“where the light corrupts your face…” | Opening Reception

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Spatial griots Andres L. Hernandez, Tonika Lewis Johnson and Roland Knowlden invite you to consider how socio-economic and geographic oppressions impact the way we see (or don’t see) our environments. Hernandez uncovers embedded histories and systems of power within built and speculative landscapes to imagine these spaces otherwise. Social justice artist Lewis Johnson advocates for […]

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ROLL CALL: A Black Women in the Arts Convening

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

On Saturday, April 15th, South Side Community Art Center will host it's newly realized annual event, ROLL CALL: A Black Women in the Arts Convening, as part of EXPO Chicago this year! Bringing together Black women artists, curators, arts administrators, and culture workers, this event seeks to encourage fellowship and connection amongst Black women in […]

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BLACK SPACE: Architectural Historiographies & Spatial Landscapes

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Artists and spacial griots Andres L. Hernandez, Tonika Lewis Johnson and Roland Knowlden invite you to consider how socio-economic and geographic oppressions impact the way we see (or don’t see) our environments, in a conversation with SSCAC Exhibitions Manager and Curator Lola Ayisha Ogbara. Hernandez uncovers embedded histories and systems of power within built and […]

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Mapping Black Archives: A Collage Workshop with Alexandra Antoine

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

The South Side Community Art Center, in collaboration with Mural Arts presents Mapping Black Archives, a collage workshop hosted by Alexandra Antoine, with Andrea Yarbrough. This is an invitation to explore Black archives through collage using maps, magazines, ephemera, and photos of black women as source material. The final works will be markers, honoring Black […]

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Before I Let Go: Film Screening & Discussion

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Set in the fictional Bad City, 5 years after a giant monster attack, the film follows a documentary filmmaker's experience covering the east side community's recovery efforts.

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Eselean Goree Henderson: A Practice in Clay

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Join a conversation on Eselean Goree Henderson, a prolific ceramicist whose work has heavily impacted the Black artistic landscape of Chicago.

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Telling Your Story: Grant Writing Workshop for Artists

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

This workshop will focus on effective grant writing strategies. Participants will learn to communicate their arts practices, missions, values and artist statement to secure funding.

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Telling Your Story: Grant Writing Workshop for Artists Part ll.

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Jon an afternoon writing session, specially catered to Black artists, and creative entrepreneurs. Work on your next grant application, artist statement, or mission/vision statement.

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3831 Activation | Friendship Meditation: A Rehearsal

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Damon Locks and Anna Whitehead will share the basis of their friendship—rehearsal—amidst the exhibition Through a Lens of Beauty & Wonderment: Notes on Collaborative Friendship

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3831 Activation: The Last Green Book

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

“The Last Green Book” (22’) looks at Chicago South Side sites. What used to be Black owned establishments, are now empty lots, vacant buildings or have been redeveloped.

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Dr. Burroughs Legacy Day

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Join us for a family friendly afternoon of celebrating and learning more about the legacy and art practice of Dr. Burroughs!

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Iteration(s), with Jared Brown and Briana Lynn

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Meditating on this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial's theme : “This is a Rehearsal,” Briana Lynn and Jared Brown will re-iterate their experimental collaborative composition to the South Side Community Art Center (originally performed last year).

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A BLACK ARTIST RECEPTION AT 3831.

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Join us for our first annual Black Artist Reception, celebrating the amazing artists we've supported and collaborated with over the year with a performance by current exhibiting artist Cory Perry, an artist talk, and reception!

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Bronzeville in Reel Time with South Side Home Movie Project

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

In partnership with South Side Home Movie Project, with support from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation and University of Chicago's Arts and Public Life, SSCAC is thrilled to host a special screening showcasing select cinema reels of Ramon Williams! Ramon Williams, Black IBEW electrician and film hobbyist, was an early adopter of amateur filmmaking […]

Bending Light | Opening Reception

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Bending Light transcends the conventional use of colors within painting and delves into a realm where colors cease to merely reflect what our eyes perceive, but rather echo the sentiments of our hearts. Expressed in the works of six dynamic painters, colors cease to be passive elements; they become an emotional call and response, engaging […]

BENDING LIGHT ARTIST TALK: SOUTH SIDE NIGHT x EXPO CHICAGO

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

Paul Branton, artist and curator of SSCAC's current exhibition Bending Light, will facilitate an artist talk with the exhibiting artists of SSCAC's current exhibition Bending Light, detailing the exhibition’s themes and subject matter as it relates to explorations of color and identity. The artists explore the impact of color on Black identity, potential, and the […]

3831 CINEMA: FOR THE LOVE OF BLACK ARTISTS

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL, United States

We're thrilled to host filmmakers Rachel Gadson and Briana Clearly for rotational film screenings as part of Art After Hours Powered by Gertie, for EXPO art week! Sponsored by Arete Wealth & Masterworks, AAH takes place from 5-8 pm on Friday, April 12 during EXPO ART WEEK and offers extended hours at over 45 galleries […]