Creativity of the Senses - Hamilton Park Cultural Center Open House

  • Friday, October 2, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
  • Friday, October 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

This is a three-part open house series celebrating artists at Hamilton Park Cultural Center. It is a tour of Hamilton Park through the arts, with workshops, performances, galleries, and more. We will highlight artists and arts groups who've made Hamilton Park Cultural Center their home, and other artists from the area who have a commitment to the arts in the Englewood community. 

October 2 5-7pm


Gallery tour and reception, featuring artists Tonika Johnson, Chris Toepfer, Monika Neuland of Social Fiber, Jamika Smith of Teena’s Legacy, JoVonna Jackson, Rashawn Taylor, Um Gemali Ibrahim, Jimmy Williams

Performance from The youth at the South Shore Swing Orchestra


performances from the Hamilton dance class led by Chewanda McWillis and Fit n Fabulous After 40, and a stepping workshop with Donald Davis

6:30-7 – additional gallery tour time


October 24, 11am-3pm

11am-12pm - Yoga and Art Workshop from I Grow Chicago

12-12:30 - gallery tour

12:30 -1  Chi Town Hoofers Tap Performance

1-2 Creative Writing and Geneology workshop with author Karen Ford

2-2:30 - Nefertiti Fulks will share a segment from her new film “Black History 365” and speak to her process

2:30-3 Lauren Ward, actress and author will do readings from her new book, “The 6 Step Plan: Rising to Greatness to Fulfill your Destiny”



October 30, 5-7pm

5-5:15 Red Clay Dance Youth and Theatre Ensembles

5:15-5:30 Chicago Children’s Choir performance

5:30-6 Literary readings and performances from Jeronimo Speaks, Karen Ford, Black Heaven Sings

6-7 “Re-Upholstery with a Purpose” workshop with Jamika Smith from Teena’s Legacy

6-7 “Spinning+Storytelling” workshop with Monika Neuland from Social Fiber


Start at:

Hamilton Park Cultural Center
513 W. 72nd St.
60621 Chicago, IL
Phone: 4153095008




Chicago-based artists include:

Hamilton Park Cultural Center Englewood Community Cultural Planning Council (EC3) DePaul Unviersity Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships (John Zeigler) Columbia College Center for Community Arts Partnerships (Paul Tereul) Residents Association of Greater Englewood (Asiaha Butler) World Vision (Josephine Robinson) Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (Dottie Bris-Bois) Chicago Public Schools (Ella Nevels, Parent Liaison) Imagine Englewood If Lookingglass Civic Practice Lab (Michael Rohd, Jasmin Cardenas) Chicago Children's Choir (Pamela Shortall) Monika Neuland (weaving)