Tag Archives: The Beast

Yoga & Camp – Cancelled

This event has been cancelled. Art Center staff members Brook Rosini and Megha Ralapati lead moving and mental meditation for the community. Yoga-Alliance-certified instructor Brook Rosini will guide participants through 60 minutes of unheated power vinyasa yoga, a highly athletic form of flow designed to increase strength and flexibility, focus the mind, and connect practitioners […]

Our Public Space: Off-Site Workshop

Part II of the conference, Our Public Space focuses on the topic of reclaiming the streets (an exercise) Site: Lathrop Homes (Chicago Public Housing Development) A five-hour intensive workshop led by Quilian Riano and John Preus that engages with a specific Chicago site to apply ideas generated out of the presentations made the day prior. […]

Our Public Space

Our Public Space includes a two-day schedule of lectures and workshops, organized by Dilettante Studios, MAS context and Hyde Park Art Center. The conference activates The Beast — a two-story hollow sculpture in the form of a dying bull — into a town hall that encourages discussion and learning about the history, alternative use, and social value of […]

Saturday school – Cancelled

This event has been cancelled. Hosted by SHoP, Saturday School is a mini autonomous learning and making site located in the belly of John Preus’ The Beast currently on view until August 3, 2014. This week’s class topic: DIY CURRICULUM Design your own curriculum and ideal learning environment! Charles Mathew Green and Laura Shaeffer will facilitate a hands […]

Colin Ward Memorial Potluck: Wilfred Kuehn – Cancelled

Tonight’s potluck has been cancelled. A potluck conversation series will take place inside The Beast. Each potluck dinner will be a host to lively discussions around different ideas and themes inspired by The Beast. John Preus’ The Beast is an architectural intervention and companion public program that raises questions about the use and social value of public space. Intertwining […]

Bio-Graphing The Beast

Stockyard Institute will host a four-part workshop series examining the organs of The Beast as a metaphor for our social and historical locations in Chicago. We will look at the body and the city as a place of knowledge and memory, and map blueprints for creating social change. The sessions are directed towards teenage youth […]

Saturday School

Hosted by SHoP, Saturday School is a mini autonomous learning and making site located in the belly of John Preus’ Beast currently on view until August 3, 2014. This week’s class topic: RADICAL MENDING Taught by artist Eleanor Ray, Radical Mending is a workshop to teach and learn about mending clothing. Bring clean clothing or domestic textiles that […]

Canceled: Colin Ward Memorial Potluck

Tonight’s potluck has been cancelled. A potluck conversation series will take place inside The Beast. Each potluck dinner will be a host to lively discussions around different ideas and themes inspired by The Beast. John Preus’ The Beast is an architectural intervention and companion public program that raises questions about the use and social value of public space. […]

Bio-Graphing The Beast

Stockyard Institute will host a four-part workshop series examining the organs of The Beast as a metaphor for our social and historical locations in Chicago. We will look at the body and the city as a place of knowledge and memory, and map blueprints for creating social change. The sessions are directed towards teenage youth […]

Awareness for the Masai

The Beast hosts a group of Kenyan women on a US tour to bring awareness to issues of their Masai tribe, particularly their initiative to end the tradition of female genital mutilation. Come support their cause and hear from them about their culture. They will perform traditional dances throughout their event.