Please join us at Convergence, our annual exhibition of arts and learning! Explore visual, digital, and performing arts created by Chicago Public Schools students and celebrate with us at the opening reception. The participating schools, part of CAPE’s distinguished Artist/Researcher Partnerships program, are among our oldest partners and are at the forefront of innovation, research, and curriculum design in arts education.
If you’d like to make a gift to support CAPE’s work in advance of the exhibition, please click here.
Sneak Peek: Check out some of the projects that will be featured at Convergence:
Building Walls to Build Community, from Goudy Elementary
Exploring Artifacts to Understand Ourselves, from Murphy Elementary
FREE OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, May 23, 5pm to 8pm
This event is free and open to the public and will include refreshments and the opportunity to meet some of the students, teachers, and teaching artists whose work is on display.
SPACE AND IDENTITY IN ART AND LEARNING:
A SYMPOSIUM FOR EDUCATORS AND ARTISTS
Saturday June 1, 10am to 4pm
Presented by CAPE and Borderless Studios, this event will explore ways in which teaching and making art intersect to create and evolve space inside and outside schools. The full-day symposium will feature as panelists researchers, educators, artists, and more. This is a ticketed event that will include a light breakfast, lunch, and materials, as well as continuing education credits for participating teachers.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS AND TICKETS.
May 23 through May 31, during regular gallery hours: Mon-Fri from 10am to 2pm
The Great Space at UIC
400 S. Peoria, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60607
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
– The UIC-Halsted Blue Line station, about a 2-minute walk from The Great Space gallery.
– The 126 bus (east-west) has a stop at Peoria and Van Buren, about a 1-minute walk from the gallery.
Paid public parking is available in the UIC lot at the intersection of S. Morgan and Congress Pkwy, about a 5 minute walk from the gallery.
This year’s Convergence exhibition features new works by students, teachers, and teaching artists from
Boone Elementary, Camras Elementary, Daley Academy, Durkin Park Elementary, Goudy Elementary, Haley Elementary, Hamilton Elementary, Henry Elementary, Hibbard Elementary, Hoyne Elementary, Murphy Elementary, North-Grand High School, Pirie Elementary, Ravenswood Elementary, Ray Graham Training Center High School, Southside Occupational High School, Telpochcalli Elementary, Vaughn Occupational High School, Williams Preparatory School of Medicine
Our sincere gratitude to the Polk Bros. Foundation, Boeing, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for their support of CAPE and our Artist/Researcher Partnerships Program!
Thanks to these organizations, we are able to bring our teaching artists, training, mentorship, and materials to all of our A/RP classrooms at no cost to the schools or any of the participants.
Interested in sponsorship opportunities for this or future events?
Call CAPE at (312) 870-6140, or email Kelly Nespor at kelly[at]capechicago.org .