AnySquared’s LIP 20/20 Exhibit & Community Art Days

AnySquared’s LIP 20/20 Exhibit & Arts Festival
Exhibition Extended Through July 1st, 2020

In June, we are hosting Community Art Days during LIP 20/20 Exhibit hours where people can make signs/posters/stickers at the Hairpin Arts Center centering on #BlackLivesMatter.

AnySquared hosts Community Art Days during LIP 20/20 Exhibit Hours where people can make signs/posters/wheatpastes/stickers at the Hairpin Arts Center centering on #BlackLivesMatter. We have supplies to share. See pandemic safety measures below.

LIP = Life in Progress | AnySquared Projects’ LIP20/20 Exhibit showcases work that expresses definitions and/or critiques of progress that provokes, challenges, or illustrates. Through all media, artists represent or examine what is actual progress, what some consider progress, and what is not. LIP 20/20 seeks to answer and explore this concept with our work, our art, in our communities, and as human beings, both in the city and the world. #LIP2020

Updated Exhibit Hours & Community Art Days:

Wednesday June 24, 3pm–8pm
Friday June 26, 2pm–7pm
(Sudden Impact concert 7–9pm streaming at Hairpin)
Sunday June 28, 4pm–7pm
Monday June 29, 6pm-8:30pm
Wednesday July 1, 3pm–8pm

LIP 20/20 Performance in Progress

LIP = Life in Progress | AnySquared Projects’ LIP20/20 Exhibit & Arts Festival showcases work that expresses definitions and/or critiques of progress that provokes, challenges, or illustrates.

Through all media and a series of events in March, artists represent or examine what is actual progress, what some consider progress, and what is not. LIP 20/20 seeks to answer and explore this concept with our work, our art, in our communities, and as human beings, both in the city and the world. #LIP2020

ARTISTS:

B’Rael Ali Thunder | braelali.com • Mars Caulton | theartofmars.wordpress.com • Jae Green | threelegged.wixsite.com/jae-green • Andy Meholick | amlaughs.com • Kao Ra Zen | instagram.com/kaorazen • Alex Wells Shapiro | alexwellsshapiro.com • Stasa Wade | stasawade.com

AnySquared in cooperation with the Hairpin Arts Center presents 2 sets featuring some talented artists mixing mediums!

Seeking Progress Within Our Food System

Workshop presented by Grow-Op Chicago’s Glad Matt and Mah Nu

We navigate different ways to better advocate for and engage with our local food systems. Through group discussions and a short presentation we’ll learn about resources, new volunteer opportunities, and ways to build relationships with local farmers and fellow home growers.

Grow-Op Chicago is a community garden advocacy group and seed-starting initiative based in Logan Square. Our mission is to increase the growing capacity of community gardens in low-income communities and connect people to their local food systems. We mobilize volunteers to start seeds at home and then distribute the mature plants to participating gardens and organizations.

Art on the Fly

Description:

Mayor Lightfoot has promised widespread reform, and the first 100 days of her administration have seen an attempt at that.  The Hairpin Arts Center will host an exhibition where artists respond to Mayor Lightfoot’s First 100 days as well as set forth a policy agenda they see as a priority.

The topic will be explored with art and performances as well as workshop discussions.

Art and Performances:

As artists, what policies or programs would you like to see changed or come to fruition under Lightfoot’s administration?  Choose a specific policy issue or program and how you propose to tackle it.  Topics may include gun violence to healthcare, gerrymandering to taxation.  Nothing is off limits.

Create a work(s) that is representative of your policy idea or change.  It doesn’t have to propose a solution; it can be a different way of looking at a specific issue, as long as it is through the lens of art.

All genres are considered:

Visual / Audio: painting, works on paper, sculpture, video, sound, installation, photography, fabric / textile, mixed media, ceramics, etc.

Performing: performance art, theatre, dance, movement, spoken word, etc.

Literary: poetry, writing, etc.

We request high-resolution jpgs, videos, or relevant links, along with a short written (no more than a page) explanation of the piece and your policy / program proposal.  Also submit a brief artist bio.  In your writing, be clear and concise about your concept and intent.  For visual art please limit pieces to three (3).


Workshop / Discussion: 

During the workshops, policy practitioners, journalists, artists / curators, will walk participants through the policy creation process.

The curation team will select artist concepts / initiatives to pair with a policy advisor or practitioner who will help devise an official policy framework to send to our local elected officials.  Up to three artist concepts / initiatives will be discussed within the policy creation framework discussion.


About Art on the Fly: 

This ongoing exhibition and discussion series engages Chicago artists and communities in art exhibitions focused on everyday social discourse.  In order to capture the moment and social topic in a timely manner, Art on the Fly plans and executes an art exhibition within, and in no more than, six weeks of the topic being in our current social discourse.

In conjunction with subject matter experts, Art on the Fly seeks to have a productive, ongoing dialogue with both artists and community stakeholders.

By creating interdisciplinary discussions among artists, topic experts, and the community around an exhibition, it delves into the issues of the day, exploring different perspectives and finding a focused way forward.

The Hairpin Arts Center is housed in the historic Morris B. Sachs building, and is a large, flexible community art center within the Chicago community area of Avondale, bordering Logan Square.  2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Il 60618.

 

Schedule:

Please send all Submissions and Inquiries to:  artonthefly.series@gmail.com

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  Artists will be notified on a rolling basis, upon submission.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21, 3pm – 7pm

Artist Talk / Policy Workshops Discussion: Sunday, September 22, 3pm – 6pm.

Art on the Fly

Description:

Mayor Lightfoot has promised widespread reform, and the first 100 days of her administration have seen an attempt at that.  The Hairpin Arts Center will host an exhibition where artists respond to Mayor Lightfoot’s First 100 days as well as set forth a policy agenda they see as a priority.

The topic will be explored with art and performances as well as workshop discussions.

Art and Performances:

As artists, what policies or programs would you like to see changed or come to fruition under Lightfoot’s administration?  Choose a specific policy issue or program and how you propose to tackle it.  Topics may include gun violence to healthcare, gerrymandering to taxation.  Nothing is off limits.

Create a work(s) that is representative of your policy idea or change.  It doesn’t have to propose a solution; it can be a different way of looking at a specific issue, as long as it is through the lens of art.

All genres are considered:

Visual / Audio: painting, works on paper, sculpture, video, sound, installation, photography, fabric / textile, mixed media, ceramics, etc.

Performing: performance art, theatre, dance, movement, spoken word, etc.

Literary: poetry, writing, etc.

We request high-resolution jpgs, videos, or relevant links, along with a short written (no more than a page) explanation of the piece and your policy / program proposal.  Also submit a brief artist bio.  In your writing, be clear and concise about your concept and intent.  For visual art please limit pieces to three (3).


Workshop / Discussion: 

During the workshops, policy practitioners, journalists, artists / curators, will walk participants through the policy creation process.

The curation team will select artist concepts / initiatives to pair with a policy advisor or practitioner who will help devise an official policy framework to send to our local elected officials.  Up to three artist concepts / initiatives will be discussed within the policy creation framework discussion.


About Art on the Fly: 

This ongoing exhibition and discussion series engages Chicago artists and communities in art exhibitions focused on everyday social discourse.  In order to capture the moment and social topic in a timely manner, Art on the Fly plans and executes an art exhibition within, and in no more than, six weeks of the topic being in our current social discourse.

In conjunction with subject matter experts, Art on the Fly seeks to have a productive, ongoing dialogue with both artists and community stakeholders.

By creating interdisciplinary discussions among artists, topic experts, and the community around an exhibition, it delves into the issues of the day, exploring different perspectives and finding a focused way forward.

The Hairpin Arts Center is housed in the historic Morris B. Sachs building, and is a large, flexible community art center within the Chicago community area of Avondale, bordering Logan Square.  2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Il 60618.

 

Schedule:

Please send all Submissions and Inquiries to:  artonthefly.series@gmail.com

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  Artists will be notified on a rolling basis, upon submission.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21, 3pm – 7pm

Artist Talk / Policy Workshops Discussion: Sunday, September 22, 3pm – 6pm.

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