September 5-November 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 2017, 5-8pm
¡Sí, Se Puede! is an exhibition that connects the legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and their work with the UFW (United Farm Workers) Movement to current artistic practices centering on education, history, acts of resistance, and community work in Chicago. For the exhibition, five artists have immersed themselves in the UFW archives to use the documents, images, and publications they found as springboards for creating new works. A selection of’ photographs by Victor Alemán, Cesar Chavez’s personal photographer, is also included to provide illuminating historical context of the UFW movement. ¡Sí, Se Puede! extends beyond this gallery along the Wabash Arts Corridor—with two new murals being painted in September—and stretches west to partners in Pilsen and Little Village. This program provides a crucible for creating a dialogue about self-determination movements and the relationships among the archive, history, and current contemporary culture.
Participating artists: Victor Alemán, William Estrada, Ian Kerstetter, Nicole Marroquin, Victoria Martinez, and Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes, with murals by Hector Duarte and Sam Kirk.
This exhibition is organized and curated by Meg Duguid with related programming facilitated by Rogelio Becerra-Ramirez.
Exhibition Contact: Meg Duguid, Director of Exhibition, firstname.lastname@example.org / 312-369-8686
Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 am–5 pm, Thursday 9 am–7 pm, Saturday 12 pm–5 pm
STREET LEVEL runs from September 15 - October 20 and includes a dozen new murals with local, national and international artists; three weekends of public performances in partnership with Threewalls; video works projected from a roving box-truck; a pop-up WAC visitor center/exhibition at Hokin Gallery and the annual WAC Crawl. Visit Hokin Gallery to preview the new projects coming to WAC, meet the WAC team and artists, sign-up for a tour and contribute to a community mural.
This event is sponsored by the Hokin Project, Columbia College Chicago and Baderbrau Brewing Company.
Hokin Gallery, 623 S Wabash Street, Chicago, IL
FEBRUARY 17th - OCTOBER 31st, 2017
DuSable Museum of African American History 740 E 56th Place Chicago, IL 60637
Exhibition and Working Studio is located in Studio A
DuSable Museum will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1967 dedication of the Wall of Respect (WOR), which launched the Community Mural Movement (CMM) in the U.S. Titled Project RESPECT, this will include an on-site installation at the Museum, educational and public programming, and dialogues. This will reflect the historic impact of (WOR) on Chicago's history, the Black Arts Movement, and the culture of people who, in an effort to define their own identity, redefined the value and purpose of public art. This exhibition will serve as a hub for projects radiating out into the city. Curated by interdisciplinary artist, curator, and cultural producer Janice Bond, collaborating artists include: Arthur Wright, Max Sansing, Sam Kirk, SLANG, Sonja HendersonTony Smith
This Spring, in honor of the 50th Anniversary of The Wall of Respect, these artists will create a new work that will be located on the grounds of the museum. Stay tuned for monthly workshops and programming!