May 20th – July 1st, 2022

The Art of Resilience

3rd Floor Gallery

Friday, July 15 – Friday, August 20, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, July 15, 2022; 7-10pm

ArtConnected, along with the Illinois Art Education Association and BLICK Art Materials host an annual juried exhibition that recognizes the artistic talents of Illinois’ art educators from all across the state of Illinois. Participating artists range in experience from first time educators to seasoned veterans. Devel

“The Art of Resilience” is the First Annual Exhibition at Chicago’s Bridgeport Art Center of an artists’ membership collaborative called Catalyst Art Lab. “The Art of Resilience” topic addresses endurance during the COVID pandemic. Works are 10” x 10” on paper in various media. 

Co-Founded by artist educators during the pandemic, Catalyst Art Lab is both a membership community as well as an online art school. Classes including painting, printmaking, sculpture, color theory, encaustic monotypes, photographic manipulation, oil and cold wax and more are open to the public, but CAL members receive 10% off.

Artwork: Joan Stuart Ross, Tidewater, encaustic, collages on rag mat, 10” x 10”, 2022