Please join us for our first Sunday Salon Artist Talk!
Engaging Diversity in the Arts: Community Discussion
The Art Center Highland Park hosts a panel discussion, Engaging Diversity in the Arts, on Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm.
Panelists include moderator Gabrielle Lyon, PhD, Executive Director of the Illinois Humanities, and featured artists from our exhibition, IMPACT Color IMPACT Black and White, Rhonda K. Brown, Cesar Conde, and Caren Helene Rudman.
We invite the community to this free event to join the conversation about the need for and acceptance of inclusion and freedom of expression. TACHP hopes to bring people together with Impact Color Impact Black & White, by breaking down barriers of constraints racial and negative preconceptions of those who are seen as “different”.. We hope you all join our conversation bringing communities together to make an impact in a positive way.
As much as we hate to see exhibits come down, it is always with mixed emotion with what is coming next. Tomorrow is the last day to see Undercurrents with Michelle Stone and Susan Smith Trees and Inside Outside. They are a fascinating look at how to break down boundaries. With that in mind, our next exhibit called Impact Color Impact Black & White breaks down different barriers, the ones that can be as subtle as color technique or as bold as racial preconceptions. We hope you all join our conversation, making an impact to build community in a positive way.
As Streaming Reflections and enLIGHTen come to a close, I am reflecting on the impact it has made. There is a ‘wow’ factor, a true enlightening experience. The range of wonderment has been wide, from finding adults sitting deep in meditation engulfed in the changing colors of Bert Leveille’s installations, to filling the galleries with inquisitive elementary school students. Usually our gallery is lit with spot lights directed solely on the art, but here you enter a dark ethereal world with spiraling lights. If you haven’t seen it, try to come before June 8th!
Caren Helene Rudman, Curator
And I was lucky enough to host an event at TACHP during this incredible exhibit! BONUS
On May 3rd TACHP hosted it’s annual benefit, titled ‘Expanding Our Horizons’. We had food, cocktails, entertainment, activities, a silent auction, two honorees and Channel 5 News anchor, Zoraida Sambolin as guest host. We exceeded our goals, hosted over 250 people and, in general, we considered it a success and all took a deep breath Friday night when it ended.
Then MONDAY we started working on the Festival of Fine Arts (June 22, 23 in front of TACHP, extending to Central and a block east and west). We also had the Wine Stroll, Uncorked, with the Chamber of Commerce and Friday, May 17 (tonight as this is being written), we have the artist reception for Streaming Reflections and enLIGHTen, featuring the work of artist Bert Leveille and many others. Continue reading “Can we be TOO busy?”