Coming up in May

 

COMING SOON - REGISTER NOW!

Camp Yellow - Play! Make! Connect! an experimental arts camp starting july 10 through the 28th - now taking registrations - space is limited (ages 8-13).  Contact info@compoundyellow.com

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May 14, 5-7:30p

Mothering, Mother’s Day Movements organized by Amina Ross

This Mother’s Day, Amina Ross presents Mothering, a program of performances queering the construction of mothering as an action rather than an assigned and gendered role. Select artists are invited to respond to prompts with ephemeral material and movement to deconstruct the humanity and symbolic significance of the “mother”. This event is largely inspired by the anthology Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens and Mai’a Williams. Featured artists include A.J McClenon, Joelle Mercedes, Allen Moore, Zakkiyyah Najeebah, Zach Nicol, Jade Perry, and Aaron White.

Mothering Mother’s Day Movements is presented by Compound Yellow in partnership with Chicago Artists’ Coalition and Terrain Exhibitions as a program of Terrain-HATCH Public Art Curatorial Residency ndf I Am Conscious, I Am Love  exhibition curated by Sadie Woods. Space is limited, please RSVP on Facebook or via email to info@compoundyellow.com

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Monday, May 15, 6-8p - Forms & Features, Poetry Foundation Workshop: Tone

To register, please email info@compoundyellow.com.

All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative workshop moderated by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In this session, we focus on tone, a complex of attitudes toward the poem’s subject and audience.

The group will discuss aspects and effects of tone in a wide variety of poems. A creative workshop, where participants will be guided through composing original poems exploring tone, will conclude the session. More info here.

 

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SAVE THE DATE: Opening May 21 -  In Residence: Temporary Services/Half Letter Press and the Self-Reliance School &  Self-Reliance Library

May 27, 3-5p: Mariame Kaba

Mariame Kaba will present her publication Trying to Make the Personal Political: Feminism and Consciousness-Raising.

Temporary Services and Compound Yellow present the Self-Reliance Library and initiate the Self-Reliance School.

The Self-Reliance School will host classes, workshops, talks, public events, a bookshop, a zine mercado and more from May – October 2017.

Self-Reliance Library (SRL) is an immersive installation consisting of a library of over 80 books, as well as banners and furniture that take influence from ideas found in the library. You can see the full list of books by clicking on the booklet cover below. A link to Installation images of the SRL can be found below in the sidebar.

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May 20 - June 24 || Every Saturday from 9-11a: Join us on Saturday mornings! Check out Cake and Coffee. Presented by Spice - a location independent coffee shop. Here @ Compound Yellow. Sharing the space will be The Self-Reliance Library and Half Letter Press Books.

Want a new way to connect to your community? Join us on Saturday mornings! Check out Cake and Coffee. Presented by Spice - a location independent coffee shop. Here @ Compound Yellow. We have a great outdoor gallery to bring the experience together. Sharing the space will be The Self-Reliance Library and Half Letter Press Books.

Spice is excited to announce our summer pop up coffee shop! We've got our signature Spice blend coffee beans being roasted and we just can't wait to serve them up to you! While you savoring cup after cup of delicious coffees. You’ll need some tasty bites. We've got you covered! - and super excited to let you know that we’re going to bring some sweet and savory goods to the table. Our featured coffee will be - Brew of the Gods.

When you purchase (online or in person) a 12oz. bag of our Brew Of The Gods coffee beans, a portion of the proceeds benefit the International Women in Coffee Alliance (IWCA). We are excited about our partnership with the IWCA, which is a global network that empowers women to achieve meaningful and sustainable livelihoods in coffee through education, access to resources and forums for connecting. Spice: www.coffeebyspice.com