Phase II, On Beauty and Heritage: A Fabric Arts Exhibition Closing
Featuring La Sheron Bankhead, Doris M. Barnes, La Sheral Smith of The Needles and Thread Quilters Guild (NTQG) of Chicago
June 28 / AACC Gallery
NTQG 20 Year Celebration Quilt and Remedies
(Love, Unity, Peace). A Community Remedy Quilt made by UIC students, faculty, staff and community partners under the guidance of Jim S. Smoote II
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 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 divers geographic communities.