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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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Voices from School Communities: Adriel

Teacher Maria Nava and artist Marceia Scruggs co-teach in the CAPE after-school program at Telpochcalli Elementary School. They recently contacted CAPE program staff to share with us some writing [...]

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Our Inaugural Art Walk at Telpochcalli

We recently hosted our inaugural Art Walk at Telpochcalli Elementary, where we welcomed guests to tour our after-school classrooms, chat with students and educators, and even get involved in the [...]

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INSIDE/OUTSIDE in Review

Last week we welcomed more than 150 visitors to our INSIDE/OUTSIDE exhibition, which featured art from CAPE After School classrooms at North-Grand and George Washington High Schools and [...]

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Inside/Outside: A Conversation with the Cognate Collective

In Fall 2018, CAPE and one of our after-school classrooms at Telpochcalli Elementary collaborated with the Sullivan Galleries and the Cog•nate Collective to create art guided by students’ [...]

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Inside/Outside: Collaborating with the Cognate Collective

Connecting with the Cognate Collective In Fall 2018, CAPE staff members were in conversation with Hannah Barco, Assistant Director of Exhibitions at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries, about professional [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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