Power + Play Workshop
@ OPEN Center for the Arts
2214 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Opening Saturday, October 28th, from 1PM - 3PM
Through play, analyze structures of power and learn practical tools that others use to navigate them. Workshop will be lead by artist/educator Silvia Inés Gonzalez.
This is event is FREE and open to the public. We hope you can join us! The workshop is held in conjunction with the Glass Curtain Gallery’s current exhibition ¡Sí, Se Puede! The exhibition is generously funded by a grant from The Joyce Foundation and created with support from Cesar Chavez Foundation, United Farm Workers Foundation, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Chavez Institute for Law and Social Justice, and Walter P. Reuther Library.
About the Exhibition
¡Sí, Se Puede! is an exhibition that connects the legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and their work with the UFW (United Farm Workers) Movement to current artistic practices centering on education, history, acts of resistance, and community work in Chicago. For the exhibition, five artists have immersed themselves in the UFW archives to use the documents, images, and publications they found as springboards for creating new works. A selection of’ photographs by Victor Alemán, Cesar Chavez’s personal photographer, is also included to provide illuminating historical context of the UFW movement. ¡Sí, Se Puede! extends beyond this gallery along the Wabash Arts Corridor—with two new murals being painted—and stretches west to partners in Pilsen and Little Village. This program provides a crucible for creating a dialogue about self-determination movements and the relationships among the archive, history, and current contemporary culture.
Participating artists: Victor Alemán, William Estrada, Ian Kerstetter, Nicole Marroquin, Victoria Martinez, and Gloria “Gloe” Talamantes, with murals by Hector Duarte and Sam Kirk.
The exhibition is organized and curated by Meg Duguid with related programming facilitated by Rogelio Becerra-Ramirez.
To learn more go to www.colum.edu/sisepuede
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