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Radiance + Reunion Thursday, September 22, 2022


Chicago Artists Coalition is thrilled to present WORK IN PROGRESS 2022, Radiance + Reunion, in-person on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the Chicago Artists Coalition, 6-8pm VIP | 8-10pm After Party


WORK IN PROGRESS is CAC's largest annual fund-raising initiative and is critical to the organization's work. Proceeds from the benefit support CAC's programs to ensure that artists and curators continue to live, work and thrive in Chicago.


This year, we celebrate the luminosity and achievements of our honorees – artist Candida Alvarez and art dealer Monique Meloche.

Candida: Photo by Chester Alamo-Costello / Monique: Photo by Heidi Norton


Alvarez is a Chicago-based artist and widely regarded as one of her generation's most highly innovative and experimental painters. She is the first Latina woman to hold the F.H. Sellers Professor in Painting title at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she has taught since 1998.

Meloche
founded Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago. The gallery presents conceptually challenging installations in Chicago and at art fairs internationally. Monique is widely respected for her ability to spot young talent, having worked with celebrated artists early in their careers, including Amy Sherald, Rashid Johnson and Ebony G. Patterson.

The evening includes a cocktail party, art auction and music, and a Host Committee with leaders from Chicago's philanthropic, cultural and artistic community attends and supports the event.


Host Committee Co-Chairs: Denise Gardner and Karen Jones

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