South Side Stories: Carolyn Lawrence & Robert Paige

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 2 – 4 pm

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

Free & open to the public

During this intimate gallery discussion, The Time Is Now!exhibiting artists Carolyn Lawrence and Robert Paige share their stories about working and living on the South Side.

Carolyn Lawrence is a painter, printmaker, educator, and member of AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) who also contributed to Chicago’s iconic mural The Wall of Respect.

Lawrence will be in conversation with fiber artist Robert Paige, who has developed several fashion collections for African American consumers that he sold through major retailers. Paige also coined the term “Cool Aid colors” then used by members of AfriCOBRA.


Image: Robert Paige, Power to the People (detail), circa 2002, Hand-dyed silk. Courtesy of the artist.