Join us on Wednesday, June 22 for a reception celebrating student work
5:00 to 8:00 pm at Hairpin Arts Center
Program at 7:00 pm
Enjoy food, drinks
Get a first-hand look at our mission in action
and meet students, artists and teaching artists!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

In this exhibition, you will see work from Bateman Elementary, Lake View High School, Camras Children’s Engineering School, Murphy Elementary School, Henry Elementary School, Durkin Park Elementary, Dever Elementary, Pasteur Elementary, Taylor Elementary, Pirie Fine Arts, and Chicago High School for the Agricultural Sciences.

Lake View High School students investigate sonic environments. Murphy students made earthen sculptures to study erosion as they observed their works transform and deteriorate when exposed to natural elements. Students from Camras Elementary created video games that engage with social justice themes. 

Diverse Learners at Vaughn created work based on the mathematical logic of spirals and their relation to mindfulness. And another Diverse Learner class at Ray Graham explored performance to investigate collective identity dynamics as a means for potential visions of change in school, city, and world. Durkin Park students celebrated people they knew and exemplified everyday braver acts by creating sculptures that commemorated their contribution to their community and society. This project afforded students to examine how statues and memorials shape a society’s conception of heroism and shape historical perspectives.  

The works at Hairpin Arts Center, which straddles the Avondale and Logan Square communities, comprise the bulk of our work from schools in neighborhoods that reach down to the Southwest side and extend from the Lake View neighborhood on the east to Belmont Heights on the city’s western edge. Read more here…

Please note – CAPE will not charge students, artists or teachers to attend. If you are a CAPE student, artist or teacher, please click hereIf you would like to sponsor a teacher or artist to attend, see above RSVP options.