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How Do You Throw a Pot? Participatory Arts Ceramic Workshop

  • Jane Addams Hull-House Residents' Dining Hall 800 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)
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How do you craft an identity that connects to the past, heritage, neighbors and community? How can art-making confront marginalized or neglected histories and catalyze resistance?

 Join Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for a ceramics workshop led by featured Hull-House artist Nicole Marroquin, Associate Professor of Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The workshop will explore ideas around representation, identity, cultural, and community building. This workshop is inspired by the Hull-House Kilns program, active for 10 years, from 1927—1937. The Hull-House Kilns program provided an alternative to factory labor and emphasized Mexican American participation and cultural representation. A new exhibition of ceramic ware from the Hull-House Kilns program is featured in the current Hull-House exhibition Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change, along with Nicole Marroquin’s “Future Homes“ — 130 tiny houses in the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhood, made in collaboration with Chicago Public School students — now on view through May 3, 2019.

 FREE WITH RSVP! REFRESHMENTS SERVED! All ages welcome with supervision. Be ready to get messy with clay, laugh, eat and enjoy! Wear washable clothing. No prior experience necessary. All backgrounds and abilities welcome! Workshop are located in Hull-House’s historic Resident’s Dinning Hall that is wheelchair accessible.

Featured Artist

Nicole Marroquin is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and teacher educator in the Department of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her research focuses on the Chicago school uprisings, specifically between 1967-74. Marroquin received the Joan Mitchell Fellowship at the Center for Racial Justice Innovation in 2014 and served as an artist-in-residence at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Propeller Fund at Mana Contemporary, and Watershed, Ragdale, ACRE, and Oxbow. Her artwork is part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.

Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change at Hull-House is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Participatory Arts is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The Chicago Community Trust has also provided generous support.