Structure: Formal seminar meetings with visiting professionals take place every other Monday for six months, beginning in early February 2013. The sessions will include critical group discussions around individual work and work toward group goals. The program culminates in a two-week exhibition in the Art Centers main gallery.
Guest professionals: critic Susan Snodgrass (Art in America); Art Institute of Chicago's Annie Morse (Museum Education), photographer and educator Dawoud Bey; artist Juan Angel Chavez; Jim Dempsey (Corbett vs. Dempsey); founder of Stockyard Institute and chair of Arts Education at DePaul University, Jim Duignan; curator and founder of 6018 North Tricia Van Eck; artist and urban planner Theaster Gates; and gallerist Dan Devening (Devening Projects).
Access: In addition to critical discussions, Center Program artists also have access to the Oakman Clinton School & Studios at the Art Center, including: Painting & Drawing, Digital Lab, Darkroom, Printmaking/Silkscreen, Ceramics, and Mixed Media.