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Recently the South Side Community Arts Center (SSCAC) in Chicago partnered with four South Side arts organizations to display the Promise of Peace Youth Voices on Violence exhibition. The Beverly Arts Center, Diaspora Rhythms, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and Southside Community Arts Center host exhibitions, talk’s forums and events. At our…

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The South Side Community Art Center is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary. In 75 years it has nurtured and preserved Black artists and their work in Chicago. The SSCAC’s newest exhibition, Bridging Generations: Strong Men Getting Stronger presents the works of three Black male artists spanning the generations from baby boomer to millennial. The featured artists include: Keith Conner, Oscar Lester,…

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Stephen Flemister, mixed media artist Krista Franklin, poet and visual artist Recent work: “& the invisible, & the unbelievers” Where: The South Side Community Arts Center Do you most often actively seek inspiration or does it find you? Or is there a combination of the two? Krista Franklin: Inspiration is a myth created to feed…

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The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) hosted the grand opening of the exhibition Transcending Times: Works by Eldzier Cortor.  The event featured a panel discussion with the artist’s son Michael Cortor joined by Sarah Kelly Oehler, associate curator of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago; artist Candace Hunter and Rebecca Zorach, professor, University of Chicago.  Cortor’s…

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