August Artist Eventspublished: July 22, 2021
SOPHIA NAHLI ALISON (2014 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Awardee)
On the heels of her Academy Award nomination earlier this year, Sophia was tapped to direct a new documentary, “Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground,” which will begin streaming on August 19 on HBO Max. Co-conceived as a love letter to the original 14-part docuseries that debuted in 1987, “Hallowed Ground” features archival footage of the original film, testimonials, and firsthand insight from political leaders and cultural figures from the Civil Rights movement.
JESS GODWIN (2016 3Arts/RH, Restoration Hardware Awardee)
On August 13 – 15, Jess and fellow musician/actor Gabe Ruiz are presenting a “Goodbye for Now, Chicago” concert. They’ll play an “eclectic mix of acoustic duets, electronic pop, hip-hop, and poetry for a sprawling retrospective of their musical lives in Chicago before having to catch a flight out of town.” Each night also will feature a debut performance by a young artist beginning their musical journeys in Chicago.
STEPHANIE MARTINEZ (2015 3Arts/RH, Restoration Hardware Awardee)
On August 21, Stephanie premieres and discusses an updated work called Shiver as part of the “Inside/Out” series with Cerqua Rivera. There are 4pm and 6pm performances, each with livestream opportunities and limited in-person capacity at the Hyde Park School of Dance. Stephanie originally set this work on Cerqua Rivera in 2016 intended to explore a woman’s journey. She now returns to update this piece with several more years’ perspective and experience as a Latina artist and arts leader.
MARCELA MUNOZ (2017 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Awardee)
From August 5 through September 3, Marcela co-directs Zulema, written by playwright Dolores Díaz, with music directed by Sones de México Ensemble founder Victor Pichardo and co-directed by Goodman’s resident artistic associate Henry Godinez. This free touring performance will take place in 10 citywide parks and is produced alongside Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) and the National Museum of Mexican Art.
JUNIUS PAUL (2020 3Arts/SIF Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation Awardee)
On August 20, Junius performs as part of the “Water Colors” free, outdoor jazz series at Navy Pier, presented in partnership with the Jazz Institute of Chicago.
DORIAN SYLVAIN (2020 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Community Awardee) and SAM TRUMP (2019 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Awardee)
Dorian recently unveiled a new outdoor installation for the project “Black Wall Street Journey,” created in collaboration with Rick Lowe for the new Build Bronzeville initiative. Her work can be viewed at the 51st Street Gallery, which will also host a series of ARTrepreneur workshops curated and hosted by Sam Trump.
JUMAANE TAYLOR (2019 3Arts/Stan Lipkin & Evelyn Appell Lipkin Awardee)
Now through August 14, Jumaane will lead a reimagined 30th anniversary festival of tap for the Chicago Human Rhythms Project. Coming full circle, Jumaane takes this leadership position as Artistic Director after first starting his studies in tap as a youth in the organization’s education programs. The program of events this month includes a festival finale concert (August 14) with performers accompanies by the Eric Hochberg Trio. “Leading lights from the global tap community gather to share intimate and boisterous works to live jazz — a festival tradition for 30 years.”