A special opening night presentation and performance will kick off the exhibition on Friday, May 17 at 6 pm. Art Therapy in Black… will be on view in the Rumble Arts Center storefront gallery space from Friday, May 17 to Sunday, June 30.
Rumble Arts Center
3413 W North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Gallery, 1st Floor
Their work encompasses a mixed-media, visual arts, and performance presentation of “artist as therapist” identities and the artists’ thesis findings, comprised of the completed artwork created during the thesis process. The artists believe that as burgeoning art therapists and women of African descent, they were compelled to conduct thesis projects and put together an exhibit/presentation/performance that was culturally sensitive, acknowledged strengths, negate racial/cultural stereotypes, and promote innovative art therapy practices.
This collaboration reflects the artists’ complimentary topics and methods, as they are both using an arts-based research methodology, and they are both working with adolescents. Arts-based research is a method that systematically uses the artistic process as a way of examining/interpreting the experience by both investigators and research participants. Instead of traditional scientific, verbal, or mathematic analyses of phenomena, the art is the data.
Napoleón’s arts-based research focuses on African-American adolescent women survivors of sexual abuse in a high school based program. “I set out to investigate: How can creating a [wo]mannequin or female body form in art therapy help African-American adolescent women survivors of sexual abuse promote greater self-worth about their body image? My research is rooted in societal stereotypes, African-American history, and the adolescent’s sexual trauma experiences. To support them, I will also engage in the art-making process by creating a body form of my own.”
bohanan’s arts-based research focuses on her experiences as a clinical art therapy intern at a residential treatment center with predominately African American boys. “Within a culturally competent and trauma-informed framework, I explore how to effectively incorporate integrated arts and Positive Youth Development values into my art therapy practice with adolescent boys. Central to my exploration is my personal art-making/creative expressions and processing questions after each session to inform therapeutically sound directives and interventions.”
Thursday, 1-8 pm
Friday-Sunday, 1-5 pm
Take a graffiti workshop, watch the film "Louder than a Bomb" or a demonstration from the University of Hip-Hop at the Evanston Art Center. We're hosting a 3-day educational program from May 3 through May 5 around street art called Street Arts as Public Pedagogy: Learning From the Margins. The goal of these events is to highlight the artistic and cultural efforts of those working in the realms of graffiti, hip-hop, education, 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 will bring current issues to light and shift how our communities view graffiti, youth, hip-hop, education, and art.
Film-Screening: Louder Than a Bomb (Friday 7-9pm)
Hosted by Director of Education Keith Brown
Hip-Hop Education Day (Saturday 12-6pm)
University of Hip-hop, Jocorey Jenkin’s VOICE project, North Lawndale CP Peace Warriors, with Robin D’Averso, North Lawndale CP debate team “Freedom Fighters,” and Kuumba Lynx
Graffiti Writers Art Presentation (Sunday 1-3pm)
Chris Silva, Ruben Aguirre, and Jordan Nickel
Educators Panel Discussion (Sunday 3-5pm)
Andres Hernandez, Craig Harshaw, Miguel Aguilar, Jorge Lucero, and Caitlin Bruce
Insight Arts is offering a 5
week Summer Arts Camp for youth ages 7 to 13. This is a Multi-Arts
camp for young artists interested in visual and theater arts. The camp will take place at Rumble Arts Center (3413 W North Avenue) located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood and begins Monday, July 8.
Registration has begun!
Summer Camp Details
Registration begins: April 4, 2013
Last day t o register: July 1, 2013
Program Cost: $400, regular OR $325 for Insight Arts members
Deposit: $50, due at registration
Register at Rumble Arts Center (3413 W North Ave, 773-278-4441).
Camp Runs: July 8 to August 9, 2013
Monday to Friday, 9:15 am to 2:45 pm
Ages 7 to 13
This informal discussion invites regional community members, scholars, and the public to discuss a range of topics in art and culture (e.g. contemporary art history, theory, criticism, unique artist projects, the everyday, and visual and material culture).
How it Works
Evanston Art Center (EAC) Director of Education Keith Brown and Insight Arts Executive Director Craig Harshaw select an article from the contemporary art world and post it online for a few weeks. People are encouraged to access the document on the EAC website or EAC's Facebook page, download/see the link/read it, and if compelled, show up to the Evanston Public Library on the last Thursday of this month at 6pm to discuss the article with others.
Evanston Public Library, 6 PM
1703 Orrington Avenue
1st Floor, Meeting Room
Readings for April 25
Outside the Citadel, Social Practice Are is Intended to Nurture by Randy Kennedy