Exhibit & neighborhood celebration featuring artwork by
Old Town activists and Art on Sedgwick artists in residence
at Madron – A Gallery of American Art
Drawn Together is an art exhibit and neighborhood celebration featuring work from former and current resident artists, teens from our After School Matters program, and a dance featuring children from Marshall Field Garden Apartments.
March 1, 2020 – May 30, 2020
Madron Gallery of American Fine Art
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Jean Birkenstein Washington
Artist & Activist Jean Birkenstein Washington (1926-2003) lived in Old Town at 1424 N Orleans (a block east of Art on Sedgwick) for 35 years. The home also served as the official headquarters for the magazine Teachers for Integrated Schools and several activist organizations that she led.
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