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Dear Friends,

The Hairpin Arts Center is opening its doors and inviting you to an evening of music, art and conversation on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 7 pm.

This invitation is to everyone - People from all walks of life and experiences are invited to consider becoming involved in all that we do at The Hairpin Arts Center. What talents do you have? What vision, resources and connections could you bring to the Hairpin? What do you love about the Hairpin Arts Center? What would you like to learn? What would you like to see happening at the Hairpin that is not currently happening? And what are you willing to contribute to make it happen?

If you are interested in finding out about Board or Committee participation, Volunteer opportunities, Programing input, Artistic Expression and Collaboration or just meeting your neighbors, please join us. If you are interested in exploring ways to support our work and programing through fundraising or membership, please join us. Learn about our vision of converging Art and Activism.

The possibilities are limited only by your creative imagination. Join us and help deepen the purpose, activities and support of this great facility.

Ana MunteanuThe evening’s schedule:
- Art Center Doors open @ 7pm
- Music of Ana Munteanu starts promptly @ 7:30pm
- Meet the Hairpin staff @ 8:15pm for questions, suggestions and possibilities
- Event ends @ 10pm

There will be snacks, beer, and wine, compliments of the Hairpin Arts Center.

With Sincere Gratitude and Excitement to See You in the Flesh,

Gretchen, Tonika & Gillian

Date: August 16, 2018
Time: 7 pm to 10:00 pm
Place: Hairpin Arts Center 2810 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Fl

A Place For Us at Hairpin Arts

A Place for Us, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MFA Regional Group Exhibition, curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari.

Please join us for the opening of A Place for Us Exhibition Opening, Saturday August 4th from 6 pm to 8 pm. 7 Artists from the Art Graduate Student Organization (AGSO) currently enrolled un the MFA program within the School of Art + Design, will present an exhibition of broad ranging mediums.

The Exhibition is curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari, a well-known author of Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career. Bhandari is also the Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon, a nonprofit exhibition and studio space program in Brooklyn, New York. She is also an independent curator, adjunct lecturer at Brown University, and a consultant to several for-profit and nonprofit arts institutions.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MFA Regional Exhibition: The Art Graduate Student Organization (AGSO) is a student organization of artists currently enrolled in the MFA program within the School of Art + Design. Collectively, the group throughout the year creates programming such as exhibitions, studio events, and various gatherings to foster community and engage the public. In efforts to promote our program and students, AGSO has developed a yearly Regional Visitor Curator Program.

CORRECTION! When we first published on our website we had Heather Darcy Bhandari as Katheryn Darcy Bhandari. Our apologies for the error! If you want to stop in to see the exhibition, please let us know.