c|change is proud to announce a new acquisition. (No, not the guy on the right; that’s the artist, Ed Hinkley.)
That beautiful six-foot-by-six-foot wonder (the painting, not the artist) is called “The White Lake”.
It is just one part of a series Ed calls “Corporeal Landscapes” which integrates traditional landscapes and images from memory with glimpses of the human form. In this work, if you look closely, you will begin to make out faces throughout the snowy landscape.
Ed Hinkley is a native Chicagoan and over the last 30 years his work has been in numerous one-person, group, juried or invitational exhibitions in galleries and museums. “I’ve always approached my work as a kind of investigation driven by curiosity or concern,” he has said, “filtered through the haze of memory, historical event and the weight of cultural production.”
For us, it’ll be a daily inspiration for the work we do, navigating all kinds of landscapes.
If you’ve been reading our blog posts for the past two weeks, you know we’ve been counting down to the event we’re hosting at Chicago Artists Coalition tomorrow evening.
And if you haven’t been following, here’s an update: taking place over six weeks this past summer and into the fall, c|change worked with Better Boys Foundation in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago in a Design Lab that was part of the organization’s after-school art program. An introduction for many of the students to graphic design, the six-week Design Lab revolved around the development of one project: picking a topic that reflects an area where they’d like to see change take place (either globally, nationally or locally), crafting a compelling message and designing and producing a poster that illustrates their call to action.
Tomorrow six of these BBF students’ work will be on display at Chicago Artists Coalition and an awards ceremony will take place. The students will be in attendance. If you live in Chicago, are passionate about social change through art and design, please drop by to view the work and meet the young, passionate artists. The event starts at 5pm. More information here. We’d love to see you there!
Just two days to go until this awesome event c|change is hosting this Thursday, November 7th at 5pm at the Chicago Artists Coalition.
Check out the information and, if you’re a Chicagoan who is into how change can manifest in the world through art and design, we would love to see you there!
“I enjoy drawing how I feel and stuff around me and how other people feel, all the world around. I like to paint flowers or landscapes or the sky. I enjoy that the most…and, also people. I like to bring out people’s emotions through the colors and shapes and how they blend and twist and turn.” - Jaleicia Staples, Better Boys Foundation (BBF) student, Chicago
Given Jaleicia’s love of people, animals and nature, it’s no surprise that she chose the enviroment as the area where she’d like to see change take place in the world.
If you live in Chicago, please come see her poster design—and her fellow BBF classmates’ work—at the Chicago Artists Coalition this Thursday, November 7 at 5pm. See here for more details.
If you’ve been seeing our posts this week, you know that we’re hosting an awesome event at Chicago Artists Coalition next Thursday, November 7th with the students of Better Boys Foundation. And if you haven’t been reading our blog this week, please view the invitation here. If you’re a Chicagoan interested in imagining change for the future with local youth and are interested in art and design, please drop by the event next week. Stay tuned for more posts leading up to the show!
*Photo caption: Some of the c|change team and BBF students on the last day of the six-week design lab workshop.
"I used to go to this elementary school, and I used to be bullied in, like, 6th grade. So, that’s why I’m taking action in it now because I don’t want kids to go through what I went through when I was little." - Jasabella Clark, student at Better Boys Foundation, Chicago
Jasabella designed her anti-bullying poster with the hopes of raising awareness about the bullying she sees regularly at her school and in her community at large. Her work will be on display November 7 at Chicago Artists Coalition from 5pm to 7:30pm. Visit here for more information.
As you know, the iOS7 update launched yesterday…and after numerous hours of anxiously waiting for the update to complete, the iPhones and iPads of our beloved c|change techies finally synced at the end of the day.
Look at those smiling faces. Tech bliss.
Happy iOS7 to everyone!