The Bridge Program

SPRING BRIDGE SHOWCASE IS ON AVAILABLE TO SEE! “Unmuted” is a showcase of work by artists from the Spring 2020 Bridge Program. Featured artists for Unmuted are Anne Hayden Stevens, Cindy Lys, Jenny Halpern, Judth Mayer, Kristin Anahit Cass, Liz Chilsen, Rashelle Roos, Sara Emilia Palomo, and William Watson. Unmuted can be viewed inside of the D’Angelo Library and Mueller Meeting Room from September 21 to November 1, 2020. To reserve your free ticket to see this work, please visit our Eventbrite page

FALL 2020 BRIDGE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE BELOW! SESSIONS WILL HAPPEN ONLINE STARTING WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7th AND RUN WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 1-3pm (yay daytimes!) UNTIL DECEMBER 16th. THIS PROGRAM WILL CULMINATE WITH A PUBLIC SHOWCASE, DETAILS TDB BY THE GROUP OF ARTISTS. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28th (end of day).

The Bridge Program fosters generative dialogue among a select group of artists (10 artists max), in a seminar-style course designed to push your art practice into new realms. You’ll work in an intensive, small-group setting to refine project ideas, better articulate the central concerns of your practice, deepen the conceptual grounding of your work, and situate your practice within a wider art world context. You’ll participate in critiques, writing sessions, essay discussions, online readings, and peer to peer visits. The program will culminate with an online showcase of documented projects.

For 10 group meetings and individual visits, tuition is $285 for members and $305 for non members. However Hyde Park Art Center recognizes that this program might present a financial barrier for some at this time. If tuition presents a barrier for you, please contact Director of Education Mike Nourse at mnourse@hydeparkart.org.

Application for Fall 2020 is below, we will contact artists the week of September 28th, 2020, to confirm participation. Sessions will be held on Monday nights from 1-3pm starting Wednesday October 7th. 

SPRING 2020

FALL 2020 BRIDGE PROGRAM:

WEDNESDAYS 1pm-3pm

OCTOBER 7th – DECEMBER 16th

Facilitator: RODRIGO LARA ZENDEJAS

APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2020 BRIDGE PROGRAM
ARE DUE BY END OF DAY, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28th, 2020. 

 

 

Tuition: $285/members $305/not-yet-members

Hyde Park Art Center recognizes that this program might present a financial barrier for some at this time. If tuition presents a barrier for you, please contact Director of Education Mike Nourse at mnourse@hydeparkart.org.

Learn about Bridge Program alumni and past facilitators.

About the Bridge Program Facilitator

ABOUT RODRIGO LARA ZENDEJAS

Born in Mexico in 1981, Rodrigo Lara Zendejas received an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2013 and his BFA, Summa Cum Laude, from the Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico in 2003. Lara has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Museo de Arte Moderno in the state of Mexico; Museo de la Ciudad in Querétaro, Mexico; Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago; C.G. Boerner in New York City; Centro cultural Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Kruger Gallery in Marfa, Texas; and Test Site Projects in Las Vegas, among others. He has been in such residencies as MASS MoCA, Envisage, Vermont Studio Center, ACRE, Ragdale, Mana Miami, Rogers Art Loft, and Cross Currents: Cultural Exchange. Lara has two monographs of his work, Máscaras y Artefactos and Memorials. He won the first price in sculpture at the Premio Nacional de las Artes Visuales in Mexico in 2010. He has received several awards including: Individual Artists Program Grants, DCASE, Chicago; Proyectos Especiales FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes), Mexico City; Emerging Artist Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York City; Jóvenes Creadores, FONCA, Mexico City; Extraordinary Abilities Visa, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; James Nelson Raymond Fellowship, 2013 SAIC Fellowship Competition; PECDA Estudios en el extranjero, Instituto Queretano de la Cultura y las Artes; International Graduate Scholarship, SAIC; and the John W. Kurtich Travel Scholarship, SAIC, Berlin/Kassel, Germany, among others. Currently, Lara lives and works in Chicago and Mexico.