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Please join A+D in celebrating the accomplishments of our graduate MFA students!

A Place for Us is a collection of works establishing or re-establishing place based identity for each of the artists. Each artist is expressing the way their bodies take up physical space and perform in the public sphere. It is these artists' sincerest wish that each visitor to this show consider the subtleties of their own daily public performance in their everyday spaces.

Saturday August 4, 2018: 6:00pm-8:00pm—open reception
Thursday August 9, 2018: 1:00pm-5:00pm—open gallery hours
Thursday August 16, 2018: 7:00pm-10:00pm—Hairpin Open House Event
Saturday August 18, 2018: 6:00-8:00pm—closing reception
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Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60618

Featuring works by:
Kathleen Patricia Durkin
Cory Imig
Christopher Jones
Rachel Lindsay-Snow
Mitchell Oliver
Liza Sylvestre


Curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari, author of Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career. Bhandari is an independent curator, adjunct lecturer at Brown University, and a consultant to several for-profit and nonprofit arts institutions. She is on the board of directors of visual arts at Art Omi (an artist residency in Ghent, New York) and the advisory boards of artfcity (an online, art-related publishing platform) and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. For the last fifteen years, she was a director of Mixed Greens gallery where she curated over one hundred exhibitions while managing a roster of nearly two-dozen emerging to mid-career artists. Heather received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Pennsylvania State University. Her career began at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York City.

Hairpin Art Center is managed by the Logan Square Chamber of Arts, the Hairpin Arts Center offers arts and cultural programming year-round. The Logan Square Chamber of Arts’ mission is to enhance a vibrant and diverse arts landscape for artists by providing space, finding resources, and creating opportunities for collaboration, for the sake of great art.

This show is made possible by the Chicago Exhibition Fund in the School of Art + Design at UIUC. The artists of A Place for Us would like to extend a special thank you to the donors who made this fund possible, Herb and Lisa Murrie. Herb graduated in 1957 with a BFA in Advertising Design.

Find more information at the Hairpin Arts Center.