LOGAN SQUARE — Grace Church of Logan Square will kick off its first-ever artist-in-residence program with local artist Amie Sell.
Sell’s most recent work, “Home Sweet Home,” will be unveiled at 6 p.m. Saturday and will run at the church until Jan. 4, according to organizers of the new residency.
Open Studio days will be held at the church, 3325 W. Wrightwood Ave., from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each Sunday, and public programs in conjunction with the artist will be announced separately.
“Sell has moved over 20 times in her life and as a result has a wide range of definitions of home," the church said in a statement. "She hopes to spend the time in residence solidifying this project into a comprehensive body of work.”
Sell’s work was recently the focus of some controversy when her art was removed from the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival in June at the request of high-profile Logan Square landlord Mark Fishman.
Fishman stepped down from the board of I AM Logan Square on Oct. 6 after a mounting protest from Sell and various local community groups aimed at increasing awareness of gentrification in the neighborhood.
The Artist-in-Residence program, the church said, is "designed to offer artists space to work while engaging any and all communities in a dialogue about art.”
For more information on the program, church services and other programs visit www.GraceLoganSquare.org. The application process for the 2015 program will be announced in November.
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