Drawn Together – Gallery Exhibit & Fundraiser

Flyin' High
Featuring work from the “Flyin’ High” kite project Collaboration with Cecil McDonald Jr. & Art on Sedgwick

OPENING RECEPTION & FUNDRAISER

Sunday, March 1st, 2020 | 4-6PM

Join us for the opening of our first gallery exhibit at Madron Gallery. Meet the artists, support our work, and connect with neighbors over delicious refreshments.We’ll also be presenting a special dance performance by neighborhood youth. Purchase tickets here.
Madron Gallery  |  1000 West North Avenue
Entrance between Peet’s Coffee & West Elm – gallery on the 3rd floor. 

Exhibiting Artists

Cecil McDonald Jr.

CECIL MCDONALD JR

Photographer & artist with residencies & exhibitions around the world. His work deals with the intersections of masculinity, familial relations, and the artistic and intellectual pursuits of black culture.
CECILMCDONALD.COM

 

 

John Bakker

JOHN BAKKER

Painter, artist, & educator with work represented by two of Chicago’s significant galleries. Through projects that often include hundreds of painted portraits, Bakker elevates the experience of unnoticed and marginalized people.
JOHNBAKKER.INFO

 

 

Pierce CruzPIERCE CRUZ

Mixed media artist living and working in Chicago. Cruz’s work primarily focuses on explorations of identity in the world around him. His work has been exhibited locally and nationally. Currently, he is a resident artist at the WNDR Museum, Marshall Field Gardens Community Center, and Art on Sedgwick.
PIERCEICRUZ.COM

 

Hannah Dykstra

HANNAH DYKSTRA

Artist, teacher, and programming & communications manager at Art on Sedgwick. She is currently working on a graphic novel about the composer Dmitri Shostakovich and his experience in Stalinist Russia. The book explores censorship, authenticity, and the connection between public and private ways of being.
HANNAHLEEDYKSTRA.COM

 

Kwabena Foli

KWABENA FOLI

Multidisciplinary xennial blk artist in visual poetics & performance and winner of the Los Angeles Review Literary Award for Poetry. He works through digital and public landscapes to address trauma, health, pop culture and social life. Kwabena will be back in Old Town this spring to lead poetry workshops in local schools for our community art project inspired by public places.
More Information on Kwabena

 

 

Cecil McDonald Jr, John Bakker, Charlie Branda, Pierce Cruz, Hannah Dykstra, Kwabena Foli
Working Artists at Art on Sedgwick

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