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RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice

RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice
One part exhibit and one part event series, RISK is a terrifically exciting exploration of socially engagement and the arts. Not only that, it features many artists close to our hearts, including Alberto Aguilar, Jim Duignan, Faheem Majeed, and Cheryl Pope, among many others. So perhaps it’s no surprise that we put RISK on our weekly picks back in February when it opened. However, what we weren’t... 

We don’t want you to give us money…

We don't want you to give us money...
In case you haven’t heard, Sixty recently crossed the finish line of getting our 501c3 status.  And thanks to the generosity of the Jane and Tad Shepard Family Foundation, we have received our first grant under our new status, allowing us to start the new year off with new plans and fresh ideas for how to support the Chicago artists and work that bring some warmth to this chilly time of year. In... 

Weekend Photos: Dayo Laoye and To Art & Profit

Weekend Photos: Dayo Laoye and To Art & Profit
This weekend at South Side Community Art Center they held the opening of a new exhibition of work by Dayo Laoye and the final panel discussion of the To Art & Profit Performance Festival. The following are some images from the events. Compositions | A Semi-Retrospective of Dayo Laoye Currently at South Side Community Art Center are the sketches, studies and paintings of Yoruba native and long-time... 

Sixty in 60: Episode 2 – South Side Community Art Center

Sixty in 60: Episode 2 - South Side Community Art Center
Sixty in 60 EP 2 South Side Community Arts Center from Andrew Roddewig on Vimeo. In May of 1941, Eleanor Roosevelt officially dedicated the South Side Community Art Center(SSAC) at 3831 South Michigan Avenue as part of the Federal Art Project. Since that date the SSCAC is the only remaining Federal Art Project community center to remain, in operation. For over seventy years the SSCAC has been... 
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