Nine On The Prairie: Ragdale Teaching Artist Residency

November 27 – December 4
Reception and live performances Sunday December 2, 5 to 7 PM

The Annex at Spudnik Press Cooperative
Hubbard Street Lofts
1821 W Hubbard St, Suite 303
Chicago, IL 60622

Presenting new works and works in progress by:
Anne-Marie Akin
Tisa Batchelder
Stephen Combs
Rod Gingrich
Sabba Elahi
Jamil Khoury
Angee Lennard
Suzanne Makol
Silk Road Rising

Nine on The Prairie features visual, musical and theatrical work created on retreat at the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, as well as notes and ephemera from conversations about teaching practice and artistic process.

In August 2012, nine teaching artists came together in a two-week retreat to explore what it means to be both teacher and artist. Visual artists, playwrights and musicians were given ample time and studio space to pursue their individual projects as well as opportunities for collaboration and conversation. Each left the retreat with new works, new curricula, and returned to their home organizations (arts education pioneers Marwen, Silk Road Rising, and Old Town School of Folk Music) with new ideas about teaching and artistic practice.

Reception is Sunday, Dec 2 from 5 – 7 pm and will offer live performances of new musical works. The show runs November 27 – Dec 4 and will include photographs, painting, embroidery, collage, video and audio.

The Teaching Artist Residency was funded by grants from the National Endowment from the Arts and the Ragdale Foundation.