Tag: South Side Community Art Center

South Side Community Art Center’s 51st Annual Art Auction to feature treasure trove of African American historic and contemporary art

South Side Community Art Center’s 51st Annual Art Auction to feature treasure trove of African American historic and contemporary art
(CHICAGO) — The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) will host its 51st Annual Art Auction & Fundraiser on Saturday, May 21, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, McLean Ballroom from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. As throughout its history, the Auction will feature art from established and emerging artists, including such... Read more »

Chicago - An Arts City Unlike Any Other

Chicago is undeniably a great arts city and it is too hard to keep up sometimes.  This weekend was a prime example with EXPO Chicago, great documentaries and movies playing and the premier of “Disgraced” at the Goodman Theater.  Also did you catch of the launch of the Facebook Page “Black Art Chicago?  Well, you... Read more »

SSCAC founder Eldzier Cortor makes historic return to the institution he helped establish

Cortor with the current Board Members of the SSCAC
The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) presents “An Afternoon with Eldzier Cortor” had many unforgettable moments.  Nigel Freeman of New York’s Swan Gallery interviewed Cortor in front of a packed house at the Center he and his fellow artists founded 75 years ago.  He recounted details about the Center, his contemporaries like Gwendolyn Brooks,... Read more »
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SSCAC founder Eldzier Cortor returns for once in a lifetime conversation on Saturday, February 21

SSCAC founder Eldzier Cortor returns for once in a lifetime conversation on Saturday, February 21
CHICAGO – The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) presents “An Afternoon with Eldzier Cortor” on Saturday, February 21 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  At age 99, Cortor is the last surviving founder of the SSCAC and is still a practicing artist.  Nigel Freeman, curator of African American Art at Swann Gallery New York, will... Read more »

Harlem Fine Arts Show hits the Chi

Harlem Fine Arts Show hits the Chi
The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) will be at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago from October 30 to November 2, 2014 showcasing the works of dozens of established and emerging African-American artists, including artists from Chicago. The HFAS, held annually in New York City since 2010, has attracted more than 50,000 visitors and accounted for millions... Read more »

Black Desire in Practice Opens during Artist Month at South Side Community Art Center

Artist Joyce Owens with her husband Monroe
“Black Desire in Practice” an exhibition by Artist Joyce Owens opened at the South Side Community Art Center on October 11, heralding Artist Month in Bronzeville.  Black Desire in Practice is a collection of visual works that pushes critical and theoretical issues tied to being African American.  Owens’ Artist Talk drew over 150 people to the historic... Read more »
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South Side Community Art Center hosts artist talk featuring son of co-founder Eldzier Cortor

South Side Community Art Center hosts artist talk featuring son of co-founder Eldzier Cortor
CHICAGO – The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) opened the exhibition Transcending Times: Works by Eldzier Cortor on Sunday, July 27 with a talk featuring the son of the master artist/printmaker and one of the founders of the SSCAC.  Michael Cortor joined Sarah Kelly Oehler, associate curator of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago;... Read more »

Candace Hunter's "Hooded Truths" dredges up powerful emotions at South Side Community Art Center

The Artist, Candace Hunter
Candace Hunter’s “Hooded Truths”, now on exhibit at the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC), is both provocative and evocative.  The installation makes you catch your breath and, as the artist describes it, is ‘”a painful and complicated affair”. Hunter has disassembled the African American icons of history and civil rights and expertly weaved them... Read more »

South Side Community Art Center presents “Hooded Truths” by Candace Hunter

South Side Community Art Center presents “Hooded Truths” by Candace Hunter
The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) will host “Hooded Truths”, an exhibit of the works of Candace Hunter, opening June 13 at SSCAC, 3831 S. Michigan Ave.  The exhibit is “a cornucopia of images, ideas and personas all swathed in the costume of 21st Century America – the hoodie.  In the exhibit Hunter explores... Read more »
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