Comics, Culture, and Society
April 20, 2017
Phase II, On Beauty and Heritage: A Fabric Art Exhibition
Featuring La Sheron Bankhead, Doris M. Barnes, La Sheral Smith of The Needles and Threads Quilters Guild (NTQG) of Chicago
March 29 – June 28 / AACC Gallery
On Beauty showcases quilting works by Chicago area artists and AACC’s Community Remedy Quilt made by UIC students, faculty, staff and community partners. Inspired by African-American quilting traditions and communities, this exhibit adapts the Center’s “Year of Remedies” programmatic theme into textural forms that symbolize resilience, healing, creativity and countless other expressions of what it might mean to remedy past and present injustices.
“Cintio Vitier” Cuban Arts Project: A Visual Arts Exhibition
Featuring the extraordinary talents and motivations of young visual artists from Havana, Cuba’s “Cintio Vitier” community socio-cultural project, founded by visual artist Pedro Miguel González Pulido
January 18 – June 28 / AACC Library
The Cintio Vitier exhibit brings together a wide range of abstract, acrylic, watercolor, portrait, landscape and mixed media works that creatively access legacies shaped by or in resistance to social upheaval. The exhibit also calls attention to artistic practices as mobilizing forces that convene youth and elders from diverse geographic communities.