The 1060 Virginia Ave storefront in Fountain Square was an everchanging billboard for the artists and activities going on in and around GPC. Left: tribute to musician Eric Alexander aka Sir Deja Doog. Right: Cool New Shapes exhibit by Austin Dickson
One brainchild of the gender inequity deconstruction project Shehive is Women317 - a safe space event that explores this journey's themes and concepts through art and performance by and about the voices at the center of the struggle.
Each month, the all-lanes hip hop showcase The Dojo selects 3 emcees who vary by style, content and performance, with cyphers between each set, for the hip hop heads who want to know who's doing what in this city.
Operative Erin K Drew forgot her notes for her honors english class presentation on imagist poems, but that didn't stop her from digging down deep to summarize! EKD loves to put on events that challenge the common 'show' formats.
Over 100 artists, writers and musicians are represented in our concept shop of books, zines, bags, apparel, local music, and other ponderable items.
Animator, musician, and creative director Jeron Braxton has washed GPC in his sparkling light and sound waves many times over the years.
GPC had a long-distance relationship with Chicago art space/collective The Learning Machine. In addition to selling zines and hosting events featuring artists from that group, we had to take it somewhere even more intimate. In April 2016, The Learning Machine artists took over GPC, opening the visual art exhibit with a full night of performances by TLM artists, and in August our artists did the deed to their space.