12 June 2014

Free Art School at UIC

Art School Confidential, by Daniel Clowes via helenharrison.net
I'm sharing this because, this might be one of the most wonderful FREE things happening in Chicago this Summer, and it needs to be spread. UIC received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and in turn is using the funds to offer free art and art history courses open to the public all summer long, all over the city, with some amazing artists, teachers, mentors, and lecturers.

We believe that everyone is an artist, the atmosphere of the school will be playful, but it embraces a cornerstone of democracy — the right to artistic expression and cultural rights for all people.” - Lisa Lee, director of the UIC School of Art & Art History.

Artists and programming include:


Alberto Aguilar
An Extraordinary Family Art Adventure with a Surprise
August 2 or August 3, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00
400 South Peoria at UIC Art & Exhibition Hall

Christine Sun Kim
A Choir of Glances
July 15 and 16 at 3p.m. to 5, each workshop followed by a public performance at 5:30
Chicago Cultural Center, Garland Room

Dan Peterman
City Mouse Country Mouse
July 19th, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Convene at 8 a.m. in Millennium Park, and take the train from Millennium Station to Manilow Sculpture Park

Theaster Gates
Soul Music and Soul Sculpture
August 4 at 7 p.m. to 10
Theaster Gates Studio (address will be given to attendees)

Krista Franklin
Afro-Surrealism and the Contemporary Cultural Production
August 2 at 2 p.m. to 5
106 Henry Hall, 929 West Harrison Street

Faheem Majeed
“Seat of Power” Sculpture Class
July 19 and 20, 2 p.m. to 5
400 South Peoria, Sculpture Studio, Floor 4

Elise Archias
“What the Hell is Contemporary Art Right Now?”
July 6th at 2 p.m. to 3 or July 8th at 6 p.m. to 7
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue

Riva Lehrer
Ghost Bodies Portraiture Workshop
July 17 and 18, (this is a two-day workshop) 2 p.m. to 5
400 South Peoria, UIC Art and Exhibition Hall, 4th Floor Sculpture Hall

Hannah Higgins
Croissant, CafĂ© au Lait, and Hausmann’s ‘City of Light’
July 12, 9 a.m. to 11
Residents Dining Hall Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 South Halsted

Jennifer Reeder
Feminist Parking Lot
July 12, 2 p.m. to 5
400 South Peoria, 5th Floor, The Great Space.

To register: uicfreeartschool.wordpress.com

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