CAD's Connect*ED program created an "art research" lab, or ArtSearch Lab, at Destination Chicago. Destination Chicago was a Chicago City of Learning "Maker Party" which brought together over 20 organizations to offer a variety of science, technology, engineering, and art activities. Our ArtSearch lab presented kids with a series of art activities that asked kids to think about the theme of learning.
“Convergence/Divergence,” an exhibition of work by Harold Washington College Art Students, curated by the Fine Arts Integration Committee of Harold Washington College. The show is structured around the concept of Convergence Divergence and represents a rich and diverse landscape of Art at Harold Washington College featuring a variety of works in different media. Participating Student Artists, Performers & Art Historians. Artists: Bishal Manandhar, Michael A Lowe, Anton Zaleski, Tom Groom, Alejandra Salgado, Efrain Fabian, Jamaal Crowder, Liz Bencik, Chloe Perkis, Oruma Panmunee, Timothy James Fernandez, Samone Hu, Marina Saunders, Tricia Koczor, Jean Alexis, Cody Davis, Shaque Green, Naila Opiangah, Dianna Norris, Preston Davis, Yasmin Panjwani, Robin Miller, Veronica Sciortino, Tanay Rivera, Brent A Polk, Julia Chernov, Tasheica Lindsay, Tinarah Donegan, S. Matthews, Tattianna Havard, Crystal Rodriguez, Yulia Kleckner, Mikyung Jeon, Evelyn Mandujano, Evelyn Gutierrez, Arturo Duarte, Jean Johnson, Holly Abney, Sumi Mun, Elinor Thomas, Candice Harris, Joshua Hugh Mac-Williams, Sergio Munoz, Abigail Huerta, Breanna Robinson, Veronica Duran, Ericka Kilburn, James Rosal. Performers: Jeremy Lowe, Yoli Carrera, Sydney Johnson, Jonathan Perez. Art Historians: Thomas Groom, Lenesha McGee. For more information about this exhibition please contact CAD Resident Artist Galina Shevchenko at [email protected]
Nine photographers present work that challenges through the utilization of photography as a basis for extraction. Elements have been removed with a wide variety of techniques - from actually covering physical elements within a scene, to distressing prints, reproduction of image through line, and even a video installation of photos burning away. The Chicago Art Department was pleased to have a great mix of rising artists pushing the medium to the edge and back again - Allison Grant, Nathan Miller, Jessica Pierotti, Ben Alper, Victor Salgado, Chuck Przybyl, Daniel Hojnacki, Nicole White, and Edyta Stepien. Consider this show a cross-section of what is going on now in image-making, taking the raw elements of photography be it film or digital and pushing past the standard photographic image without gimmicks or effects, just raw distillation until the pure concept emerges.
Come and take a walk through flowers and art through works done by Melissa Bradley at the Chicago Art Department Main Art Gallery. Melissa’s artwork features an emotional emphasis on color, shape, and texture of floral art. The show will present unique takes on how flowers are perceived, asking viewers to question everyday perceptions. Food and drinks will be provided, and the artist will be present to meet and greet. Melissa has been a CAD resident artist for 2 years, developing her studio practice around floral explorations alongside her studies as a graduate librarian student. Melissa is interested in representation of nature and the observations of our natural environment. Leaving Expression will be Melissa’s first solo exhibition. Melissa can be contacted at [email protected] and her work can be found at www.facebook.com/pages/Melis-creations/221154214628382.