Our Next Program - Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:00AM
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JUAREZ HAWKINS, artist, curator, and Professor of Art History, Chicago State University
'Mercy, Mercy Me': How African American Artists Addressed the Environment
From earthworks to recycled art, an increasing number of African American artists have turned their creative energies to the earth, its resources, and issues of sustainability and social justice. Juarez Hawkins will explore a number of these artists and the myriad ways they have addressed the environment in their work.
Hawkins holds an BA from Northwestern University and an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. She has exhibited widely throughout Chicago, has taught at several Chicago-area schools, and has organized exhibitions at a variety of galleries. Hawkins is a member of Sapphire and Crystals, a collection of African American female artists in Chicago. Her mother was also an artist.
top: from Dust in Their Veins by Candace Hunter; Courtesy of the artist
middle: from Bodark Ark by Martin Puyear, Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Chicago, Illinois
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