Apr 29–Jul 16, 2022
Key Change is an exhibition in partnership with Mercy Housing Lakefront, a nonprofit organization celebrating 35 years of helping people to heal, grow, and thrive through affordable, program-enriched housing.
Isabel Strauss, Play, 2020; digital collage print, 15 x 15 inches
Our communities are deeply dependent on meeting individual housing needs – an essential human right. Like most other private ventures, there is a tremendous amount of asymmetry in private housing, and it is this very unevenness – as it presents itself both in appearance and in practice – that many of the participants in the exhibition are compelled to represent. Our partner, Mercy Housing Lakefront, is an outstanding example of how to create individual housing solutions while producing opportunities for greater involvement, participation, and agency within an immediate community.
— Nabiha Khan-Giordano
Thu, Apr 7–Sun, Apr 10
Weinberg/Newton Gallery at EXPO Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art for a preview of our upcoming exhibition Key Change in booth #435 featuring Tonika Lewis Johnson and Riff Studio.
Fri, Apr 29, 5–7pm
Celebrate the opening of Key Change. Remarks from participating individuals and organizers will take place at 5:30pm.
Reservations encouraged but not required.
Sat, May 21, 2–4pm; Sat, Jun 25, 2–4pm
Look, make, and talk about art!
Explore Key Change and create art inspired by the exhibition. Family workshops feature hands-on art making activities for all ages, are free with all materials provided, open to the public, and do not require a reservation. For everyone’s health and safety, masks (age 2+) are required for all visitors.
May 21: Led by WNG Teen Collective, screen-print a tote bag or t-shirt with an exclusive design created by WNG Teen Collective youth artists then embellish it to make it your own.
June 25: Led by WNG Teen Collective, decorate a mini terracotta planter then add soil and seeds to grow your own plant.
Additional activities include: keychain making, message bracelet beading, and more!