BOY, BYE: Collaborative on-site collage with Kelly Kristin Jones
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

BOY, BYE: Collaborative on-site collage with Kelly Kristin Jones

This event has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 25th, 6-8pm. (Originally July 18th).

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue... pillaged the land he found, enslaved the people he encountered and orchestrated mass genocide. Join our July Artist in Residence Kelly Kristin Jones at the contested Christopher Columbus monument in Arrigo Park to perform a variety of photographic exercises to heal the landscape. Participants will have the opportunity to create a custom “dodging tool” and collaborate with Kelly to perform an in-camera collage on-site.

Attendees are encouraged to participate! Due to space, light and time restraints, a maximum of 15 people will be able to participate in the activity, but all are encouraged to attend.

Kelly Kristin Jones uses her photo-based installation work as a vehicle to explore competing narratives within urban cultural landscapes. She received an MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and served as a Post-MFA Faculty Fellow at the University of Georgia. Kelly has completed residencies at MASS MoCA, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Emory University, and ACRE. Her current work with contested US monument sites has been exhibited at museums, galleries, and universities across the US. Kelly is a 2018 - 2019 HATCH Artist Resident at Chicago Art Coalition. Read our full Q&A with Kelly here.

This event will take place at Christopher Columbus Monument in Arrigo Park and is free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 25th, 6-8pm

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Recent Grad Workshop: Paper, Color, & Technical Tips
Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Recent Grad Workshop: Paper, Color, & Technical Tips

Furthering your artistic practice after graduation can take many shapes, and we’re proud to offer access to high end printing and scanning equipment and educational resources to our community of artists, photographers, and enthusiasts in Chicago.

In this segment of our Recent Graduate event series, our Technical Director Alex Wieder will host a discussion regarding some of the technical aspects of furthering your artistic practice, including:

  • Different inkjet printing processes

  • File management best practices

  • Why color management matters

  • What substrates to use and when

  • Defining “Archival”

  • Open vs. Limited editions (and limited signed prints)

While all of the above topics are beneficial to learn about regardless of your graduation status, feel free to bring other questions or topics to discuss! We’ll be tailoring the content of this technical discussion to the wants and needs of the group. We can talk about portfolio strategies, web presence, digital display, and whatever else you’re interested in!

This event will take place at LATITUDE and is free and open to the public.

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Recent grads receive 50% off the daily membership fee and 15% off ink charges. Discounts are valid for one year after graduation. Proof of graduation required. View our membership costs here.



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Buttons for Eyes: Artist Talk with Priya Kambli
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Buttons for Eyes: Artist Talk with Priya Kambli

 
Images by Priya Kambli

Images by Priya Kambli

Join us on Friday, June 28 at 6pm for an intimate conversation with our June Artist in Residence, Priya Kambli! Creatively interpreting and publicly resolving issues relating to migration and the challenges of cross-cultural understanding is an innate part of Priya’s professional work. During this event, Priya will discuss the various ways we engage viewers with our own responses to the heightened anti-immigrant rhetoric.

Priya Kambli received her BFA at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and an MFA from the University of Houston. She is currently Professor of Art at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Kambli’s artwork has been well received, having been exhibited, published, collected and reviewed in the national and international photographic community. The success of Kambli’s work underlines the fact that she is engaged in an important dialogue, and reinforces her intent to make work driven by a growing awareness of the importance of many voices from diverse perspectives and the political relevance of our private struggles.

Along with her talk, Priya will be showcasing new prints created during her residency from her recent series Buttons for Eyes.

This event will take place at LATITUDE and is free and open to the public.

Read our full Q&A with Priya Kambli.

 
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