Visual Artists Present Bold Disobedience Exhibition

From June 23 until September 2, our Visual Artists will be presenting works on resistance and protest in the group exhibition, Bold Disobedience at Weinberg/Newton Gallery! This is the first time our VA scholar-artists are featured in a gallery alongside professional artists. Huge congrats to the seven scholar-artists selected: Thalia Agosto (Class of 2019), Natalie Aparicio (Class of 2017), Evan Calabrese (Class of 2017), Maya Halko (Class of 2018), Josue Herrera (Class of 2019), Zachary Huff (Class of 2019), and Raven Smith (Class of 2018). These emerging artists created pieces using all different types of mediums, reflecting topics such as gentrification in the Pilsen community, police brutality, LGBTQ culture, capitalism, and many more works that exhibit “a call to participate in civic action.” For artist biographies and more information, click here

Bold Disobedience is presented in collaboration with the Mikva Challenge, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, and ChiArts’ Visual Arts Department Head, Whitney Bradshaw.

Opening Reception: June 23, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Exhibition Dates: June 23 – September 2nd, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 

University of Michigan–Flint is Conducting a Social Media Audit

This June, graduate students from the University of Michigan–Flint are conducting a social media audit to evaluate our digital communication strategies. At the end of the month, the team of graduates will present a report of their findings to help us communicate effectively online!

Your input is greatly appreciated. Simply take this quick survey by Wednesday, June 14th. Thank you so much for your time!

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Musical Theatre Senior Featured by DNAInfo

Musical Theatre major Ariana Burks was featured in DNAInfo for her starring role as Clara in the House Theatre of Chicago’s “The Nutcracker.”

In the piece, Ariana speaks about her dreams of a career on Broadway and how she hopes to help improve the perception of Chicago’s South Side as a place from which talented and successful people can grow. Read more here.

Arts Administration Club Shout-out in Crain’s Chicago Business

In a recent article in Crain’s Chicago Business about Enrich Chicago, a new organization striving for racial equality in management, funding, and artist support for diverse non-profits, the ChiArts Arts Administration Club was mentioned as part of the positive work it has begun in promoting careers in the arts for minorities.

Since it was founded last year, the Arts Administration Club has made exploratory field trips to Chicago arts organizations, five of its members have held paid internships through Enrich Chicago at Hyde Park Art Center, Joffrey Ballet, Black Ensemble Theater, Puerto Rican Arts Alliance, and the National Museum of Mexican Art, and it is planning to host its first major event this spring.