Workshop faculty Andres Hernandez named Artist in Residence at Chicago Cultural Center

VCFA workshop faculty member Andres Hernandez received a Public Studio Artist in Residence award from the Chicago Cultural Center.

Andres HernandezIf you find yourself in the Chicago area this season, stop by the Chicago Cultural Center and visit faculty member Andres Hernandez and artist Nicole Marroquin who are collaborating on parallel projects in their public studio space at 78 E. Washington Street.

Chosen from an applicant pool of nearly 200 artists, Hernandez was awarded a $6,000 artist stipend and three months of studio time to further his practice while inviting public participation. 

"Hernandez will further develop Jane and Florida Run the Voodoo Down, an interactive archive/installation that suggests connections between former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne and Florida Evans, matriarch of the television sitcom Good Times. The artists seek points of intersection between their practices as well as opportunities for cross-pollination by public participation." (Chicago Cultural Center)