From leading classes to serving as artists-in-residence, SAIC alumni are collaborating with area residents at Homan Square to develop creative solutions to local issues. This past September, SAIC hosted an open house at its new satellite classroom in Nichols Tower at Homan Square, on Chicago’s West Side.
Visitors were invited to tour the facilities and meet current artist-in-residence, SAIC faculty and alum Cheryl Pope (BFA 2003, MDes 2010). They also had the chance to hear music by previous artist-in-residence, alum Sadie Woods (MFA 2016), check out a fashion show by July’s artist-in-residence, Mashaun Hendricks, and view the project Black Utopia by Rae Chardonnay, artist-in-residence in August. The event also featured the unveiling of new public art created by SAIC students from the class bLUMEN led by alum Petra Bachmaier (BFA 1999) and SAIC faculty Iker Gil.