Sign up for artists Jenny Kendler, Gabriela Salazar, and Carrie Hanson for a panel discussion discovering the intersections involving artistic follow, social justice, and environmentalism.
About the Artists
Carrie Hanson is a choreographer, dance educator, and founding artistic director of the Seldoms. Her do the job includes the investigate and embodiment of social, political, environmental problems, and historical past as a method of building performances that speak to bigger subjects. She collaborates with artists across Chicago, coming up with tasks with practitioners of visible arts, theater, audio and seem design, fashion, and architecture. In 2015, Hanson was named the Chicago Tribune’s “Chicagoan of the Calendar year in Dance,” honored for her “brawny, brainy motion.” Time Out Chicago known as her work in an outdoor pool, Giant Resolve, a single of the “best dance times of the past ten years.” Her 2015 get the job done about the determine of Lyndon B. Johnson, Electric power Goes—which was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Artwork, Chicago—received a National Effectiveness Network Generation Fund and an NEFA National Dance Challenge Award, and toured to ten U.S. venues, internet hosting neighborhood customers as on-stage performers by means of a workshop entitled “Bodies on the Gears.”
She has received commissions from Texas Accomplishing Arts, the Morton Arboretum, and the Nationwide Theater of Mannheim, Germany, and was a resident artist at the National Middle for Choreography at Akron. She teaches at the Dance Heart of Columbia College or university Chicago, and in fall 2019 was an Interdisciplinary artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hanson has acquired two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, a Ruth Web site Award, was a Chicago Dancemaker’s Forum Lab Artist and a single of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2012. The Chicago Tribune has identified as Hanson “among the additional fascinating and surefooted of our present-day choreographers.”
Jenny Kendler is an interdisciplinary artist, environmental activist, naturalist, and wild forager who lives in Chicago and different forests. Since 2014 she has been the initially artist-in-residence with the Purely natural Means Protection Council (NRDC). Kendler is board co-chair for the artist residency ACRE and sits on the fundraising committee of the board of 350.org, an intercontinental local climate transform group. She is also art coordinator for Extinction Rebellion Chicago and a member of the artwork collective Deep Time Chicago. Kendler retains a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been commissioned to make environmentally engaged community artwork tasks for areas this kind of as Chicago’s Millennium Park for the Artwork Institute of Chicago, the Lincoln Park Conservatory fern place for Experimental Sound Studio, the Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago’s 606 elevated trail, Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the Louisville Riverwalk, a remote desert in Arizona, and a tropical forest in Costa Rica.
Gabriela Salazar is a New York-centered artist who makes sculptures, drawings, and web page-responsive interventions. Reflecting on her exercise and its romantic relationship to the constructed atmosphere and unpredictable forces like mother nature and time, Salazar says “Ultimately, the work reframes how we are impacted by the modifications in what we build. I use observed resources and web sites, participating in wordplay, psychogeography, and phenomenology to provide out new associations concerning the uncovered, the altered, and the designed.” Salazar’s do the job has been revealed in solo and group exhibitions at venues such as NURTUREart, Brooklyn Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn El Museo del Barrio, New York Regulate Home, Los Angeles and the Middle on Modern day Artwork, Seattle. Salazar has taken element in residencies at the Lessen Manhattan Cultural Council, Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Skowhegan Faculty of Portray & Sculpture, and the Drawing Center. Her perform has been highlighted by the New York Situations, the New Yorker, Hyperallergic, WNYC, and PBS.
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