Exhibit Opening: “Reporting Back” in Humboldt Park

Our latest project will get a proper unveiling March 16 when we present a graphic journalism exhibit of neighborhood portraits and Humboldt Park stories at Cup and Spoon, 2415 W. North Ave.

The exhibit is a partnership with Brian Herrera of Attitude 7 and the Illinois Humanities Council, which provided the funding and support for the “Reporting Back” series of events pairing Chicago journalists with community members to explore issues of violence in Chicago neighborhoods around the the city.

Over the last two months, Darryl and Brian have interviewed Humboldt Park residents about their own experiences with violence in the community — and the solutions they’ve arrived at through those experiences. Each portrait and interview was designed and arranged over a 2-month period beginning in January along with a booklet design by Illustrated Press art director Erik Rodriguez weaving each portrait with a firsthand narrative.

Join us, Attitude 7 and the Illinois Humanities Council for the next neighborhood dialogue in the series, “Reporting Back: Perspectives on Violence in Chicago,” to offer your comments, insights and experiences ahead of a final showing in May.

Feel free to RSVP here for the free show on the IHC’s Facebook event page.