Free Hyde Park Art Center Center Sunday.
When: Every first Sunday of the month from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 5020 S. Cornell Avenue, 773-324-5520. Always call to confirm. Subject to change without notice.
Head to HPAC for a full afternoon of activities throughout the center for the public, neighbors, and families. Enjoy inter generational art making activities, artist workshops, artist talks, open studios, curatorial tours of our exhibitions, community collaborations, and music and small bites.
Free Hyde Park Art Center Center Sunday – March 7, 2021
Create Your Own Humble Fabric Patch with Lucia Calderon-Arrieta @ 1pm
In this workshop, participants will learn 3 embroidery techniques to express their identities through fabric patches. Through combining disparate aspects of our identities, we will invent new words to describe ourselves.
Materials needed: A writing tool, an erasing tool, an embroidery hoop (can purchase at Michaels or you can learn how to create your own DIY hoop here, fabric for creating the patch (can use old scraps or an old tee shirt), a needle, thread, some yarn/fabric scraps, scissors
Residency Visit with Flex Resident Moises Salazar @ 2pm
Join Moises Salazar for a look into their artwork and studio practice here at the Hyde Park Art Center. Moises Salazar is a non-binary queer artist from in Chicago with a primary focus in ceramic sculpture and painting. Being born queer and to immigrant parents has cemented a conflict within Moises Salazar’s political identity, which is the conceptual focus of their practice
Chicago As Ground Floor Symposium Part 2: Chicago As Teacher @3pm
How do artists mentor and support the careers of other artists in Chicago? What does one have to do to find an experienced advisor to help navigate the art world? This conversation will attempt to articulate the obscure but impactful, formal or informal, networks of generosity in which Chicago artists participate. Director of Exhibitions & Residency Programs, Allison Peters Quinn talks with three generations of artists at Columbia College Chicago
Artist Talk with the Teens @ 4pm
Join our us for an Artist Talk with one of our teens, showcasing work in our upcoming teen exhibition, “Next Window Please.” Learn more about their multi-disciplinary work and gain insight into their practice at the Hyde Park Art Center, and at home.
Join us on Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89878680561
About the Hyde Park Art Center
Hyde Park Art Center has been a leader in advancing contemporary visual art in Chicago since 1939. The nonprofit organization brings artists and communities together to support creativity at every level.
The Art Center offers programs that work in concert to make contemporary art more approachable. It involves the community in dynamic engagement with art and artists through exhibitions, artist talks, studio art classes, an international residency program, free public events, and professional development opportunities for artists.
Outside its walls, the Art Center’s outreach programs in historically under served neighborhoods bring the visual arts to Chicago youth, their teachers, and their families.
1939 – The Fifth Ward Art Guild aka The Hyde Park Art Center is founded by artist volunteers
1940 – The Guild officially changes it name to the Hyde Park Art Center
1957 – “Knowing that the Art Center existed as part of the whole scene just contributed to the belief that the arts were a normal and fundamental part of life.” – Bruce Thorn
1968 – The Art Center exhibits Non-Plussed Some ushering in a new wave of Chicago Imagists and builds a bridge for future Imagist creations
1969 – 30 by 30 by 30 is the Art Center’s 30 year celebration show
1970 – “the most interesting Chicago art is most often seen at the HPAC” – Franz Schulze
1973 – More classes are added for youth and adults Monday through Friday
1984 – The Art Center begins its first Outreach program eventually extending to parks, community centers, retirement homes and schools on the South and West Side
1994 – The Art Center celebrates it’s 55th Anniversary
1995 – Not Just Another Pretty Face becomes an Art Center tradition, matching artists with patrons, revealing commissioned work in a community setting
1998 – Cited by the Clinton Administration as one of 16 nonprofit organizations that could be used as a model for working with vulnerable youth
2006 – The Art Center moves in at 5020 S Cornell Ave, the first free-standing home the art Center has had in its history.
2014 – The Art Center celebrates it’s 75th Anniversary
2016 – Hyde Park Art Center is recognized with the MacArthur Creative and Effective Institutions Award
Chicago, IL 60615