Artists First: 25 Years of Studio Art at Thresholds
October 1, 2022—January 8, 2023 (Oct. 1 Opening from 1-4pm)
Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East
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A celebration of Thresholds and its studio artists, and an initial grant made to Thresholds by the Nathan and Kiyoko Lerner Foundation in 1997 to support this program, "Artists First: 25 Years of Studio Art at Thresholds" introduces a compelling group of outstanding artists who are living with challenges and building from them daily; making work that speaks directly to our shared humanity and intersectional diversity.
Gallery Talk by Leslie Baum
Saturday, January 7, Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East, 1-2pm
Don’t miss this opportunity to view Artists First: 25 Years of Studio Art at Thresholds before it closes! Join Leslie Baum, exhibition organizer and Thresholds South Studio Artist Mentor, and a cohort of participating Thresholds artists in an informal exhibition walk through.
Symposium Series: Inclusivity for Artists with Disabilities
In-person panels will be held in the Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North from 10am-12:30pm
Via livestream from 10:30am-12pm Central
Sponsored by Kiyoko Lerner & the Nathan and Kiyoko Lerner Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. Held in tandem with the Chicago Cultural Center exhibition, Artists First: Twenty-Five Years of Studio Art at Thresholds. Co-presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Admission is FREE
Open Daily, 10am–5pm
Exhibitions close 15 minutes before the building closes
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
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