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Friday, October 2 to Friday, October 30.

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Fridays, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Or, by appointment.

See Events pages for details on individual events occurring throughout the month.

The Artistic Bombing Crew (ABC) presents Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture, over 40 years of Hip Hop in Chicago. Permanent Record presents, with a month-long run, the evolution of Chicago Hip Hop through an interactive exhibit displaying the elements of Hip Hop culture (graffiti, breakdancing, MCing, and DJing). ABC is one of the revolutionary graffiti crews to introduce the Hip Hop culture to Chicago in the early ’80s. Permanent Record, curated by BBoyB, Flash, and Risk from ABC, with the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) at Columbia College Chicago, invite Chicago’s community to celebrate Hip Hop’s past and present.

Each weekend in October will be dedicated to one of the elements of Hip Hop (graffiti, breakdancing, MCing, and DJing). On Friday, October 9, there is an evening Cypher/Jam. Saturdays include panel discussions, workshops, and graffiti tours. All Saturday workshops and panel discussions are free. The Cypher/Jam has a $10.00 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay and all are welcome.

Moderated panel discussions of 4-5 hip hop practitioners will speak on their specific element of expertise. Guest artists will lead a series of workshops focusing on the themes of graffiti, breakdancing, MCing, and DJing. Graffiti tours lead by the Artistic Bombing Crew will follow each workshop in the afternoon. Space is limited.

PERMANENT RECORD: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • Friday, Oct. 2nd – Opening Night Party 7:00 pm -11:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 3rd –  Graffiti Panel 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Graffiti Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 9th – Cypher/Jam session 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 10th – Breakdancing Panel 10:00 am -12:00 pm,      Breakdance Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 17th – MCing Panel 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, MCing Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 24th – DJing Panel 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, DJing Workshop 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Mural Tour 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, Oct. 30th – Closing Party 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

PERMANENT RECORD: CYPHER/JAM

The Cypher/Jam part of Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture on October 9 is an improvisational space dedicated to all Hip Hop art forms. Hip Hop practitioners and community members are invited to come show off their element(s) of expertise. Cyphers/Jams usually fall in different categories like breaking, popping, locking, emceeing, etc. Cyphers are used to build community and learn from other dancers/artists.

PERMANENT RECORD: GRAFFITI MURAL TOURS

Following every Saturday workshop a part of Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture, there will be a graffiti tour to view the graffiti murals in Logan Square. Logan Square is home to Artistic Bombing Crew (ABC) and the murals they have created over the years as well as a curated wall called Project Logan that rotates artist every 2 weeks. Walk as the artists show you their canvas. Tours begin at the Hairpin Arts Center and are free.

Graffiti Tour from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

PERMANENT RECORD: GRAFFITI PANEL & WORKSHOP

October 3  – A panel discussion and workshop on Graffiti. Members of the Artistic Bombing Crew and other Chicago graffiti practitioners will discuss the culture of the art form as well as speak to the history of Graffiti in the neighborhood of Logan Square and Chicago as a whole. Guest Artists will lead a workshop on graffiti techniques and tools of the trade. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Workshop from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Graffiti Tour from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

PERMANENT RECORD: BREAKDANCING PANEL & WORKSHOP

October 10 – A panel discussion and workshop on Breakdancing. Members of Chicago breakdancing crews will discuss the culture of the art form as well as speak to the history of breakdancing in Chicago. Guest Artists will lead a workshop on different hip hop dance techniques like breaking, popping, locking, etc. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Workshop from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Graffiti Tour from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

PERMANENT RECORD: MCING PANEL & WORKSHOP

October 17 – A panel discussion and workshop on MCing. Members of the Chicago Emcee community will discuss the culture of the art form as well as speak to the history of Emceeing in Chicago. Guest Artists will lead a spoken word workshop with Emcee techniques and tips. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Workshop from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Graffiti Tour from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

PERMANENT RECORD: DJING PANEL & WORKSHOP

October 24 – A panel discussion and workshop on DJing. Members of the Chicago DJ community will discuss the culture of the art form as well as speak to the history of DJing in Chicago. Guest Artists will lead a workshop on different hip hop DJing techniques and tools of the trade. This workshop is free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion from 10:00am – 12:00pm, Workshop from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Graffiti Tour from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Chicago-based artists include:

Flash, Trixter, B.Boy.B, Artistic Bombing Crew, Waka, Jesse de la Pena, Breaker Ray, Kuumba Lynx, Amina Norman-Hawkins, Justin Grey, DJ INC, TSel, Gloe, Ang13, D2G, Zone D, SamIam the MC, Big Once, Non-Stop, Beast, Omega, Moz Def and more.