March Artist Newspublished: Feb. 24, 2023
Barak was recently welcomed as the new Director of Emerging Curators Institute (ECI), which aims to foster critical dialogue around curatorial practice and provide opportunities for Minnesota-based emerging curators.
On view now through March 25, A Promised Land On The Horizon is a group exhibition that re-imagines “stories of city life and the Great Migration through the decolonization of the lens, Southern rooted influences, movement, family archives, and portraiture” at the South Side Community Art Center. On March 11, exhibiting artists will join South Side Community Art Center Exhibitions Manager and Curator Lola Ayisha Ogbara in conversation about the exhibition.
On view now through September 2023, Dorian presents a newly-commissioned portrait of Black poet Paul Laurence Donbar (1872 – 1906) at the American Writers Museum as part of their exhibition, Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice. Dorian is one of four Chicago artists invite to create portraits for this exhibition, which can be experienced in-person or online.
Opening on March 3, Citizen is an exhibition exploring “the complex perspectives of residents of the United States of America as many communities struggle for justice, freedom and basic human rights” and it features work by William and is curated by Sam. The exhibition will be on view at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts through June 16.
On March 3-5, Winifred Haun and Dancers present FIRST DRAFT: New Works by Chicago Dancemakers at Links Hall. The event will showcase eight new works by eight Chicago area choreographers. Winifred Haun and Dancers’ performance will celebrate its 25th Moonstone Season and Sarita will also present a series of new works.
On March 3, Shanta is the featured performer in Women of Chicago Jazz, a concert presented by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. She will headline with her quintet. The night will have a special opening act by a member of the Jazz Links Student Council, Alfie Jackson. The performance takes place at 6:30pm CT at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
On March 9, Aram presents a lecture on their art practice and its trajectory as part of the VOICES series at Gallery 400. “Many of her projects, such as the ongoing Protest Banner Lending Library, aim to make art more accessible to the disenfranchised, especially immigrants of color. Since 2016, Sifuentes has brought communities together to sew protest banners, creating a creative outlet of resistance for those who cannot attend protests for their own safety.”
On March 18, Miguel (aka Kane One) leads a free, in-person workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) for educators as part of his involvement with the Graffiti Institute. Attendees will learn how to blend conventional and non-conventional materials using water-based spray paint and paint markers as examples. Learning Series events at the MCA events are part of the museum’s immersive and collaborative professional development programs for educators.
On March 24, the Experimental Sound Studio and International Anthem record label join forces to present a one-night, immersive performance at the Adler Planetarium of Rob Mazurek’s Exploding Star Orchestra, which features an all-star ensemble including Damon (voice, samplers), Nicole (flutes, voice), and Tomeka (cello), among others. Directed by Mazurek (trumpets, bells, electronics), the evening will include exploratory music by the group as well as well as a preview of Mazurek’s abstract video work “presented in epic proportions across the canvas of the sky dome” at the planetarium.
From March 24 through May 6, Tara and Meighan perform in Rivendell Theatre Ensemble's production of MOTHERHOUSE, a "wickedly funny, wickedly human story about the painful, messy momentum of grief."