May 22nd 2016

Join us for a reception for the artists whose work is featured in:

“Rodrigo Lara Zendejas: La Paz”
Searching for moments where contemporary life and faith collide, Rodrigo Lara Zendejas builds an atmospheric installation with clay sculptures, paintings, projection and sound to recall the experience in his first studio: his grandparents’ garden in La Paz, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. On view through July 17.

“Beyond the Mirror: Work by Art Center Teens”
New paintings, drawings, photography, prints, videos, and collages demonstrate the intense study by over 20 teens participating in Hyde Park Art Center’s five teen programs: Writer’s Block, @rt+Tech Studio, Photo Studio, Youth Art Board and ArtShop. On view through June 12.

“Alice Hargrave: Paradise Wavering”
This exhibition will introduce a video work and 25 large-format photographs the artist produced by re-photographing old vacation snapshots from family albums or taking new travel photographs of her expeditions throughout the past decade. On view May 1 – July 24.

“Karen Reimer: Shoretime Spaceline”
Inspired by this history of the Art Center’s location, fiber artist Karen Reimer makes a new large-scale installation of fabric and sand to distort our perception of the horizon much like the disappearance of lake into land over a century ago. On view May 22 – August 13.


General Economy, Exquisite Exchange (G.E.E.E.)
presents “Plants for Poems”
Our outdoor plaza will become a site for community exchange with trust, goodwill and creative improvisation as currency. Thousands of locally-grown heirloom tomato seedlings and surprise plants will be available for sale or trade, for a note or a poem, for a plant or post. Pens, paper and gardening tips will be on hand rain or shine. Plants will continue to be available until they run out. 2 – 5 pm on the outdoor plaza.

Instituto Grafico de Chicago (IGC), a grassroots printmaking collaborative, will be printing and sharing their art and techniques. Come see, learn, and try your hands at creating a print. 2 – 5 pm in the Guida Family Creative Wing.

Open Studios: Meet resident artists in their studios, see their work-in-progress, and learn more about their working processes. 2 – 5 pm in the Guida Family Creative Wing.

Food trucks! Light bites & beverages! Mingling! FUN!

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