Making my way to Chicago next week to do some presentations and workshops. I'm doing a week long series of events and workshops presented by the Chicago Public Library in partnership with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. The workshops and presentations are all free and open to the public. You can see the full list of events below.
MONDAY 11/11 6:00pm - 8:00pm Community potluck and art swap at Hyde Park Dacha 1213 East 53rd Street #3W Chicago, IL 60615 Join local artists, activists, and friends as we welcome Favianna to Chicago. Bring a dish and some artwork to share as we reimagine the domestic sphere as a space for creative exchange. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - RSVP REQUIRED email firstname.lastname@example.org ________________________________________________________________________________
TUESDAY 11/12 12:00pm - 1:30pm "Art is a Hammer: Making Your Own Food Justice Poster" at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 800 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60607
Favinanna will present her graphic work that engages issues of land use, sustainability, and food justice. Participants will be led in an activity to create their own posters related to local or national campaigns and demands for responsible, equitable and ethical practices within the food movement. This workshop is open to the public and limited to the first 35 participants who enroll. Please visit: http://artisahammer.eventbrite.com to register for meal and workshop.
4:00pm - 5:30pm YOUmedia Art and Justice Presents: A Teen Workshop Harold Washington Library Center YOUmedia 400 South State Street Chicago, IL 60605 Learn from interdisciplinary artist Favianna Rodriguez how to develop visually engaging media for social justice campaigns with tools and resources at YOUmedia @CPL.
Harold Washington Library Center YOUmedia FREE AND OPEN TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
6:30pm Albany Park Theatre Project: Art, Activism and Migration Join interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer Favianna Rodriguez, Albany Park Theatre Project ensemble members and Artistic Director David Feiner for a look at where immigrant rights intersect with art. Harold Washington Library Center 400 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60605 FREE AND OPEN THE PUBLIC - NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED ________________________________________________________________________________
WEDNESDAY 11/13 3:00 - 4:30pm UIC Rafael Cintron Ortiz Latino Cultural Center Join the Latino Cultural Center and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for an interactive presentation by artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez who will be presenting as part of the Zona Abierta visiting artist series 803 S. Morgan St., Lecture Center B2 Chicago, IL 60607-7028 6:00-7:00pm National Museum of Mexican Art Yollocalli Arts Reach Youth Program studio visit, artist talk and critique 2022 W Cermak Road Chicago, IL 60608 CLOSED SESSION FOR Yollocalli Students Only ________________________________________________________________________________
THURSDAY 11/14 2:00-4:00pm School of the Art Institute of Chicago During this workshop, we will be learning art's functionality as a tool to discuss critical issues that in turn empower people as they learn and apply knowledge as cultural producers. Through our own art-making and dialogue during this workshop, we hope to reach a better understanding of that process. Open to Art Education at SAIC 7:00-9:00pm SAIC Art Education Department at Hull-House FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ________________________________________________________________________________
FRIDAY 11/15 10:30-12:00pm Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School Artist talk and studio critique on art as a form of civic engagement CLOSED SESSION FOR PACPRHS Students Only 1:00-3:00pm School of the Art Institute of Chicago For this particular session, we will be investigating the role of the artist in mobilizing community action through arts engagement. Points of investigation include meaningful collaborative work that develops over time and within different communities. How does social practice utilize social spaces as an opportunity for dialogue social media platforms to further the conversation? CLOSED SESSION for SAIC GFRY PubliCity Studio at SAIC 5:00-8:00pm Marwen Studio visits with students + public artist talk Verve: Guest Artist Series is a free public presentation series that extends Marwen’s commitment to educate and inspire through the visual arts into the larger community. 5:00-7:00pm - CLOSED for Marwen Students 7:00-8:ppm - FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC