Mikva Challenge will partner with the Chicago Architecture Foundation to host a conversation between Kayce Bayer, Chris Lin, Gabrielle Lyon, and Deon Reed, authors of No Small Plans, a brand new graphic novel that follows the neighborhood adventures of teens in Chicago’s past, present, and future as they wrestle with designing the city they want, need, and deserve. The creators of No Small Plans are all affiliated with The Chicago High School for the Arts. Jacob Naszke, a teen from Jones College Prep who served as a curator of Bold Disobedience, our current exhibition, will moderate the conversation, which will be followed by a book signing and a gallery tour.
Bold Disobedience is a group exhibition presented in partnership with Mikva Challenge and in collaboration with the Chicago High School for the Arts. Selected by a council of twelve student curators, this collection of works demonstrates myriad social issues that matter to youths today. The exhibition comprises works by local professional artists as well as student artists from ChiArts. These artworks grapple with the issues that our team of student curators has deemed most critical in our conflicted contemporary culture, promoting racial justice, economic equity, and queer rights.
Featuring works by Thalia Agosto, Natalie Aparicio, Evan Calabrese, Angela Davis Fegan, Maya Halko, Josue Herrera, Zachary Huff, Jaclyn Jacunski, Kuumba Lynx, Yvette Mayorga, Cheryl Pope, Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project, Sarah Ross, Dread Scott, and Raven Smith