Identity & Youth Pre-Fair /Dialogues Program

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 6 – 7 pm

Location: Ogden Elementary School- 24 W. Walton Street

Cecil McDonald Jr. (Artist, CPS Lives) and Melissa Ann Pinney (Artist, CPS Lives). Moderated by Jacqueline Terrassa (Woman’s Board Endowed Chair of Museum Education, Art Institute of Chicago)

EXPO CHICAGO and CPS Lives present a discussion featuring artists Cecil McDonald Jr. and Melissa Ann Pinney, two residents within the CPS Lives program whose work explores intersections of representation as part of their ongoing projects. CPS Lives, a non-profit founded in 2018, pairs a Chicago-based artists with a Chicago Public School during an academic school year to produce a collaborative project between resident and students. The two artists will discuss their residencies and their results—images that explore identity and youth—that blur the lines between the artistic and the academic.


Image: Melissa Ann Pinney, Untitled, 2018. Photography. Image courtesy of CPS Lives.