August 3, 2016 //

Art Options 2016: “Once You Come in Contact with Art, You Are Art Itself”

For the month of July, 11 selected students spent their days studying, discussing, and analyzing contemporary films and film theory at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts during Urban Gateways’ Art Options film apprenticeship program. The experience culminated in the students creating their own short films, which they presented at a professional screening. Read on for more about this exciting program.


Holding Chicago High: Mosaic-Making at Southside Occupational Academy

Students at Southside Occupational Academy worked with teaching artist Jesse Avina in 2015 and 2016 over the span of two residencies, in which they explored the styles of many different artists in hands-on projects. Their final project was an impressive mural that now hangs in one of their school’s hallways, speaking to the themes of diversity and empowerment.