The exhibit will journey from pre-colonial times into the artist vision for the future of Ghana. Curated by a first voice artists Agnes Ntow, Crystal Kludjeson, and JoVonna Jackson, Sankofa will be an intergenerational exhibition of art, poetry, and dance celebrating Ghanaian culture in conjunction with Ghana Fest Chicago.
February 8th, 2008: SANKOFA: learn from the past;
Performances from 5-8:30pm. Featuring art, Ghanaian dance, music, poetry.
25 Years at Beacon Street
A multimedia retrospective of Beacon Street's award winning arts education programs.
March 14th - April 26th 2008
Opening Reception March 14, 5-8pm
Student Reception April 5, 2-4pm
ArtImpact will explore the intersection of art and education from the perspective of several teaching artists and students who have been a part of Beacon Street programming since the early 1980's. Work from Beacon Street's archives will be shown, including multimedia art pieces, video and photograph documentation, and current works of teachers and students.
April 11 to April 26,2008: The Making of the Millennium Park Mosaic
Lead artist Patricia M. Murphy with help and association of others bring "Chicago Voices Flower - Lily a Day." It is a 500 sq. ft. Venetian glass mosaic in honor of Mayor Richard M. Daley and Maggie Daley for their many contributions to Chicago and its residents. The piece was by Judy and Jamie Dimon for the enjoyment of youth and families in Chicago.
On April 11, 2008 we will hold our dedication ceremony will start at 5pm in the Southeast corner pedway of Millennium Park. Our ceremony will feature various speeches and poems by Patricia M. Murphy and Chicago youth.
Following the Dedication we will hold a reception at 6pm at Beacon Street Gallery, 410 S. Michigan Ave.
May 2nd to June 6th, 2008: Beginnings
A celebration of work from new and emerging student artists from various Universities and Colleges in Illinois
Featuring new works by:
Opening Reception: May 2nd 2008: 5pm-12am
May 2nd, 2008- June 6th, 2008
Open Wednesday-Saturday 11-4pm and by appointment
Lucille Hull, she is a Fine Art major with an emphasis in Ceramics and a minor in U.S. History at Loyola University Chicago. Born in Boston, MA and relocated to Chicago, IL. She has been working as a Gallery Coordinator/Assistant at Beacon Street Gallery since September of 2005.
June 13th to July 12th 2008: Evoke and Nerd
Beacon Street presents new urban art from Evoke and Nerd