Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle with Mark Hereld and Rick Gribenas, Random Sky, 2006. Continuous real-time digital output, single channel 10-projection screens, weather transmitter with temperature, barometric, wind speed and direction instrumentation, and 7.1 surround sound. Photo: Tom Van Eynde
The Hyde Park Art Center is at once an exhibition space, learning lab, community resource, and social hub for artists and the culturally curious alike. It presents innovative exhibitions of new work by primarily emerging artists, a residency program for artists who wish to try out new directions in their practice, education programs for children and adults—from novice to professional—and free public programming for a diverse and creative audience. Through these programs, the Art Center actively cultivates a vibrant, inclusive arts community and aims to foster a collective spirit among artists, teachers, students, children, and families, as well as the general public. It also facilitates opportunities for artists to experiment and do things they wouldn’t be able to do elsewhere, and encourages its visitors to get involved with the entire process of art and art making.