THE ALCHEMY OF US.
PT 1. A Journey of Identity.
April 12 - May 4, 2019
Opening Reception: April 12, 2019. 6pm - 8pm
Solo Exhibition, Chicago Art Department Residency
A journey of identity is unique and personal to each person, the community they are exposed to and the lives they experience which shape their lens. It’s not universal and it can be as microcosmic as a city and a neighborhood. THE ALCHEMY OF US, A JOURNEY OF IDENTITY includes several new mixed media artworks that share the narratives and experience of individuals in various marginalized communities.
Chicago Art Department
1932 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60608
Gallery Hours: By Appointment Only
April 28, 2018 - April 6, 2019
Chicago Cultural Center • Garland Gallery, 1st Floor South
Explore Chicago’s music legacy through ragtime, jazz and blues in an exhibition that highlights the contributions of important places and people that shaped the music scene. Seldom-seen original artifacts will be on display including sheet-music, rare 1920s records with quirky period graphics–and even the original 1932 telephone booth from the old Sunset/Grand Terrace Café from which the actual music can be heard. The scope is broad and surprising–Ragtime morphs into jazz, Blues transforms into modern gospel, and it all echoes throughout the contemporary genres of House and Hip Hop.
More Information: Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Hours: Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm, Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm
ICONIC Black Panther
November 2, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Stony Island Arts Bank
Opening Reception: November 2, 2018 from 7pm - 10pm
In recognition of one of the most influential political movements in the past century, this exhibition will be taking place in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party’s Illinois chapter. The heartland exhibition of ICONIC: Black Panther will feature a mix of local emerging and established artists, as well as internationally renowned artists like Emory Douglas, Dr. Samella Lewis, Rashayla Marie Brown, and Amanda Williams.
6760 S Stony Island Ave Chicago, IL
Thursday 12pm - 8pm
Friday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Peeling off the Grey
May 11 - March 3, 2019
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago Gallery
An exhibition picking, prying and peeling off the layers of gentrification in Pilsen. To expose, let breathe, and share with others what the turmoil and dismantling of a community’s heart looks and feels like. Shown through the work of each artist and activist, the different experiences, documentation, reactions and actions towards defending and protecting neighborhoods like Pilsen.
Curated by Teresa Magana
More Information: NMMA
1852 W. 19th street
Chicago, IL 60608
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.