Sunday Studios: Heather Mekkelson and Alberto Aguilar

Sunday Studios: Heather Mekkelson and Alberto Aguilar

Sunday 11/10/2013, 1-4 PM

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$50 /per person. Trips include transportation to artists’ studios, snacks and refreshments.
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Sunday Studio tours are intimate studio visits with Chicago artists commissioned for our Community Supported Art program. Find out more about the programs here.

Featured Artists:

Heather Mekkelson’s solo and two-person exhibitions include threewalls (Chicago), Roots and Culture (Chicago), Old Gold (Chicago), and STANDARD (Chicago). Her work has also been included in group shows at The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), The Figge Art Museum (Davenport, IA), The Poor Farm (Manawa, WI), Raid Projects (Los Angeles, CA), and Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA). She has had her work published in Art Journal, Broadsheet (The Contemporary Art Center of South Australia), Time Out Chicago, Chicago Tribune, and Most recently, Mekkelson became an Artadia Award Chicago 2012 awardee.

In 1974 Alberto Aguilar was born in Chicago Illinois the city in which he currently resides. He has three brothers and one sister. In 1976 his parents opened the first Mexican grocery store in Cicero Illinois which they named La Grande. In 1997 upon receiving his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) he married Sonia Leticia Guillen. Together they have four children, half of which are girls. Four years later Alberto received his MFA also from SAIC. Currently he is a tenured instructor of studio art at Harold Washington College- one of the City Colleges of Chicago. There he coordinates Pedestrian Project an initiative devoted to making art accessible to people of all walks of life.  Aguilar’s current practice merges his various life roles and attempts to capture fleeting moments, personal discoveries, and his interaction with others using whatever medium is at hand. In June 2013 Alberto Aguilar will put a bed, a carpet and a dining room table in a main lobby of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago for visitors to interact with and guest artists to present on.

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