CAPE Students Visit StoryCorps

Earlier this month, students from our after-school program at Telpochcalli visited StoryCorps at the Chicago Cultural Center. With their teacher Dana Oesterlin-Castellon and CAPE teaching artist [...]


Arts in the Dark 2018

On October 20, CAPE students from Telpochcalli Elementary and Waters Elementary got to strut their stuff in the City of Chicago’s annual Arts in the Dark parade!  Our students braved the [...]


Shifting Boundaries in Review

We recently concluded Shifting Boundaries: Community Arts Practice in Public Schools, an exhibition of artwork created by students and families in our after-school program, and we were thrilled [...]


Nuestras Historias (Our Stories) at Telpochcalli Elementary

This post highlights a project from our upcoming Shifting Boundaries exhibition, which will run March 1-9, 2018, at Hairpin Arts Center. Click here to learn more about Shifting Boundaries, [...]


The Origin of Liberty’s Promise, La Promesa de Libertad

(Leer esta historia en español) We are so excited to share with you an amazing project underway at in our after-school program at Telpochcalli Elementary! We’ll be sending out additional [...]


Saying Important Things: CPS Mothers Become Artists and Community Builders

Comadres en el Arte, an exhibition of art and community building by mothers from CPS schools As a part of CAPE’s program Supporting Communities in Arts Learning Environments (SCALE), mothers from [...]


CAPE Events: Comadres en el Arte – A New Exhibition!

  Comadres en el Arte is CAPE’s newest exhibition, which will run May 24 through June 26 at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (756 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642). [...]


CAPE Classrooms: Printmaking as Community Building Among Parents

CAPE Classrooms is our series highlighting great work from our programs across Chicago. CAPE’s SCALE (Supporting Communities in Arts Learning Environments) program provides before- and [...]


CAPE Events: NAEA Chicago Tour of CAPE Programs

CAPE recently facilitated a pre-conference tour for participants in the National Art Education Association Convention, which was held in Chicago for 2016. Led by CAPE’s Education Director Scott [...]


CAPErs: An Art Supply Drive by BJBE for Telpochcalli Elementary

CAPErs is our blog series that highlights the amazing contributions of our volunteers and partners. The holidays are a time for giving, and our board members and volunteers are always [...]