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Hyde Park Art Center Honors Theaster Gates & Linda Johnson Rice

Hyde Park Art Center Honors Theaster Gates & Linda Johnson Rice

Josephine Lee Ewing, Lisa Yun Lee, Theaster Gates, Linda Johnson Rice, Paul Gray, Kate Lorenz, Ian Gray

A night that gathered notable names from different corners of Chicago’s cultural and philanthropic community, raised more than $350,000 that will benefit Hyde Park Art center’s array of initiatives including their boundary pushing programming as well as continuing to make the center free and open to the public seven days a week.


                                  Derek Douglas,Ellen Douglas, Shirley Massey, Walter Massey


                  Linda Johnson Rice, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Desiree Rogers

“I am extremely grateful and humbled to see the support of the Chicago community.” –Kate Lorenz, Executive Director of Hyde Park Art Center

Theaster Gates and Linda Johnson Rice, both bold names on Chicago’s who’s who scene were feted by over 500 guests including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Kate Lorenz (Executive Director of Hyde Park Art Center), Desiree Rogers, Tony Karman, Walter Massey, Dawoud Bey, Valerie Carberry, Tony and Sondra Karman, Walter and Shirley Massey, to name a few.

Hebru Brantley, Kate Lorenz,Theaster Gates


     Valerie Carberry, President of the Board Richard Wright

This year’s Hyde Part Art Center gala was co-chaired by Dedrea, Paul & Ian Gray of the Gray Gallery family as well as Lisa Yun Lee & Josephine Lee Ewing.

Sondra Karman, Tony Karman
Norman Teague, Fo Wilson, Dawoud Bey
Dedrea Gray, Danielle More, Rennae Stubbs

Tony Tasset, Judy Ledgerwood
Tony Tasset, Judy Ledgerwood
photo credit: Adrian Burrows; Claire Demos

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