Nov 22nd 2019

We are excited to inform you about our 80th Birthday Gala, which takes place on Friday, November 22, 5:30PM. This year, we are celebrating all the artists and supporters that have made and continue to make our unique institution possible, while looking forward to what’s next. Our Co-Chairs Denise & Gary Gardner, Kate Groninger & Molly Meyer, and Julie & John Guida invite guests to an evening packed with food, music, dancing, and lots and lots of art. In addition, the evening will offer a series of interactive arts experiences for Gala and After Party guests.

Executive Director Kate Lorenz says, “Hyde Park Art Center is humbled to be celebrating 80 years of supporting Chicago art. For the past 80 years, artists have led movements and established their careers by exhibiting work at the Art Center while also learning new skills in our school and studios. Today, artists of all ages are pushing boundaries, developing creative identities, and supporting their communities. This milestone is a celebration of our history, a call to action for the future to continue and build on this work. Happy birthday, Hyde Park Art Center!”

This year, the Art Center will celebrate a select Honorary Artist Committee and reflect on the positive impact Hyde Park Art Center has had on artists at all stages. The Honorary Artist Committee includes:
Dawoud Bey
Sanford Biggers
Sara Black
Juan Angel Chavez
Jim Duignan
Conrad Freiburg
Susan Giles
Michelle Grabner
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford
Barbara Kasten
Anna Kunz
Faheem Majeed
Gladys Nilsson
Jim Nutt
Jefferson Pinder
Pooja Pittie
John Preus
Karen Reimer
Suellen Rocca
Dorian Sylvain
Lan Tuazon
Rhonda Wheatley
Amanda Williams
Julian Williams
Anne Wilson
Folayemi Wilson
Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

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