than ever as we grapple with the experience of  social distancing and isolation.

ADELHEID MERS: THE BRAID ‘METAMODELING ADVENTURE’

Are you ready to set out on a ‘Metamodeling Adventure’ with  the visual artist Adelheid Mers? A metamodeling adventure  is a conversation about an instance of the many ways of  doing, being, and knowing that coexist. The artist studies and  visualizes arts practices, processes and cultural ecologies, often  in participatory settings making today no different! The Braid is  a diagrammatic instrument. Let’s make some music! 

KRISTIN NASON: STUDIO TOUR & SCREENPRINTING DEMO:  ISLAND FARM PRESS 

Have you ever thought of what it means to be a squishy being in a  world with hard edges? Today Kristin Nason an interdisciplinary  artist exploring the oscillate between ‘gravity and grace’ shares  her process of creation with you. 

Join us on a tour of Island Farm Press, a screenprinting studio  based in San Diego, CA. 

Founded in 2019 by Kristin Nason (MFA SAIC 2011 / HPAC Center Program Alum 2012) and John P. Murphy (PhD Art  History, Northwestern University, 2018), this small press focuses  on fine art print services for artists. This tour will begin with a  walkthrough of the printshop, followed by an overview of the  printing process including transferring artwork onto screens,  registration and print technique.

TURTEL ONLI: STUDIO VISIT 

Turtel Onli‘s practice embraces creativity, culture, and commerce.  Onli founded B.A.G. the Black Arts Guild to facilitate the transition  from youthful talented art students into emerging professionals  and life-long visual artists. B.A.G. was also a think-tank where  the idea of “Rhythmism” as a future-primitif approach to the  visual arts germinated and multidisciplinary cross-applications  of artistic techniques were shared. During his residency at the  Art Center, Onli plans to focus on using airbrushing techniques  to expand on his Rhythmistic Quilts, a collection of textile-wall  hangings that are a re-contextualization of traditional icons  associated with a wide range of world-cultures. 

Join Turtel’s virtual open studio from the Art Center to see and  learn more about this body of work!

CO-CHAIRS:

Kate Groninger & Molly Meyer
Linda & Carleton Nolan
Pooja Pittie & Zulfiqar Ramzan

HOST COMMITTEE:

Allstate Insurance Company
Ariel Investment
Dawoud Bey
Bill Brown and Diana Young
Andrea Busci and Russ Baer
Stephanie Comer and Rob Craigie
Pamela Conant
Rachel Conant
The Crown Foundation
Fern Cunningham
Joy Cunningham
Dedrea and Paul Gray
Julie and John Guida
Cynthia Heusing and David Kistenbroker
Irving Harris Foundation
Kineret Jaffe and Morton Silverman
Janis Kanter and Tom McCormick
Nancy Lerner and David Frej

Jill and Michael Lowe
Paul and Anna Marks
Shirley and Walter Massey
Sundeep Mullangi and Trissa Babrowski
Northern Trust
Omni Ecosystems, Kate Groninger and Molly Meyer
Nicolas Owens and Anna Renna
Sandra and Michael Perlow
PPM America/Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Cheryl and Thomas Rudbeck
Robert and Kathy Sullivan
Steve and Noelle Taslitz
Kim Taylor
Linda Usher and Malcom D. Lambe
Amanda Williams and Jason Burns
Richard Wright and Valerie Carberry

Lead Sponsor:

omni_logos_web

Grand Benefactor:

Benefactors:

Sponsors:

Sustainer:

STEERING COMMITTEE:

Sonia Cunningham
Erika Dudley
Kate Groninger
Julie Guida
Cynthia Heusing
Gary Metzner
Pooja Pittie
Cheryl Rudbeck
Gregory Smith

See past Galas!

Photography featured on this page from previous galas by Adrian S. Burrows, Sr., Claire Demos, and Joel Wintermantle