March Artist Events

published: Feb. 25, 2020



DAMON LOCKS – 2019 3Arts/Reva & David Logan Foundation Awardee (teaching artist/musician)
Frequency Festival 2020
As an invited composer at this year’s Frequency Festival, Damon created a new work for Chicago cellist Katinka Kleijn. The piece “initiates opportunities for Kleijn to respond to text and sounds created and curated by Locks.” This concert also features performances by vocal artist Julian Otis.
March 1, 8:30pm at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Avenue

FRANK WALN – 2015 3Arts/Reva & David Logan Foundation Awardee (vocalist)
Sacred Cypher Artist-in-Residence: Mitakuye-Oyasin – We Are All Related
As part of IMAN’s Sacred Cypher Creatives program, Frank will present a series of public programs during a five-day residency at the organization. Entitled Mitakuye Oyasin - We Are All Related, Frank’s residency will facilitate healing, liberation, and connection through the creative process, including Lakota songwriting techniques and practices.
March 2–8 (times vary) at IMAN, 2745 W. 63rd Street FREE

HAROLD MENDEZ – 2012 3Arts/Stan Lipkin & Evelyn Appell Lipkin Awardee (visual artist)
In Conversation: The years now
On the occasion of his solo exhibition, Harold will be in conversation with Neubauer Family Assistant Curator Edgar Garcia and curator/writer Candice Hopkins. In the exhibition (on view through March 8), Harold presents a suite of new sculptures and premieres a new sound installation.
March 4, 6:00pm at Logan Center Terrace Room Seminar Room, 915 E. 60th Street FREE

IVELISSE DIAZ – 2019 3Arts Community Awardee (dancer/musician/educator)
Plena Libre Workshop & Concert with the University Symphony Orchestra
Ivelisse collaborates with the Latin Grammy-nominated super group Plena Libre during their ensemble-in-residency at the University of Chicago. On March 5, Ivelisse leads a plena dance workshop at the Logan Center. On March 7, Ivelisse is a guest performer with the ensemble at a public concert joined by members of the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
March 5 (6:30pm workshop at Logan Center) and March 7 (8pm concert at Mandel Hall) FREE

LAKSHA DANTRAN – 2019 3Arts/HMS Fund Awardee (Bharatanatyam artist)
Pranaya: Romances in Poetry
As a member of Mandala Arts, Laksha will perform in the group’s traditional music and dance concert. “Using geometric body positions and mudras, signature to classical dances of South Asia, Odissi and Bharatanatyam artists bring to life mythological romances through wordless storytelling.” This concert features a live orchestra of Carnatic and Odissi musicians.
March 8, 2:00pm at Logan Center for the Arts Penthouse, 915 E. 60th Street

DEE ALEXANDER – 2012 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Awardee (vocalist)
Alexander/McLean Project
Dee will perform with collaborator Jon McLean in this Hyde Park Jazz Society concert. Their set list will include new songs written for their 3AP-funded CD they plan to record later this year.
March 15, 7:00pm at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue West

TIRTZA EVEN – 2017 3Arts/Reva & David Logan Foundation Awardee (experimental video maker)
Onion City Experimental Video & Film Festival | Land Mine
Tirtza will present her experimental documentary, Land Mine, at the 30th Annual Onion City Experimental Video and Film Festival. The film “takes on the dense and complicated history of Israeli-Palestinian border conflicts through the microcosmic perspective of filmmaker Tirtza Even’s childhood apartment building in Jerusalem, and the tenants currently living there.”
March 15, 5:00pm at Chicago Filmmakers, 5720 N. Ridge Avenue (enter from Hollywood side)

CHERYL LYNN BRUCE – 2010 3Arts Awardee (director/actor)
Pipeline: Free Tour
Cheryl is directing a neighborhood tour of Dominique Morisseau’s play Pipeline, which tells a story about the school-to-prison pipeline in urban communities. Presented by Victory Gardens, the production will tour with free performances at six locations on the South and West sides of Chicago.
March 16–21, times and locations vary, see schedule at Victory Gardens Theater

NORMAN LONG – 2011 3Arts Awardee (sound artist/musician)
Gather: Norman Long & Focus Group LLC
Norman performs on this double-bill series that brings together musicians from different practices, genres, and backgrounds for connection and artistic exchange.
March 21, 7:00pm at Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue FREE

MABEL KWAN – 2017 3Arts/RH, Restoration Hardware Awardee (pianist)
Ensemble Dal Niente with Roscoe Mitchell
As a member of Ensemble Dal Niente, Mabel performs in this concert focusing on works by contemporary AACM legends Roscoe Mitchell and George Lewis, among others. The centerpiece will be the world premiere of a piece written for Dal Niente and Ken Vandermark by Roscoe Mitchell.
March 24, 8:00pm at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport Street

CHRISTINE PASCUAL – 2018 3Arts/Lakeside Bank Awardee (costume designer)
Dhaba on Devon Avenue
Christine designed the costumes for this world premiere production written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Chay Yew. The play follows the story of Dhaba Canteen, an institution on Devon Avenue since the 60s “with their delicious Sindhi food transporting you back to the halcyon days of undivided India. Now it's on the verge of bankruptcy. And the family that has run it for generations is ready to go to war over its fate.”
March 27 – April 26 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue

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