Every First Sunday of the Month, Hyde Park Art Center is activated with activities throughout the center for the public, neighbors, and families. Join us for family friendly filled day with inter generational art making activities, artist workshops, artist talks, open studios, curatorial tours of our exhibitions, and community collaborations. This month we are going virtual!
Artmaking: Create Your Own Shoebox Diorama with Naomi Martinez
Create Your Own Shoebox Diorama with Naomi Martinez using everyday household and recycled items, decorate, furnish and create your own world within a shoebox diorama.
Suggested Supplies: Shoebox, Card stock or cereal box cardboard, Patterned paper, Drawing paper, Colored pencils, Pipe cleaners, Pom poms, Needle and thread (optional), Fabric scrap (optional), Glue, Scissors, Magazines, Black marker
Naomi Martinez grew up in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. She has been creating her Monstrochika Art since 2000 through the mediums of traditional illustration, paintings, murals, doll making, and zines of her daily drawings.
Resident Artist Talk with Creative Wing Artist, Zakkiyyah Najeebah
Using files, links, images, and videos directly from my computer screen, Zakkiyyah Najeebah will be connecting threads between the research, writing, and visual influences that have helped guide her practice.
Zakkiyyah Najeebah is Chicago based visual artist and independent curator. Her work is most often initiated by personal and social histories related to family legacy, queerness, community making, intimacy, and Audre Lorde’s naming of “the erotic” Her practice borrows from visual
traditions such as social portraiture, video assemblage, and vernacular found family sourced materials. Currently, her body of work prioritizes social relationships related to queerness, Black women’s identity formation, family, and the desire for connectedness. Zakkiyyah is also a Co-founder of CBIM (Concerned Black Image Makers): a collective driven project.
Majestic Shorts with Stephanie Graham & Boundary on Youtube
Stephanie Graham presents a curated playlist of animation shorts in conjunction with Boundary’s Artist Run Chicago 2.0 programming. As an animation enthusiast, Graham seeks to give a platform of favorite animation films that will make you feel happy, make you think, and ultimately get you inspired and bring joy.
Drawing from Memory Workshop with Rodrigo Lara
Join teaching artist, Rodrigo Lara for a workshop where participants will explore drawing portraits from memory of a favorite person, place or thing you miss during these quarantined times.
In his work, Rodrigo creates memorials—fragmented and complex realities that formally break from their traditional constructions, and instead present assemblaged versions of themselves, which address our collective social and political thoughts, concerns, and hopes.