Artist-in-Residence — Central West Center

Ariella Granados

January – July 2023

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Central West Center

2102 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago, IL 60612 (Parking is available at the building)

 The city of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MODP) have launched the first Artist-in-Residence at the Central West Center located at 2102 W. Ogden Avenue.

 

Ariella GranadosBio

Ariella Granados, Central West Center's first Artist-in-Residence, is a Chicago based artist whose work explores telenovelas, childhood, and internet subculture across media. Drawing from personal memory, her multimedia videos and performances depict trauma embedded through the creation of fictional characters that portray real lived experiences as a bicultural and disabled body.

Artist-in-Residence Homepage


Programming Survey:

We want to know what arts and culture programs you want to see and/or participate in and how we can make them as accessible and accommodating as possible. By completing these questions, your answers will be used to help shape the future of arts programs for people living with disabilities at the Central West Center. The survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete.


Upcoming Programs:

Join Ariella Granados, the Central West Center Artist in Residence, for Open Studios, Artist with Disabilities Meetups and Public Programs. Events take place monthly through July 2023.

  • Open Studios at Central West Center - Meet Ari and learn more about her process and work in performance and video. Open studios will be every first Friday of the Month.
  • Meetups for Artists with Disabilities - Come to these if you identify as a person with a disability and an artist. Meet other artists and possibly participate in open critiques.
  • Public Programs - Monthly events open to all. Concerts, live performance, panels, workshops and more.

All events are FREE. For Zoom events, event link will be sent to registrants 48 hours before the event.

Access Information: Some events will have ASL / CART (closed captioning) provided by default; for additional events upon request. Access Needs can be requested during event registration or by email AGRANA20@outlook.com.

The Central West Center has free parking is available at the lot attached to the building. It is a single story building with hard surface flooring in most rooms and some carpet.

Masks are not required but are recommended.

Reserve Tickets

 

January 2023

Friday, January 6 – Open Studio (Central West Center, 2-4pm) + Meetup Event for Artists with Disabilities (ZOOM 5-7pm)

Wednesday, January 11 – Creative Access Workshop: Communicating Sound with Andy Slater (CW 6-8pm)

Andy Slater presents different ways of creating access for sound based art and for experiences for people who are deaf or hard of hearing in this workshop based on his research into cypto acoustic auditory non-hallucination. Attendees will craft and share their own sound descriptions with the group as they react to Andy's soundscapes. ASL, CART and Assistive Listening devices provided.

Friday, January 27 - Experimental Graphic Score Performance Screening (CW 6-8pm)

A one hour DJ set supports the mingling vibe before a video screening of the Experimental Graphic Score Performance and then an audience Q&A. CART provided.

 

February 2023

Friday, February 3 - Meetup, Artists w/ Disabilities (ZOOM 5-7pm)

Friday, February 24 – DJ Workshop (Central West Center, 1-3pm)

Join a workshop teaching individuals the basics of djing. People identifying as having a disability will be prioritizing but event is open to all. Please add your access needs in your registration.

 

March 2023

Friday, March 3 - Open Studios (CW 2-4pm)

 

April 2023

Friday, April 7 - Meetup Event for Artists with Disabilities (ZOOM 5-7pm)

4/TBD - Improv/ Comedy Workshop: Jesse Swanson IO Comedy Theatre (ZOOM)

Jesse Swanson from iO Theater partners with Ari to host an ZOOM improv workshop that explores the intersection of comedy and disability. Please add your access needs in your registration.

*Participants for this event participate in the final project of the residency by also attending the May & June events.

 

May 2023

Friday, May 5 - Open Studios (Central West Center, 2-4pm)

Saturday, May 20 - Set Design Workshop: Create Your Utopia (Central West Center, 1-3pm)

Participants will create a miniature set with cardboard boxes, paint, fabric, paper, and other elements and then will get to green screen themselves into their miniature set. Please add your access needs in your registration.

*Participants for this event will be featured in the final project of the residency and will be asked to also attend the June event.

 

June 2023

Friday, June 2 - Meetup Event for Artists with Disabilities (Central West Center, 5-7pm)

Friday, June 16 - Makeup Workshop/ Character Workshop (Central West Center, 12-4pm)

Join this fun makeup workshop or have a makeup artist transform you into a character you create. Participants will be photographed in their looks and recorded introducing themselves as their character. Please add your access needs in your registration.

*Participants for this event will be featured in the final project of the residency.

 

July 2023

Friday, July 21 - Art Exhibition Closing Event (Central West Center, 6-8pm)

Join the party as we screen Ari's final project and celebrate the closing of the first ever Central West Center Artist in Residence. Please add your access needs in your registration.


We want to hear from you!

The City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) has launched the first Artist in Residence at the Central West Center located at 2102 W Ogden Avenue. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

We want to capture feedback from the Chicago community of adult people living with disabilities regarding what arts and culture programs they want to see and/or participate in and how MOPD and DCASE can make cultural programming accessible and accommodating as possible at the Central West Center.

Please take the Chicago Arts & Disability Survey today!