artists at work

Faheem Majeed, artist and former executive director of the South Side Community Art Center, and his assistant, artist Eric Perez, use an 80-foot boom to make a graphite rubbing of the façade of the South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. State Street, Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

The Hyde Park Art Center and Majeed won a 2020 Joyce Award from the Joyce Foundation to support the work.

“The point of the rubbing is that … you can think of it as almost like photography … a snapshot of a moment, a kind of emotion,” said Majeed.

Kate Lorenz, executive director of the Hyde Park Art Center, reported on the Joyce Foundation website that, “This grant will allow us to partner with Faheem to explore, challenge, and spark discussion around the underlying issues that contribute to a devaluation of historically marginalized voices, institutions, and neighborhoods. Most importantly, the planned public programs will connect the audiences of Hyde Park Art Center and South Side Community Art Center more deeply, allowing us to stand together for the benefit of our shared community.”

The completed rubbing and other works will be exhibited first at the South Side Community Art Center and then at the Hyde Park Art Center early in 2021.

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