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Back to list Added Dec 5, 2020

RAISE IT UP Fundraiser


The Chicago Printers Guild (CPG) is rallying its members to support the efforts and contributions that the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) continues to make in the Bronzeville Neighborhood of Chicago and community at large. This fundraiser will provide improvements to the ceiling and lighting in the Dr. Margaret Burroughs Gallery. Dr. Margaret Burroughs, visual artist, printmaker, writer, poet, educator, and arts organizer co-founded SSCAC 80 years ago as a space for artists to gather and showcase their work. Today, the Center is the only Works Progress Administration art center still in existence. It serves as an exhibition space, a venue for film and literary events, and a host for educational talks and panels including: “Black and Informed” a series of discussions and political consultation for Black Millenials in Chicago; “Existing Between Line & Space” an exhibition which featured CPG member Thomas Lucas among others; and, currently artist Jesse Howard’s solo exhibition “The Spirit of Community”.

At 9am CST on Saturday, December 5, the CPG’s web shop will be live on the Chicago Printers Guild website to sell artwork created by the following partnerships which bring together CPG members and Chicago-based artists from outside of the Guild to produce and publish printed editions:

Thomas Lucas (Hummingbird Press Editions) and Juarez Hawkins
Nick Butcher & Nadine Nakanishi (Sonnenzimmer) and Osée Obaonrin
Victoria Marie Barquin (Halftone Projects) and Stephanie Graham


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