The Evanston Art Center’s Education Program is proud to be apart of a yearlong series of Chicago street art exhibitions/actions instigated by the National Museum of Mexican Art. The Evanston community and upper Northside’s have long traditions of street art and art education. The Evanston Art Center itself has been a constant source of local contemporary art and education for over 83 years. It is with the pledge of preserving and exposing unique culture that it seeks to host a few events that will enhance the ever-expanding connections between art and life in our artistically rich Chicago community.
The Evanston Art Center wants to examine this visual form with audiences while also expanding seemingly obvious and relevant connections to education and cultural life. The goal of these events is to highlight artistic cultural efforts by those working in the street art realms of hip-hop culture and the arts so that we may grow visibility and awareness of these practices for audiences who may not have direct contact with them. We also want to shift how our communities view graffiti, hip-hop, education, and art.
Street Arts As Public Pedagogy: Learning From The Margins
(May 3, 4, 5, 2013 Evanston Art Center)
-Film-Screening: Louder Than a Bomb Night (Friday 7-9pm)
-Hip-Hop Showcase Day (Saturday 12-6pm)
-Graffiti Writers Art Presentation (Sunday 1-3pm)
-Educators Panel Discussion (Sunday 3-5pm)
[The above promotional image for this project was supplied to us by participating Chicago writer/muralist/artist Ruben Aguirre]
Risks and challenges
Because we want to fund honorariums, materials, random expenses, food, and water for our participants, it's very important that we raise this money. Many talented people and organizations will be involved in panels, groups, workshops, and various events. The Evanston Art Center wants to pay people for their contributions of energy and time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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