Uptown Arts Center Seeks Artist For Spring Residency Program

By Adeshina Emmanuel on February 2, 2013 8:20am 

UPTOWN — The search is on for an artist to oversee Uptown's contribution to the Ten Thousand Ripples public art project, a community engagement initiative responsible for sculptures of a rising Buddha that have sprouted in 10 Chicago neighborhoods.

Artists have until Feb. 8 to apply for an artist residency program at the Uptown Arts Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., according to a release.

The winning applicant will partner with community members for two months to birth a body of art that resonates with the theme "unity through diversity," said the release. The artist has to conduct four workshops at the center —  seeking participation, in paticular, from local artists, the elderly and children, the release said.

A spring art exhibit will display what emerges from the sessions.

The artist gets free studio space for the duration of the residency, an $800 prize and an opportunity to sit down with "professionals from the art field," for a critique of the artist's work, according to the release. The residency runs March 1-May 1.

The 46th and 48th wards, Ten Thousand Ripples and a pair of Uptown business groups are some of the program's sponsors.

Visit the Chicago Artists Resource for information about how to apply.

 The entrance to the Uptown Arts Center, in the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave.
The entrance to the Uptown Arts Center, in the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave.
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