Tag: African American Art

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 »

South Side Community Art Center Presents "Transcending Time: Works by Eldzier Cortor

 South Side Community Art Center Presents "Transcending Time:  Works by Eldzier Cortor
As the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) approaches its 75th Anniversary in 2015, it will host an exhibit of the work of one of its founders, Master Artist/Printmaker Eldzier Cortor, beginning Sunday July 27.  A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cortor at 98, is still a practicing artist who weaves a social... 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 »
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South Side Community Art Center to host 49th Annual Art Auction on June 7

South Side Community Art Center to host 49th Annual Art Auction on June 7
The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) will host its “49th Annual Art Auction and Fundraiser at Hermann Hall on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology on Saturday, June 7 beginning at 5:00 p.m.  The Auction will honor artist and former SSCAC Executive Director Douglas Williams.  The Art Auction is SSCAC’s primary annual... Read more »