Student Block Party
Friday, September 18, 7:00–10:00 p.m.
The Student Block Party will feature performances, interactive art installations, bands, DJs, and complimentary food from several of Chicago's favorite food trucks. All currently enrolled SAIC students are invited to attend, and a valid SAIC student ID is required for entry. Registration is not required.
7:00–7:30 p.m. DJ Sadie Woods (MFA 2016)
7:30–8:00 p.m. Mucca Pazza
8:00–8:30 p.m. Claire Ashley (MFA 1995, SAIC Faculty) and Joshua Patterson (MFA 2014)
8:30–9:00 p.m. Burlesque: Red Rum (Post-Bac 2003, MFA 2005) / Angela Eve (SAIC Alum) / Miss Tosh (BFA 2013)
9:00–10:00 p.m. DJ Nevin Tomlinson (MFA 2002)
Continuing Studies Block Party
Saturday, September 19, 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public, the Continuing Studies Block Party is family-friendly, with programming for children and teens of all ages and skill levels. Activities will include T-shirt making, mural painting, Style Wars challenges to use items of clothing in nontraditional ways, and much more. Food will be available for purchase from some of Chicago's favorite food trucks. Representatives from SAIC's Continuing Studies department will be on-site to talk about year-round programming. Registration is not required.
Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Block Party
Saturday, September 19, 7:00–10:00 p.m.
Alumni Weekend 2015 will kick off at this celebration of alumni and faculty performances, interactive art installations, bands, DJs, and complimentary food from several of Chicago’s favorite food trucks. All SAIC alumni, current SAIC faculty, and current SAIC and AIC employees are invited to attend.
7:00–7:30 p.m. Music: DJ JUPITER XI aka Ursula Andreef (BFA 2015)
7:30–8:15 p.m. Music: Velcro Lewis Group, Andy Slater (BFA 2013)
8:15–8:30 p.m. Welcome Remarks, Alumni Service Award: Judie Anderson (BFA 1960)
8:30–9:15 p.m. Music: DJ Ward 5 aka Nick Ferreira (Staff); Performance: Claire Ashley (MFA 1995/Faculty)
9:15–10:00 p.m. Music: Prob Cause aka Colin Grimm (MFA 2014)
Alumni: Registration is required for the Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Block Party, and a valid ID must be shown at entry. Please register here.
Faculty and Staff: Registration is required for the Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Block Party, and a valid employee ID must be shown for entry. You are welcome to bring a guest. Please register here.
Featured SAIC alumni include:
Judie Anderson (BFA 1960)
Ursula Andreef (BFA 2015)
Claire Ashley (MFA 1995 / Faculty)
Thomas Buechele (BFA 1989 / Staff)
Estee Conahef (BFA 2010)
Jordan Cuffie (BFA 2009)
Shawn Decker (Faculty)
Angele Eve (BFA)
Ben Finch (BFA 2002)
Carlye S. Frank (BFA 2010)
Bree Gomez (BFA 2010)
Colin Grimm, aka Prob Cause (MFA 2014)
Jeffrey Hanson (BFA 1996)
Gabriel Magliaro (BFA 2003)
Michelle Maynard (MFA 2005 / Staff)
Joshua Patterson (MFA 2014)
Elizabeth Rosenberg (BFA 2009)
Roman Serra (BFA 2009)
Andy Slater (BFA 2013)
Maria Squeri (BFA 2009)
Nevin Tomlinson (MFA 2002)
Sadie Woods (MFA 2016)