Please join us for our second conversation on Chicago craft in the 1970s-80s with some of the city’s long-standing artists and activists, including Lourdes Guerrero, artist and educator; Indira Freitas Johnson, artist, educator and community activist; Arlene Raconcay, former director of the Chicago Artists Coalition; Fern Shaffer, artist and former director of Artemisia Gallery. Starts at 1pm Sunday October 30th at UIMA. Masks optional. The program is generously supported by the Terra Foundation Art Design Chicago.
We’ll be discussing the barriers marginalized artists faced and had to break through; the city’s art scene; craft’s increased attention, the importance of ‘making a difference’ to society, How are these issues connected to current art practices as makers, crafters and artisans? How are they different