Sixty contributor Caitlin Bruce is putting together Urban Acrobatics: A Graffiti and Circus Spectacular—a series of events happening this week at Evanston Art Center.
Tuesday April 15:
Our first event will be a panel discussion on the history of circus and graffiti in Chicago. Our panelists are Polly Solomon, Gabriel FLASH Carrasquillo, Roy Gomez Cruz, and Caitlin Bruce. The panel begins at 6:30pm and will run to 8:00pm with a reception afterwards. We are grateful for the Evanston Art Center providing space for this event.
Thursday April 17:
From 5:00 pm to 9:00pm we will be hosting back to back tagging and circus workshops, led by Werm Oner and Polly Solomon. We will provide markers, paper, and space to draw and tumble in. This event is being held at Alternatives, Inc.
Friday April 18th:
From 5:00 to 9:00 pm our artists will brainstorm and prepare for Saturday’s performance, which will offer a fusion of graffiti and circus styles. Our performers will include Polly Solomon, Werm Oner, Natalie Zombie, and Melon James, among others. This will take place at Alternatives, Inc.
Saturday April 19th:
From 4:00 to 6:00pm we will present the result of our week of discussion and collaboration in the form of a performance, a Spectacular. This will take place at Alernatives, Inc.
Image: A piece by Chicago-based artist Melon.