On April 25th, I’ll be hosting a student art exhibit as part of my contribution to the RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice exhibit. The GASP [Green Art + Social Practice] Fair will take place from 2:00 to 6:00 PM Friday 25 April 2014 at Columbia College Chicago’s Papermaker’s Garden and Stage at 8th Ave & S. Wabash and the southeast 1st floor lobby of 1104 S. Wabash, just outside of the Glass Curtain Gallery. For more information, go to tinyurl.com/GASP2014
On May Day, my students from Stateville Prison, who I work with through the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project, will be included in the Jane Addams Hull House Museum’s newest exhibit, Unfinished Business: The Right to Play, which explores the history of the social movements that created the first playgrounds, fought for an eight-hour work day, and suggested that time off from work could create a more just world. On May 1, the museum and courtyard will be bustling with activity: field games, food trucks, DJs, live music, and performances by the Jesse White Tumbling Team and other youth ensembles. Rain or shine, those of us who live on the outside are invited to exercise our right to play!
4pm: Food trucks and DJ Sound Culture
4:30: Field games and races
6pm: Jesse White Tumbling Team
6:30: Queen Nzinga’s Brigade