We are thrilled to announce the selection of five artists for our Spring 2022 In-Residence, Rooting a Deeper Connection (RDC): Nicole Anderson-Cobb, Barber, Latrelle Bright, Jose Gobbo, and Simiya Sudduth.
Allerton’s In-Residence program, which began in November 2020 with support from Joan and Peter Hood, offers artists and naturalists the opportunity to immerse themselves in their work and find inspiration from the Park. In partnership with the University of Illinois Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OVCDEI), RDC highlights and celebrates the arts and study of nature within Black and Latinx communities. By focusing on artistic and environmental innovation within the Black and Latinx communities, Allerton intends to connect more deeply with visitors, guests and stakeholders within these communities.
Between March and May, each resident will live on the Allerton estate for three weeks, using the Park’s art, nature, and history to inspire their creations. Residencies will culminate with an outreach activity of the artists’ own envisioning, meant to highlight their meaningful work and make it more accessible to the community. Information about these public events will be shared on our Event Calendar.
Learn more about our 2022 RDC Artists at the links below, and watch for more highlights as their residencies get closer!