Kilns began holding ceramics classes for Mexican potters in the
1890s as a platform to reduce their isolation, create functional
pottery pieces and earn money from the sale of their works. Ceramic
classes provided the immigrants with an opportunity to connect
the traditions of Mexico with their new experiences in Chicago.
whose works will be featured in this exhibit will include Miguel
Juarez, Jesus Torres and Jose Ruiz. Hull-House
artist Morris Topchevsky, who studied art in Mexico, will
display his artwork. Additionally, photographs of Mexicans on
the Near West Side and in the pottery studio will be available
open to the public, the exhibit runs from Sept. 22 - Oct. 27.
The gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday,
Sept. 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Direct exhibit questions to Margaret
Strobel, (312) 413-7629 or visit the Web site www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/exhibit.html