Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Conversation with Bibiana Suárez March 11, 2012 HPAC

Snapshot from the Dec 11, 2012 opening of
Bibiana's Memoria (Memory) show at HPAC
A shout out to my colleague at DePaul University Bibiana Suárez. Bibiana took me under her wing when I was fresh newbie instructor straight out of grad school and she taught me how to be a teacher. Besides the nuts and bolts of teaching, one of the most important things I've learned (or tried to learn) from her is the art of balancing the demands of your own studio practice, teaching, University and community service, and family - think of seasons where you cycle in and out of and cultivate different aspects of your career and personal life. I always try to do everything at once and subsequently function on very little sleep and too much coffee. I'm so happy to see Bibiana's epic installation of 108 paintings at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. For all her outer calm, I think she hasn't been sleeping much either. The show is up now through March 25th. Come down to HPAC on March 11th for a special conversation with the artist from 3-5pm.

Conversation with the Artist: Bibiana Suárez
Sunday, March 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join Bibiana Suárez, the artist who made the artwork in Memoria (Memory), as she explains her latest body of work in the context of her own history and her intention to address the current issues with the concept of latinidad (or the concept of a all-embracing latino identity in the United States) through her work.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information go to 


Bibiana Suárez: Memoria (Memory)

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: 773-324-5520 

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