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|Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 01:07 pm: ||
From: Colleen Coyne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hyde Park Art Center Opens April 29th and 30th
Hyde Park Art Center: Creative Move April 29 & 30, 2006
The Hyde Park Art Center will officially open
a new home for creativity in Chicago at
5020 S. Cornell Ave. on April 29 & 30th.
Creative Move will be a free, 36-hour
extravaganza to introduce the public
to the new space and will provide a glimpse
into the wealth of cultural and creative
offerings that exist at the Art Center.
Creative Move begins Saturday at 9 a.m. and runs continuously through Sunday
at 9 p.m. with hands-on art-making workshops and demonstrations,
presentations by artists in the Takeover exhibition, and a wide variety of
entertainment by Chicago-area musicians, theater troupes, and other
performing arts groups. The free entertainment includes South Shore Drill
Team, Chicago Storm Soccer, Jesse White Tumbling Team, Kids and Kites,
Ensemble Espanol Youth Spanish Dance Company, Caffeine Theatre, Stage Left
Theatre, Uptown Strings Gypsy Jazz Band, and Vance Kelly and the Backstreet
The Art Center will also be the newest home for Hyde Park's Istria Café,
opening July 1. Istria will be bringing their coffees, teas, homemade
gelato and organic sandwiches to the Creative Move celebration.
For the first time in its 67 year history, the Hyde Park Art Center will
have a home of its own, a building provided rent-free by the University of
Chicago that will triple the Art Center's capacity for exhibitions and
studio classes. It will also feature an art resource center and long term
artist residency program. Designed by the internationally recognized
Chicago firm Garofalo Architects, the new building features the world's
largest outdoor, digital façade - an 80-foot long, 10-foot high frosted
glass projection system dedicated to experimental artworks.
The new Hyde Park Art Center will be a destination and resource where all
Chicagoans can interact in new and creative ways, fulfilling the Art
Center's mission of stimulating and sustaining the visual arts in Chicago.
For more information on the new Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell,
Chicago, IL 60615, please call (773) 324-5520 or visit
http://www.hydeparkart.org <http://www.hydeparkart.org/> .
The Hyde Park Art Center is a not-for-profit organization that presents innovative exhibitions, primarily work by Chicago-area artists, and educational programs in the visual arts for children and adults of diverse backgrounds. The Center is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation; The Chicago Community Trust, a City Arts III grant from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; The Field Foundation of Illinois, a state agency; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation; Kraft Foods; LaSalle Bank; The MacArthur Foundation; The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince; Polk Bros. Foundation; Regents Park
by the Clinton Companies; The Smart Family Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Woods Fund of Chicago and the generosity of its members and individual donors.
Hyde Park Art Center
5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615
P: (773) 324-5520 / F: (773) 324-6641
Come make a "Creative Move" with us at our 36-hour public grand opening
celebration! Find out more at http://www.hydeparkart.org.
Minnie E Miller
Author of "Catharsis"
and "The Seduction of Mr. Bradley."