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Weaving and Community at New Sullivan Elementary

Early in the COVID-19 school shutdowns, one second grade class at New Sullivan Elementary made the shift from in-person to online learning, while continuing to explore weaving and community- [...]

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Remote Cooking Club at North-Grand High School

This summer at North-Grand High School, teachers Beth Barrow and Getsemani Nava partnered with CAPE teaching artist Betsy Zacsek and ACRE Resident Artist Sarita Hernandez to launch a virtual [...]

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“If the Coronavirus Was A Person I Would Beat It Up” Or, Meditations on the Loss of Co-Presence in Learning

The following is a beautiful essay by Sonja Moser, a CAPE teaching artist and professional theatre artist. In writing, Sonia reflects on her CAPE After School classroom at Waters Elementary; the [...]

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Summer 2020 in Review

A global pandemic and city-wide school closures didn’t stop our arts partnerships back in the spring, and they didn’t stop our programs for Summer 2020, either! Between classes for [...]

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Youth Music Exchange #1: Puerto Rican Arts Alliance + A Flor De Piel

As part of the first Year of Chicago Music – Youth Music Exchange event, the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA) and A Flor De Piel met via Google Meets on Friday, August 14th, to perform [...]

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CAPE Dialogue

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Andrea Slavik Interview

As an interdisciplinary artist and educator, Slavik seeks to challenge popular ideological practices and forms of representation active in western culture. She completed graduate studies at the [...]

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Monica Skylas: A Personal Remembrance

It is with much sadness that we note the passing of Monica Skylas, long-time art teacher at Pirie Elementary School, and a member of CAPE’s advisory council. I knew Monica for three decades.  We [...]

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Youth Music Exchange Project

In partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), CAPE is curating the Youth Music Exchange (YME) program! YME seeks to empower and unite youth from across the [...]