A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

SAIC Alumni’s Nonprofit Studio Gallery Featured in Crain’s Chicago Business

Crain’s Chicago Business recently featured the nonprofit studio gallery space of SAIC alumni Rob Lentz (MFA 1997) and Mark Jackson (BFA 1977). The two helped found Project Onward, which has now become a nonprofit studio gallery for professional artists with mental and developmental disabilities. The space is a conservatory for artists, giving them a workspace, materials, and a way to sell their art at Project Onward’s 13,000-square-foot gallery and workspace at the Bridgeport Art Center as well as local galleries. Current commissions for the studio include the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line project and Pier 2620, a boutique hotel in San Francisco designed by Anderson Miller, a Chicago-based design firm.

Image from article (Kendall Karmanian, Crain’s Chicago Business)
Pictured: Rob Lentz, Project Onward co-founder and executive director, standing beside the work of Julius DC Bautista, a Project Onward artist