Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett is an African American photographer, born and raised on the south side of Chicago. His work speaks and focuses on African-American culture and experiences. On the South Side, these experiences involve socio-economic disadvantages, a lack of good paying jobs, little access to education, racism, and a cycle of poverty that’s hard to break. […]

AAC Community Education, Eyeball Luminaries

Students participating with AAC CE’s Programs for Schools at Dater High School were honored to join the BLINK Festival Parade, collaborating to create faux stained-glass Eyeball Luminaries, using translucent spray paint and stenciling techniques, while exploring themes of self-discovery through iconography, and learning about the science of the eye and light refraction.   Programs for […]

Cardboard in Your Mouth

Ezra Cline, a freshman at the Art Academy, spent his summer working with ArtWorks to craft light-based kinetic sculptures for the BLINK parade. The team created three floats, a rabbit head, a top hat with rotating faces, and a flower train. Ezra also led mask-making workshops for the parade. We sat down for some coffee […]