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