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Culture Coast Network Hosts "2015 Culture Crawl"

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Culture Coast is proud to present our first-ever Culture Crawl; an all-day event highlighting just a few of the many cultural gems in our membership network. All events are free and family-friendly. Highlights include a Black-Comics exhibition opening, make and take art activities, guided gallery tours, dance lessons and more! Learn more about Culture Coast at

Photographs: Get Moving (potatoes and shells, too)
Logan Center Gallery
915 East 60th Street
Explore the Logan's preview exhibit for Agnès Varda's upcoming October residency. Four recent video installations will be presented alongside a selection of her photographic work exploring or questioning the polarity between the still ...and moving, the broken and continuous, the fleeting and fixed.

Special Exhibit: A Cosmopolitan City
The Oriental Institute Museum
1155 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637
Come visit the special exhibit before it is closed. Explore how Old Cairo’s communities lived together and melded their traditions to create an ever-growing, multi-cultural society during the 7th to 12th centuries AD.

“Black Comic Book Heroes and Villains”
ONLI STUDIOS at the South Side Community Art Center.
3831 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60653
This is a celebration of the Black Age of Comics Movement, which seeks to expand the world of graphic novels and comic books to embrace creators and concepts derived from the Black, African, Urban, or indie experience.

Smart Fest
Smart Museum of Art
5550 South Greenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60637
Celebrate the openings of Jessica Stockholder’s new installation Rose’s Inclination and the Smart’s wholly reinstalled collection galleries. This family-friendly opening reception features a colorful, collaborative sculpture-making activity and more.

Collector’s Talk
Diasporal Rhythms at Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Diasporal Rhythms will present a collectors talk on how to start and maintain a collection. Featuring Insights from established and emerging collectors.

Outdoor Art-making Activity for All Ages
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue Chicago, IL 60615

Culture Crawlers are invited to use a variety of media—paint, markers, string, and more—to make beautiful panels come to life. Participants will then have the opportunity to display their panels side-by-side with other participants’ works on the Art Center’s exterior doors to create one large collective installation. Also tour the Arts Center's current exhibits.

Free Beginning Ballet (technique and tone) class (ages 10-100)
Hyde Park School of Dance Studio B
5650 South Woodlawn Avenue
Try a dance class with HPSD's Artistic Director, August Tye! A great introduction for completely new dancers or those with a bit of experience.
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