May 3 – May 5, 2013
Thank you to all of our backers! This Kickstarter Campaign is a success. You can still give to the Street Arts Program over the next day to make our pledge drive an even bigger success!
The Evanston Art Center is hosting a 3-day educational program (please see schedule of events below) around street art called Street Arts as Public Pedagogy: Learning From the Margins on May 3, 4 and 5. This Kickstarter campaign raised money for artists' honoraria and to purchase the supplies. The overall goal of these events is to highlight artistic cultural efforts by those working in the street art realms of hip-hop culture and the visual arts so that we may grow visibility and awareness of these practices for audiences who may or may not have direct contact with them. We also want to shift how our communities view graffiti, youth, hip-hop, education, and art. The Evanston Art Center’s Education Department is proud to be a part of this yearlong series of Chicago street art exhibitions/actions instigated by the National Museum of Mexican Art.
Film-Screening: Louder Than a Bomb Night (Friday, May 3, 7-9pm)
Hip-Hop Showcase (Saturday, May 4, 12-6pm)
Graffiti Writers Presentation (Sunday, May 5, 1-3pm)
Pedagogical Panel Discussion (Sunday, May 5, 3-5pm)
John Siskel and Greg Jacobs
University of Hip-Hop
Chris Silva, Ruben Aguirre, and Jordan Nickel
Andres Hernandez, Jorge Lucero, Miguel Aguilar, Craig Harshaw, and Caitlin Bruce
[Image by Chicago Artist Ruben Aguirre]