I was told that some students at Chicago's School of the Art Institute believe there is not art on the South Side of Chicago. My immediate response was, "HUH????"
It reminded me of people who say, "He's has NO personality". I wonder if they have looked!
Anyway, this should be an interesting chat. Hope you will come, and if you have advice in advance, please add to comments or come out and voice your thoughts!
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Suffering from a long history of negative stereotypes and the harsh realities of urban living, Chicago’s Southside community & residents have struggled to gain the many benefits afforded to the larger Chicagoland area. This “invisibility”, has also affected the artistic community in such a way, that internationally recognized artists have struggled to make their mark in their own city.
This program will explore the areas social & cultural history, as well as the numerous creators & institutions from within the community that have been active participants in dispelling myths about the Southside of Chicago.
March 26, 2009, 6pm 112 S. Michigan SAIC Ballroom
The Invisible Artist Panel Discussion
Joyce Owens, Artist, Chicago State University faculty & curator
Lowell Thompson, Artist
Natalie Moore, National Public Radio
Andre Guichard, Owner of Gallery Guichard
Patrick Rivers, SAIC faculty, Visual & Critical Studies