September Artist Newspublished: Aug. 31, 2020
ALBERTO AGUILAR (2011 3Arts Awardee)
The Franklin presents a new installation of Alberto’s called “(In) Between Out II” as part of the group exhibition Artists Run Chicago 2.0 focusing on local, artist-run spaces, on view now through November 1 at Hyde Park Art Center.
DEE ALEXANDER (2012 3Arts/Southwest Airlines Awardee)
Dee performs over four nights at the Jazz Showcase as part of this year’s citywide virtual and live event programs for the Chicago Jazz Fest. Dee’s performance takes place live (with COVID-19 guidelines in place) from September 3–6.
LAKSHA DANTRAN (2019 3Arts/HMS Fund Awardee)
Laksha performs in a new dance work created by Pranita Nayar for Mandala South Asian Performing Arts. With Rumi is a contemporary interpretation of Sufi poet Rumi’s lyrical meditations on love, passion, and the Self. The work premieres on September 26 to a restricted audience at Mana Contemporary, followed by virtual viewings online for registered attendees from Sept 26 through October 1.
NICOLE MITCHELL (2011 3Arts Awardee)
Nicole is the 2020 Elastic Achievement Award Honoree and headlining performer at the third annual Elastic Arts benefit taking place September 10-12 (livestreamed on Twitch).
HUONG NGO (2018 3Arts/Reva & David Logan Foundation Awardee)
Huong presents new work in Nine Lives, a group show at the Renaissance Society that is part of Feminist Art Coalition, a platform for projects inspired by feminist thought, experience, and action unfolding at museums across the country. “Informed by this backdrop, Nine Lives echoes various feminist legacies, especially artists and filmmakers who have explored what it is for women to tell their own stories or to make space for narratives otherwise obstructed or unwritten.” Open to the public by appointment from September 12 through November 15.
TANYA SARACHO (2009 3Arts Awardee)
Variety reports that Tanya signed a major deal with Universal Content Productions, a division of NBC Universal, to develop original television projects and podcasts for the network. She will also establish “a lab and incubator program aimed to nurture, amplify, guide, and empower intersectional Latinx voices.”
ARAM HAN SIFUENTES (2016 3Arts/Stan Lipkin & Evelyn Appell Lipkin Awardee)
The CBC network featured Aram’s Protest Banner Lending Library in a recent article about Art in the Open, a festival in Canada’s Prince Edward Island. Aram led a banner making workshop over Zoom with local artists, many of whom created new banners to support activism around the Black Lives Matter movement and Indigenous rights.
FRANK WALN (2015 3Arts/Reva & David Logan Foundation Awardee)
Last month, Frank was a panelist on MTV Impact, a national conversation with BIPOC artists and activists. Segment topics include the ancestral work of activism (7:34) and allyship and solidarity within BIPOC communities (17:30).
Photo: Nicole Mitchell