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LATINxARTS is a four-week long program at Hairpin Arts Center featuring exclusively latino/a/x artists. September 15th – October 15th features “Eye Level,” an art exhibition curated by JGV/WAR featuring installations by Andrea Peralas and Jose Resendiz, as well as free workshops, discussions, performances and live music!

Latinx Short Film Screening

Latinx Short Film Screening

Sep 17, 7:30pm - Sep 17, 9:00pm

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd
Chicago, IL  60618 Map

FREE ADMISSION
A series of short films from latinx filmmakers presented in collaboration with the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago.

This screening is part of LATINxARTS a four-week long program at Hairpin Arts Center featuring exclusively latino/a/x artists. September 15th – October 15th features “Eye Level,” an art exhibition curated by JGV/WAR featuring installations by Andrea Peralas and Jose Resendiz, as well as free workshops, discussions, and performances. All events are free to the public – and all donations made at the door or online will go to the artists involved! See the full line-up at www.hairpinartsevents.org!

J-Def - Genre: Documentary/5 min.
Directed by Esaú Meléndez (Chicago)
J-Def is the story of Jeff Maldonado, an artist from the Pilsen community in Chicago. He began an art program after his son was killed in a shooting in the neighborhood. This film talks about the development of his program, the J-Def Peace Project, and his
work with the area’s youth.

María Mariachi - Genre: Documentary/5 min.
Directed by Esaú Meléndez
Maria is a young Mexican-American teenager who is committed to mariachi music. In this short film, Maria tells us how mariachi music has changed her life and how hard she's worked to make her dream of becoming a Mariachi Superstar come true.

Yvolina - Genre: Documentary/ 5 min.
Directed by Esaú Meléndez
Marcelina is a single mother and immigrant who has struggled for many years to make a living. When she begins to make and sell a unique type of tamales, her situation changes. Her business begins to grow by word of mouth until she ultimately
accomplishes her dream of opening a restaurant.

Jumping Bean - Genre: Documentary/ 4 min.
Directed by Esaú Meléndez
Eleazar Delgado, the owner of the popular Pilsen coffeehouse, Café Jumping Bean on 18th Street, discusses his journey to make his coffee shop a staple of the community and addresses how the neighborhood has changed throughout the years.

Hector Duarte - Genre: Documentary/5 min.
Directed by Esaú Meléndez
Over the past thirty-plus years, muralist Hector Duarte has created more than 50 public art works throughout Chicago, much of it exploring similar themes of identity, migration, and borders, and telling the stories of Mexican immigrants in Chicago. This short film is peek inside Duarte’s studio as he talks about his inspirations, influences, and the dominant themes in his work.

Yo no soy esa - Genre: Drama/7 min.
Directed by Diana Delgado Pineda
On an ordinary winter afternoon, a mother does laundry and her daughter puts her clothes away. What could happen while mom isn't looking?

Alma - Genre: Dark Comedy/13 min.
Directed by Alycya Magaña
“Alma” tells the story of a particular family reunion in which distinct characters are forced to confront each other to resolve their conflicts. Will they be able to overcome their differences and become a family again?

Baptism / Bautismo - Drama/11 min.
Directed by Rigoberto Gómez-Carmona
One actor plays four characters in this story of a woman driven to the edge of insanity by her husband’s refusal to attend a family baptism. Israel, the patriarch of the family locks himself in the bathroom the day of the baptism refusing to have any part in the
ritual. Alma, his wife, tries to convince him to come out, but to no avail. This situation deeply impacts the family, causing emotional and mental turmoil for everyone.

Clave - Drama/15 min.
Directed by Carmen Corral
An undocumented amateur dancer competes for the first time in a local LA salsa dance competition to finally be seen by the girl of his dreams, the princess of salsa, but being seen comes with its consequences.

Milk - Genre: Drama/12 min.
Directed by Gabriella A. Moses
Nina, a 9 year-old Dominican American girl rejected by her peers in school because of her albinism, finds solace in the death of an albino deer in her community as she is forced to be friends with her bully.

Blast Beat - Drama/17 min.
Directed by Esteban Arango
Carly, a Colombian metalhead and a new resident to the American suburbs makes a bold leap into adulthood to save his younger brother and the future of his family when his father is arrested by immigration officers.

This short film screening is part of LATINxARTS a four-week long program at Hairpin Arts Center featuring exclusively latino/a/x artists. September 15th – October 15th features “Eye Level,” an art exhibition curated by JGV/WAR featuring installations by Andrea Peralas and Jose Resendiz, as well as free workshops, discussions, and performances. All events are free to the public – and all donations made at the door or online will go to the artists involved!

See the full line-up at www.hairpinartscenter.org!

435 interested  ·  66 going
Workshop - Make your own Huipil

Workshop - Make your own Huipil

Sep 19, 5:30pm - Sep 19, 7:00pm

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd
Chicago, IL  60618 Map

5:30-7PM
In this short class you will learn about the traditional Mayan garment called "Huipil." We'll explore the traditional design and symbols of the garment. The instructor will also create a small demonstration on how hupils are traditionally made using the backstrap loom.

FREE & FAMILY FRIENDLY.

About the Teaching Artist: Hellen Ascoli is a Guatemalan artist, weaver and educator investigating material culture as a way to understand relationships and identity. Her studio practice stems from an emotional and analytical engagement to materials, body and space, which are used to map and understand complex relationships, systems of power and economics. In her education practice Ascoli seeks to create spaces of dialogue and reflection in art spaces and classrooms by questioning the level of participation and interaction of viewer and student.
After receiving her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago she moved back to Guatemala where she taught at Francisco Marroquín University and developed the education program at Museo Ixchel of Indigenous Dress, where she served Director of Education until July, 2017. Currently she lives in Madison Wisconsin.

This artist workshop is part of LATINxARTS a four-week long program at Hairpin Arts Center featuring exclusively latino/a/x artists. September 15th – October 15th features “Eye Level” an art exhibition curated by JGV/WAR featuring installations by Andrea Peralas and Jose Resendiz, as well as free workshops, discussions, and performances. All events are free to the public – and all donations made at the door or online will go to the artists involved!
See the full line-up at www.hairpinartscenter.org!

62 interested  ·  10 going
Spanish Language Improv Workshop

Spanish Language Improv Workshop

Sep 19, 7:00pm - Sep 19, 8:00pm

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd
Chicago, IL  60618 Map

Improve your Spanish while exploring improvisational theater! We'll use improv theater games to put ourselves in all sort of situations and expand our vocabularies in fun, unexpected ways. No previous acting experience is necessary and you do not need to be fluent in Spanish to participate -- just bring a playful attitude and be a part of this supportive class environment.

This workshop is a great way to practice speaking Spanish, develop communication skills, practice empathy, and more. Teacher especially can benefit from learning improv techniques to get their students speaking more in the classroom.

Teaching Artsit Bio: Verónica Rodríguez (Puerto Rico, 1981) is a director, writer, performer, actress and teacher. She has worked as a teacher and an artist in England, Spain, Puerto Rico, Italy, New York, Detroit and Chicago. She loves to meet new people and better her life and their lives with art. She has been teaching language for more than 12 years. But she has been doing improv theater for more than 15, so she decided to combine her two passions and created a teaching strategy where people can practice and better their language skills using theater games. She has been using her strategy successfully at her current job as an Spanish teacher for Gems World Academy. She believes adults should keep on playing throughout their lives, especially when it comes to learning a new language.

Don't miss "Make Your own Huipil" right before Improv!

This artist workshop is part of LATINxARTS a four-week long program at Hairpin Arts Center featuring exclusively latino/a/x artists. September 15th – October 15th features “Eye Level” an art exhibition curated by JGV/WAR featuring installations by Andrea Peralas and Jose Resendiz, as well as free workshops, discussions, and performances. All events are free to the public – and all donations made at the door or online will go to the artists involved! See the full line-up at www.hairpinartscenter.org!

47 interested  ·  6 going
Home - Gentrification and Demystifying Zoning

Home - Gentrification and Demystifying Zoning

Sep 20, 7:00pm - Sep 20, 10:00pm

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd
Chicago, IL  60618 Map

7-9PM

Home: LSNA’s Housing Committee "demystifies zoning," making the argument that gentrification is not natural, but created by levels of power that effect how our city is shaped. Goals of the talk are for the community to understand zoning and understand that we have a say in what home looks like in our city

This talk is provided by partner organization Logan Square Neighborhood Association and activated by art. Professional storytellers set the stage for discussion, and artist Juan-Carlos Perez completes each event by leading a group artmaking project to build continuity and connect ideas as the month progresses.

This talk is part of LATINxARTS a four-week long program at Hairpin Arts Center featuring exclusively latino/a/x artists. September 15th – October 15th features “Eye Level” an art exhibition curated by JGV/WAR featuring installations by Andrea Peralas and Jose Resendiz, as well as free workshops, discussions, and performances. All events are free to the public – and all donations made at the door or online will go to the artists involved!

See the full line-up at www.hairpinartscenter.org!

203 interested  ·  35 going
A Night with Ivan Resendiz

A Night with Ivan Resendiz

Sep 21, 8:00pm - Sep 21, 9:00pm

Hairpin Arts Center
2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd
Chicago, IL  60618 Map

Doors open at 7:30 pm
8 pm - 9 pm

Ivan Resendiz will perform classical guitar and share personal anecdotes from his life as an immigrant from Mexico.

Originally from Mexico City, Ivan Resendiz began his study of classical guitar at the age of sixteen at the Escuela Superior de Música (ESM) del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) in Mexico City under the instruction of teacher Alejandro Mendez. Ivan Resendiz has performed in Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, and in many cities throughout the United States in events such as competitions, university courses and concerts. Ivan has been a finalist in thirteen international competitions, receiving Top Prizes since 2008. Ivan was also chosen to represent Mexico as one of the ten international finalists in the World Guitar Competition in April of 2012 in Serbia.

Since 2011, Ivan Resendiz has directed and organized the Latin American Guitar Festival in Chicago where he currently lives.

A Night with Ivan Resendiz is part of LATINxARTS a four-week long program at Hairpin Arts Center featuring exclusively latino/a/x artists. September 15th – October 15th features “Eye Level” an art exhibition curated by JGV/WAR featuring installations by Andrea Peralas and Jose Resendiz, as well as free workshops, discussions, and performances. All events are free to the public – and all donations made at the door or online will go to the artists involved!

See the full line-up at www.hairpinartscenter.org!

57 interested  ·  11 going