Mar 19th 2022

Rose Blouin + Dr. Carol L. Adams in conversation

Join us on Saturday, March 19th for the final viewing of our winter exhibition Rose Blouin: To Washington Park, With Love. Artist Rose Blouin will be interviewed by long-time friend and Chicago cultural legend Dr. Carol L. Adams, followed by Q+A.

Doors open at 3:00pm, talk begins at 3:30pm. Seating will be limited.

You can read more about the exhibition at

About the Speakers

Rose Blouin has created documentary and fine art photography since 1980. Blouin’s work has been exhibited in a number of museums and galleries including Woman Made Gallery, Nicole Gallery, The South Side Community Art Center, Artemesia Gallery, The North Suburban Fine Arts Center, Evanston Arts Center, the State of Illinois Art Gallery, Bridgeport Art Center and the Chicago Cultural Center. Her work has received awards in juried exhibitions including Tall Grass Arts “From Earth” exhibition, Black Creativity (Museum of Science and Industry), University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts “Chicago Jazz: A Photographer’s View,” DuSable Museum Annual Art Fair, and the Milwaukee Inner City Art Fair. Her photographs have been published on the covers of South Side Stories (City Stoop Press), Columbia Poetry Review (Columbia College Chicago), and Blue Lyra Review. Photos of Gwendolyn Brooks are included in Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating The Writing Of Gwendolyn Brooks (Curbside Splendor, 2017.) Blouin has had solo exhibitions at the South Side Community Art Center and at the Ferguson Gallery of Concordia University featuring photographs from South Africa, and The New Studio in Evanston featuring photographs of Havana. She has done presentations for Columbia College, SkyArt and the Chicago Historical Society. Blouin is a founding member of Sapphire & Crystals, a collective of African-American women artists active since 1987.

Carol L. Adams, PhD., is founder and CEO of Urban Prescriptives, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in program and organizational development for enterprises engaged in educational, social, political, and cultural practice. This venture merges the diverse experiences that comprise her remarkable career and her commitment to asset-based, culture-centered models for social change. Her past positions include: President; DuSable Museum; Director, African American Studies, Loyola University; Executive Director, International House of Blues Foundation; and Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

A community activist, Adams is the founder of South Shore Works and involved in a variety of community and civic organizations as a Board member, volunteer or consultant. An avid supporter of the arts, Adams has been a cultural catalyst in Chicago for many years.


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