Join us on the autumnal equinox – a flag by Nora Lloyd will come down, and a flag by Carolina Fernandez Del Dago will be raised to mark the transition from Summer to Autumn.
ROMANSUSAN.ORG/W-CLUB installs artist-made flags at 7077 North Ashland Boulevard, the former location of the Rogers Park Woman’s Club. Exploring ideas around social work, community engagement, public welfare, literacy, migration, and gender, Woman’s Club celebrates area residents, past and present. This series is a collaborative initiative organized by Cuckoo’s Theater and Roman Susan Art Foundation.
As a part of the Terrain Biennial, past Woman’s Club flags by Robin Hustle, Olivia Jade Juárez, Nora Moore Lloyd, Angela Lopez, Nancy Lu Rosenheim, and a new flag by Liz Weinstein will be sited around Chicagoland, popping up in Rogers Park, West Ridge, Logan Square, the Near West Side, and Evanston. A map of all the flag sites will be shared at the equinox flag-raising.
Carolina Fernandez Del Dago is a Miami-born Cuban, Barranquilla-raised visual artist. She currently works as a freelance artist and woodworker in Bogotá, Colombia. Her work has been exhibited in Barranquilla, Chicago, London, Prague, and Tucson. Her film and media work have been exhibited in outlets such as Ballroom Projects, BBC Latin America, Canal Telecaribe, Expanded View Cinema, Ex-TV, Las2Orillas, and Cine a La Calle Festival. Fernandez Del Dago attended The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, earning a BFA in Film, Video & New Media and a BA in Visual and Critical Studies in 2014. For more information, please visit carolinafernandez.format.com.
Nora Moore Lloyd spent twenty years in the graphic design business and now expresses her passion for photography by focusing on indigenous cultures, nature, and documenting community or family history through traditional storytelling and photos. Her work has been exhibited at American Indian Center, Cahokia Mounds Museum, Chicago History Museum, Comanche National Museum, Field Museum, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore (Bolivia), Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Ethnologia de Guatemala (Guatemala), State of Illinois Museum Gallery (Champaign, Chicago, Lockport, Springfield, IL), and elsewhere. For more information, please visit nativepics.org.
The Rogers Park Woman’s Club was founded by ten women in 1891, expanding to more than 900 members and working for over a century to provide social and cultural services in North Chicago before disbanding in 1996. Early projects undertaken by RPWC included establishment of a public library and reading room, and the founding of pre-elementary school education – the former incorporated into the Chicago Public Library, the latter into the Chicago Public School system in the late 19th century. On the 25th anniversary of RPWC, the organization commissioned a clubhouse built at 7077 North Ashland Boulevard, which housed RPWC activities into the early 1980s.
Cuckoo’s Theater purchased the historic site in 2016 and are in the process of rehabilitating the interior to become a dedicated performing arts center for Rogers Park. The Cuckoo’s Theater Project produces works that expose the discomforts of human nature. By navigating the struggle as a community, we seek to find light within the darkness in the hopes of creating a brighter future. For more information, please visit thecuckoostheaterproject.com.
Terrain Exhibitions was founded in October of 2011 by artist Sabina Ott and author John Paulett. The Terrain Biennial re-purposes private spaces such as front yards, porches, or windows, turning them into public spaces in order to foster dialogue between neighbors and provide opportunities for artists and viewers alike to experience new perspectives. For more information, please visit terrainexhibitions.org.
Roman Susan Art Foundation is a nonprofit art space and platform for exhibitions and events in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The mission of Roman Susan is to develop and support new opportunities to display, create, and experience art. For more information, please visit romansusan.org.