April 21, 2020
The IHSAE is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is the advancement of visual arts education through exhibition. The organization is centered around a core principle of being a show developed by teachers, for students.
November 19, 2019
BAC is happy to announce its 8th Annual Art Competition, to take place May 15th to July 3rd, 2020. Distinguished jurors Ilze Arajs and Alan Leder will award the winners at the opening reception being held on Friday, May 15th. More details on the show and submission deadline will be provided soon! Stay tuned!
November 19, 2019
The artists of Project Onward bring real skills and distinctive visions to the uncommon artwork they make. The studio gallery in the Bridgeport Art Center is a sanctuary for adult artists with developmental disabilities and mental disorders.
October 3, 2019
Legendary architect Harry Weese once posited that “every building is a landmark.” In OUTside THE PRACTICE: MONUMENTS AND PLACES OF MEMORY, Chicago-based architects and designers present distinctive and original visions on the topic, relieved of the constraints of conventional architectural practice.
September 6, 2019
"Navigating the rocky road of migration, a diverse group of artists explores heartbreak and hope on the border between the United States and Mexico. They come from Chicago, California and Texas – plus Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua. At the Bridgeport Art Center, 68 prints by 37 printmakers bridge the border and all its baggage. They dig deep into their identities and the challenges they face." - Phil Ponce, WTTW 11 Click here to see the video
August 26, 2019
"Mostly you’ll see that intensity of craftsmanship evident when lines have been carved rather than brushed or rubbed. You can feel the pressure and focus every time a sharp knife touched a soft linoleum block. Some of the content feels too personal to be social commentary or propaganda, but even these pieces feel like political cartoons " - Review by Chris Miller, New City Art Read Full Article
August 2, 2019
The Border Crossed Us presents 68 prints by 37 artists from portfolios of work that were produced in Chicago by Rene Arceo’s Arceo Press. The works reflect a search for meaning in the complex cross-border migrant experience. Curated by Eugenia Macias, the exhibit was first shown at the UNAM, Morelia Campus (National Autonomous University of Mexico) in October, 2018.