This Week at the Southside Hub (10/23)

October 24th

Children’s Theater
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Writer’s Circle
7:00 – 9:00 pm

October 26th

David Boykin: a trio performance with piano bass and drums
8:00 -10:00 pm

$7 donation for the band at Door

October 27th

Tag Sale
12:00 – 3:00 pm

One of many over the next two months, each week we will feature art, collectibles, kitchen things, textiles, books etc., in an attempt to liquidate all SHoP things and raise funds for the future move.

Samantha Hill: An Anthology of Kinship Stories
Open Recording Session

3:00 – 6:00 pm

Do you like to tell family stories? Be a part of this interactive art project! “A Jeli’s Tale: An Anthology of Kinship” is an experimental audience participation project. The goal of this project is to collect family photos & stories of SHoP visitors in order to build an ethnographic record of Chicago. Project participants will be asked to share stories about memorable life events which occurred within their family. Types of stories for the anthology collection: Childhood stories, memorable events, funny life stories, ancestral stories, anything else they wish to share. Would you like to have your family pictures included in the photography installation in SHoP mansion? Participants can bring family photos to be copied & re-printed at SHoP during the Open Recording Session. For more information about this event, please contact Samantha Hill at kinshipcollection (at)

“Secretos” An evening of contemporary Dance performance
8:00 – 10:00 pm
Choreography/performance: Silvita Diaz Brown
Music/poetry: Rich Logan

“Secretos” is an exploration in the divergent psyche and the conflict it creates with our desires and the expectation that we behave in directed ways in society.

Suggested donation $7

October 28th

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Everyone brings a dish!

Home Economics: Radical Mending with Eleanor Ray
3:00 – 6:00 pm

“Home Economics: Radical Mending” is a workshop to teach and learn about mending clothing, and an ongoing research/informational project on the cultural history of textile repair, the global textile industry, and its impact on labor and the environment. Bring clean clothing, knitwear, or domestic textiles that are in need of some attention, and be ready to share your mending know-how (or gain some). This is an art project, so please note that repairs may be artistic. A sewing machine and some materials for patching etc. will be provided, but feel free to bring your own scraps.

Rag Making Workshop with the Collective Cleaners
7:30 – 8:30 pm
Learn to weave rags with the collective cleaners.


October 30th

Deck the Fenn house with webs and folly!
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Pre-Halloween decoration party and haunting of the old Fenn House mansion! Ghost Story telling in the soft SHoP!
Pizza and beverages provided, RSVP please.

Please take a look at our calendar for our regular scheduled classes – Shambhala Meditation every Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Writer’s Circle every Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. NEW Ashtanga yoga (Mysore) every morning from 6:30 to 11:00 am with Terri Roback as well as monthly community potlucks beginning October 14th! We will soon have sewing for kids and after school programming, coming soon!

Toward a Union of Public Artists Programming

Pastel Art Gallery: an open invitation for collaboration
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturdays: 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Open Screen Printing with Sean Hernandez
Mondays: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
SHoP resident artist Sean Hernandez will be available to assist with screen printing.
Call Sean to schedule a time at 520-269-2086 or e-mail him at

Hoyun Son: Map of the Heart, Chicago
Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays:
2:00 – 7:00 pm

Toward a Union of Public Artists
Conversations on the Public Artist: an experimental look at thinking, learning, and working publicly
Organized by Jim Duignan, John Preus, and Laura Shaeffer

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS Alberto Aguilar, Simon Allen, Mikel Avery and Everypeople Workshop, Sean Ballarin, Keith Brown, Collective Cleaners, Conclusionary Practices, Alex DeGraaf, DePaul University students, Krystal Difronzo, Jim Duignan, Isaac Fosl-van Wyke, Hannah Givler, Samantha Hill, Regin Igloria, Nikki Jarecki, Jeff Kowalkowski, David Lakein, Faheem Majeed, Michael Morrison, Thea Liberty Nichols, Caroline Picard, North Lawndale College Prep High School Students, Lavie Raven, Eleanor Ray, Susan Sarandon, Alexa Tamar Smith, Hoyun Son, Bert Stabler and his students, Norman Teague and Tac’s Lounge, University of Hip Hop, Yefeng Wang. Please consult the calendar for more information.

The month of October will be one of exploration on the nature of artistic independence and community interdependence, dedicated to informal education and an investigation of the Public Artist. Artists in this exhibit have scheduled themselves this months to collect stories, mend things, perform, practice, teach, and make things and invite the community in to participate! Please come by and visit us often and check our schedule for open studio hours!

If you wish to visit please contact Laura by e-mail at laura.shaeffer at or call 773-710-5464 for appointment.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Southside Hub of Production
5638 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL


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